Researchers’ Blog Node Maps Sketch

In the meeting on Wednesday a point about was brought up about how effectively we can convey chainness with the last two visualisations as they're just using village of origin to convey it. By looking through the names if we choose a smaller subset of people who we know are related (cousins/siblings/parents/children), we could be able to use the Stanford Visualisation Group's Orion software to make a clearer representation of chainness, particularly for migration from small Chinese villages to very rural, small Canadian villages. In the sketch I've attached, I created the example of two members of a group ending up in WInnipeg where most of their relations are in Montreal and Vancouver. In a dataset based entirely on numbers, we wouldn't see any relationship between the two, but in this example because we can see their parents are related, we can gain more insight into how they ended up in Winnipeg - perhaps they're cousins of similar ages who went together, or one went first and the other followed upon hearing that good jobs were available there.

I think this could be a great way to look more into the actual experiences of the immigrants, which I know is something Stephanie is also very keen on.

Chainness Nodes