Git Repository : 
- 1 1. GUI mockups
- 2 How we are going to improve it ?
- 3 2. Application design
- 4 3. Data Format
- 5 4. Roadmap
- 6 Week 1(21.11.2014 - 27.11.2014)
1. GUI mockups
- Currently the user interface looks like this
How we are going to improve it ?
By incorporating the following visualizations
- 3D Globe for Maps
- Word Cloud for filtering.
- Bilevel/Zoomable Partition Layout for Events.
3D Globe for maps
- Can able to Rotate the map.
- Able to view information of each events, here we plan to implement this module using the technique Orthographic to Equirectangular.
- Along with the event information corresponding url will also be embedded.
- User can filter the events based on country and date.
- Interconnected lines between the countries which are likely to have events happening on same date.
BiLevel/Zoomable Partition Layout for Events
- Navigation through events, with an emphasis on usability.
|Zoomable Partition||BiLevel Partition|
- Each inner circle is representing root category, i.e. country, which expands on click and displays details, i.e. events in a selected country.
Word Cloud for Keywords
- Visualization of the most used keywords in iAnn search.
- Based on popularity, the size of each word varies.
2. Application design
Expected technical difficulties
- Implementing Orthographic to Equirectangular on each marker points(countries).
- Interconnecting lines between the countries when the events from different countries likely to happen on same date, because we need latitude and longitude points to map.
Fancy libraries you plan to use
3. Data Format
- Input is likely to be in json format with events,location and date, etc.
- With the above information it’s difficult to map the exact location in map, we need the latitude and longitude points to overcome it.
- Finalize our proposed ideas.
- Developing all the required and accepted visualization components.
- Finally Integrating into widget and upload to BioJs
Week 1(21.11.2014 - 27.11.2014)
"Mentors are happy with our proposed ideas"
After the discussion with our mentors we were able to finalize our task.
Below you can find the list of tasks based on the priority
- Refactoring the code
- Word Cloud
- 3D Globe
- Bilevel Partition (if time permits)
- Understanding the working of Ajax Solr.
- Integrating the new components with the existing widget.
- Go through some basic tutorials of Ajax Solr.
- We were successfully able to design a word cloud using D3 for one of the filter options "Host", but need to work on size and onclick events.
Plans for Week 2
- Implement the word cloud for rest of the filter options.
- And also to include the onclick events.
- Initial setup for 3D Globe