Picture a Scene
Of Your Data Coming to Life
‘The commonality between science and art is in trying to see profoundly – to develop strategies of seeing and showing.’ – Edward Tufte, speaking in an interview in 2004
Understanding through vision
A tool that uses the power of sight to convey the meaning of your data
No matter how much you view the extent of contemporary civilisation, with its busy streets of towns and cities, crowded with shops and restaurants and people immersed in their technological mediums, there is no denying that our origins are deeply rooted in the wild.
When we once lived on grassy plains, exposed to the elements and to all manner of ferocious beings who might feel minded to attack us, our body had to be prepared for this environment.
Our origins are deeply rooted in the wild.
A powerful sensory perception
This comes as a powerful sensory perception, where our five senses instruct us on the world around us:
our eyes, ears, taste, touch and smell.
Of these, we perhaps rely on our sight and hearing the most; the reason why visualisation tools transform the way that we understand data repositories.
Recent discoveries show that the visual cortex - the area of the brain used to process information from our eyes - is more powerful than previously thought, and that it can make decisions about the meaning of the information received rather than simply being a centre that processes this information.
Software exposes no intrinsic gestalt or form or appearance. Such reveals how a visual map makes complex, sophisticated code material accessible, and why SoftwareMaps bring your repositories back to your level; they serve as an essential tool for mining software repositories.
Visual Cortex and decision-making
The Software Map shows code, in ways that allow you to see.
Individual units map as separate buildings, with size, colour and height indicating the relevance of each unit for the metrics.
Instantly, with only the units recently touched by developers showing on the map and problem areas representing as large blocks.
Between units, with an at-a-glance view of which units influence your system the most.