Category Archives: Design Space

Visualizing with Text – high-res figures now on-line

Visualizing with Text releases any day now: I hope to have my copy before the end of VisWeek. I’ve finally posted all the figures that I authored on-line with a CC-BY-SA 4.0 license. There’s 158 high-resolution images and diagrams from … Continue reading

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Text and Visualization Workshop at ESAD Vallence

I had the good fortune to be invited to speak at a workshop late last year at the ESAD design school in Valence France: The workshop was titled sous le texte la carte: La visualisation du texte en cartographie. Although … Continue reading

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Metabolic Pathways and Visualization Pathways

Metabolic pathway diagrams show series of linked chemical reactions occurring within cells (Wikipedia). These diagrams started more than a half-century ago, such as this example from 1967 in the Smithsonian: These diagrams have been continuously expanded over decades as new … Continue reading

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Data Comics (with NFL play example)

Data comics are a great extension to infographics. Data comics are essentially a narrative explanation of a visualization set out in a comic-like format. The overall sequence explains the story. (e.g. see this paper for some examples comparing infographics to … Continue reading

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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

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Papers, Rejections and Critiques

There have been a few recent blog posts after VisWeek about paper rejections such as Niklas’ Elmqvist’s Dealing with Rejection and Robert Kosara’s related Dealing with Paper Rejections. Rejections are certainly a painful part of the academic review process I’ve … Continue reading

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The Design Space of Typographic Data Visualization

There are many possible new visualizations using typography, some of which I’ve previously discussed in posts on this blog.¬†One way to consider this design space is to decompose it into the different elements¬†that can be used to assemble visualizations. These … Continue reading

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