A network visualization is a graphic representation of the relationships among participants in or components of a “network,” be that network logical, physical, human, or what-have-you in nature. This type of information product literally helps one see the contribution of each member of a network to the whole. Network visualization is becoming increasingly important to many disciplines, especially those where so-called “big data” presents challenges to traditional approaches to interpretation. In general, network visualization projects require that students...
- Prepare input data to ensure consistency and clarity
- Test design elements against usability best practices
- Revisit assumptions about the impact of parts on a whole
- Gephi—Gephi is a free, open-source, powerful and flexible visualization tool
- How to use Gephi to build a visualization of a network of human relationships (DOC), by Andrew Gomez and Tim Lulofs