I love this little tool. It’s not only a cool way to look at the things we’re doing, but it’s a great way to talk about clouds, topics, and the ways things are organized.
I had created a wordle for my flickr tags. It was fun. So I thought it would be fun to take another look at something I’ve been working at as long as my flickr tags (yes, dear reader, I had actually been working on my thesis topic since 2005).
This is only chapter one of my thesis, but it gives a strong overview of the language I use, the concepts I’m dealing with, and the areas of importance within the thesis. I chose that chapter mostly because it doesn’t have the case studies in it, and partly because it’s a great overview of the thesis.
What I like about wordle is that you can also choose the font, colors, and directions of your cloud. And, being the crazy semiotics lover that I am, I think that this says something about what I’m trying to share with you. So I chose tones that are indicative of the tones that are usually associated with my blog, but that are also very natural colors. I chose a font in which everything fits neatly within one another, showing the overlapping concepts, but that is also very easy to read. I chose the 1/2 and 1/2 horizontal/vertical directions because I wanted to show the ways that these concepts fit in neatly with one another.
That’s my interpretation of it. What do you see?