About the project

Using the visualization methods of large datasets the Polish science map was created, based on data of national scientific journals, classified by disciplines.The visualization allows analysis of how develop individual scientific areas and research disciplines. Due to given map it is even possible to predict future changes in science and to compare with global trends. This can impact on decisions in financing selected areas of knowledge, for actions supporting the sustainable development of science. The visual representation of scientific disciplines grouped in 8 subject areas according classification of Sciences in Poland from 2011 is attached in menu "Science maps.

Polish science map can become an important element of the scientific infrastructure and serve as a reference system for researchers and information specialists, what in a broader perspective can contribute to the integration of scientific environments.The investigators studied the state and dynamics of digital knowledge in Poland by use various visualization methods and techniques. They also studied similar tomain topics, involving new specialistsand groups of researchers from national and foreign universities. In result, international scientific subnetwork for data visualization applied for library and information science is created. The practical result of the project was creating an application -Scientific Visualizer available at visualizeme.umk.pl. This has naturally generated problems such as interfaceusability that requires sociological and psychological research.

During the project, eye tracking studies were also initiated for e-learning and typically bibliological applications wherethe perceptual behavior of active readers is important.The current issues and the methods of information visualization have been described in a series of booksusing the experience of foreign authors taking part in an international conference organized at the Nicolaus Copernicus University. The project publications have contributed to the popularization of the information visualization in the humanities and social science, as well as other areas of knowledge, and providing people with technical and methodological support in the methods and the tools of visualization such as: tutorials available on the Web and a traditional lexicon of information visualization (monograph).


Wizualizacja Nauki

ul. Wł. Bojarskiego 1, 87-100 Toruń, Poland

e-mail: wizualizacjanauki@umk.pl