CPSC 683 - InfoVis

exploring information visualization


October 13, 2017

Life expectancy

source: https://visual.ly/community/infographic/geography/life-expectancy-birth When I first look at the visualization, I was not sure why designer has to used cures for each country rather than straight bars. It is easy to read the distance if it is linear. However, most of the… Continue Reading →

Maps with Different Goals

My last post was a map of the London transit system. This reminded me of amusement park maps which look very different. A transit map’s job is to help people plan their routes on the train which is also arguably… Continue Reading →

Visualisation of Internet Access

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/58/96/38/58963893b3d9e15b1b90ae684b964f31.jpg The PBS miniseries America has revealed this data map visualising internet access in America. Sparkling gold colour on top of a light background colour really makes this visualisation a treat for the eye. Also shows that more dense access… Continue Reading →

Diseases Spread

source:  https://www.wired.com/2015/04/see-diseases-spread-mesmerizing-graphics/ This map shows the global distribution of H1N1 from its origin (Hanoi). The visual does not use any map but this design helpful to identify the flow.

Different types of wine

source: https://visual.ly/community/infographic/food/different-types-wine I like the color combination for different types of wine. The space has been used nicely. Using a large wine image attracts the attention.  

Text Overlay

Looking for information on how text has been incorporated into AR environments in general. Most of what I’ve found has been information overlay onto the user’s surroundings. This is probably not useful in my project, but interesting nonetheless! Source: realvision.ae

Agricultural 3D infographics

source: https://www.behance.net/gallery/6659287/Agricultural-infographics-Tutorial I like that this pie chart has pictures to identify the categories. The 3D view is helpful to place the image on the visualization.


My supervisor suggested to me that I should look up memorials for inspiration on how to visualize my data set. Given that my data set is about criminals and not war heroes, I think I will need a bit of… Continue Reading →

Crime data

source: http://flowingdata.com/2010/06/07/san-francisco-crime-mapped-as-elevation/ The crime map used the satellite image to identify the areas. I like this visualization as location and the level of the crime can be easily identified.        

Word Tree

This is more of what I think a word tree should be. I’d like to do something a little more visually interesting for my project though… (looks like Dr Seuss!)


I was looking at ideas for word trees as per Sheelagh’s suggestion, and this is one thing I came across. Not exactly what I was looking for, and not relevant to my project, but I just thought it looked nice!… Continue Reading →

Global blog activity

source: https://world.twingly.com/ I like this visualization provide interactive real time data visualization. Mostly blogging is dominated in north american, Europe and Japan.

Building utilization pivot heatmap

I. Yarbrough, Q. Sun, D.C. Reeves, K. Hackman, R. Bennett, D.S. Henshel, Visualizing building energy demand for building peak energy analysis, In Energy and Buildings, Volume 91, 2015, Pages 10-15, ISSN 0378-7788, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.11.052. (http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0378778814010081) Keywords: Energy visualization; Building energy demand;… Continue Reading →

TY Darcy! Heatmap of Shoppers!

October 11, 2017 “From a 2014 article on Business Insider http://www.businessinsider.com/how-retailers-track-shoppers-in-heat-maps-2014-1 A company called Prism Skylabs (ominous!) (and their website doesn’t load now…) uses cameras (and computer vision?) to track where people walk, linger, and interact in a store. The pitch… Continue Reading →

Visualization Patterns

October 10, 2017 I found this to be a neat representation of what my novice infographic self would deem a directed graph (top image).  Clusters maintain the same colour to help easily identify / seperate.  The bottom graphic is almost… Continue Reading →

His and Hers

October 9, 2017 Could not find a description of this visualization.  However, it appeals to me because it reminds me of paint.  The colours are vibrant.  Associated data is clustered in a way that yields a colour ramp I would… Continue Reading →

Australian Prints and Printmaking

In a previous life, I had done some work in Digital Humanities and prompted by my earlier adventure stumbling on the MoMA photo visualization, I reread some papers that I thought might help me with this project. One paper (that… Continue Reading →

TY Flavia !

October 8, 2017 Apple patents vs. Google Patents This post came from Flavia and I dig it.  Not only does it remind me of two eyeballs but it’s clustering and dispersion is neat.  You can see where the focus from… Continue Reading →

Hanky Sankey

October 7, 2017 Clean sankey visualization.  I wasn’t even aware of sankey diagrams prior to this visualization class.  I may have seen them, but never knew the name or really thought about their usefulness for connecting multiple streams to a… Continue Reading →

Mmmm brains

October 6, 2017 Three dimension line rendering – how cool would it be to visualize the many aspects of the brain using a similar technology.  Modify perspective, fly through the brain, see the overall wiring and or most active areas.

Hans Rosling in the flesh

October 5, 2017 Hans Rosling, interacting with one of his interactive data visualizations that details the economics of countries over time.

Mushrooms, Trees, Brains and Good Stuff

October 4, 2017 I don’t have much of a comment with respect to these visualizations, I just like the overall aesthetics of the pastel colours used.  They remind me of trees or mushrooms in some way or another.

Birds of a feather

October 3, 2017 The natural beauty of wild birds,  I’ve always enjoyed the look of feathers from various species of birds.  I see a lot of potential when it comes to feathers with respect to data visualization.

3D Graphs meets Sim City

October 2, 2017 I feel like this three dimensional? representation can contain so many elements of data.  Are they all interactive in a 2d space ?  Probably not, but I think if perspective could be manipulated or this sort of… Continue Reading →

Circular Flow

October 1, 2017 While I don’t necessarily feel the middle portion of this visualization is easily traceable, I like the overall aesthetics of the image.

My Visual

My visual The full map when pixels overlap (generated from the data) This is the final visual that I generated from my data so far. I didn’t program any kind of “pattern” into the visual, the pattern actually emerged from… Continue Reading →

We Feel Fine

(http://www.caida.org/tools/visualization/walrus/gallery1/lhr-t3.png) We Feel Fine is a very interesting visualization that that depicts the general feelings that appear in the blogosphere at any given day. The visualization allows for six different type of analysis:  Madness, Murmurs, Montage, Mobs, Metrics, and Mounds.

Greek Pantheon

(https://pagansofnebraska.weebly.com/greek-pantheon.html) Greek mythology always involved a large number of gods, each with their own complex familial and interpersonal relationship to other deities. I used to be obsessed with mythology when I was a child and even then I’d sometimes have… Continue Reading →

Google Vs Apple Patents

(https://flowingdata.com/2017/02/28/apple-vs-google-company-structure-as-seen-through-patents/) It is well known that developments in tech is made by an innate competitiveness between tech conglomerates. Over the last 10 years apple has created about 11,000 patents and Google has produced about 12,400 with a slightly larger team…. Continue Reading →

Current Vis

This is the current iteration of my visualization project. Given a memory access trace, grid cells would flash as the corresponding memory address was accessed. Users would be able to filter from specific memory mappings to narrow their search.

Phil & Sebastian’s Compost Restriction

October 13 I was at Phil and Sebastian’s Coffee and came across their new(ish) garbages. They company covered the ‘garbage’ and ‘recycling’ bins and only left the compost bin open. I thought this was a good use of design, presenting the… Continue Reading →

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