Over the past year we’ve taken various approaches to mapping and making sense of large archives. Most recently, with the guidance of our resident astrophysicist, Fernando, we designed and built an easy way to skim research articles and get an intuitive sense of their content.
Myriscope collects figures and abstracts from arXiv and bioRxiv into a single feed to provide an overview of the latest literature. Prioritizing key components (abstracts, figures, etc.) helps users browse through the articles to quickly stay up to date.
From an illustrated poster to the intertwining timelines of Porfiry, we’ve spent a lot of time trying to sort out for ourselves all the pieces in the Trump/Russia investigation. With the report itself finally in-hand, we built ConText to understand how individuals and groups are referred to in the report.
The platforms allows users to select an individual, get an impression of why they are relevant through the words associated with them, and read the references in context.
In a recent post, Ben wrote about the “four Cs” of design and data: Communicate, Consider, Condense, and Conceive. To illustrate these, he covers a range of old and new Fathom projects.