BioN: a novel interface for biological network visualization
McGarthwaite, L (2008) BioN: a novel interface for biological network visualization. Masters thesis, Iowa State University.
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Information Visualization impacts every day life. As life continues to become more technologically enhanced, increasing amounts of data are being collected, stored, and analyzed. Technology assists researchers and scientists not only to make new discoveries, but also to create new ways to explore the information they collect. This paper contains a small preview of the vast field of Information Visualization. From the various fields of visualization, visualization history, and current findings, we investigate the field’s impact. After studying the current technologies and tools for visualizing networks, we believe there is a more optimal solution than ones currently in use. We propose BioN, a new, novel touch-based interface for exploration and discovery of large, multivariate biological networks. The new program incorporates the ability to see the networked data in multi-windowed and multi-graphed representation. This ability will allow users to exploit the inherent strengths in the different graphs formats.
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