Once your organisation has decided to uncover the trends and emergent issues concerning your community, StoryGarden's expertise and tools can help. STORYGARDEN IS A TOOL FOR COLLECTING AND ANALYSING :

  • narratives contributed by community members
  • associated demographic data
  • values and attitudes held by narrative contributors

STORYGARDEN GROUPS NARRATIVES BASED ON USER / ADMIN INTERESTS:

  • using demographic information
  • using semantic search tools
  • using concept framework created by system administrators
  • using sense making process to understand narrative intent of story contributor
  • using other analytical tools

STORYGARDEN DISPLAYS THE NARRATIVE COLLECTION IN VISUAL FORM:

  • NAVIGATION
    • The narrative collection can be shown in network form and subset clusters can be selected for exploration based on attributes determined by user.
    • Display and navigation by related links allows intuitive ?browsing? through the collection. Because attributes can be chosen by the user, only the relevant stories are selected for display.
  • ANALYSIS
    • Various visualization tools have been developed for the analysis of the narrative collection.