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Developed by the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society, Dotplot is a visualization tool that allows you to tell a story about data. Our primary use case is mapping a diverse community of people in a playful and interactive way. All too often, the only way to get a sense of event attendees or members of a distributed network is to search for and review a significant amount of resumes and background information. This approach takes excessive time and effort, and turns what should be exciting and fun — meeting new people and finding potential collaborators — into a chore, something to be avoided or put off. This is where Dotplot intervenes, bringing a sense of joy back into the process and helping to facilitate even more discoveries of commonalities and uniqueness among group members.

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Sandra Cortesi

Faculty Associate