CPSC 683 - InfoVis

exploring information visualization


November 17, 2017

Tallest Statues

source: https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/30891947425597906/ I like this visualization as it is easy to see the location where we can find the tallest statues. Also, this visualization shows sketches of the real statutes. It is helpful to identify the types tallest statues.

Political figures on the internet

source: http://www.visualnews.com/2017/06/12/analyzed-every-meme-internet/ Selecting image for this type of visualization is appropriate only if that picture is the widely circulated image on the internet. I do not like this visualization as the image did not improve the visualization.

Student debt

source: http://www.visualnews.com/2017/06/22/graduate-degree-gets-debt-fastest/ This graph averages the debt level for graduates. Also, I do not think absolute value of the debt level does not show in this graph. Thus, this graph does not show the yield for the investment of degrees.

Business or Personal

Shimin Wang, Yuzuru Tanahashi, Nick Leaf, and Kwan-Liu Ma. 2015. Design and Effects of Personal Visualizations. In IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications 35, 4, Pp. 82-93. DOI=10.1109/MCG.2015.74   This paper makes some really interesting points and highlights key differences in visualizations… Continue Reading →

Woods of Net

“Woods of Net” is by artist Toshiko Horiuchi and is a permanent installation at the Hakone Open-Air Museum in Hakone, Japan. Horiuchi knit the net by hand and created a 3D area for kids to go inside and explore. I think it’s a… Continue Reading →

Music Visualization

http://www.matthiasdittrich.com/projekte/narratives/visualisation/index.html All the music is segmented into a single channel. Each channel is represented by a line deviating away from the center in a fan-like representation. High frequencies are represented using orange color.

photo map

The macOS Photos app has a really nice map view, using GPS location metadata from photos taken in a region. It’d be awesome to combine that with a timeline slider control… The clustering of photos taken near each other is… Continue Reading →

Data Cuisine Talk

November 17 Throwback to the class where were came up with a data dinner. A very interesting talk on data cuisine, getting into the details of  different data cuisine concepts. VERY COOL  

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