CPSC 683 - InfoVis

exploring information visualization


September 23, 2017

Scatter graph for migration

Labels has been successfully used to identify each data point.  If color or symbols were to used, it is difficult to identify each metropolitan areas.

Comparing Internal Migration

Statistics Canada has been used new data visualization technique to map internal migration flows in Canada. Some of the color selection, such as green is difficult to distinguish. Even though, graphs as produced for two age categories, it is difficult… Continue Reading →

Optical Illusion

Just an optical illusion of an old couple and two people playing some musical instrument. Also there is a woman there making an illusion of one of the ear of that old man.

Cartoon Colours

September 23 How have the colours of cartoons has changed over time? I picked out a couple of my favourite cartoons and compared the dominant colours of the couch scenes in them using a website. Overall it seems that tones… Continue Reading →

Epidemiologic Transition

Simple data visualization technique can be used to confirm new theories. The following data visualization has been successfully used to put forward the epidemiologic transition theory. As this figure has been published in 1971, the author had to used black… Continue Reading →

Chocolate Vs Nobel Prize

Correlation does not confirm the causality.  Data analysis techniques and visualizations generate a misleading conclusion. The visualization technique or data quality does not improve the accuracy of finding. The following figures shows the high correlation between chocolate consumption and Nobel… Continue Reading →

Satellite Image Classification

Color selection for satellite image classification follows familiar colours to human eyes such was water in blue and vegetation in green. The accuracy assessment is very important for satellite image classifications. These data visualization does not indicate the accuracy. On… Continue Reading →

Mapping the 1854 London Cholera Outbreak

The simple visualization provided a very useful information to identify the sources of Cholera.  This is a good example how data visualization is helpful to prevent a major disease outbreak such as Cholera. source:https://www1.udel.edu/johnmack/frec682/cholera/

Font Map

Ideo’s Font Map organizes fonts by similarity and places them near each other. Looking closely I think their algorithm doesn’t necessarily categorize fonts like a human would-  there are many “handwriting” type fonts away from the upper left bunch, and… Continue Reading →


(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Infinity#/media/File:Infinite.svg) Infinity isn’t a concept that is intuitively understood, we as humans have difficulties grasping the idea of endlessness. To bring things out a bit further, infinity can also be treated as both countable and uncountable, as small as well… Continue Reading →

Escher’s Staircase

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a3/Escher%27s_Relativity.jpg) Seemingly inspired by the Penrose Staircase, this lithograph titled “Relativity” depicts figures ascending and descending stairs. The interesting aspect of this piece is that each figure seems to have its own source of gravity, allowing them to traverse at… Continue Reading →

Penrose Staircase

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/34/Impossible_staircase.svg/2000px-Impossible_staircase.svg.png) The Penrose Staircase is also known as the “Impossible Staircase” or the “Infinite Staircase”. It is an impossible object that plays with the viewer’s perception of depth and continuity to the give the impression of a never-ending staricase, one… Continue Reading →

This architect, Malkit Shoshan, examines how entire villages and towns are overlooked in maps in areas of conflict.

Movie Plot Vis

Visualization of themes of novels nominated for the Man Booker Prize (by Johanna Kamradt and Christian Tate) http://www.litcharts.com/blog/how-we-created-data-visualizations-of-200-books/ , Linked September 2017 I like this visualization, I find the use of color well done and the fanning out of plot lines into… Continue Reading →

arctic sea ice extent via NYTimes

via the New York Times – the live version of this animates the ice data per year.

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