MendeleyÂ´s Evolving Network of Expertise and Knowledge
The challenge for this design was to visualize (in a beautiful and meaningful manner) a very large data set providd by Mendeley (http://www.mendeley.com), â€śa free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.â€ť On September 26, 2011, there existed a total of 29,780,677 unique papers and 30,470 public groups in the Mendeley network. Each group organizes references and scholars by an area of interest so that they can effectively collaborate in public or private. Every group is associated with one of the 25 Mendeley disciplines. We were interested in analyzing this data and understanding charateristics of the many (and few) collaborations that occur between disciplines.