Project Positioning allows 2nd year students to make a survey on a freely chosen context in order to define a problematic and the opportunity to set up a design project. I decided first to add keywords (tags) to each project in order to get a tag-cloud visually reflecting subjects that interest students .
C&S proposes two kinds of visualization :
- A name list group by social authority as Circles
- A Stratum display mode.
Social System uses a space metaphor to represent the FOAF network of the school. The universe is the school and the planets are the school years. The system is dynamic and reorganizes itself regarding the year chosen by the user and that becomes the center of the universe.
We propose a stellar metaphor to represent the school’s social network.
Students are represented by dynamic stars drawned as a function of hub (number of branches) and authorities scores (diameter of the root circle), time drive the opacity of the stars.
Cartus’ aim is to enlarge the FOAF students network vision to represent the whole “ecosystem” of the school and for instance: its relationships with industrial companies, links between the projects and the people involved in them.
This project being led on the existence of communities inside of the FOAF network, we focused on a user-centered experience. lEdna_Network has been conceived like a plugin for the “Campus Virtuel” (virtual campus) so the user is meant to log himself to the program thru his campus login and password, which will allow him to [...]