In brief, a very very cool set of apps for Visualizing Data
TouchGraph provides a hands-on way to visualize networks of interrelated information. The networks are rendered as interactive graphs, which lend themselves to a variety of transformations. By engaging their visual image, a user is able to navigate through large graphs, and to explore different ways of arranging the graphs's components on screen.
Visually navigating through a network is inherently a dynamic process, and steps need to be taken to keep the user feeling oriented and in control. TouchGraph achieves this by keeping the graph looking as static as possible, and more importantly, by making sure that dynamic changes are predicable, repeatable, and undoable. The associative nature of a network makes remembering its structure surprisingly easy, but it is the experience of seeing a series of recurring stable visual images that really gives a boost to the user's memory. The ability to create and navigate these stable images is what makes TouchGraph special, and is also the key to empowering both the designer and the user.
There are many innovations to be made before the evolution of the graph-based interface is complete. TouchGraph seeks to be at the forefront of these developments. TouchGraph anticipates a time when associative networks, and the graph-based interfaces used to navigate them are omnipresent.