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JANUARY 19

14

8 7

DECEMBER 21 20

10 7 4 2 1 30 27

NOVEMBER

24

18 17 14 12 8 4 2 1 31 28 27 26

OCTOBER

20 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 9 7 4 3 29 28 26 25 24 23

SEPTEMBER

19 17 16 15 14 12 10 9 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 31 29 27 26 25 24 23 22 21

AUGUST

19 18 17 16 14

9 7 5 4 3 2 30 29 27

JULY

23 22 21 20 18

4 2 1 30 29 27 26 25 24 23 22 21

JUNE

19 18 17 15 14 12 11 10 9 8 7 4 3 2 1 31 30 27 26 25 24

MAY

22 21 20 19 18 16 15 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 30 27

APRIL

25 24 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 3 2 1 31 30 29 28 27 26 25 24 23

MARCH

19 16 15 13 12 11 9 5 4 3 2 1

QUANTITATIVE APPENDIX // ONE A YEAR OF RESEARCH

The visualization charts the frequency of articles based on their publishing date and subsequent topic tags in a scatter-plot arrangement. Each record is plotted at the intersection of the tag and the date tagged. Frequencies of use in a single day are also registered by the intensity of color gradient. The y-axis and x-axis are both bordered by a summary string for reference as that day/tag’s total activity. High daily activity is registered as a dark red plot while days with no activity are left blank. Here we can see the intensity and pace at which we were active in our data mining. A visualization of this nature reveals the evidence of the human hand in the process; its triumphs

Where here the visualization looks back on our past research, what does it say about our future endeavors? Where our previous journeys we ventured into the unknown unassisted, these alternative outlooks and insight will provide a guide to lead us down unfamiliar paths with an enlightened advantage.

media

London

Education

Australia

Technology

Labor_Camps

GCC

Egypt

Culture

AUE

Tehran

Food_security DISTRIBUTION OF SOURCES // LOCATION

The most insightful revelations revolve around key dates and events which receive wide ranging discussion. Important events are highlighted by clouds and strings of high frequency tag use. If we isolate activity on the date of the Dubai Metro launch (September 9, 2009) for example, we can view this increased attention to relevant issues (Infrastructure, Dubai, Cultural_projects, global_ investor, etc).

global

China

Sports

Designing_in_crisis

Abu

Africa

Gulf

corruption

Manama

Urban_Planning

Importing_knowledge

Global_innovator

and its drawbacks. We can see times where we either got away from collection to begin production. Or did we simply take a summer holiday? The platform of delicious is bias in its nature; it requires individuals to make decisions about what they believe the networks and connections to be. With numerous contributors making new/different parallel tags unaware of those of other contributors, the data becomes dispersed. Certain tags are ignored while others are over utilized.

DISTRIBUTION OF SOURCES // TYPE

As a team coordinating from multiple time zones, the most effective way to collect and distribute relevant articles into the pool of collective research was to use the online bookmarking service Delicious as a universal reference location. By the conclusion of research in March 2010, we had over 1200 articles and 143 different tags. This by no means qualifies the entirety of the research but presents a cross-section of materials utilized to the research community. Delicious provides a simple means of collection, but lacks the ability to view the material from an alternative perspective. The Al Manakh Research calendar is the first step in the development of a tool to investigate these relationships, a way to understand the volume of our research database.

Cost_of_living

Tourism

Liquidity_Crunch

Megaprojects

Project_launches

Global_diplomat

Locals

Kuwait

Delays_and_cancellations

global_builder

Global_employer

india

Engine_of_confidence

Expats

Doha

Company_news_profiles

global_investor

uae

dubai

gulf_in_crisis

AbuDhabi

Saudi_Arabia

Supply_demand

infrastructure

Global_investment_hub

iran

Bahrain

sustainability

Cultural_projects

Values_Rights

Global_image

Global_consumer

Regulations

Kerala

Qatar

Pakistan

consultants

Global_humanitarian

National_identity

Oman

Iraq

RAK

Global_energy_hub

images_of_islam

Demography

Ajman

KSA

Affordable

Jeddah

Housing

UK

British

Dubai_bashing

France

Global_Entertainer

Sharjah

Urban_peripheries

Cost_of_Materials

film

Global_host

CLOUD +10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

oil

AXIS +100 80-99 70-79 60-69 50-59 40-49 30-39 20-29 10-19 1-9

FEBRUARY

M&As

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