Measuring Usability Blog

Stumbled on a blog called Measuring Usability that might be nice to reference later. A few of posts that caught my eye and stole about 20 minutes of my time:


Weave: Web-based Analysis and Visualization Environment

Weave: US Demographics by County
US Demographics by County

(Image Source: Weave)

I read a message today on the Association of Internet Researchers listserv that mentioned a new software project called Weave from the Institute for Visualization and Perception Research at the University of Massachusettes, Lowell and the Open Indicators Consortium

According to the website, it “a web-based visualization platform designed to enable visualization of any available data by anyone for any purpose” and it “has the ability to integrate, disseminate and visualize data at “nested” levels of geography.”

Not sure when or why I’d use a geo mapping tool, but it thought it might be a good thing to hang on to.

Anthologize: Turn Blogs into eBooks

Screen Capture of Anthologize home page

Anthologize – Interesting app developed at George Mason University that lets users grab content from WordPress 3.0 blogs and compile them into an book.

Content can be saved and published digitally in PDF, ePub, or TEI formats.

I read about it in an article from the Chronicle of Higher Ed on the Challenges of the Digital Humanities. The article was a response to some of themes being discussed at the recent 2012 MLA conference.