Introducing graph categories and renewed layouts
Today, we are excited to announce 3 updates on Graph Commons. We think these improvements will make your network mapping and exploring experience more intuitive.
1. Node views
Nodes are not just those small dots you see on a network map, they can contain rich information, which are used for filtering, analysis, and telling compelling stories. Node views (cards, panels, pages) are redesigned to be consistent and to display complex attributes beautifully.
2. Graph categories
So far, more than five thousand members created thousands of graphs about variety of topics on Graph Commons. To make this diversity more discoverable, we categorized graphs into broad themes as “Politics”, “Culture”, “Life”, “Tech”, “Business”. This is just a start, eventually everyone will be able to tag their graphs.
3. Hubs as data portals
Hubs on Graph Commons are used by organizations. We gave the hub landing pages a highly customizable and informative new layout so that your community can find the most relevant information quickly and explore your dataset seamlessly.
Dedicated search box is the entrypoint into your dataset. Guide your visitors with customized placeholder text and one-click suggested search terms.
Featured nodes on the sidebar are the top 10 nodes based on a relevancy score of how much a node is used in a hub graph and how connected it is in the hub.
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This article was originally posted on the Graph Commons Journal.