ITP Student List Conversations Visualization

Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Part of the visualization. Full project page here.

Tracking messages sent between September 1st, 2006 and January 10th, 2007. Visualized by Josh Knowles, January 10th, 2007.

View: Full-size .gif rendering (2400×2400px / 2.63MB) or Smaller .gif rendering (800×800px / 432KB)

ITP Student List Conversations is a visualization of the e-mail conversations that have occurred on the ITP student e-mail list. The amount of conversation between two people is determined by how much they participate in the same discussion threads.

The strength of the connection between two people is determined by multiplying the number of e-mails they each send to the same thread and adding together these numbers for each thread. So if you and I each sent 1 message to a thread, we get 1 connection “point” added to our “score.” If we each sent 3 messages to a different thread, we would get 9 connection points (3×3). For a total of 10 connection points (1+9). More connection points are represented by heavier lines connecting two people.

This project was developed using Processing along with some PHP and MySQL.

Note: I just posted this to the blog today because there has been a bit of interest in the project the past couple of weeks. So here you go!

Your Visualiz

Posted Sun, October 26, 2008, 11:29pm EST by sheelagh noonan

Hi Josh,

Congratulations on your visualiz image. I think it is very effective.

I am developing an in house database for Pfizer Australia which connects products and people within the Australian office.

Would it be OK if I adapted your image to include Pfizer names?

many thanks


My visualiz

Posted Tue, October 28, 2008, 2:10am EST by Josh


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