CPSC 683 - InfoVis

exploring information visualization


October 10, 2017

Color Blind

http://www.dundas.com/support/blog/visualizing-for-the-color-blind I was not aware about the fact that colour blindness are also categorised. I am also pleased to know that I am not among the 5% male having Deuteranomaly.

Voronoi Diagrams

(http://www.mini.pw.edu.pl/~mnowakie/cg_projects/images/VoronoiCells3D.JPG) Voronoi Diagrams are the dual of Delaunay Triangulations and they are highly useful when attempting to find the nearest point to any given point in an efficient manner. The closest pair of points actually belong to the site of… Continue Reading →

Artist: Sheila Hicks

So Chill

So Chill by Lam Thuy Vo http://quantifiedbreakup.tumblr.com/ , Linked October 2017 This visualization was created by the same person as the first text message visualization. I like this one a little bit more, it shows some patterns and gives more of a story…. Continue Reading →

physics articles by keyword

A crazy visualization of physics articles by keyword, via Scientific American. https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/relativity-s-influence-is-still-going-strong-on-its-100th-birthday/

Data availability

source: http://www.who.int/health_financing/topics/financial-protection/monitoring-data/en/ This graph is from WHO website. I find it is very difficult to read the information from the graph as figure is small and contains lot of information. Some of the information is not correct as I am aware… Continue Reading →

The Wandering Knight

Source This is a solution for the problem of the knights tour wherein a knight on a chess board is only allowed to visit each location once. This solution is for a 130×130 board and required a neural net to… Continue Reading →


Source Karnaugh maps are an incredibly useful way to visualize how to generate minimized logical circuits from full boolean logic. To really get a full understanding, I suggest reading the wikipedia page on Karnaugh maps. This kind of visualization takes… Continue Reading →

Birth Convergence

source: http://f2017cpsc683.ucalgaryblogs.ca/wp-admin/post-new.php In this visualization, it is not possible to identify the different counties. However, main point of the authors is to convey that age of first child birth has been increased between 1995 to 2015. So, this simple graph properly… Continue Reading →

STEM Careers

Happy Ada Lovelace Day! It’s a day to celebrate women in STEM fields. I found this poster on their website detailing all of the different fields and careers available in STEM. This network shows all of the different connections between disciplines and… Continue Reading →

Potluck Drinks

I was supposed to do this last week, but this is the visualization that D’Arcy and I made during Lora’s class. I thought it was actually the most fun I’ve had creating visualizations, because I’m always limited by the fact… Continue Reading →

Sketch #10: Scatter Plot Bar Chart

I’ve actually been thinking about this idea since last year, but I’ve never actually been able to sketch out the idea until now. Pretty much, this graph would present different information depending on which axis it is viewed on. Unfortunately,… Continue Reading →

Sketch #9: (Horribly Drawn) World Map with Height

Obviously there are a lot of maps that use height to represent altitude of land, but rather than doing that, I thought that using height of each continent could represent some information as well. While I realize that not a… Continue Reading →

Sketch #8: Filtering by 3D Models

Personally, I think that this is less about visualization of the data, and more about almost selecting what the user would want to see within a subset of information. Since my dataset is about hotels, the idea is that you… Continue Reading →

Sketch #7: Diving Into Reality

At this point, I started thinking about something that I discuss a lot with my co-worker, Cooper. The way he thinks is extremely different from me, but also provides a point of view that I don’t often think about. For… Continue Reading →

Sketch #6: Slices of Life… or Information

This model I think would actually look a lot better if the slices were a lot thinner – it would look extremely messy and convoluted at first, but if the user took the time to pull each of the slices… Continue Reading →

Sketch #5: Splitting of the Polygon

This idea is slightly modified from the strengths and weaknesses chart they used in Pokemon (I think, I may be wrong about that). But rather than only having it as two dimension, each slice provides more information to the user… Continue Reading →

Sketch #4: Lego Block Building

With this idea, I wanted to incorporate a kind of continuous value with using tokens such as lego blocks. Each of the individual blocks represents a row in the data with a specific dimension, and each block is scaled according… Continue Reading →

Sketch 3: Circular Calendar with Height

I actually sketched this one extremely poorly since I decided to change the way I wanted dimensions represented halfway through, but the idea is that it works as a circular calendar, with bars that rise and lower in height depending… Continue Reading →

Sketch 2: Circling Circles

This idea is sliced cylinders, with both the top and the bottom angles representing information for the dataset, then put together. The slices can be separated and rotated out to view details that can be hidden by the architecture of… Continue Reading →

Sketch #1: Bars, Bars, and More Bars

I’ve decided to post all of my sketches, simply because it helps to actually describe my ideas in writing. For all of my sketches, I had the idea to do them in virtual or augmented reality, meaning that I scaled… Continue Reading →

AtF Spark

A font for creating information visualizations in text. Just type! http://aftertheflood.co/projects/atf-spark

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