CPSC 683 - InfoVis

exploring information visualization


September 28, 2017

AI Senses

This is one of many visualizations of how smartphones “see” available on Kim Albrecht’s site. Here is his description of the project (taken from his site): “This project visualizes raw sensor data that our phones and computers collect and process,… Continue Reading →


This is the bulletin board that is situated in the math sciences building hallway. The repeated posters shows which events are advertised more than others or even who was most determined to advertise their event!

Fisheye Campus Map

This is the campus map that is displayed for visitors to the university. It is a good example of a fish-eye perspective. The larger image shows the main campus buildings in more detail whereas the smaller image shows that same… Continue Reading →

Pins and Needles

This is the push-pin colour preference that the person who sat at my desk before me had. I thought about laying them out like this to get a more visual perspective on the colour comparisons.

Political Relationship Matrix

If you are someone who is confused about how various political parties are related in middle east, this matrix might help you get a better idea.

Cellular Automaton

(http://mathworld.wolfram.com/images/eps-gif/ElementaryCARule030_700.gif) Cellular Automaton is a representation composed of colored cells within a grid that continuously evolves based on a set of rules. This technique is used under many studies regarding “controlled randomization” as these generate seeming random coloring but are… Continue Reading →

Space utilization within a home

From GothamCulture, a link to an article on Life Edited: Each dot on the diagram below represents the location of one family member during a 10-minute interval. Not surprisingly, most families spend much of their evenings congregating in the kitchen… Continue Reading →

Facebook Networks

“NETWORK OF 340 FRIENDS WITH CLEAR COMMUNITY CLUSTERS AND SEVERAL SIGNIFICANT FRIENDS IDENTIFIED BY BETWEENNESS CENTRALITY WEIGHTING OF NODE SIZE” https://kimoquaintance.com/2011/08/22/what-can-we-learn-about-somalis-from-their-facebook-networks/ , Linked September 2017   What can we learn about Somalis from their Facebook networks? by  KIMO QUAINTANCE published 22/08/2011… Continue Reading →

Elements of a prize-winning novel

This graph can be considered as qualitative data visualization. Common categories are clearly visualized in the graph. Book covers have been used to visualize the books.

Global Forest Watch has created visualizations of watersheds. In pink is Tree cover loss from 2001 – 2014.

Distribution of oldest trees

In this graph, spatial distribution and time properly visualized. The green background is appropriate as this visualization is on trees.     source: https://ubersuper.com/the-earths-oldest-trees/

3D visualization options

  This poster shows 3D infographic elements. I like that they have use the paper as surface and all the elements follow the base layer. source:https://graphicriver.net/item/infographics-design-elements/4676313?ref=pinterest&clickthrough_id=1093900214&redirect_back=true

List of visualization options

I like this graph summarized different types of data visualization.   source: http://www.coolinfographics.com/blog/2015/9/1/how-to-think-visually.html

Health: Equality vs Equity

The difference between equality vs equity has been clearly visualize in these graphics. Both of the graphics are based on the same concept. These figures clearly indicates that equity is important than equality.     source: https://healthequity.globalpolicysolutions.org/about-health-equity/   source: http://www.montana.edu/cairhe/news-events/article.html?id=16448

Ancestry.com has nothing on this

Source A version of the tree of life which shows the genetic relation between species. This one is considerably more informative as it also explores the relation over time. The radial nature of time in this visualization is an interesting… Continue Reading →

Health: risk factors

WHO health research risk factors are visualize depending on the important. The factors mentioned in center closely related with health outcomes compared to the distance factors. Even though, this graph does not have any data, the figure nicely visualize the… Continue Reading →

Birth month and disease incidence

  seasonal differences in diseases is nicely visualize in this graph. I like that they have used the sun to indicate different seasons.   source: http://newsroom.cumc.columbia.edu/blog/2015/06/08/data-scientists-find-connections-between-birth-month-and-health/


  This graph contain links as well as different types of bar graphs. I like that zooming out would provide more information. source: http://circos.ca/intro/genomic_data/

Nose Hill Park Leafs

September 28 A friend and I visited Nose Hill Park and decided to collect, then visualize our findings. Included is a time-lapse (IMG_1693) of us putting it together. We arranged the leafs by colour, then placed items that “didn’t fit”… Continue Reading →

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