CPSC 683 - InfoVis

exploring information visualization


November 19, 2017

Consumption of Fries

(https://mastersofmedia.hum.uva.nl/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/fry_viz2.jpg) Although I found the visualization itself interesting, the y-axis isn’t labeled, making me unable to tell if the person was consuming pounds, grams, or tons of fries. Is this person actually consuming 10 tons of fries in August? Who… Continue Reading →

Brazilian Money

  (https://kicky-wiki.wikispaces.com/file/view/reais.jpg/80472789/reais.jpg) Quite similarly to Canadian Dollars, Brazilian money, or Reais, are quite colorful. Currently the money has suffered an “update” where, apart from solely focussing on color to help distinguish one note from the other, they will also now… Continue Reading →

Shadow Puppets

(https://www.adventure-in-a-box.com/product/three-little-pigs-puppets-set-for-sale/) Shadow puppets are another possible medium for story telling and are used quite a bit with children. Supposedly they are useful in aiding children in developing their creativity and visual memories — but I just tend to find them… Continue Reading →

When Unicorns Throw Up on Websites

(https://www.branded3.com/blog/top-10-worst-websites/) This is one of the most garish websites that I have ever seen. Just the absurd amount of color blends make it practically unreadable – not to mention gives the reader a headache. In terms of vis, the obnoxious… Continue Reading →

FingerGlass: Efficient Multiscale Interaction on Multitouch Screens

FingerGlass: Efficient Multiscale Interaction on Multitouch Screens Dominik Käser, Maneesh Agrawala, Mark Pauly ACM Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI), 2011. pp. 1601-1610. Realized that to have all of the text messages on a single blanket, the text would have to be… Continue Reading →


Kristina Szucs describes this touchscreen visualization as:  “four interactive data visualizations that are based on the collection of the Petőfi Literary Museum, Budapest, Hungary. The application provides additional information on the authors of the Nyugat periodical. With the help of… Continue Reading →

I am looking at what others have done in terms of wearable visualizations and came across this one using tape. I also like how the subject changes positions and the clarity of the colour/material/pattern.

Mapping The Blogosphere

http://datamining.typepad.com/gallery/blog-map-gallery.html This map is part of a collection of maps of personal websites (aka blogosphere). Entire map here is one giant connected component formed by any directional links between blogs.


I’m apparently thinking in circles lately. This is from a sample of images generated by Circos, which is apparently a DNA analysis thingamawhacky. The layered info, segmentation by type, and connections between segments provide some pretty rich and deep visualization… Continue Reading →


November 19 http://clome.info/work/machine-visions/ “A visual essay on image similarity in Wes Anderson films via deep learning.” – Yannick Assogba‏ 

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