Lifelines University of Maryland - a resource for visualizing medical
patient records. Also, there is the 1995 version of the project found
Animation System Georgia Tech - A general purpose animation system
suited to building animations of programs, algorithms, and computations.
Visualization at IBM Research IBM's Software visualization tools that
provide continuous graphic presentation of state and progress.
Visible Hospital A 3-Dimensional medical data visualization of
Wall Indiana University - A wall for displaying frames in a movie
in much the same way as Xerox's perspective wall.
Programming Language for Animation (VPLA) Cornell - Software application
for constructing dynamic hierarchical scenes.
Choreographer Washington University in St. Louis - Graphical and
interactive tool that supports the visualization of parallel and
distributed programs from a variety of temporal perspectives.
Yale - A software architecture that seeks to manage documents and electronic
VideoStreamer MIT Media Lab's new way of working with video time
through a video streamer and video scrapbook.
Simulation Cornell and Princeton - A joint collaboration that
provides a simulation that models the growth of a forest.
Monitoring Parallel Programs with InHouse Institute of Applied
Computer Science and Information Systems - A tool that monitors the
behavior of parallel programs.
94 University of Toronto - Integrating temporal information and
ecological interface design.
Tilebars . Content of documents are viewed within in
bars. Rectangle shading can show absence or presence of topics within
containing some info on this project) A 3D version of a book on a
Berkeley's MVD allows
for viewing layers of a document.
Chimera, R. Value bars: An information visualization and navigation tool for
multi-attribute listings, demonstration summary appears in ACM CHI `92
Conference Proc. (Monterey, CA, May 3-7, 1992) 293-294.
Smartforest -Smartforest, is an interactive, 3-dimensional
represented, application that can rotate and be walked through in
realtime. This project comes out of the Imaging Systems Laboratory at
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Information Visualization - An interesting site about the
research coming out of the Graphics, Visualization, and Usability
Center at Georgia Tech.
zoomable, graphical interface developed by University of New Mexico
and NYU Media Research Laboratory.
Program Visualizer -A
project being developed at T.J. Watson research Laboratory. The
product provides continuous visual displays of the behavior of a
program and an underlying system.
Ten -A project created at the University of Kansas' Design
Laboratory. The project is an interactive graphics application to
visualize the powers of ten.
FAD Toolkit -A project studying visualization using nonlinear
GroupKit -This may be a stretch, but I thought that I would
include it for now. It comes out of the University of Calgary and it is
a number of visual, group specific, applications.
Vis_tiger -This project stems out of the Office of Academic
Computing at the University of California at Los Angeles. It is a
software application that allows user to visualize Tiger, an Us
Census Bureau program.
XTango Algorithm Animation System -
XTANGO is a general purpose algorithm animation system that supports
programmers developing color, real-time, 2 & 1/2 dimensional, smooth
animations of their own algorithms and programs.
PVani 2.0 -The PVaniM 2.0 system provides online and postmortem
visualization support as well as rudimentary I/O for
long running, communication-intensive PVM applications.
Analyst Home Page -This is not a project, but an interesting site
on graphical representations of 2-D data types.
Tool is a tool being developed at U. of Texas at Pan American for
displaying graphs as a 3 dimensional representation.
Annotated Scientific Visualization Web Site Bibliography - NASA:
a great reference point for many of the current products and research
projects in Scientific Visualization
Reconstruction Home Page - NASA: page constructed by
NASA Ames Biocomputation Center with plenty of information on volume
visualization, including a link to a page listing close to
80 volume visualization software packages.
IRIS Online - Silicon
Graphics: newsletter for the Silicon Graphics community which includes
sections on visualization in medicine and science.
Parallel Volume Rendering
Home Page - Craig Wittenbrink @ The University of California, Santa Cruz:
good reference point containing links to various parallel volume rendering
software packages and pertinent papers.
Hotlist- Brian Corrie @ The Austalian National University: good 3D
reference point contains links to 3D visualization software and projects
including, in particular, a solid list of Virtual Reality and VRML resources.
Visible Human Explorer (VHE) - HCIL-Univ. of Maryland: allows one to
flythrough the Visible Human Dataset.
Visualization - American Medical Imaging Laboratory (AMIL) of
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine: effort to construct 3d
rendered liver images for use in surgical planning in treating tumors.
U. Penn: 3D rendering software used for medical imaging.
Viewer - University of Minnesota: pan through 2D cross-sectioned slices
of a 3D object much like the Visible Human Explorer does.
ParVis Visualization Project - Australian National University (ANU):
parallelizing the 3D rendering process to better handle large, complex 3D
Visualization System (VOLVIS) - SUNY Stony Brook: great volume
Stonybrook: special purpose hardware in development for real-time
volume rendering of volumetric data.
VOXEL-MAN - IMDM-hamburg: great volume visualization software.
Virtual Reality Weather
Movie - Penn State University: provides virtual reality movie of weather
on the earth.
Alan Robinson's Home Page: interesting web site demonstrating interesting
applications of VRML in physical science research.
Interesting VRML Applications
- Daniel Gassert, Duke: site which lists examples of VRML applications in
architecture, medical imaging, education, etc.
DataSPLASH - University of Berkeley: A project to interactively
visualize the tables of a relational database. Includes dynamic
generation and manipulation of objects within the database.
- University of Wisconsin: This project uses the idea of having
various visualizations at the same time. The
visualizations can be applied one after another to obtain different
views of the same data. The approach is very similar to forming a
query on a database using a set of concatenated functions. The result
is a picture of the database which can not be dynamically manipulated
by the user.
DQI - University of Maryland: Main research on Dynamic Querying
continues at the University of Maryland in the Human-Computer
Interaction Lab. The main idea is to help user create scatter plot
views of the data set and manipulate them using direct manipulation
techniques. This research was implemented recently as a commercial
application which is known as Spotfire by IVEE Development Co.
Influence Explorer - Imperial College: This project also uses the
benefits of direct manipulation and Dynamic Querying ideas. This
approach displays histogram information of the attributes
NASA: The approach uses the tight coupling (linking) of the different
visualizations of the data. It is developed for scientific
visualization purposes (e.g., atmospheric data visualization). But the
output is not just a rendering of the input data. The tool can be used
to dynamically analyze it.
Lens - XEROX PARC: The main method used in this project is to
apply various functions to a specified region of the data set that is
being visualized. For example, the simplest function that can be used
for this purpose is the zooming operation on a certain area of
interest of the data set.
Explorer - IBM: This project uses the parallel coordinate system
to show different projections of the data. It is highly dynamic. The
approach is capable of showing huge numbers of attributes at the same
Carnegie Mellon University: In this project different visualizations
of the same data are linked together. The user can see changes on all
visualizations simultaneously by just manipulating one.
Table Lens -
XEROX PARC: The Table Lens shows spread-sheet data in both symbolic
and graphical representations within a single understandable
view. Users can chose and manipulate regions of the table.
Visage - Carnegie Mellon University: The same group from the SDM
project contributes to this work. The main paradigm is still to
coordinate different visualizations via direct manipulation
techniques. This project uses a new drill-down and roll-up based
navigation method to travel inside the database. The application
automatically selects the best possible visualization for a given data
VisDB - University of Munich: The main paradigm is to show the
similarities between attributes of the data. The definition of the
similarity function is left to the user. Color and distance is used to
give a sense of similarity between attributes.
VizControls - XEROX PARC: Set of applications including Magic
Lens, Table Lens, and others.
World Within Worlds - Columbia University: Mainly for visualization of functions as different 3D graphs.
AT&T: Allows different visualizations of the same data set
simultaneously and dynamically. The product is capable of taking
various projections of an n-dimensional data set on various attributes
and then animates these projections. Originally developed at Bellcore.
de recherche Informatique de Montréal. The Cheops approach maintains
context within a huge hierarchy, while
simultaneously providing easy access to details.
Visage. Maya design Group.
Visage provides an environment for exploring, analyzing, and visualizing
WebTOC. HCIL - University of Maryland. By following local links,
WebTOC generates and displays a hierarchical representation of the
documents local to the site in the standard web-browsing environment.
Info Cube. Sony. This technique is based on the nested box metaphor and uses 3D
TreeBrowser Abstract. HCIL - University of Maryland. Treeview is a
traditional hierarchy viewing object using a link-node
TreeMap. HCIL - University of Maryland. Treemaps are a novel
visualization approach which completely utilizes the display as well as
being able to place over 5,000 nodes on the screen.
TreeViz. HCIL - University of Maryland.
TreeViz is a Macintosh implementation of the Treemap concept.
WebSpace. University of Minnesota. WebSpace is a program developed
to visualize the connections between HTML documents. Several types of display are
Geometry Center - University of Minnesota. A web visualization
tool that views the web as a graph with the nodes being pages and the
links are represented as edges in the graph.
Department of Information Science and Telecommunications - University
Docuverse represents a large document space in colored pie segments,
somewhat similiar to the structures of treemaps.
Department of Information Science and Telecommunications - University
Related to Docuverse, Webview provides a tree-based structural display
of a smaller part of the file system
or document space.
MIN-Graph. University of Texas at San Antonio - The tool can be
used to instrument, analyze and visualize the performance of multiple
processors, to help user find inefficiency.
Giotto3D. Brown University - Draws 2D representation of a directed
acylic graph (DAG) first, and then lifts vertices along a third
dimension such that the drawing is upward in the third dimension. The
motivation is that upward drawings are more readable because the
placement of vertices reflects the hierarchy. It applies to any
DAG's. The interaction support include navigation (rotation,
translation, zooming), filtering (show only selected objects, show
only the descendents of selected objects, (future) a query language),
focus+context display (graying out objects not in focus).
Visual Insights. Lucent Technologies - general network
visualization tool. It has been used to do geographically-based network
visualization (using animation to show changes over time).
visualization. Graduate Institute of International Studies,
Switzerland - Each resource on the Web is mapped to a vector. A
self-organizing neural network is used to reduce the
dimensionality. Symbolisation (put things that that look like rivers
or mountains) between resources that are actually far apart but are
close after the dimension reduction.
Debugging of Distributed Memory Machines. Johannes Kepler University Linz - Large Application debugger. See the paper
. Univesity of New Brusnwick - GV3D was developed to allow users
to visualize the structure of networks of information (and, in
particular, object-oriented software code) as a three-dimensional
Scientific Visualization Laboratory . Texas A&M - Modeling and
visualization of large-scale networks.
Visualization of Computer Systems. Stanford - project on efficient
creation and use of visualizations for complex systems.
Geometry Center, U. of Minnesota.
Several graph visualization tools, including Geomview for
viewing and manipulating geometric objects in 3-D; Orrery for
displaying and animating an accurate model of the solar system; SaVi for the
visualization and analysis of satellite constellations.
AT&T research group - graph drawing tools for Unix or MS-Window.
WWW Graphic History Browser. Georgia Tech - extension to NCSA Mosaic that
tracks the hypertext links in a browsing session.
WebMap A Graphical Hypertext Navigation Tool.
Midas World-Wide Web. Stanford - HyperText browser.
Intermedia . Brown University - WWW navigation tool.
RMM. New York University - The Relationship Management Methodology for Hypermedia Design.
Queries-R-Links graphical text browser
Uses hypertext methods to produce more powerful
queries that are easier to perform.
Elastic Windows University of Maryland - Provides a hierarchical
window organization that allows for rapid multiple window management.
Multimedia Conferencing Lucent Technologies - Conferees can see a
simulated representatives of themselves at the conference which mimic
site) Cornell University - WorkSpace is a three dimensional windowing
toolkit for virtual reality. This interface grew out of a desire to
transfer the ease of running multiple applications in a 2D computer
environment into the realm of 3D virtual reality (VR). Also available
is a more general overview of
from the Cornell Theory Center.