CPSC 683 - InfoVis

exploring information visualization


September 18, 2017

Natural Analog Wave

My friend posted this on Facebook, for a moment I thought he is standing in front of an artwork of an analog signal. It’s like a visual illusion.

Shot of a video installation that speaks about borders and geography between USA and Mexico. Installation is created by three Indigenous artists, Raven Chacon, Cristóbal Martínez, and Kade L. Twist, featured at the Esker Foundation.

Bias Data Sampling

(http://www.stat.ufl.edu/~aa/cda/data.html) Found this dataset while looking for a dataset to use in my project. It reminds me that even if this was created into a great visualization, the data that supports it would be absolutely worthless and bias.

Lace your info vis!

September 16, 2017 Lace :  Recently, I was in Toronto attending a wedding.  While not everything was full of lace, there was some subtleties used in many of the dresses donned by the bride and even the bridesmaids.  This pattern… Continue Reading →

Social Media – Info Graphic

September 15, 2017   Colour wheel of social media related companies.  Felt this was an easy to digest visualization for several differing types of social media platforms.  

Garmin Run Visualizations

This is part of a personal interactive visualization Garmin creates with run data. The time, pace, GPS coordinates, elevation, pace, heart rate, stride length, run cadence, vertical ratio, ground contact time, and temperature are all automatically used to create visualization… Continue Reading →

Map Projections

(Different map projections – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Map_projection#Projections_by_surface) Cartography is actually a harder field than it appears. Even though they do not appear to be so, every 2D world map is distorted in different ways. There are several different projection based techniques that can… Continue Reading →

Healthcare Map

Found while going through my daily news (sadly engulfed by US politics). I’m of two minds– one: I think it’s great that they normalized all of the states’ areas in order to prevent larger states taking up more of the… Continue Reading →

Sea Ice Timelapse

Code Source Animation Source This is an incredibly interesting visualization as it shows multiple dimensions of the data in a simple way. It is able to map area to size, time to position, and temperature to colour. What I find… Continue Reading →

Statistics and Info Graphx

September 14, 2017   In an effort to create a more robust dataset for CPSC 683 – I have recently found myself looking for specific statistics related to many Canadian cities.  This somewhat interactive website utilizes information graphics in many… Continue Reading →

Word Replacements

Source Although this visualization is interesting, I think there is quite a bit that could be improved with it. For example, due to the relatively high saturation of the colour blue, a more appropriate visualization would be to separate this… Continue Reading →

Rorschach test anyone ?

September 13, 2017 Ink Splatters: When I came across this blog post online, I was automatically drawn into the seemingly random lines of the ink splatters.  In some sense, it reminded me of the electrical grid depictions we often see… Continue Reading →

Trees on a rainy day.

September 12, 2017 Trees : While eating breakfast this morning – this was my view.  The trees reminded me of some sort of information graphic.  Leaves representing nodes or offshoots of data.  Felt a similar relationship to fireworks in the… Continue Reading →

Express Yourself!

September 11, 2017 Expressive, I feel this image serves as a blank canvas of sorts; An untamed, free form depiction of the inherent uniqueness in all of us.  To some it may be chaotic, to others elegant.  For me, it… Continue Reading →


Source   An interactive design showing the longest home runs of 2016. What I immediately thought about this is that it should be ordered by distance instead of by its original ordering: date. I enjoy that there does not exist… Continue Reading →

NYTimes getting more difficult confirmed?

Source This visualization is great because it feels like a single trend graph when in fact it is seven individual trend graphs collated together. The author is able to use the physical space it represents to show not only the… Continue Reading →

Star Glyph Representation

Here are two approaches to the display of a star glyph. This was generated by myself to test the difference between a solid fill mesh, and simply the points, and connections used to generate the mesh. I was attempting to… Continue Reading →

Lothar Collatz’s Seaweed Monster

(Bellos, A. and Harriss, E.Visions of the Universe: A Coloring Journey Through Math’s Great Mysteries. Experiment LLC, 2016 Source) A beautiful representation of the Collatz conjecture. If you pick a random integer n, then recursively perform the following function on n,… Continue Reading →

The Trinity Hall Prime

(Tokieda, Tadashi. “Trinity Hall Prime”. Brady Haran ; Numberphile. Video) The trinity hall prime number was a gift from JF McKee to Trinity Hall. The number is a prime with 1350 digits which is significant because it is the year the… Continue Reading →

Visual Doodles

A few doodles having to do with a project I’m doing for work implementing star glyphs. This was my attempt at explaining to a coworker What parallel coordinates are How to generate a mesh from the data Looking at the… Continue Reading →

Bulls on Parade

(Picasso P. The Bull (Le Taureau), state (I – IX). Manhattan: The Museum of Modern Art; 1946) I’m submitting this series of lithographs because in my opinion, it portrays the process of taking an idea, and turning it into a… Continue Reading →

Internationl Trade (3D)

  Flow of international trades for all the counties are displayed in this interactive map. This is helpful to identify the complexity of the flows of goods but ecommerce and actual goods exchange need to be identified as digital products… Continue Reading →

Colour selection

This online tool provide facilitate colour selection in particular for maps. Also, the main advantage is that it is capable to suggest appropriate colours selection for colour blind people http://colorbrewer2.org/#type=qualitative&scheme=Dark2&n=3  

Visual journal (5 visualizations)

1) This visualization shows lots of information clearly but cannot find the total imported values. 2) Multiple counties have internal conflicts at the same time and it causes to creates a large number of refugees. This graph shows counties and… Continue Reading →

Hurricane damage by building

From the New York Times – damage to individual buildings from hurricanes on St. Martin / Sint Maarten. I’d be curious to see population density as well.

MacOS Dock Shapes

September 18 I traced the primary shape of each app icon in the dock of my Mac. These are the shapes I see every time I open my computer. I was able to sort the shapes into four groups. Rectangular,… Continue Reading →

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