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image Over at the Mix labs, they've released Descry.  They have 4 separate visuals that are all open source and can be found over at CodePlex.

  • The Obesity Epidemic addresses concerns about the ever growing obesity problem in the U.S. We utilize Silverlight to show Tee-Shirt sizes as a way to help people visualize obesity. The Silverlight application relays statistical information via the DOM to the web page for display. Selection of the obesity rate data is done using LINQ queries on an external XML data file.
  • Their First Words, displays incidences of word usage for a given word search of presidential inaugural addresses. This sample shows tight the integration between Silverlight and the HTML DOM, and we show search results using the advanced text rendering capabilities of the browser. A squarified TreeMap displays word search results by employing advanced LINQ queries against the inaugural data.
  • A Website Named Desire is an interactive infographic of the amorphous web site creation process, began as a real world poster that we wished to move onto the web. This project enhances the real world experience by enabling annotation of high resolution graphical content with markers, Canvases which scale, slide and are interactive, in a compelling and intuitive way.
  • Last we present the Social Timeline interactive visualization which allows users to download FriendFeed entries for a particular FriendFeed user, view them on a timeline and pivot on this data in several ways. This sample demonstrates some advanced control concepts such as virtualization and theming.



The Discussion

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    That "Their First Words" thing is interesting, but quite flawed by the fact that the search is case-sensitive.

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    @Kyraslessa these are proof of concepts.  Fixing that is pretty easy.

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