October 11th, 2009
We introduce SocioScape, an interactive tool for the visual exploration of spatially referenced, dynamic social networks. The tool combines a novel depiction methodology that illustrates the evolution of social groups with a spatio-temporal visualization showing the movement of these groups in the environment. The depiction technique used by SocioScape provides an alternative to graphs, allowing domain scientists to easily explore the evolution of the social structure and examine the role of the environment in shaping the social behavior of populations.
Keywords: Information visualization, social networks, data exploration
Index Terms: H.2.8 [Database Management]: Interactive data exploration and discovery; H.5.2 [Information Interfaces and Representation (HCI)]: Graphical user interfaces
Reda, K., Tantipathananandh, C., Berger-Wolf, T., Leigh, J., Johnson, A. E., SocioScape - a Tool for Interactive Exploration of Spatio-Temporal Group Dynamics in Social Networks, Proceedings of the IEEE Information Visualization Conference (INFOVIS ’09), Atlantic City, New Jersey, October 11th, 2009.