News Break is a unique news aggregator that helps you
visualize the ever-changing news scapeby using different color shades,
font sizes and box size. E.g. the most recent news has the darkest
shade. It is an attempt and an experiment inspired by various sources.
The original idea is not mine I got inspiration from University of Maryland Treemap research and Ben Shneiderman.
The idea is to use the visualizing effect of a tree-map to depict news
which often portrays a variety of information including source, date,
time, topic, etc.
“Humans can quickly understand the relative position of
the different entities and their relationships in a picture. Interface
designers can capitalize on this by shifting some of the cognitive load
of information retrieval to the perceptual system. By appropriately
coding properties by size, position, shape, and color, we can greatly
reduce the need for explicit selection, sorting, and scanning
For details about the project and research, please click here.