Category Archives: Data Visualization

Using Font Attributes with D3.js

Most of the typographic visualization examples on this site are created in D3.js, using¬† SVG. There are tons of examples of D3 on the web used to create bars, dots, etc; but not many online examples where font attributes are … Continue reading

Posted in Data Visualization, Font Visualization, Text Visualization | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Text in Visualization – thesis on-line

You can now find my full thesis on-line. Instead of reading the whole thesis to learn about the design space of text in visualization, you can find a two page overview that summarizes the entire thesis on page v-vi: The … Continue reading

Posted in Data Visualization | Leave a comment

Word Stems Visualized

In this blog there have been many posts of words visualized where differences are accentuated and encoded using bold, italics, underlines, etc. But what if you want to visualize the similarities? Stemming is a basic task in a lot of … Continue reading

Posted in Alphanumeric Chart, Data Visualization, Text Visualization | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Why history matters in data visualization

In any thesis or academic peer-reviewed paper, positioning your work in context of prior research is paramount to show your unique contribution and how your work “stands on the shoulders of giants”[ref]. My recent PhD thesis goes beyond the typical … Continue reading

Posted in Data Visualization | Leave a comment

Microtext Line Charts: Sample Code

I’ve presented Microtext Line Charts a number of times. There is a lot of interest and a lot of questions. Questions are generally two flavors. How do you implement this? What happens if: there are more data points in the … Continue reading

Posted in Data Visualization, Line Chart, Microtext, Text Visualization | Leave a comment

Successful PhD Defense!

I recently successfully defended my PhD. Yay! It was almost 3 hours, as there were many questions. There have since been many congratulations and questions from others.¬† The most common question is: How did you complete a part-time PhD in … Continue reading

Posted in Data Visualization | Tagged | Leave a comment

Building a Better Table of Contents

As I near the completion of my thesis, I find it challenging to navigate through 250 pages of prose and remember where certain arguments or certain pieces of evidence are located; or challenging to get a broad overview of the … Continue reading

Posted in Data Visualization, Design Space, Search | Leave a comment