Visualising Conversation

J. Donath, K. Karahalios, and F. Viegas. Visualizing conversation. In Proceedings of HICSS-32, Maui, HI, January 5-8 1999. Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences, College of Business.


This article provides a pioneer point of view on the research fro building visual representation of textual conversation in such a way to prevent the amassment of information. The idea is to use ChatCircles, a visual display that render the age of a message as a circle whose radios shrink with the passing time. The goal of this research is to provide to textual communication a background able to convey some social aspect of the communication like the turn taking ecc. In addition there is also the idea of archiving the conversations in such a way to convey some of those meanings.