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Re: [Sigia-l] Visual shopping

From: Dmitry Nekrasovski (
Date: Thu Mar 01 2007 - 09:55:38 EST

On 2/28/07, Ziya Oz <> wrote:

> I considered many varieties of abstraction on top of the SP layout to allow
> people to navigate this maze without regard to physical file structure. One
> of them was a zoomable UI. However, because of the complexity of the
> relationships in this SP repository, a simple node-linking won't suffice.

A treemap like your original example could be a good option for
representing a tree structure when the hierarchical aspects of the
dataset are less important than other attributes (see for some examples of
applications). It's just not a particularly good way to visualize an
online shoe store. :)

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