Visualization is the act of creating pictographic or other visual cues that typically allow a viewer to physically look upon and analyze the relationships between different objects.
Visualization is a common need in many fields, ranging from Information Technology to Statistics, Engineering to Architecture, Biology to Astrophysics and Sociology to Computer Hardware/Software Design, among others.
code_swarm is one of the leading projects for open visualization libraries:
- code_swarm - Project page: http://vis.cs.ucdavis.edu/~ogawa/codeswarm/
- code_swarm demo - Eclipse (video): http://www.vimeo.com/1130828
- VisualComplexity Project (a portal/collection of different visualization projects from all over the world): http://visualcomplexity.com