The growing popularity of social media makes it increasingly difficult to keep up with the huge volumes of information they produce. We present SentenTree, a novel visualization technique that helps people gain a quick understanding of the key concepts and opinions expressed in a given social media text set. SentenTree can be used by both casual social media users and professional analysts.
At the Information Interfaces Lab, computing technologies are developed that help people take advantage of information to enrich their lives. The lab group develops ways to help people understand information via user interface design, information visualization, peripheral awareness techniques and embodied agents. The goal is to help people make better judgments by learning from all the information available to them.