Proc. Of Social Computing, Behavioral-Cultural Modeling and Prediction conference, pp. 309-316, 2011.
Information visualization is a powerful tool for analyzing dynamic
nature of social communities. Using Nation of Neighbors community
network as a testbed, we propose five principles of implementing
temporal visualizations for social networks and present two research prototypes:
NodeXL and TempoVis. Three different states are defined in
order to visualize the temporal changes of social networks. We designed
the prototypes to show the benefits of the proposed ideas by letting users
interactively explore temporal changes of social networks.