Category Archives: Visualization

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Visualizing the “shoulders”

We are “standing on the shoulders of giants” who, in turn, were leveraging the work of those who have gone before. And if their incremental contributions are put into atomic, tweet-length sentences, we can visualize these relationships in impressive ways. Continue reading

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Figure it out

It is a wonderful book about understanding. There are rich, comprehensive, very plausible descriptions of how we understand by associations, with external representations, and through interactions.
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No fear of entangled links

If you don’t trust that seemingly chaotic maps can often be nicely disentangled, you can now try a new function in my Thought Condensr tool: a puzzle game. Continue reading

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Visualizing my Twitter network

My Twitter network is more of a bubble than I thought.
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I tried to understand Stephen Downes’s “Philosophical Foundations of Connectivism“. Here is what I excerpted and remixed: below, or better on an interactive map, or in the  transient wiki. Sensations from anywhere “We don’t just sense what we see, feel, … Continue reading

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Traversing a network

Navigation in a hypertext is just text, right? Well, watch it visualized…
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Invisibility and cognition

What is cognition? Invisibility seems to play an important role.
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Zettelkasten visualized

This is the famous Zettelkasten of the systems theorist Niklas Luhmann in a video from 1989. Now the University of Bielefeld has put it online. It is in German but it would be a pity if it missed a wider … Continue reading

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Cmaps and the “Split Attention Effect”

The “Split Attention Effect” from Cognitive Load Theory demands that an annotation needs to be close to the item it refers to. I wonder if this is still true if the annotation can be reached by a saccadic eye movement.
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Zooming is overrated

Many people are enthusiastic about the ‘Big Picture’ attitude. Some even quote Dyson’s distinction between birds (who “fly high”) and frogs (who “live in the mud”).

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