Palladio is a visualization tool which provides users the opportunity to see connections between people, places, and ideas.
The first step in Palladio is to go to the site and upload data to create a new project. This initial stage includes adding tables and additional data so that there are various types of data to compare.
Next, one is able to compare numerous versions of what Palladio calls the source and target. The WPA Slave Narratives are one data source which can be visualized in many ways using Palladio. For example, It is possible to compare interview subject(source) and topic (target), interviewee (source) and interview subject (target), male/female (source) and age (target). What results is a fascinating interactive visualization which can be adjusted as the user desires. The user can highlight the source or the target, move the information around, and adjust the size of the nodes.
One major disappointment with Palladio is the inability to download these fabulous interactive visualizations. Currently, the only way to capture the information is through static visualizations. While users are fortunate to have even this ability, being able to see the interactive visualizations, but not being able to download them, is unfortunate. One only hopes that the creators find a way to allow those of us who use Palladio to download these interactive visualizations in the near future.