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5 years Designerlist
Author(s):
Matthias Dittrich
Institution:
(unknown)
Year:
2008
URL:
http://tinyurl.com/cccb9d
Project Description:
To celebrate the fifth anniversary of the design mailing list at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam, Germany, Matthias Dittrich, an interaction design student at the institution, developed a series of visualizations of the current email dataset. The aim of the work was to show when, and how fast were emails being replied. All emails of a particular weekday were shown in a 24-hour time strip. The replied emails are represented by an arc linking to the original email source. Shown here are snapshots of two different days analyzed in the study.
Comments (3):
reminded me of “thread arcs� http://www.research.ibm.com/remail/threadarcs.html

Posted by Paul on Apr 23, 2009 at 12:18 AM (GMT)

You're absolutely right Paul. It's a documented method emerging on VC. See more examples of Arc Diagrams here:
http://www.visualcomplexity.com/vc/index.cfm?method=Arc%20Diagrams

Posted by Manuel Lima on Apr 23, 2009 at 1:51 PM (GMT)

I must admit that it is definetly inspired by the thread arcs. Drawing arcs is just a good method to connect linear points. But here the focus is not only showing connections. It is more about showing times or periods of activity, throug the density of the arcs.

Posted by Matthias Dittrich on Apr 24, 2009 at 9:25 AM (GMT)

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