I used this one as part of a keynote presentation at the Canadian eLearning Conference a few years ago – wound up having about 500 researchers and professionals sitting through a simulated LSD trip together. Highly recommended. Embiggen the image… Continue Reading →
source: https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/30891947425597906/ I like this visualization as it is easy to see the location where we can find the tallest statues. Also, this visualization shows sketches of the real statutes. It is helpful to identify the types tallest statues.
source: http://www.visualnews.com/2017/06/12/analyzed-every-meme-internet/ Selecting image for this type of visualization is appropriate only if that picture is the widely circulated image on the internet. I do not like this visualization as the image did not improve the visualization.
source: http://www.visualnews.com/2017/06/22/graduate-degree-gets-debt-fastest/ This graph averages the debt level for graduates. Also, I do not think absolute value of the debt level does not show in this graph. Thus, this graph does not show the yield for the investment of degrees.
Shimin Wang, Yuzuru Tanahashi, Nick Leaf, and Kwan-Liu Ma. 2015. Design and Effects of Personal Visualizations. In IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications 35, 4, Pp. 82-93. DOI=10.1109/MCG.2015.74 This paper makes some really interesting points and highlights key differences in visualizations… Continue Reading →
November 17 Throwback to the class where were came up with a data dinner. A very interesting talk on data cuisine, getting into the details of different data cuisine concepts. VERY COOL
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Checker_shadow_illusion) This is the illusion I was mentioning in class – the checker shadow illusion is one of the more well known illusions based on shadow. Even though it does not seem like it, the “white” squares beneath the cylinder’s… Continue Reading →
(http://list25.com/25-incredible-optical-illusions/) Continuing on with optical illusions, this one is based on Troxler’s effect which essentially says that if you fixate your eyes on a certain point, stimuli near that point will gradually fade. Stare at the image for about 30 seconds… Continue Reading →
(http://cdn2.list25.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/optical.png) Pretty neat
This was in a paper by Jagoda that we read for Lora’s class. While there are a variety of colours, some are fairly similar, and particularly where the bars are short, it’s difficult to read at times.
http://www.datapointed.net/visualizations/color/men-women-color-names-d3/ His and Hers Colors: Men, Women, And Two Thousand Color Names By Stephen Von Worley, September 1, 2010 The colors in this visualization represent themselves, the size of each dot the number of people who named said color, and… Continue Reading →
November 16 “Project Ukko presents a novel way to spot patterns in seasonal wind prediction data. Understanding future wind conditions can become a crucial component block in supporting clean energy sources and climate change resilience.” – Truth & Beauty Operations
My great-oma made this for me when I was born. It doesn’t exactly encode any data, but it’s interesting to think how needlepoint could be used for that. Something I might want to explore in the future!
http://playground.tensorflow.org My friend showed me this website and we spent a fair amount of time playing with the different node configurations to see how it affected the neural networks ability to learn. This is an awesome use of interaction to facilitate… Continue Reading →
Source I’ve always been fascinated by blueprints and their ability to convey real world objects in such a structured way. Everything is measured, indexed, and sorted into quick and easily identifiable tokens for pieces that are repeated.
I found this on Twitter, and I think it’s a super neat visual timeline. I do wish that it included years so I could figure out when pictures became more prevalent and expected on the front page.
not sure I’ve ever had a perfect score in anything. the numbers. they mean nothing…
November 15 “The EPFL Data Monolith presents an immersive data perspective on the complex microcosmos that constitutes university life. It is on display at the Data Square exhibition in the ArtLab building at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)…. Continue Reading →
Simon Stusak, Aurélien Tabard, Franziska Sauka, Rohit Ashok Khot, and Anreas Butz. 2014. Activity Sculptures: Exploring the Impact of Physical Visualizations on Running Activity. In IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 20, 12. Pp. 2201-2210. I read this paper… Continue Reading →
(https://uxmag.com/articles/its-about-time) These freeze frame images show the (fast as heck) expansion of walmart in the US over the course of 34 years. Also hot damn Walmart, slow down a bit.
(https://uxmag.com/articles/its-about-time) The above is interactive heat map developed by Trulia based on a 3 month snapshot of all the window-shopping done on their website and mobile apps. Its pretty clean and well organized – and is able to show a… Continue Reading →
(https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test) I did my personality test this weekend and I got mediator. These aren’t my exact results, but they are pretty similar. After discussing with a friend, turns out that a few of her letters change every time she does… Continue Reading →
(https://visual.ly/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/3d-618×624.jpg) I think that this visualization is really gool in that it shows all of the pieces of the pie chart as their original size, and are layered so that they do not overlap each other, making it relatively clear… Continue Reading →
(http://www3.sympatico.ca/blevis/Image41.gif) This image shows a 3D graph on a 2D screen, and it honestly looks extremely underwhelming. However, imagine this visualization in 3D, where you can walk around and view all of this information at the palm of your hand…. Continue Reading →
(https://public-media.interaction-design.org/images/ux-daily/578c6af5a6115.jpg) This image is really nice to look at, and it shows quite a bit of information. However, I’m not sure what it means? The labels are sort of clear, and there are points that draw the user’s attention, but… Continue Reading →
(https://www.kaushik.net/avinash/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/oil_consumption_treemap.png) This info vis shows a really simple idea – world oil consumption. However, when you actually look at it, it becomes really difficult to decipher because the cubes are oriented differently, thus making it really hard to tell which… Continue Reading →
(https://www.presentation-process.com/wp-content/uploads/v-shaped-text-visualization.jpg) Since we were discussing text visualizations a couple weeks ago, I think that this is relatively appropriate. While this is a really simple sentence, I liked how the shape of the text expressed what it was saying, and I… Continue Reading →
(http://pages.vassar.edu/acs/files/2011/06/GWM2010.png) I did a project earlier this year which incorporates this information into a moving 3D visualization, but it did not show as much information as this stationary image does due to implementation effort. This is a really good reminder… Continue Reading →
I fond this image from the announcement gallery of the new Visual Journalism book (https://www.amazon.com/Visual-Journalism-Infographics-Newsrooms-Designers/dp/3899559193). This one appeared with no description, but I can gather from context that it’s from German newspaper Die Zeit and is called Kriegsjahre (“War Years”… Continue Reading →
November 14 “Sound as Color is an exploration in converting audible frequencies to electromagnetic waves perceptible to human eye relative to that of the audible frequency range of the input sound signal.” – Ronnie Pence
source: https://ourworldindata.org/extreme-poverty/ The observed data and estimated has been visualized in single graph. I like that the range has been shown for predicted data. When deviate from the observed value, range has been increased. It indicates that the accuracy is low… Continue Reading →
source: https://ourworldindata.org/extreme-poverty/ This graph shows the direction of the GDP change over time. However, increasing GDP per capita is a positive outcome while decreasing is negative outcome. I would try to highlight that using the width of the line etc. as… Continue Reading →
source: http://diabetes.diabetesjournals.org/content/65/7/2039 This visualization shows the correlation, direction, and positive and negative relationship. However, when there are multiple links, it is difficult to identify the relationship. Dash line and solid line is difficult to distinguish too.
source: https://ourworldindata.org/extreme-poverty/ I like this graph as they have used symbol to show different groups. Y axis has five lines to divide the area to five. Aligning the key in each row provides good look the visualization.
From an article on the NYTimes, on a recent spike in fossil fuel emissions. CO2 Emissions Were Flat for Three Years. Now They’re Rising Again. https://nyti.ms/2jmn2V0
November 13 “top summer blockbusters reimagined as flowers” – Shirley Wu Check out the interactive data visualization here!
source: http://diabetes.diabetesjournals.org/content/65/7/2039 It is common practice to change the scale of the data by converting log or other mathematical combination in order to visualize the relationship. In this graph has been named as volcano plot in the publication. I wonder whether… Continue Reading →
source: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Australopithecus I like this visualization as it includes multiple information in a chart. The heading includes the counties. Second row indicates the exact location of the and rest of the rows show time. Including image and labeling gives clear idea… Continue Reading →
I enjoy practicing yoga, and think this is an excellent representation of how to do the sun salutation (Surya Namaskar) routine. It is effective because it conveys the poses without any extra information and zero words. Source: https://vedicambassador.wordpress.com/2013/12/15/benefits-of-surya-namaskar-sun-salutation-yoga-asanas/
Braille is written communication for blind people. It is represented by embossed material either in paper or plastic (on public signs), etc. It is an information visualization alternative for people who communicate differently. For people who view it visually can… Continue Reading →
Stacked graph with text to embroidered blanket?
Didn’t quite understand what the vis was about because it’s another language, however, look at all that data. Check out the use of so many different scales. This thing is packed full of goodness.
November 12 “4,000 photos over 13 trips, their colors visualized. Further experimentation in color.” – Shirley Wu Check out this interactive visualization here!
In case anyone was wondering how chinook winds happen, this is it! And hopefully we get a lot of this this winter. I’m surprised at the altitude required for it. I would have expected it to be higher.
Enlighted has an energy monitoring tool that can be used to map “hot spots” in a building. This could probably be mapped onto occupancy/availability pretty easily. Combine it with RF signal mapping to figure out where wifi devices are throughout… Continue Reading →
Truly depressing. Can I just live on another planet please? Source given at bottom of image.
scattered star graph to stacked star candle holder
November 11 A data visualization of every DDR song from their step charts (varying in difficulty) http://sxywu.com/ddr/
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/9/99/Hanzi.svg/1200px-Hanzi.svg.png) I always found it interesting that written language managed to diverge so much during its development. Chinese characters are completely different from the scripts used in the west. Its almost as if different emphasis were placed on aesthetics and… Continue Reading →
(https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1003/7610/files/Banksy-No-Future_f50f7679-5c1b-4716-8a54-856fa275b95b.jpg?5135930552169596236) I love how Bansky’s pieces are always able to convey hidden criticisms to society. Even though their designs are simple, they really make you stop and look.
Escher was a graphics artist who was known for his mathematical pieces. The above is his Metamorphosis print, and it is incredible how detailed he managed to make each quadrant while also allowing them to seamlessly shift into one another.
(http://mesosyn.com/reflectionArt-02.jpg) I just thought this piece looked really cool.
@Copper suggested this during the speed dating class. Each sentence maps to a unique line segment and the line segments move in a direction base on the emotional analysis. This could be done with augmented reality or wire/plastic.
I’m trying a new heatmap library that was developed for visualizing genetic and cancer data. It looks like it could be really useful for my dataset…
November 10 Visualizing travel search results by locations from around the world. http://explore-adventure.com
This is a visualization of happiness across the states. It’s interesting that the west is happier. I wonder why that is. (Also from r/dataisbeautiful).
Topic Swirl in a block of plastic vs Topic grouping blobs
https://rostlab.org/services/biojs/gsoc.html Proteins are building blocks of our body and is responsible for many functions such as growth and repair of the cell, signal generation, etc. So, the study of proteins for different types of species is vital for scientific advancements…. Continue Reading →
2014 Good Neighbors business plans and budgets by Vice Versa (https://www.moma.org/explore/inside_out/2015/12/10/data-visualization-design-and-the-art-of-depicting-reality/) Data visualization in Korea hasn’t completely burst through at the moment, as not many works in the field have been published along the years. There are a few Korean… Continue Reading →
some great looking geospatial visualizations are possible with this toolkit. You know. if you’re into mapping data onto maps. http://uber.github.io/deck.gl/#/documentation/layer-catalog/hexagon-layer full toolkit available on github: http://uber.github.io/deck.gl/
November 9 Visualizing the most translated words in an interactive data visualization. Check it out here!
Truthfully, I just liked the aesthetics of this viz.
This visualization looks at different sectors and respective jobs. Plotted over time. Pretty nifty use of the sort of double stacked bar chart.
Using StreamGraph to display temporal features. How do you add some interactivity to this visualization??
The Macro Connections Group at MIT Media Lab released Global Language Network, an interactive visualization of the world’s many languages and their relationships to each other. Most Languages derive from English? I cannot find my language in this mix!
Researchers have been able to develop a set of data to visually reconstruct an ancient town as it existed in its time. The visual results, and the information gained from it, have been nothing short of astounding……….
Visualizing the number of enrollments and drop out from STEM subjects to drive degree completion