CPSC 683 - InfoVis

exploring information visualization


November 20, 2017

Mobile Payments

source: https://www.fastcodesign.com/3033797/the-youtube-of-data-visualization-is-here I like this visualization but it does not provide the payment is higher in some counties due to number of connections, fee or purchasing power of the people. However, using a phone and a map of Africa shows the… Continue Reading →


source: http://wikibrains.tumblr.com/post/85112921334/adobe-acquisitions-by-country Wikibrains provides easy way to visualize information. I like the ordering each circle to maximize the use of available space.

National waste

source: https://visual.ly/blog/100-year-old-debate-science-art-data-visualization/ This visualization has used octopus to shows five categories. However, it is better they have eight categories as it is suitable to used octopus for eight data point. This visualization contains a critique of the figure.  


source: https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/10/14/best-american-infographics-2014-nate-silver/ In this visualization each poppy started at the year of the war stared and bosom at the end of the war. Size of the poppy sows the number of life lost due to the war. I like that this… Continue Reading →

Types of Emails

source: https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/10/14/best-american-infographics-2014-nate-silver/ I like this visualization as each email has been represented by one dot. I have used similar approach to represent individual in my data set.

Saharan dust tracking

source: https://youtu.be/ygulQJoIe2Y I like this presentation as it provides detail information from collecting data to visualizing the result. The video is short and easy to understand the travel of Saharan dust.

Evolution of life

  source: https://www.fastcodesign.com/3043479/worlds-largest-tree-of-life-visualizes-50000-species-across-time This visualization contains information related to billion years life evaluation. The spiral shape used in the visualization is helpful to show information in confined space. If the data were lined, it is necessary a wider canvas display the… Continue Reading →

Olympic Bias

According to this, Norway is great at Winter Olympics! I’m curious about the categories they’re including though; I suspect it’s really biasing the visualization.


Creating blankets with a white background and white thread is nothing new. Here is an example from the quilting world


Source My wife always tells me that her friends don’t like me at first because I don’t talk enough. I come across as rude, and egotistical. I think of it like Zimbabwean currency though, or currency in general; the more… Continue Reading →

Theft in the workforce

Source When you think about theft in the workforce, I bet wage theft isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. Even further, I’d be willing to bet that employer theft is also not the first thought even if you… Continue Reading →

The Yangzhou Zhongshuge

Within a Chinese bookstore and library is this tunnel of books that are mirrored on the floor. I think this is a beautiful space I’d love to visit.

Mapping the internet

http://www.sysctl.org/rootzmap/   The map is collected from NASA website from the satellites. This map shows how the internet is accessed from different geological locations.

This is a recent installation using small screens for the Cannes film fest called EmotiCannes as interactive sculpture.

Colour-coded packaging

Usually companies colour code these things. It makes it so easy to know what’s what without having to read the packaging. Why isn’t this brand doing that?! (I think it was Kotex maybe?) Infuriating.

bubbling over time

I’m playing with my data again, trying to dial in how I want to set it up as an interactive visualization. Still really really struggling with that. But – I did come up with a new simple bubble chart, that… Continue Reading →

The Words That Are “Most Hip Hop”

November 20 https://pudding.cool/2017/09/hip-hop-words/ “Using math to rank words that are central to artists’ vocabularies.” – The Pudding

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