I am planning to make a web interface which would show whether a person is busy or not. Basic visualiztion would be traffic lights(Green-when free, Red -when busy). I am a student and it is for my department. We have a big display in the common area and if the design is cool it would be displayed there everytime. It should be fun so that people dont get bored seeing the same thing all the time. There are around 20 people on the floor.
20 people are on different computers but connected via LAN. It will be hosted in the local server that we have.
I am using Java for server side. I will take the settings for a user and store it in a DB. This web visualization will just read the data and visualize it.
this is a visualization of email data. i gather data such as unread msgs, size etc and calculate a factor of how busy that person is. This has to be visualized in such a way that when someone else sees this visualization he gets an idea that when that person's inbox is relatively free, so that that he can mail that person at that time, increasing the chances of his mail getting read.
i am not concerned bout what technologies to use, i want an idea which would be cool. after getting such an idea of how to show that stuff then i think i can focus on what tech to use to make it happen. As of now, the bar charts and traffic lights are too basic.