Radial Tree Diagram [RTD] of InsomniaPhilip Topham
Lnx Research, General Manager
Radial Tree Diagram [RTD] of Insomnia
http://demo2.lnxresearch.com/ (active file)
Radial tree diagram [RTD] of Insomnia coauthor invisible college and their cliques (2005-2009) - RTD helps an analyst understand the Insomnia research community by bundling edges that normally obscure meaning in a traditional network layout. The RTD also maintains overall network topology specific relationships are browsed, and thus avoids the viewer needing to reorient themselves as is the case in traditional spring-embedded or force-directed approaches that redraw themselves depending on view and focus.
PEER REVIEW COMMENT No. 1
This visualization uses a radial tree diagram to contain a vast amount of information about the structure of co-authorships among insomnia researchers. The image makes good use of color and smooth lines and is visually appealing as a result. However the volume of information makes it difficult to put together a general sense of the network, this may be due in part to how the substantive areas determine position on the circle, rather than connectedness?
PEER REVIEW COMMENT No. 2
This is a fascinating interactive bit; and I find myself continually “poking around” the visualization. Very fun! The colors, rendering and flow are beautiful. Like many circular layouts, the trade between clarity of connection (highlighted here) and general topology (highlighted in space-based layouts) makes it difficult to discern “distance” between research groups. Here a *little* more information on how nodes were placed around the circle might help.
PEER REVIEW COMMENT No. 3
This flash-based visualization supercharges the circle graph into a luxuriously information-rich interactive medium. It makes beautiful and effective use of color – using it when helpful, dropping it to deemphasize and avoid cluster. I would be interested to see if additional functionally can be built into the user-interface – Perhaps some way to pull a group/individual bio with a double click?