TOME Discussion

Following the previous two blog posts where I looked at a few topic modeling interfaces, I’ll return to the lab here and write about TOME. These are based on image documentation of the project – not actual interaction with the…

InPhO Topic Explorer

InPhO Topic Explorer

This interface works in terms of visualizing a topic modeling and understanding context. However, less effort has gone into the visual and interaction design than in the last interface discussed, which makes for a steeper learning curve. Starting Interface The…

Topics in PLMA interface

Topics in PLMA interface

To start thinking about how we might design an interface to act with topic modeling results, it’s worth looking at existing interfaces and what they do well or don’t do well. This interface by Andrew Goldstone allows for browsing topic…

Topic Modeling and Digital Humanities: Overview (1)

In this post: What is a topic model? UX considerations Existing techniques This will be the first post in a series of posts as we begin a new project on exploring topic modeling for the digital humanities, following the previous…

Example projects, supportive materials, and square-circuit interaction

Two example projects Finding example projects that might influence our design and help us make technical decisions was quite difficult. However, here are two projects that might be useful to refer to: LED Matrix Quilt – using conductive thread, 64 individually-sewn…

Repairing William Playfair at the MLA

Repairing William Playfair at the MLA

What follows is the text of a talk about the Recreating Playfair project, delivered on a panel about care and repair at the 2016 MLA Annual Convention. Several extended publications are in the works, but in the interim, feel free to email…