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Links for Thursday, June 25, 2009

  • Massively: Linden Lab releases Snowglobe 1.0 for Second Life – “One of the biggest developments you might see in the Snowglobe viewer is that the map is now an order of magnitude faster to load, rather than taking several fractions of forever, as is traditional. This is the start of a new texture-transfer pipeline, which we can reasonably expect to become standard in future viewers, and to encompass more kinds of textures, however there’s a new caching architecture which should benefit all textures.
  • Visual Literacy: A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods – “As we classified the visualization methods along those two dimensions we also tried to organize them in a similar way. That means as you move down a column, you will find similar methods for similar purposes but getting more and more complex. This is an ordinal measure within a group, meaning you will find in one period different amounts of complexity.
  • Ralph Lengler & Martin J. Eppler: Towards A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods for Management – “In this paper, we describe the effort of defining and compiling existing visualization methods in order to develop a systematic overview based on the logic, look, and use of the periodic table of elements. We first describe the current fragmented state of the visualization field. Then we outline the rules and criteria we applied in conducting our research in order to present a revised periodic table of 100 visualization methods with a proposition how to use it.