CPSC 683 - InfoVis

exploring information visualization


December 8, 2017

100 Years of Typewriters (Inside a Type-Written Sheet of Paper)

What I find data vis to be really useful for is to see evolution of something over time. This is one such thing. A 100 years of typewriters are no joke. Cool to see how we have traveled to the… Continue Reading →

Chart Junk?

Chart junk is an extra visual component that is added to the core of a data visualization. Usually, it is considered useless and even crowding the visual. However, sometimes it can help for people to remember some details about the… Continue Reading →

Finding the Right Color Scheme (Color Brewer)

Working in info vis, I found Color Brewer to be a helpful tool to find colour schemes for a visualizations. It even helps find colour-blindness-friendly colors. Source: https://www.wired.com/2014/10/cindy-brewer-map-design/ Site: http://colorbrewer2.org/#type=sequential&scheme=BuGn&n=3

Mascara Wands

Types of wands that give different effects on eyelashes. Sometimes you can tell by looking at the wand’s shape what effect it will have on your lashes. Source: http://www.thebeautysnoop.com/2014/09/mascara-wands-shapes-and-types.html    

School Lunch Around (Some Parts of) the World

This is a nice way of showing what lunch looks like around the world. Easy to pick and choose what you would eat out of each (some or all of it???). Source: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/food/article-2957301/What-school-lunches-look-like-world.html

Good Job! Stickers

This is not my sticker collection, but I collected the “Good Job” stickers that I would get on assignments in school as a kid. Ever since I became a TA, I thought about putting them on assignments, but never did!… Continue Reading →

Travelling Stamps From Somewhere to You

This is not my postage stamp collection, but I like collecting stamps as well. There is something cool about saving a piece of something that was once somewhere else. They visually speak a lot about the history, art-style, colour preferences… Continue Reading →

Passport Stamps

These passport stamps are an easy, colourful, an fun way to determine times and places where the person has been. Most of all, these are very visual and symbolic! Source: https://www.pinterest.ca/pin/430586414344213546/

Not an Info Vis!

This is definitely not an info vis, but looking at it made me think that this would be something that I would want to use to make one! It looks too yummy 

Zodiac Constellations

Stars based on zodiac signs. Very insightful way to convey zodiac in regards to astrology. Source: http://cf.ltkcdn.net/horoscopes/images/slide/55033-705×800-SS-symbol-7.jpg


The start constellations for a 31 day cycle. Hard to read the vis, but weird how (night-time) land looks kind of like this from planes. Source: https://onthebrinkofdiscovery.wordpress.com/2015/10/06/31-days-of-fall-fun-stargazing/comment-page-1/

The 7 Dwarfs

Indicates the details of Snow White’s 7 dwarfs. Authored by Fred Moore, the original animator, this chart makes points about how to draw them and what to avoid. The original names list included over 40 dwarfs! Source: https://www.disneyavenue.com/2017/04/disneys-folly-making-of-snow-white.html

Disney Princess Origins

Location-based visual representing Disney Princess origins. As someone who dressed up as them for Halloween as a kid, Very enticing. Source: http://www.dorkly.com/post/74007/holy-turd-you-guys-its-16-disney-princess-infographics

Currency Symbols

Some currency symbols. Cool that most of them have some time of strikes going through them. Source: https://www.quora.com/Why-do-so-many-currency-symbols-have-strikethroughs-in-them-for-example-%C2%A3-%E2%82%AC-and-%E2%82%B9

Braid Styles

Different kinds of braiding styles. Easy to pick and choose before trying! Source: https://i.pinimg.com/736x/50/3e/b0/503eb05b31813c85452eebca8f3000ad–pretty-braids-beautiful-braids.jpg

Olympics InfoVis

This depicts Rio Olympics- related information. I think it’s cool that they used the ever-iconic five rings to associate the information with the organization. Source: https://www.eca-international.com/insights/blog/august-2016/infographic-2016-rio-olympics

Football/Soccer World Player Ratings by Vote

Football (FIFA World Cup) is the only sport that I follow closely, so found this pretty interesting. This is based on votes on Footballtop.com, and I don’t necessarily personally agree with this standing! Source: https://easel.ly/blog/10-sports-infographics-that-score-big-points/

Air Mattresses to a 10 Billion Dollar Company (Airbnb)

This one was of personal interest to me since I have been developing a project with Calgary Airbnb data. It is really cool how this company started and this infographic depicts that in a visual timeline.

Homo sapien Brain Evolution

I found this to be a very simple yet informative vis. I once read somewhere that the shape of our brains evolved once we started cooking our food. Not sure if that is the case or not, but this reminded… Continue Reading →

Arduino Fritzing Diagram

This was a diagram that I submitted as part of an assignment in a previous course. This depicts the wiring that I did for a “hello world” Arduino project that made use of an LCD screen, LED lights, push buttons,… Continue Reading →

The Story of Rabbits in Australia (Arduino Info Vis)

This is a picture of a physical info vis project that my group-mate and I made. It was powered by Arduino. It depicts the story of how rabbits were introduced into Australia. The introduction of rabbits into the island nation… Continue Reading →

Zooids Swarm (ie. Little Robots that Come Together)

I found the swarm info vis to be really interesting especially since it is also an intractable physical interface. It is exciting to think that these little robots come together to form visualizations and perform other tasks. Source: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVdAfDMP3m0

How to Floss Your Teeth Vis

This is a very applicable vis. Something like this is often used by dental offices to visually inform their patients. I like how they have the two sections (holding the floss and using it on your teeth). Source: http://www.oralhealthtexas.org/Oral%20Care.html

Female Hairstyles Through Time

Cool vis that shows how hair has morphed over the past 100 years. Simple timeline with shadows. Interesting that they included the eyebrows, but nothing else! Source: http://68.media.tumblr.com/2f6e21955e04628de0acfa7c7e22cbb9/tumblr_ncrix0MPk51qihh0eo1_1280.jpg

Mark Zuckerberg Vs. Average 30 Year Old

This is an interesting infographic. The only actual info vis thing about it is the (half of the) face of Mark Zuckerberg himself, and also that the facts are placed opposite to each other. Nothing else visually relays any information…. Continue Reading →

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