Visualising data: Heatmaps

I've nearly finished Webscavator, my visualisation application for the forensic analysis of user web history! The next series of blog posts will describe some of the visualisations I've used and how to code them. They are all written in server-side Python and client-side Javascript using jQuery. First on the list are heatmaps. These visualisations show the data … Continue reading Visualising data: Heatmaps

Top 10 usability crimes and text visualization

I found a really good article called the 10 usability crimes you really shouldn't commit and I have updated the website according to adhere to some of the principles - mainly making the website logo now a link to the home page and indicating the active form field for comments below. I didn't actually realise you could … Continue reading Top 10 usability crimes and text visualization

FireFox usage

Great little tool on FirefoxForensics to do the same sort of thing as with IE. Firefox stores its cache of URLs etc in sqlite databases, which can be found in this folder: C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[profilename] For example there is a cookies.sqlite, formhistory.sqlite and downloads.sqlite for starters! I wish IE would be this neat! I have updated my graph … Continue reading FireFox usage