CPSC 683 - InfoVis

exploring information visualization


October 20, 2017


This is a visualization using data from TVTropes, showing the difference between gender distribution within popular tropes (and the prevalence of adjective in those trope descriptions with connections). I like this addition of multiple visualizations into a single view to… Continue Reading →

Word/Colour test

Thinking about colours and thinking about words for my project made me think of this word/colour game. I’m not sure where it originates from but maybe most people are familiar with it. It’s easier to read the words than to… Continue Reading →


Pi art! Also on the subject of colours, I’m a fan of this bright colours on a dark background approach. I think it’s eye-catching and fun! (Artist: Martin Krzywinski)

Summer Colours

I’m thinking about colours today and missing summer colours. I tried to capture the drab scenery at the bus stop this morning but my camera wouldn’t make it look as depressing as it felt in real life. So here’s a… Continue Reading →

Bayeux Tapestry

(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayeux_Tapestry) The Bayeux Tapestry is a 70 m by 50 cm long tapestry that depicts the events leading up to the Norman conquest of England and culminating in the Battle of Hastings. Its an interesting example of using alternative means… Continue Reading →

Biomimicry and Us

(https://www.slideshare.net/NickeyNaga/biomimicry-in-fashion) People have always tried to mimic the characteristics of animals to gain certain benefits. An interesting example that I found was a type of swimwear that mimics shark skin to reduce drag.


(https://www.red3d.com/cwr/boids/) Flocking behavior is usually represented with boids, which are used to act as a single independent entity. The flocking occurs because even though each boid is independent, they all have to follow certain rules in relation to their neighbors…. Continue Reading →

post speed-dating mockup

After the project speed-dating session this week, I got a LOT of fantastic feedback and new ideas  – thank you all for that! I sketched some of the concepts about layering the info and pivoting to collapse a dimension to… Continue Reading →

Textile artist Sheila Hicks uses space and colour to convey mass

Tidying Up Art

October 20 An excellent ted talk from Ursus Wehril, a designer famous for ‘cleaning up‘ and organizing things you wouldn’t expect.

Kinetic Light System

https://www.derivative.ca/Events/2015/KineticLights/ The modular kinetic light system is an amazing product that creates stunning visualizations by not just manipulating light and pixels but also the actual physical object.

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