T-61.271 Visualization project description
35. Extending memory

Autmn 2002

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General information

The purpose of the project work is to get hands on experience and deeper understanding on one specific area of the course. At the same time you will be forced to think on some of the more general issues that are confronted every time a visualization method is developed or used.

To complete the project you will probably need information that has not been discussed on the lectures or in the exercises. Most of the time relevant information can be easily found on the web, course books or in some cases references to articles will be given. If you have problems finding information on the subject please contact the lecturer or the assistant for hints and guidance.

The project work will be valid for one year after the original deadline.

General requirements

specific requirements

One role of visualization is to extend the memory. The goal of this project is to make an application to use these methods:

  1. Select a visualization method that is commonly used to aid the memory process (e.g. concept maps, see Ware 376).

  2. Visualize the method with a focus+context technique (e.g. a hyperbolic browser).

  3. You should be able to interactively change the visualization (e.g. to add or remove nodes and vertices).

  4. Visualize the contents of this course with your application.

Submitting the project work

The project work should be submitted my email to:


Jarkko Venna 2002-09-13