CPSC 683 - InfoVis

exploring information visualization


October 22, 2017

SoundCloud Profile Visualizer

October 22 “The Soundcloud Profile Visualizer is not only a beautiful and interesting report of your Soundcloud stats, but also a fun way to visualize your tracks. Just click on one of the colorful planets and watch what happens. The… Continue Reading →

Radiohead meets Man in the machine meets Swarm

Just thought it was a bit cool.  The face, perhaps a bit dated in terms of the simplicity, but maybe that’s what makes it cool. When I look at this, I think swarm, I think man in the machine, I… Continue Reading →

Worldwide Google Search Volume

Decent right?  I find it definitely a bit hard to dial in on the key volumes when comparing for example cities throughout the US.  However, if more interactivity was offered, perhaps to change perspectives and explore the data more in… Continue Reading →

The Internet

Ever wonder what the internet looks like?  Here it is.  This is a visual map of the internet – provided by Wikimedia Commons.  I found this in an article detailing one of the first graduate programs on Big Data to… Continue Reading →

Big Data – OpenDNS

Developed by the OpenDNS Security Labs.  The above visualization was not really explained other than to say it was created by a 3D Visualization tool.  Thought it was somewhat near, definitely seems to employ some sort of clustering in addition… Continue Reading →

Tokyo Subway and Small Arms

Top photo is a visualization depicting the imports and exports of small arms as authorized by various governments.  It follows the data from 1992 – 2010. The bottom photo is a real-time 3D interactive map of the Tokyo Subway which… Continue Reading →

When Data Vis goes wrong

Found an interesting blog over at https://visual.ly/blog/learning-from-mistakes-in-visualization/ .  Here’s a prime example, the man who is 243% baby boomer.

Nathalie Miebach – 3D Sculptures

This piece uses a base of 48 hours and converts several layers of data (One year approximately) and is related to the gravitational influence the  Sun and Moon have on the Arctic environment.

Ulrik Brandes and Nick Bobo: Using balance to visualize dyadic relationships

Stunning sunset Picture from a SW Calgary patio

Star Plot Earrings

Wearable Self, Jiyeon Kang, 2017, http://dataphys.org/list/wearable-self/, Linked October 2017   These earrings are star graphs of peoples personal fitness data. I love this. It reminds me of one of the sketches I did where the emotions were on a star graph… Continue Reading →

DNA Ring

2014 – Silver Ring Shaped by DNA Profile Alireza & Donovan, Jared (2014) Design of a tangible data visualization. I posted a malaria ring a few days ago and then I found this one. I think the design of the ring has… Continue Reading →

netherland prison closures

  so while i like the overall aesthetics of this image, i don’t quite get it.  one, there is no easily identifiable way to know which colour represents what, or what the relation is.  perhaps its towns/cities related to a… Continue Reading →

homicides in canada 2008

  homicide distribution for 2008 (canada).  interesting infographic using bar charts, the map and people.  with a distribution showing the type of homicide in addition to a colour ramp.

Adobe Data Visualizations

Post went around the iLab mailing list today, wanted to share one of the graphics Quick visualization put together by the team at adobe in about 2 mins.  After uploading this image, i see another student in the class has… Continue Reading →

Anaximander’s World Map

This is an incredibly detailed and accurate map of the world by “6th century B.C.E., Pre-Socratic thinker Anaximander, student of Thales, whom Aristotle regarded as the first Greek philosopher” (from the page linked). I joke about it being not very accurate,… Continue Reading →

Life-sized paper elephants

Robert Kelly taught a “design thinking” course in the TI, with students split into groups for the duration of the course. Their task was for each group to create a life-sized African elephant, using only paper and cardboard. The groups… Continue Reading →

Sparse Code Visualization of Image Patches

https://xcorr.net/2011/06/15/the-far-reaching-influence-of-sparse-coding-in-v1/ The image is generated by using sparse code representation of neural code image patches. I think the visualization here is straightforward, but it really captures the power of this machine learning technique. The visualization here justifies what we already… Continue Reading →

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