***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Hello Sunbelt 2014 Participants, I would like to draw your attention to a new three hour workshop at the next Sunbelt conference discussing network visualization. If you want to know how to create a picture like the Sunbelt 2013 network of sessions and people (http://hamburg-sunbelt2013.org/sessions-2/) or if you already know that you will need some last minute figures to pimp your presentation or poster, then this is your workshop! :) Best, Jürgen Visualizing Social Networks. How to Create Meaningful and Compelling Network Drawings. Juergen Pfeffer, Carnegie Mellon University Wednesday - February 19, 2014, 8:00-11:00am. The ability to visualize social structures is one of the most obvious advantages of social network analysis. With network drawings, you are able to visualize analytical research results in a communicative way. Presenting outcomes is a common application of network visualizations, however they are not only for use at the end of a research project; they can also yield first impressions of data in a very early stage of this process. The precondition for effective information visualization and successful visual reasoning is the capability to draw “good” pictures. Although drawing networks is more complex than clicking the “Draw” button of a social network analysis tool, a basic knowledge of certain rules can increase the quality of your visualizations dramatically. These techniques, explored in this workshop, make visualizing networks into a craft rather than an art. In this workshop, you will learn about different aspects of visualizing networks and about underlying visualization principles, giving you the ability to assess the quality of network visualizations and to draw better network pictures by yourself. This workshop is neither an introduction into a specific network analysis tool nor will we discuss technical details about layout algorithms or the like. Instead, this 3 hours session will cover the following topics: - Fundamentals of information visualization - Visual elements for drawing networks - Multivariate information visualization with networks - Communicating with colors - Human perception Participants are invited to bring their own network data in order to create meaningful and compelling network drawings for their publications and presentations (e.g. Sunbelt). --- Juergen Pfeffer, Assistant Research Professor School of Computer Science Carnegie Mellon University Pittsburgh, USA _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.