- Synchronoptic view
A Synchronoptic view is a graphic display of a number of entities as they proceed through time. A synchronoptic view can be used for many purposes but is best suited to the visual display of
history. A number of related timelines can be drawn on a single chart showing which events and lives are contemporary and which are unconnected.
conceptin question is made visual — hence "optic". The elements are displayed synchronously: i.e. which events in one area happened at the same time as events in another seemingly unrelated area. Thus "synchron-optic".
Synchronoptic also means visible at the same time", or "with parallel views". i.e. The user gets a view of all the information in one go.
Historyis an ideal subject for a synchronoptic view. Multiple timelines are able to show how events interacted. Multiple lifelines can show which people were contemporaries.( [http://www.hyperhistory.com/chart/section.html See example] )
A combination of maps is also synchronoptic when it displays successive moments in time.
* [http://www.hyperhistory.com/online_n2/History_n2/a.html Hyper History Online] . A good example of a synchronoptic view of history
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