CPSC 683 - InfoVis

exploring information visualization


November 13, 2017

Interacting with a blanket

After deciding on the embroidered blanket and brainstorming with various people throughout the week these are types of interactions I am considering. Pinning Buttons: What emotion do you see in the text? Do you agree with Watson on the tone? The… Continue Reading →

David Hockney; incredible colour

Middle Eastern Conflict

https://www.vignetteinteractive.com/untangling-middle-east-data-visualization/ I am always fascinated by the complexity of middle eastern conflicts and how different parties are related to each other during the events. This graph visualization is not helping very much. It’s like the graph is saying it’s too… Continue Reading →

Observed vs Projection

source: https://ourworldindata.org/extreme-poverty/ The observed data and estimated has been visualized in single graph. I like that the range has been shown for predicted data. When deviate from the observed value, range has been increased. It indicates that the accuracy is low… Continue Reading →

Change of poverty

source: https://ourworldindata.org/extreme-poverty/ This graph shows the direction of the GDP change over time. However, increasing GDP per capita is a positive outcome while decreasing is negative outcome. I would try to highlight that using the width of the line etc. as… Continue Reading →

Correlation and partial correlation

source: http://diabetes.diabetesjournals.org/content/65/7/2039 This visualization shows the correlation, direction, and positive and negative relationship. However, when there are multiple links, it is difficult to identify the relationship. Dash line and solid line is difficult to distinguish too.

HIV-1 subtype B spread

source: https://www.nature.com/articles/nature19827   The overview map shows the origin. If overview map was not used, it is not possible to show other information in detail on US map. Also, arrows has been used to show few places and different type of… Continue Reading →

Image for legend

source: https://ourworldindata.org/extreme-poverty/ I like this graph as they have used symbol to show different groups. Y axis has five lines to divide the area to five. Aligning the key in each row provides good look the visualization.


This image is by photographer Bernhard Lang, and it’s gorgeous. It’s an aerial view of an Italian beach and I find it incredibly satisfying to look at. I don’t know how staged the colors or the even positioning of those… Continue Reading →

Massive error bars

From an article on the NYTimes, on a recent spike in fossil fuel emissions. CO2 Emissions Were Flat for Three Years. Now They’re Rising Again. https://nyti.ms/2jmn2V0

Film Flowers

  November 13 “top summer blockbusters reimagined as flowers” – Shirley Wu Check out the interactive data visualization here!

Volcano plot

source: http://diabetes.diabetesjournals.org/content/65/7/2039 It is common practice to change the scale of the data by converting log or other mathematical combination in order to visualize the relationship. In this graph has been named as volcano plot in the publication. I wonder whether… Continue Reading →

Australopith fossils

source: https://www.britannica.com/topic/Australopithecus I like this visualization as it includes multiple information in a chart. The heading includes the counties. Second row indicates the exact location of the and rest of the rows show time. Including image and labeling gives clear idea… Continue Reading →

Yoga Sun Salutation

I enjoy practicing yoga, and think this is an excellent representation of how to do the sun salutation (Surya Namaskar) routine. It is effective because it conveys the poses without any extra information and zero words. Source: https://vedicambassador.wordpress.com/2013/12/15/benefits-of-surya-namaskar-sun-salutation-yoga-asanas/

Pop-Flavoured Lip Smackers

As I kid, I really liked collecting lip smackers flavours. This was the chapstick that kids would get in each other’s birthday loot bags. I remember thinking that it was really cool when I first saw the pop flavoured ones…. Continue Reading →

Braille Information Representation

Braille is written communication for blind people. It is represented by embossed material either in paper or plastic (on public signs), etc. It is an information visualization alternative for people who communicate differently. For people who view it visually can… Continue Reading →

Guitar Chords Visual

I enjoy playing music, and the most recent instrument that I am attempting to learn is the guitar, so I am familiar with seeing this kind of thing. This is an effective way of conveying which finger goes on which… Continue Reading →

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