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Landow's Overview Types
In "The Rhetoric of Hypermedia," Landow gives examples
of six types of overviews which may be useful in a hyperbook (90-94):
- The Graphic Concept Map organizes ideas, authors,
terms, or other concepts in a hub and spoke pattern. This illustrates
the influence peripheral concepts have on the concept in the centre.
- The Vector Flow Chart presents directed lines connecting
nodes, representing "lines of influence or causal connection"
(91). The length of the lines may be used as a measure of the strength
or importance of the influence.
- Timelines allow for concise chronological organization.
- Natural Object overviews consist of anchors superimposed
on pictures, maps, technical diagrams, etc.
- Outlines "add a graphic component to text by
breaking up the flow that characterizes discursive prose" (91).
- Source text may act as its own overview in networks
which are dominated by a central node or nodes. Landow's example is
a poem with hypertext commentary.