Visualizing NYC Transit: A History of NYC Subway Maps

September 14, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction Opened in 1904, the New York City subway is one of the world’s oldest and most complex transit systems. Designers and cartographers have publicly fought over how best to present the tangled network of underground and elevated lines (see The Great Subway Map War of 1978). Throughout the century, the subway map underwent various…

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Noteworthy Infographic Inventions from the 19th Century

September 14, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction Infographics, a term created by clipping and compounding the words ‘Information’ and ‘Graphics’, are visual or graphic representations of information which allow clear and swift communication. They leverage human beings’ visual system’s ability to identify patterns and trends. Creating infographics is not a new technique in any way, as the earliest storytellers were the…

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Disease mapping: a historical perspective

September 14, 2018 / 0 comments

Timeline link: https://goo.gl/TBDJuy Introduction Maps, the subsection of visualization types, are powerful and intuitive for people to look at spatial patterns and geographic data. There are many variations on map types and each variation has its own strengths. For this project, I would like to see how maps could help to communicate the information of the geographical…

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History of Python Programming Language

September 14, 2018 / 0 comments

INTRODUCTION: Python is a programming language that has continually increased in popularity and use since its conception in the late 1980s.  It puts emphasis on code readability, and its syntax allows programmers to express concepts in fewer lines of code than other languages that were available at the time.  Its large and comprehensive standard library,…

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History of Weather Map

September 14, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction Checking the weather forecast has become engrained our daily routine. We have become accustomed to accurate predictions of what temperature and weather to expect each day. The ability to know what the weather has not always been an easy access information. To know and be able to predict the weather has come a long…

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Henry Laurence Gantt and His Gantt Chart

September 12, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction I learnt Gantt Chart for a couple of times. First from Economic and Management class, then from Engineering management class. Gantt Chart plays a crucial part in efficiency, based on a combination of clear classification and evolving progress display. Moreover, Gantt Chart comes first when it comes to visualization. This leads to this short…

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Timeline of User Interface History

September 12, 2018 / 0 comments

Image credit for Skystar Digital Introduction: Since the invention of computer, there is a long history of interaction experience between human beings and computers. In order to make the human-computer interaction process more direct, simple, accurate, smooth, enjoyable, we have invented entirely different types of user interface. From the rudimentary non-interactive batch interface to the…

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A Timeline of the History of GIS

September 12, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction GIS, short for geographic information systems, is a system that was designed to better understand geographic data. With the help of GIS applications, users are aided in analyzing spatial information, creating searches for data, and interpenetrating maps with slightly more ease. While it would seem obvious that a lot of the emergence of this…

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A History of Chords Diagrams

September 12, 2018 / 0 comments

    Introduction: Chord diagram is a relatively new form of information visualizations. It is a type of diagram that visualizes the inter-relationships between entities. The connections between entities are used to display that they share something in common. This makes Chord Diagrams ideal for comparing the similarities within a dataset or between different groups…

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History of Thematic Mapping: A Timeline

September 12, 2018 / 0 comments

History of Thematic Mapping: A Timeline   Introduction For this lab report I chose to focus on study the milestones in the history of Thematic Mapping. I was particular interested in this part of information visualization because the understanding of “location intelligence and its applications” across the public has grown a lot, and thematic maps…

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History of Infographics – An Interactive Timeline Of Most Iconic Infographics From 1630 to 1693

September 12, 2018 / 0 comments

  Introduction We live in an age of data visualization where the Internet has been flooded with graphics containing useful information, be it the literacy rate of different countries or websites showcasing the change in the climate. Every single useful information on the web is being converted into images and graphics. But this isn’t the…

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History of Photography

September 11, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction Photography is an art of creating images. I have always wondered how photography was molded to its current digital age. People today have smartphones to take quick pictures of anything and everything. This never existed back in the 18th century and it’s amazing how photography evolved over time: from first ever cameras and images…

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History of Scatterplots: A Timeline

September 11, 2018 / 0 comments

Introduction For this lab report I chose to focus on the important historical events related to the creation of the modern day scatterplot. I was interested in this data visualization specifically, because it is one that I encounter frequently in my academic career. Most of the research studies that employ statistics often use scatterplots to…

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Understanding who we are: milestones in demographic data throughout history

September 11, 2018 / 0 comments

[Figure 1: Title slide of Timeline JS project] Introduction Demography, or the study of quantitative data about characteristics of human populations, has been a field of study since ancient, pre-Roman times. The analysis of population data can tell us a great deal about changes like migration patterns, overpopulation risks, fertility rates, and more. This data…

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A Somewhat Brief History of Open-Source Software

September 11, 2018 / 0 comments

Open-source software has become a counter to corporate forces that institute consumer-negative practices (such as Apple’s walled garden) in an effort to raise profits for shareholders. As open-source software, tools, and other technologies rise in popularity and ease of use, it’s important to understand how open-source arrived at it’s current place, and why. This timeline,…

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A Brief History of NYC’s Open Data Law

September 9, 2018 / 0 comments

As the United States collectively wades through a very unstable political era, access to data that helps inform constituents and increase civic engagement in communities is more important than ever. Using an open source JS Timeline from Knight Lab at Northwestern University, I’ve provided a brief history of NYC’s Open Data Law and the city’s…

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Protected: Technological Innovation in the Field of Data Visualization from 1923-1980

September 8, 2018 / 0 comments

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The Whitney Museum of American Art Audio Guide User Test

August 18, 2018 / 0 comments

The artwork at the Whitney (left) and the Usability Testing team (from left to right: Armando Garcia, Isabella Deocariza, Andrea Rodrigues do Amaral, Wanyi Wang) Introduction Our goal is an omni-channel approach that is user-centric, and impactful, while remaining faithful to our founding mission of letting artists lead the way.—Sofie Andersen, Director of Digital at the…

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The Frick Collection: Usability Research on In-Gallery Devices

August 16, 2018 / 0 comments

By Alanood Al-Thani, Katie Curran and Shannon Mish Garden Court at The Frick Collection The Frick Collection is a staple of New York’s Fifth Avenue museums, it was founded in 1919 and holds a rich collection of old master paintings, and European decorative arts. Unlike some of the white-cube museums around the City, The Frick Collection…

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Sampling of the Met Collection’s Watercolors

August 6, 2018 / 0 comments

Watercolors at the Metropolitan Museum of Art This final visualization presents the watercolors that are held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. While the Met’s open dataset contains 467,665 items, the disarray of the records made it impossible to capture this breadth of information in such a condensed amount of time. I had originally hoped…

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