Greenland is a little windier than I thought… via Global Wind Atlas, which calculates potential for wind power generation based on wind density, speed and frequency. https://globalwindatlas.info
So this visual might be cheating, because the project doesn’t focus on visuals, but on experience. Developed by Catherine d’Ignazio, Boston Coastline: Future Past is described by her as “a ‘walking data visualization’ in which 30 participants traced a route… Continue Reading →
December 1 “A visual history of every manned Apollo flight, charting one of mankind’s greatest achievements all the way from Kennedy’s ‘We choose to go to the Moon’ speech to Armstrong’s ‘One Small Step’ and beyond.” – Made From Data
This animated viz starts out in 1900 and the colours are mostly blue. Simple beautiful viz with big impact.
http://mrdoob.com/projects/harmony/#fur An online tool was used to sketch this beautiful image. They have a vibrant set of brush tools to create simple sketches. It uses neighbor point connection concept. Check out the link to draw simple designs.
source: https://www.jrf.org.uk/report/reducing-health-inequalities-britain Rather than polygons dots have been used to visualize spatial information. I do not think the areas represent from dot is not the real boundaries of geographic areas. However, I like that the using dots to represent the area…. Continue Reading →
source: https://ourworldindata.org/health-meta/ I think this graph presents a lot of information. As most of the colours are similar, it is difficult to identify each categories. I would reconsider the design in order to provide different categories.
source: https://ourworldindata.org/health-meta/ I like this graph as each country is shown one arrow. If average line was used, it is difficult to understand progress of individual counties. However, this type of visualization assume that the change is linear.
From flowingdata.com. I thought this was interesting in terms of subject matter, and the bright colours caught my eye! I wish I could choose fun colours for my project but that just seems inappropriate…
I’m tweaking my visualization to prep for Tuesday, and this one actually made me say “holy crap! I didn’t realize that!” Insight from data I’ve been staring at for almost 2 years. Nice.
http://onformative.com/work/4010-facebook-tree This image is based on the data retrieved using Facebook’s Graph-API over four years time. A set of hybrid generative and organic tree was used to represent branches and leaves of the tree using a collection of algorithm inspired by biological… Continue Reading →
While this is not a data visualization, I’ve been looking up a bit of literature from Tufte, specifically on Graphical Excellence. Here’s one little tidbit I came across.
November 29 A beautiful book of data visualizations. “As a consequence of the award in Hestia Artistic Journey Contest I had the pleasure of collaborating with ERGO Hestia Group on the 2016 year’s issue of the Annual Report. The solution I proposed involves a… Continue Reading →
Alice from the Ilab has a project in which she embeds her personal data into handmade pottery. I absolutely love each of these pieces and how she creates an artifact that shows this data.
http://blog.wolframalpha.com/2013/01/23/introducing-expanded-personal-analytics-for-facebook/ This is the hourly breakdown of different social apps that we use every day. One thing that will make sure this visualization will not stand the test of scrutiny. There is no mention of the most significant social networking site,… Continue Reading →
November 28 The Data Vis Project attempt to create a comprehensive list of all standard data visualizations. Thoughts?
http://www.columbia.edu/~jp3380/samplework.html The image shows the sentiment score of US citizens in 2012 presidential re-election. Safe to say the USA took their reelected chief positively. However, the negative score indicates it was not a clean victory for the president.
I have overheard several people complaining about how the ilab logo’s outline just doesn’t line up between the a and b. I think this is because it is so close to lining up and doesn’t
9 easy runs to loosen things up for the season. GPS tracks show we basically did laps, with some variation.
So what you’re telling me is… drink more coffee 😀
This is pretty informative. I like that it scales the population to a relatable number to make it easier to understand. Although it seems like percentages might achieve the same result?
https://blogs.sas.com/content/sastraining/2013/05/16/visualizing-nfl-fans-on-a-map-based-on-facebook-like-data/ It’s safe to say that the distribution of NFL fans is regionally uniform which is not surprising. The white clusters represent missing data.
When I was at the fabric store buying things for my project I found this rainbow thread and I got very excited. I can’t wait to use this for embroidery! I think it will for some pretty interesting embroidery visuals.
A SUPER slow and easy first day on skis this season. I’m still in the discovery phase of reflection on my skiing, so I’m collecting a bunch of data. I wonder if it will be useful someday…
(https://earth.esa.int/web/sppa/documentation/galleries/uvn/air-quality) The above is a visualization taken from ESA and it depicts the varying air quality over the course of a week. I’m not really sure from which region they retrieved this information from, and even though heat maps are… Continue Reading →
(http://blogs.bmj.com/bmj-journals-development-blog/2015/01/05/social-media-during-epidemics-a-poisoned-chalice/) The above charge is a satire on how easy it is for the media to divert people’s attention from pressing concerns, to focus on circulating rumors. It can be said that many use social media as their main news… Continue Reading →
(https://securityledger.wpengine.com/2017/05/fatal-flaw-slows-wannacry-ransomware-but-threat-remains/) The above displays the regions that were affected by the wannacry outbreak back in May. Wannacry was a dangerous ransomware attack that manages to affect over 100,000 companies.
(https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ancient_Greek_sculpture) Ancient Greek sculptures were made out of marble or bronze, with bronze becoming one of the more favored materials by the early 5th century. Many of these sculptures were used to represent religious beliefs, depict important political figures, and… Continue Reading →
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/311645849_Community_detection_on_complex_graph_networks_using_Apache_Spark/figures?lo=1 Image of a cluster that has both overlapping and non-overlapping components. I think the visualization can be improved if we can split the visualization into two simple viewings triggered by a toggle button. One visualization can focus only on edges,… Continue Reading →
November 25 Visualizing David Bowie’s Space Oddity on Vinyl Records. You can order prints of the visualization for yourself! Check out the full set here!
source: https://ourworldindata.org/health-meta/ I like the color scheme used in this graph. Line pattern also used to distinguish countries in addition to the colours. The sudden changes of the line shows impact of policy changes. Thus, it may useful to mention special… Continue Reading →
This comes from another article interspersed with interactive visualizations. The color choices in these visualizations caught my attention–when referring to issues in American politics, blue and red have very definite connotations. I wonder how intentional the color choices were as an attempt… Continue Reading →
http://acg.media.mit.edu/people/jarfish/turing/turing.html This is a visualization done to simulate the Turing machine. Some key ideas came out from this visualization. A program can be clustered and laid together in such a way that it maximizes the speed of computation. It can also… Continue Reading →
https://franciscouzo.github.io/sort/ This interactive tool lets you select a sorting algorithm and sort the color spectrum. It is an interesting tool but I am not sure that if I didn’t understand the algorithm this would help.
This diagram came from a paper I’m reading called Reality-Based Interaction. The idea is that interfaces always contain some compromise between the “reality” items on the left, and the extra non-reality items on the right. However, this diagram just seems… Continue Reading →
This is a painting hanging up in my friend’s house. I’m just thinking about colours when I look at this. I really like the contrast between the purple and the green.
(https://www.vincentvangogh.org/images/paintings/the-starry-night.jpg) Continuing on with colors, I was looking through the web and noticed Van Gogh’s paintings. Its interesting how his colors are somewhat muted but still manage to convey vibrant images. He definitely had an interesting artistic technique.
(https://i.pinimg.com/originals/b5/69/23/b569231c497174b16a44549e8f4b6979.jpg) I’ve been having some trouble coordinating colors in my project and Sheelagh’s suggestion was to try to use a combination of muted colors instead of vibrant ones. So here is a color wheel of pastels. It might be helpful… Continue Reading →
(Cirque du Soleil – Avatar – http://thecoolhunter.net/wp-content/uploads/old-blog-images/avat.jpg) I’ve always found it impressive how Cirque du Soleil always manages to combine many different colors seamlessly into a dazzling spectacle.
November 24 As a fan of The Office, I was super excited to come across this visualization of the series.
This is from an incredible article that visualizes trends in song repetitiveness in various formats. It’s an incredibly cool interaction on top of a fairly straightforward series of visualizations. But they all come together to tell a story.
http://acg.media.mit.edu/people/jarfish/plate/plate.html An interface like this would really help young programmers to enjoy solving problems just for fun. This is a great way to create an abstraction of the difficulty in programming. Plate integrates all the standard programming interfaces into a… Continue Reading →
The color of Stary Night has been spread over a 3d scatter plot. This is a cool way of visualizing an images pixels. I hadn’t ever thought about reorganizing color in a photo. https://imgur.com/a/aRBd1,Linked November 2017
Interesting! I would have expected these to get progressively darker with difficulty, but it seems like there are quite a lot of dark squares in the medium difficulty. Taken from r/dataisbeautiful
November 23 https://pudding.cool/2017/03/music-history/ A visualization of music taste changing over time, with music mixing of the tracks as they switch their position on the top music charts. Very nostalgic and a cool way to experience a year of music in… Continue Reading →
interesting interactive vis on carbon footprints, reminded me of the subject meika is working on.
bob rossing it out – adding a little colour into your life. for me, visually appealing, without interaction to isolate trends or specific points it may be a bit difficult to discern especially in areas of significant overlap.
thought it was an interesting looking visualization, would people consider this a spin on parallel coords ?
while it may be visually appealing i find this visualization slightly difficult to interpret. not a major fan.
This chart animates each line separately so you can see a year by year difference. I think that this kind of animation is incredibly valuable as a way to grab a reader’s attention and make a message stick.
https://me.nektro.net/projects/circular_multiplication/#10×8 Visualizing mathematical concepts. This website allows you to play around with the variables of modular arithmetic to help understand how the numbers connect.
http://acg.media.mit.edu/people/jarfish/honey/ This is an excellent visualization of amorphous shapes and how they can be placed inside a circle.
Strava just updated their global heatmap, visualizing all GPS tracks uploaded to the service. I turned off all roads and map labels, but it’s still pretty easy to make out the Calgary area… https://labs.strava.com/heatmap/#9.23/-114.91460/50.60659/hot/all
November 22 https://pudding.cool/2017/03/miles/ “Miles Davis’ legacy, represented by every Wikipedia page that mentions him” – MATT DANIELS
I really like the look and feel of this picture as design inspiration for my term project
Though an aesthetically appealing image, this graph of drug co-morbidities means absolutely nothing to me. I have no idea how these nodes and edges are mapped to the underlying data or even the details about the data itself.
https://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2009/06/50-great-examples-of-data-visualization/ The sphere displays videos from all the great talkers participated in TED conferences. If the layout were selected based on the geospatial organization of the talkers, then this globe would have been more meaningful.
This is from a project page from a Spanish architecture firm. Looks interesting, but the radial layout and zoom/exploding details caught my eye. http://pyoarquitectos.com/by-the-way/reconstruccion-de-vehiculos-de-la-mirada/2/
November 21 https://pudding.cool/2017/07/comics/ “Female characters appear in superhero comics less often than males — but when they are included, how are they depicted?” – Amanda Shendruk
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.
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 →