Timeline:History of data storage

February 9, 2019 / 0 comments

Introduction After walking through the brief history of information visualization with our professor, all students in class requires to hand on the very first info viz creation by using Timeline Js- a tool to create a beautiful timeline with ease. What interests me a lot is that there is no comprehensive introduction of “timeline” in……

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An Incomplete History of Color Theory

February 9, 2019 / 0 comments

Color tells a story. Depending on our background and experiences, colors indicate meaning without words. It can demand attention and set a certain mood. Color has not always been well understood, however, and still continues to be an object of serious thinking.  As students of data visualization, color is one of the tools that we……

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The Greatest Grid: History of The Master Plan of Manhattan

February 9, 2019 / 0 comments

Introduction Every city has its unique history of city planning which leads to different street systems. Manhattan is laid out on a uniform grid of streets and avenues, making it easy to navigate. The street grid is a defining element of Manhattan. But it was not always like that. Before the grid, New York City……

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The History of heat maps

February 9, 2019 / 0 comments

Introduction For my timeline, I chose to create a history of the heat map. From some of the readings we have done for class I realized there are several different ways to visualize information and decided to focus on exploring one type. While this timeline is a brief overview, a viewer can use the five……

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THE INVENTION OF TODAY’S CARTOGRAPHY TECHNIQUES

February 9, 2019 / 0 comments

Introduction Compare with other forms of information visualization, cartography has a considerably longer history. Its history can trace back to the paleolithic era. However, the map we use today is almost nothing like the one our ancestors have used. There are dozens of varieties of maps have been developed as well. These different types of……

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NoW & THEN: THE TIMEline of Social Media

February 7, 2019 / 0 comments

Introduction Is it hard to connect with your friends in different countries? The answer might be No. In recent decades, social media has taken an essential part of our life. We share our ideas or opinions through social media such as Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to communicate with our online community easily. For this Lab……

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TIMELINE OF Scottish Inventors at the Forefront of Information Visualization

February 7, 2019 / 0 comments

Our first lab was to use an open source online tool called TimelineJS, which was developed by Northwestern University’s Knight Lab, to create a timeline around data relevant to the field of Info Vis.  TimelineJS is an adaptable template that allows you to populate a timeline with information formatted in a Google spreadsheet and then……

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A Brief History of Maps

February 7, 2019 / 0 comments

History of Cartography Introduction This is the summary of a simple information visualization exercise conducted in class on the Knightlab Timeline, a tool that can help to visualize information in a interactive timeline format. The topic I wanted to focus on was specifically on the history of cartography, since I felt inspired by the information……

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Timeline of Astronomy

February 7, 2019 / 0 comments

Intro The timeline is a very common information visualization method, especially when we want to present the history of something or the process of some developments. In the last class, we have an in-class lab to create a timeline website by using a very efficient tool TimelineJS. My topic for this timeline lab is the……

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Charting the Rise of Data Visualization Popularity in Newspapers

February 7, 2019 / 0 comments

Introduction The topic chosen for the timeline is: “Charting the Rise of Data Visualization Popularity in Newspapers.” As the focus of our last class was on the history of data visualization, its development, and rise in popularity, I wanted to understand a subset of this chronology better, focusing on newspapers both in print and digital.……

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Milestones of Weather Maps

February 7, 2019 / 0 comments

Introduction This is a simple visualization exercise on Verite Timeline, which is an online data visualization tool that can be easily used to create a web-based interactive timeline. The purpose of this exercise is to learn how to use Verite Timeline with a theme from the history of statistical graph or data visualization as the……

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A timeline of the New York City Subway Map

February 6, 2019 / 0 comments

Introduction When I traveled around New York City last year, I had to admit that the New York City subway has a brilliant system, which works 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Also, whenever I try to transfer from one route to another, the subway map is the best way to figure my way……

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technology milestones in data visualization before 2000s

February 6, 2019 / 0 comments

https://cdn.knightlab.com/libs/timeline3/latest/embed/index.html?source=1TIyvd7xnrqoR_d8jVgfxkaeR0F4eUxewwnzW3KVS0Cc&font=Default&lang=en&initial_zoom=2&height=650 Introduction: Data visualization changed the way people used to think of data. It provided a more interesting and efficient method for viewers to quickly understand large sets of data. Despite of the accessibility caused by economic & social status, data used to be elite and exlusive because of the knowledge and training it required……

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Timeline of Gestural Interface History

February 6, 2019 / 0 comments

Creating a timeline by TimelineJS was the first work I built for visualization. It was a pretty good beginning because of its simpleness and excellent delivery. I recommended it to some of my friends who is studying for a Ph.D. degree or working. They could definitely use it for their project report, effectively, logically and……

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Timeline of the evolution of urban planning diagrams

February 5, 2019 / 0 comments

https://cdn.knightlab.com/libs/timeline3/latest/embed/index.html?source=1rxnkLdbNudmVyb6KsO3njEGU1w-5Zglb4Sa2Ygf-3II&font=Default&lang=en&initial_zoom=2&height=650 Using TimelineJS, I was asked to create a timeline depicting the history of a visualization of my choice. It needed to include 5-10 events with a title, description, and media accompanying each event. I chose to depict the evolution of urban planning maps and diagrams using information and images from an article by City……

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Confronting Documentation of the US War on Terror

February 4, 2019 / 0 comments

Sorry, your browser doesn’t support embedded videos. This project was born out of a love of metadata and a concern for the visibility of human rights violations by the US government under the War on Terror. Confronting Documentation of the US War on Terror takes existing metadata about US government documents collected by the nongovernmental…

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Scraping for Library Jobs

February 3, 2019 / 0 comments

For this project, I used Python to attempt to scrape job listings from three popular professional associations’ websites: Society of American Archivists (SAA) American Library Association (ALA) Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T;) I first scraped the websites for links to detailed job postings and stored the URLs in a JSON file. Then I…

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Images of the Solar System

February 3, 2019 / 0 comments

This project uses APIs to collect image records from cultural heritage and science institutions. I used DPLA’s API (https://pro.dp.la/developers/api-codex) and NASA’s Image and Video Library API (https://api.nasa.gov/api.html#Images). I’ve gathered content related to the plants of our solar system (including Pluto), sorted the results by planet, and pulled out relevant information about the image, including but…

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NYC HIV/AIDS Services and Facts Dashboard

February 3, 2019 / 0 comments

Project Overview This dashboard includes facts and figures related to NYC HIV/AIDS data available through NYC Open Data. This dashboard also includes charts that provide location and contact information for HIV testing sites and HIV/AIDS services locations across the city’s five boroughs. The facts and figures are only available for the years 2011 through 2015…

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Web Scraping of Turner Paintings

February 3, 2019 / 0 comments

Project Inspired by the Tate collection, which houses the largest collection of Joseph Mallord William Turner works, I created a timeline based on the artworks Turner produced while visiting the Isle of Wight, UK. The timeline follows the artist’s first trip to the island in 1975, as he made his way onto the north of…

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