With the ubiquity of typed text, the style and much of the personality of handwriting has been lost from general communication. To counter this we introduce an artistic real-time visualization of typed messages that additionally captures and encodes aspects of an individualís unique typing style. The potential of our system to augment electronic communication was evaluated and the results are provided along with analysis of their implications for social visualization.
These images show a message encoding information about the typed characters, their frequency, and the speed at which the message was typed.
A short video showing the visualization in action
|Petra Neumann, Annie Tat, Torre Zuk, and Sheelagh Carpendale (2007) KeyStrokes: Personalizing Typed Text with Visualization. In Proceedings of Eurographics / IEEE VGTC Symposium on Visualization (EuroVis 2007, May 23–25, 2007, Norrk\"oping, Sweden). Aire-la-Ville. Eurographics, pages 43–50, 2007. The definitive version is available at http://diglib.eg.org.|| doi|
|Petra Neumann, Annie Tat, Torre Zuk, and Sheelagh Carpendale (2006) Interactive Poster: Personalizing Typed Text Through Visualization. In Poster Presentations of the IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization (InfoVis). Los Alamitos, CA, USA. IEEE, pages 138–139, 2006.|| pdf|
|Petra Neumann, Annie Tat, Torre Zuk, and Sheelagh Carpendale (2006) Visualization of Typed Communication. In Proceedings of the Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Work (CSCW). New York, NY, USA. ACM, pages 139–140, 2006. Extended abstract and interactive demo.|| pdf|