|Social Network Visualization|
Networks are ubiquitous and research into the operation and structure of networks is exploding. In this domain of the website you will find resources that explore the dynamics and architecture of networks, the works of key network scholars, and insights into a wide variety of networks - from schools to insect colonies, the internet, and business organizations. You will also find examples of how network insights are being used to help create healthier communities and foster innovation.
A Plexus Institute partner in social network visualization is Meta Strategies. Liz Rykert founded Meta Strategies in 1997 in Toronto. As a positive deviance coach, Liz is supporting work at the University Health Network and Toronto East General in Toronto to reduce the spread of hospital superbugs and is part of the team on the Canadian research project on PD. With Liz, Chris Black has worked on numerous consulting projects relating to the effective use of stakeholder/membership information, user interfaces and web site planning for groups including Health Canada, Community Foundations of Canada and the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario.
The 4 Developmental Stages of Networks
Best of all, unlike human development where phases cannot be skipped, effective network development can involve immediate acceleration to an emerging and scaling network of adult connections.
Network weavers help people move into the adult phase more quickly and successfully, accelerating the possibilities of more strong networks.
The Power of Social Networks: Creating, Mapping, Analyzing and Leveraging Your Organization’s Networks with June Holley. See all the Plexus Institute on-demand webinars hosted by ULiveandLearn.
Building Smart Communities Through Network Weaving (pdf) - Valdis Krebs and June Holley, 2006
Smart Networks Presentation (pdf) - June Holley, 2009
Network Weaver Checklist (pdf) - June Holley, 2008
Map Drawing Activity (Smart Network Weaving) (pdf) - June Holley
Ancient Practice of Chinese Social Networking (pdf) - Scott Hammond and Lowell Glenn, 2004