Collaborative notes taken by paricipants of the DH Summer School Switzerland:
The Swiss Society of History&Informatic proposes a call for paper in visualization : http://blog.ahc-ch.ch/?p=1128 (German) http://blog.ahc-ch.ch/?p=1133&lang=fr (French)
Questionning the order of paragraphs in the call, why to put visualization before methodology ?
Visualization: what’s the difference between “technic” and “method” ? Scholars are not supposed to talk about technic, but in fact if we don’t masterize the technic, it’s not possible to elaborate methods.
distinction: visualization as a means of exploration — visualization as a means of communication — blended: visualization as a means to allow exploration (visual online application)
exploration: the possibility to dive into the data (–> qualitative analysis) right from the visualization is very desirable
(good) visualizations allow engagement with the public, create publicity
Example: http://totenbuch.awk.nrw.de/uebersicht/spruecheat (explorative)
how dance might be visualized: http://synchronousobjects.osu.edu/ (visualization as a means of communication)
actor analysis: http://www.martingrandjean.ch/network/ (using a gephi plugin)
sample gallery of d3.js: https://github.com/mbostock/d3/wiki/Gallery