InfoVis Resource Links

Listed below are various links to projects about information visualization.

News Articles

When Data Struts Its Stuff - NY Times

Research Groups

Information Interfaces - Information Visualization and HCI @ Georgia Tech

LIVE - Laboratory for Information Visualization and Evaluation @ Virginia Tech

Imager Laboratory - Graphics, Visualization and HCI @ University of British Columbia

Visualization at WPI - Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Visualization at HCIL - Univ of Maryland HCI Lab Visualization Projects (past & current)

Pacific Northwest National Labs - Research program in Information Visualization

PARC UIR Information Visualization - Links to Xerox PARC InfoVis projects & info


The Map of the (Stock) Market - By Martin Wattenberg

The Secret Lives of Numbers - By Golan Levin

They Rule - By Joshua On

Copernica - By Martin Wattenberg

Mario Soup - By Ben Fry

Baby Name Wizard - By Martin Wattenberg

NIRVE project at NIST - Visualizing documents and search results

An Atlas of Cyberspaces - Collection of depictions of the web, internet and cyberspace

Gallery of Data Visualization - Best and worst of statistical graphics; much homage to Tufte

Visual Thesaurus - Interesting visualization of concepts in text

Information Aesthetics - Blog of Andrew Vande Moere, University of Sydney

Nonlinear Magnification Homepage [link may be broken] - References and examples of fish-eye & focus + context views


Oculus - Business Visualization Software

Discovery - Visualization Software from ILOG

Spotfire - Dynamic Query-driven Visualization Software

InfoZoom - HumanIT Software

Inxight - Text Extraction, Federated Search, and Visualization

Grokker - Enterprise Search Management

Tableau Software - Visual Thinking for Business Intelligence

Panopticon - Commercial Treemap Package

Hive Group - Commercial Honeycomb Package (a Treemap variant)

VisuaLinks - Commercial Graph-Based Analysis Tool

Analyst's Notebook - Commercial Visual Analytics Tool

Open Source Projects

Prefuse - Graph Visualization Toolkit by Jeffrey Heer

InfoVis Toolkit - General Toolkit by Jean-Daniel Fekete

Other InfoVis Resources

Information Visualization web site - Info Vis community information

InfoVis:Wiki - Hosted at Vienna University of Technology

Jerry Isdale's Info Vis resources - Very large collection of information visualization related links and sites

Information Visualization resources on the web - Collection of links to resources by Tamara Munzner

Library of Info Vis Environments - Collection of resources and commentary from Univ of Maryland students

Potsdam - More InfoVis resources - Digital magazine about area

InfoVis Bibliography - Links to important InfoVis papers & references

Academic Courses

British Columbia, Tamara Munzner
Information Visualization, Fall 2005

Cal-Berkeley, Marti Hearst
Information Visualization and Presentation, Fall 2005

Cal-Irvine, Alfred Kobsa
Advanced Topics in Information Visualization, Winter 2004

Cal-San Diego, Jim Hollan
Information Visualization, Fall 2004

CMU, Golan Levin
Information Visualization as Artistic Practice, Spring 2004

Georgia Tech, John Stasko
Information Visualization, Spring 2006
Videos of lectures available in VADL

Illinois, Karrie Karahalios
Social Visualization, Spring 2005

Indiana, Katy Borner
Information Visualization, Spring 2005

Maryland, Ben Shneiderman
Information Visualization, Spring 2005

MIT, Judith Donath
Social Visualization, Fall 2004

Michigan, George Furnas
Information Visualization, Fall 2000

Virginia Tech, Chris North
Information Visualization Fall 2005

Data Sets

InfoVis Benchmarks Repository - From HCIL, University of Maryland

Network Intrusion Data - From the UMass Lowell Information Exploration Shootout

Internet Mapping Project - At Lumeta

AirData - From the EPA

UNIX System User Load Data - From Bob Lechner of U Mass, Lowell

Geneology Data - From the US Census Bureau

World Wine Statistics - From the Wine Institute

Knowledge Discovery in Databases Archive - At UC Irvine

National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference - From the USDA

Jeff Klingner's database collection - At Stanford

Time Series Data Mining Archive - At UCR

Machine Learning Data Repository - At UCI