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 →
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
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
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
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 →
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/
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
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/
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
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
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
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
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 (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/
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.
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 →
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
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
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
This is a map of the Chicago zoo. Over other zoo maps, this one has an emphasis on the pictures of the animals. This is very efficient in conveying information about the location of the animals. Reference: https://www.czs.org/zoomap
This is an impactful visualization that compartmentalizes our food into these 10 major brands. The logos definitely help! Source: https://money.good.is/articles/food-brands-owners?utm_content=buffer478c5&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
I find myself looking at cooking videos in my free time because I like looking at food! This is a clever way of talking about food-based information visualization without it becoming chart junk because the food is not supplementary to… Continue Reading →
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/
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 →
This is natural info vis. This leaf-tailed gecko doesn’t have a hard time hiding itself from predators on account of its appearance. Source: “https://www.boredpanda.com/animal-camouflage-39/”
Large means different things in different countries when it comes to McDonald’s drinks. This is a cool way of showing that. Source: https://www.dramafever.com/news/japanese-mcdonalds-serves-smallest-drink-sizes-in-the-world/
This interactive tool is like a dictionary of visualization methods. It lets you view an example when you hover over each one. It’s pretty cool! I think more can always be added though! Reference: “http://www.visual-literacy.org/periodic_table/periodic_table.html”
Nokia partnered up with Fyodor Golan to create this smartphone skirt. It uses 70 screens “which appear to be moving because of the installed software, which is built to mimic its surroundings.” It is a literal metaphor for fashion technology, and… Continue Reading →
Here is a slide from my presentation that shows the data sketches that I have been working on to develop the idea for my project. I have focused on various parts of the data and various types of graphs.
Holomaps is an augmented reality app that lets you view geospatial data through AR glasses ie. the HoloLens. In my opinion, it is a really cool tool to interact with spatial data. “https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8gpuYzWVP9w”
I went grocery shopping and noticed the supply and demand of lemons versus limes in a very visual way. Lemons are 2x more available than limes.
A friend told me about these when I was working in my information visualization design job. These “dazzle ships” were used in war time to confuse the opponent as to where the warship was facing or even how many warships… Continue Reading →
Music.ly is an app that I recently discovered, and think it’s a good app to waste some time on. Here is a visualization of the most recently trending hashtags from top to bottom.
This is the bulletin board that is situated in the math sciences building hallway. The repeated posters shows which events are advertised more than others or even who was most determined to advertise their event!
This is the push-pin colour preference that the person who sat at my desk before me had. I thought about laying them out like this to get a more visual perspective on the colour comparisons.
This plant is supposed to be an air purifier for homes. Thus, the number of leaves in this plant are proportional to how clean the air is in my house. It is a direct physical representation with cause and effect.