Inverted Wordles

By Cindy Li

When word cloud centres build wordles based on people's answers to a question, majority answers are emphasized while minority answers fade to the background. In order to make minority voices heard, the development team is building a wordle tool that allows users to have the option to flip the algorithm to highlight either the majority or minority answers.

Currently, this wordle tool includes two steps. Further development will be based on feedback.

  1. People submit their answers to the question: What are three most important problems to be addressed by inclusive design?

Submit answers to a question

  1. The wordle is built dynamically by polling submitted answers every five seconds. By default, the less frequent words will be highlighted. When the "conventional weighting" box is checked, the more frequent words will be highlighted.

The wordle is built dynamically by polling submitted answers every 5 seconds

Visit these wiki pages to learn more about the technical details:

  1. Inverted Wordle Architecture
  2. Evaluation of Word Cloud Libraries

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