Flash Forums and ForumReader

If you don’t believe that visualizations can be used to navigate large bodies of data, you MUST check out the work done at IBM called Flash Forums and ForumReader (Kushal Dave, Martin Wattenberg, Michael Muller). Kushal presented the work at CSCW and it without a doubt the most compelling work i saw here this year. Their ForumReader is ideal for addressing forums with massive audience participation and a need to navigate crazy amounts of data with varying levels of quality (think Slashdot). FANTASTIC work!

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  1. Kushalblog

    Still catching up after Chicago…

    I had a fun trip to CSCW in Chicago, especially since I snuck in some time to go on an awesome architecture tour and see jazz. My talk apparently went well (thanks danah!) although a mid-talk crash led me to…

  2. manjusha

    Hi All,

    I am Manjusha Abnave and am working with Maximize Learning, an e-Learning company based in Pune INDIA.

    Currently we have multiple openings in our company for the following positions:

    Programmers (1+ years exp)
    Senior Programmers (3+ years exp)
    Associate Programming Design Managers (4+ years exp)
    Programming Design Managers (5+ years exp)

    Skillsets required:

    Sound knowledge of Advanced Flash Actionscripting, Authorware, JavaScript, HTML, XML, ASP, PHP, E-Learning Standards (AICC / SCORM1.2)

    For Managerial Positions the following skill sets are must:
    Client communication, Team Handling, Designing

    Brief on Maximize Learning:

    Copied below is a brief on Maximize Learning for your reference. Also, our extensive employee benefits and salary package is one of the best in the e-Learning industry. The company is situated in Pune having a state-of-art infrastructure.

    Maximize Learning is fast emerging as one of the global leaders in interactive digital content development. Our team comprises of over 350 professionals in the fields of:

    * Instructional design
    * Multimedia design
    * LMS/LCMS integration
    * Internet and multimedia programming
    * Game design and
    * Digital animation

    With over nine years of experience, the team produces interactive projects for a list of prestigious clients including Fortune 500 companies in countries like the US, UK, Netherlands, France, Germany, Canada and Australia.

    Drawing on the breadth and depth of our in-house expertise in New Media Design Technology and Core Instructional Design competence, Maximize Learning provides services and solutions customized for client’s specific needs. With imagination and creativity, the Maximize Learning team maximizes the technology while delivering sound, cost-effective and maximizes the technology while delivering sound, cost-effective and timely e-learning solutions.

    If you are interested in any of the above positions please send in your updated resume at:


    Please mention the position applied for in the subject line of the mail.

    Company Address:

    Maximize Learning, India
    (A division of Creative Concepts (I) Pvt. Ltd.)
    The Metropole, Level 3,
    Adjacent to Inox Multiplex, Bund Garden Road,
    Pune – 4110001,
    Maharashtra, India

    Tel: +91.20.4050600 (300 Lines)

  3. Sourav Mandal

    Its a fantastic news to come to know that e-learning field are developing so firstlyin india.
    i have a BE degree (Comp sc & Eng.) and ME in Multimedia Development.freshers.working in TechBooks, Delhi,India for 1 month as facilitator.
    thanx Maximize Learning.

  4. Jyoti Verma



    C/o .Ashish Kumar Verma
    S.No. 22, Plot No. 46,
    Govind Appartment,
    Flat No. 8 Dhankawdi,
    Balajinagar Pune – 4110043.

    Career Objective

    Intend to build a career with leading corporate of hi-tech environment with committed and dedicated people, which will help me to explore myself fully and realize my potential. Willing to work as a key player in challenging and creative environment. Looking for a challenging career where in I can utilize my knowledge and vision to enhance the same.

    Educational Qualification

    Examination Discipline/Specialization School/College Board/University Year of Passing %
    S.S.C. S.S.C. Kasturba collegeDeoria(U.P.) UP Board 1994 55%
    H.S.C H.S.C Kasturba collegeDeoria(U.P.) UP Board 1996 58%
    B. A. B. A. Din dayal UpadhayaGorakhpur(U.P.) GorakhpurUniversity 1999 57%


    Well conversant in the following operating systems and software applications :
    Software Applications : DTP (MS-Office, Microsoft Power Point, Microsoft Excel, Corel-Draw 5 to 12 Version, PageMaker, Adobe Photoshop 7, Scanning, Adobe Image Ready 7(Running classes Macromedia Flash , Macromedia Dreamweaver, Action Scripting, Sound Forge, Webpage design, HTML)
    Operating system : Windows 98, Windows 2000, Windows XP.


    Leaded as a Fashion Designer.

    Position I
    Functional Responsibility : Corel Operator, Graphics designer
    Duration : From Jan. 2006 to Sept. 2006
    Duration : From Oct. 2006 to Jan 2007
    Company : T. D. Toons (Currently working)
    Duration : From Feb. 2007
    Functional Responsibility : Cartoon animator (Only working in Flash, Sound Forge, Adobe Premier)
    Nature of Work : Cartoon movie making
    Creative drawing
    Sincere and hard working
    Personal Profile

    Name : JYOTI VERMA
    Sex : Female
    Marital Status : Married
    Nationality : Indian
    Hobbies : Watching TV, Listening music.
    Permanent Address : C/o .Ashish Kumar Verma
    S.No. 22, Plot No. 46,
    Govind Appartment, Flat No. 8
    Dhankawdi Balajinagar
    Pune – 4110043.
    Phone No : +919890867074
    Date of Birth : 26-12-1980
    I hereby declare that the above mentioned information is correct up to my knowledge and I bear the responsibility for the correctness of the above-mentioned particulars.

    Place : Pune
    Date : (JYOTI VERMA)

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