DataMaps : Map-like Visualization for Non-spatial Data
Merci @fil d’avoir signalé cette proposition. Pas que j’envisage de faire un PhD mais le thème est vraiment intéressant et important, je le poste ici pour pouvoir y réfléchir (avec la communauté seenthis).
Research area and project description:
Are you ready to step onto uncharted territory and to map the unmappable? Maps are powerful tools for viewing, navigating, and communicating spatial information. By mapping geospace onto screen space, maps provide a spatial frame of reference using a commonly understood set of visual elements. This concept comes so natural and is so compelling that we even apply it to information that does not necessarily have a geospatial reference – for example, Site Maps for website structures or Mind Maps for thoughts and ideas.
This PhD project sets out to bring map-like space-filling visual representations to non-spatial multi-variate data in general, such as biomedical data or financial data. For data like these, different ways of turning them into a map are possible – leading to different meanings of a data item’s position, of the distance between two data items, and of the area spanned by multiple data items. It will be your task to research such meaningful “DataMaps” that bring added value to the visual analysis of multi-variate data.