CPSC 683 - InfoVis

exploring information visualization


October 12, 2017

I Made a Long-Weekends in Canada Calendar-Vis!

Since we just had a much-needed long weekend this past week, I was wondering whether we have one every month. I decided to make this calendar-style visualization to signify all of the months that have a long weekend. I focused… Continue Reading →

London Transit

On a recent trip to London, I had to master their notoriously complex transit system. Compared to Calgary’s two train lines London’s transit system looks like someone threw spaghetti at the wall.  At every station, they have this large map plastered everywhere,… Continue Reading →

The Times That I Opened My Laptop Today

Here, I made a data visualization of the times in the day when I opened (and closed) my laptop today. The orange bubbles represent the opening and the blue bubbles represent the closing, so it’s like a timeline. First, at… Continue Reading →

Submarine Cable Visualisations

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DLqO6nVVwAAOsaZ.jpg:large This is visualisation of all submarine cables connected to Australia, New Zealand and all the other countries in Oceania. It looks like more cables are needed for islands residing in isolated areas.

“Dazzle Ships”- How Many Ships do You See? 8, 9, or 1?

A friend told me about these when I was working in my information visualization design job. These “dazzle ships” were used in war time to confuse the opponent as to where the warship was facing or even how many warships… Continue Reading →

Animated heatmap floorplan

Thinking more about non-linear visualizations of my data, something like this might work… From http://enterpriseiotsolution.com/smart-building/


I’ve been on the hunt for ways to make a good visualization with words. I have access to photos of the people’s faces for my data set, but I think something like this would take a lot of work. Neat… Continue Reading →


Here is a nice map of the world printed on my ethos water bottle. I guess that printing translucent white on a transparent water bottle wouldn’t be the most effective way to do any sort of visualization since it is… Continue Reading →


In an amazing moment when I was struggling for inspiration, life handed me this amazing example. Object:Photo is a project done by MoMA to visualize the Thomas Walther Collection of photographs. This example that shows connections between photographers beautifully encapsulates what… Continue Reading →

Google Charts

Don’t want to use D3? Try Google Charts! A simple way to add a range of different standard data visualizations to your site.

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