Mapping the recent past: Visualization of online news archives

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School of Arts, Design and Architecture | Master's thesis
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2007
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Mcode
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Uuden median maisteriohjelma
Language
en
Pages
68
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This thesis is about studying online news archives through design and visual representation. For the design work, I have chosen to focus on a case study: the archives of BBC online news. Two experiments were carried out: a quantitative data visualization of news coverage by country, and a set of visualizations of the textual contents of the news articles. This thesis is an exploration of the subject of information visualization from a graphic designer’s point of view. The field of information visualization has roots in multi-disciplinary research and practice. This work explores how graphic design can contribute to the field of information visualization, as well as to digital media in general. The work also examines some of the opportunities and limitations of digital media when it comes to facilitating graphic design and visual communication. This thesis is relevant for research in information visualization, graphic design in digital media and online news archives.
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Diaz, Lily
Thesis advisor
Tikka, Heidi
Vuori, Rasmus
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information visualization, infovis, visual design, news visualization
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