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a data visualization/mining application to browse large collection of images, such as from the Library of Congress American Memory collection. for each metadata category, vertical bars show the distribution of images in the collection that match the search query. wide bars represent subcategories (e.g. kinds of people) that appear in many images in the collection. tall bars represent the relative fraction of subcategories which appear in images that match the query.

the main research question for "Bungee View" is how to support exploration for users with little or no training in statistics or programming, considering learnability, responsiveness, robustness & providing a satisfying user experience.

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Well, it's still a bit hard to use. The UI is impressive and fast, yet it lacks of using tips and descriptions. I could hardly figure how it really works. But the idea and the UI concept look good.

Fri 12 Oct 2007 at 7:49 PM

Though it could be a little cleaner I found it a pleasure to use, far easier than the official American Memory Collection's search. In fact, it was very effective for searching, I wrote about it on my blog (my name links there)

Sat 13 Oct 2007 at 6:51 AM

Thanks for the comments! There's now a new version with tooltips and animated explanation of the bars (if you hit the spacebar). Do you think it's easier to use now?

Wed 21 Nov 2007 at 3:32 PM
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