Syllabus

Link to last time's 2013 syllabus with lecture slides

Overview

 Week  Dates Topic Topic HW
1 Aug 17, 19 Introduction InfoVis overview HW 1
2 Aug 24, 26 Multivariate data & table/graph design S. Few's design guidance HW 2
3 Aug 31, Sep 2 Multivariate visual representations 1 Multivariate visual representations 2
4 Sep 7, 9 No Class -- Labor Day Vis programing tutorial
5 Sep 14, 16 InfoVis systems & toolkits Commercial systems demos
6 Sep 21, 23 Interaction Overview & detail
7 Sep 28, 30 Tasks and analysis Storytelling
8 Oct 5, 7 Poster session Casual InfoVis
9 Oct 12, 14 No Class - Fall break Tufte's design principles
10 Oct 19, 21 Text & documents 1 Text & documents 2
11 Oct 26, 28 Guest lecture Value of visualization (Video)
12 Nov 2, 4 Hierarchies & trees 1 Hierarchies & trees 2
13 Nov 9, 11 Graphs and networks 1 Graphs and networks 2
14 Nov 16, 18 Visual analytics Time series data
15 Nov 23, 25 Visual perception No Class - Thanksgiving break
16 Nov 30, Dec 2 Evaluation Review


Detail

Below are summaries of all the materials for each class. Lecture slides, references for readings and articles, videos shown, and software demonstrated are listed for each topic. Also available is a more general, alphabetical bibliography.


Aug. 17 -- Introduction

Readings

  • Tufte Shuttle recap

    Websites
  • Tufte's book containing Challenger discussion
  • Report of the Presidential Commission on the Space Shuttle Challenger Accident
  • Challenger disaster - Wikipedia page about accident
  • Criticism of Tufte's analysis from Online Ethics Center for Engineering and Research


    Aug. 19 -- InfoVis Overview

    Topic Notes
  • PDF

    Readings
  • Now You See It, chapters 1-3
  • S. Card, J. Mackinlay and B. Shneiderman, Readings in Information Visualization, Using Visualization to Think Morgan Kaufmann, 1999, pp. 1-34.

    Additional Papers
  • S. K. Card, "Information visualization." In The Human-Computer Interaction Handbook, J. Jacko, A. Sears, (editors), Lawrence Erlbaum Associates; 2003.
  • J.-D. Fekete, J. van Wijk, J. Stasko, C. North, "The Value of Information Visualization", in Information Visualization: Human-Centered Issues and Perspectives, (Editors: A. Kerren, J. Stasko, J.-D. Fekete, C. North), Springer, 2008, pp. 1-18.
  • C. North, "Information Visualization", in Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics, G. Salvendy (editor), John Wiley & Sons, 2005.
  • More

    Websites
  • Anscombe's Quartet
  • What is Data Science? - O'Reilly
  • For Today's Graduate, Just One Word: Statistics - NY Times
  • The Three Sexy Skills of Data Geeks - Dataspora
  • Data Visualization Is Reinventing Online Storytelling - Advertising Age
  • Nuclear arms race - visual.ly
  • Death and Taxes - visual.ly
  • Best beer in America - Mike Wirth Art
  • Beer - Beer graph
  • Beeriodic Table - Beer Mongers
  • Religious belief and income - awesome.good.is
  • Where We Live - Joe Lertola
  • Best Pie Chart ever - Jamie Schimley
  • FOX News pie chart
  • NameVoyager of the Baby Name Wizard
  • Market Watch's Map of the Market (newer, bleah one)
  • Use of candidate's names - from the NY Times
  • Netflix Queues - from the NY Times
  • InfoVis Wiki
  • Infosthetics Blog
  • Flowing Data
  • Visual.ly
  • Scoop.It!
  • The Economist's Graphic Detail
  • Visualization Blog Compendium

    Videos
  • Remind Me, by Royksopp (Blocked in U.S.)
  • Little Red Riding Hood infographic


    Aug. 24 -- Multivariate Data & Table/Graph Design

    Topic Notes
  • PDF

    Readings
  • S. Few, "Effectively Communicating Numbers - Selecting the Best Means and Manner of Display", 2006.

    Additional Papers
  • S. Few, Show Me the Numbers, Analytics Press, 2004.
  • More

    Websites
  • Dog ranking scatterplot from slate.com


    Aug. 26 -- S. Few's Design Guidance

    Topic Notes
  • PDF

    Readings
  • Now You See It, chapters 5-12

    Websites
  • Perceptual Edge


    Aug. 31, Sep. 2 -- Multivariate Visual Representations

    Topic Notes
  • PDF 1
  • PDF 2

    Readings
  • A. Inselberg, "Multidimensional Detective," Proceedings of IEEE InfoVis '97, pp. 100-107, 1997.
  • D. Keim, M. Hao, U. Dayal, and M. Hsu, "Pixel Bar Charts: A visualization technique for very large multi-attribute data sets", Information Visualization, Vol. 1, No. 1, March 2002, pp. 20-34.

    Additional Papers
  • B. Alsallakh, L, Micallef, W. Aigner, H. Hauser, S. Miksch, P. Rodgers, "Visualizing Sets and Set-typed Data: State-of-the-Art and Future Challenges." State-of-the-Art Reports of the Eurographics Conference on Visualization 2014 (EuroVis 2014), June 2014.
  • J.H.T. Claessen, J. van Wijk, "Flexible Linked Axes for Multivariate Data Visualization," IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 17, No. 12, Dec. 2011, pp. 2310-2316.
  • S. Gratzl, A. Lex, N. Gehlenborg, H. Pfister, and M. Streit, "LineUp: Visual Analysis of Multi-Attribute Rankings", IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 19, No. 12, pp. 2277-2286, Dec. 2013.
  • R. Rao and S.K. Card, "The Table Lens: Merging Graphical and Symbolic Representations in an Interactive Focus+Context Visualization for Tabluar Information", Proceedings of ACM CHI '94, Apr. 1994, pp. 318-322.
  • J.M. Rzeszotarski and A. Kittur. "Kinetica: naturalistic multi-touch data visualization." Proc. of CHI '14, pp. 897-906.
  • R. Spence and L. Tweedie, "The Attribute Explorer: information synthesis via exploration", Interacting with Computers, Vol. 11, pp. 137-146, 1998.
  • M. Spenke, C. Beilken, T. Berlage, "FOCUS: The Interactive Table for Product Comparison and Selection." Proceedings of ACM UIST '96, Nov. 1996, pp. 41-50.
  • J. Yang, et al., "Value and Relation Display: Interactive Visual Exploration of Large Data Sets with Hundreds of Dimensions", IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 13, No. 3, May-June. 2007, pp. 494-507.
  • J. S. Yi, R. Melton, J. Stasko, and J. Jacko, "Dust & Magnet: Multivariate Information Visualization using a Magnet Metaphor," Information Visualization, Vol. 4, No. 4, Winter 2005, pp. 239-256.
  • More

    Websites
  • Chernoff faces

    Videos
  • Table Lens, Xerox PARC, CHI '95
  • Attribute Explorer, Imperial College UK, CHI '94
  • EZChooser, MERL
  • LineUp, Linz & Harvard, InfoVIs '03
  • Angular brushing, VRVis
  • Parallel Sets, UNCC, InfoVis '05
  • FLINA View, TU Eindhoven, InfoVis '11
  • Dust & Magnet, Georgia Tech, Information Visualization '05
  • Kinetica, CMU, CHI '14
  • Bubble Sets, Ontario Inst. Tech., InfoVis '09
  • Untangling Euler Diagrams, MSR, InfoVis '10
  • OnSet, Georgia Tech, InfoVis '14

    Software
  • LineUp, Caleydo
  • ParVis, Parallel coordinates system
  • Parallel Sets, UNCC
  • Star Coordinates from IBM
  • OnSet, Georgia Tech, InfoVis '14


    Sep. 9 -- Vis Programming Tutorial

    Topic Notes
  • PDF

    Readings
  • Interactive Data Visualizations for the Web, by Scott Murray

    Additional Papers
  • M. Bostock, V. Ogievetsky, J. Heer, "D3: Data-Driven Documents", IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 17, No. 12, Dec. 2011, pp. 2301-2309.

    Websites
  • w3schools.com
  • Mozilla Developer Network
  • JSON
  • Scott Murray's tutorials on D3
  • Bostock's tutorials on D3
  • Jerome Cukier's blog and tutorials on D3
       Jerome's cheat sheet
  • D3 tips & tricks
  • Library of D3 examples
  • D3.js step-by-step

    Videos
  • Some D3 tutorials

    Software
  • D3


    Sep. 14 -- InfoVis Systems & Toolkits

    Topic Notes
  • PDF

    Readings
  • F. Viegas, M. Wattenberg, F. van Ham, J. Kriss, and M. McKeon, "ManyEyes: A Site for Visualization at Internet Scale", IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 13, No. 6, Nov.-Dec. 2007, pp. 1121-1128.

    Additional Papers
  • M. Bostock, V. Ogievetsky, J. Heer, "D3: Data-Driven Documents", IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 17, No. 12, Dec. 2011, pp. 2301-2309.
  • J. Heer, F. Viegas, M. Wattenberg, "Voyagers and Voyeurs: Supporting Asynchronous Collaborative Information Visualization", Proceedings of ACM CHI 2007, April 2007, pp. 1029-1038.
  • J. Heer, S. Card, J. Landay, "prefuse: a toolkit for interactive information visualization", Proceedings of ACM CHI '05, April 2005, pp. 421-430.
  • J. Heer, "Software Design Patterns for Information Visualization", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 12, No. 5, September 2006, pp. 853-860.
  • C. Weaver, "Building Highly-Coordinated Visualizations in Improvise", Proceedings of IEEE InfoVis '04, October 2004, pp. 159-166.
  • More

    Videos
  • prefuse from prefuse.org
  • Talk about Many Eyes from Wattenberg and Viegas
  • sense.us from Jeff Heer

    Software
  • InfoVis Toolkit
  • prefuse
  • Flare
  • Protovis
  • D3
  • D3 tutorial help
  • Piccolo
  • InfiView
  • Google visualization and chart tools
  • Processing
  • JavaScript InfoVis Toolkit
  • Improvise
  • Many Eyes from IBM
  • MS Pivot


    Sep. 16 -- Commercial Systems Demos & Discussion

    Topic Notes
  • PDF

    Readings
  • M. Spenke and C. Beilken, "InfoZoom - Analysing Formula One racing results with an interactive data mining and visualization tool," Proceedings of 2nd Intl. Conf. on Data Mining, July 2000.

    Additional Papers
  • S. Eick, "Visual Discovery and Analysis", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 6, No. 1, Jan-Mar 2000, pp. 44-58.
  • More

    Software
  • Spotfire Pro from Spotfire
  • InfoZoom from HumanIT
  • Tableau from Tableau Software
  • QlikView from QlikTech
  • InfoScope from Macrofocus


    Sep. 21 -- Interaction

    Topic Notes
  • PDF

    Readings
  • Now You See It, chapter 4
  • J.S. Yi, Y.A. Kang, J.T. Stasko and J.A. Jacko, "Toward a Deeper Understanding of the Role of Interaction in Information Visualization", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 13, No. 6, Nov/Dec 2007, pp. 1224-1231.

    Additional Papers
  • A. Dix and G. Ellis, "Starting Simple - adding value to static visualisation through simple interaction." Proc. of AVI '98, May 1998, pp. 124-134.
  • N. Elmqvist, A. Vande Moere, H-C. Jetter, D. Cernea, H. Reiterer, and TJ Jankun-Kelly, "Fluid interaction for information visualization", Information Visualization, Vol. 10, No. 4, Oct. 2011, pp. 327-340.
  • J. Heer, M. Agrawala, W. Willett, "Generalized Selection via Interactive Query Relaxation", Proc. of CHI '08, Apr 2008, pp. 959-968.
  • B. Shneiderman, "Dynamic Queries for Visual Information Seeking", IEEE Software, Vol. 11, No. 6, pp. 70-77, 1994.
  • R. Spence and L. Tweedie, "The Attribute Explorer: information synthesis via exploration", Interacting with Computers, Vol. 11, pp. 137-146, 1998.
  • More

    Videos
  • FilmFinder, Univ. Maryland, CHI '94
  • Attribute Explorer, Imperial College UK, CHI '94
  • Magic Lens & See Through Tools, Xerox PARC, CHI '94 & '95
  • Dust & Magnet, Information Visualization '05
  • FacetMap, MSR, InfoVis '06
  • Generalized Selection, Stanford, CHI '08

    Software
  • HomeFinder, Univ. of Maryland download
  • Spotfire
  • DataMaps, Virginia Tech

    Websites
  • Interactive histogram from Alan Dix
  • US History dynamic browser
  • Excentric labeling from Maryland
  • Visual Thesaurus
  • Interactive house finder
  • Google maps mash-up of homefinder style tool
  • Cellphone chooser with dynamic queries
  • Diamond finder with dynamic queries


    Sep. 23 -- Overview and Detail (including Focus + Context and Zooming)

    Topic Notes
  • PDF

    Readings
  • B. Bederson et al, "DateLens: A fisheye calendar interface for PDAs," ACM Trans. on CHI, Vol. 11, No. 1, March 2004, pp. 90-119.

    Additional Papers
  • B. Bederson, J. Meyer, L. Good, "Jazz: An Extensible Zoomable User Interface Graphics Toolkit in Java", Proceedings of UIST 2000, Nov. 2000, pp.171-180.
  • A. Cockburn, A. Karlson, and B. Bederson, "A Review of Overview+Detail, Zooming, and Focus+Context Interfaces", ACM Computing Surveys, Vol. 41, No. 1, Dec. 2008, pp. 2:1-2:31.
  • G. Furnas, "Generalized Fisheye Views", Proc. of CHI '86, pp. 16-23.
  • G. Furnas and B. Bederson, "Space-Scale Diagrams: Understanding Multiscale Interfaces", Proc. of CHI '95, May 1995, pp. 234-241.
  • G. W. Furnas, "A fisheye follow-up: further reflections on focus + context", Proc. of CHI '06, April 2006, pp. 999-1008.
  • C. Plaisant, D. Carr, and B. Shneiderman, "Image-Browser Taxonomy and Guidelines for Designers", IEEE Software, Vol. 12, No. 2, pp. 21-32, March 1995.
  • M. Sarkar and M. H. Brown, "Graphical fisheye views", Communications of the ACM, Vol. 37, No. 12, pp. 73-84, Dec. 1994.
  • More

    Videos
  • Wing, Sony Corp., UIST '95
  • PadPrints, New Mexico, UIST '98
  • PhotoMesa, Maryland, UIST '01
  • DragMag Image Magnifier, Univ. of New Brunswick, CHI '95
  • Information Mural, Georgia Tech, InfoVis '95
  • Table Lens, Xerox PARC, CHI '95
  • Fisheye Views of Graphs, DEC SRC, CHI '93
  • Continuous Zoom and Pliable surfaces, Simon Fraser, UIST '95
  • Cone Trees and Perspective Wall, Xerox PARC, CHI '91
  • DateLens, Maryland & MSR

    Websites
  • Powers of 10
  • Scale of the Universe 2 - Zooming example
  • prezi.com
  • Fisheye menus from Univ. Maryland
  • DateLens, Maryland
  • Ten by Ten

    Software
  • Piccolo from Univ. of Maryland download
  • PhotoMesa from Univ. Maryland


    Sep. 28 -- User Tasks and Analysis

    Topic Notes
  • PDF

    Readings
  • R. Amar and J. Stasko, "Knowledge Precepts for Design and Evaluation of Information Visualizations," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 11, No. 4, July/August 2005, pp. 432-442.
  • M. Sedlmair, M. Meyer, T. Munzner, "Design Study Methodology: Reflections from the Trenches and Stacks", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 18, No. 12, Dec. 2012, pp. 2431-2440.

    Additional Papers
  • R. Amar, J. Eagan, and J. Stasko, "Low Level Components of Analytic Activity in Information Visualization", Proc. of IEEE InfoVis '05, Oct. 2005, pp. 111-117.
  • J. Heer and B. Shneiderman. "Interactive dynamics for visual analysis." Communications of the ACM, Vol. 55, No. 4, April 2012), pp. 45-54.
  • B. Shneiderman, "The Eyes Have It: A Task by Data Type Taxonomy for Information Visualizations." Proc. 1996 IEEE Visual Languages, Sept. 1996, pp. 336-343.
  • E. Valiati, M. Pimenta, C. Freitas, "A Taxonomy of Tasks for Guiding the Evaluation of Multidimensional Visualizations", Proc. of BELIV '06, May 2006, pp. 1-6.
  • More


    Sep. 30 -- Storytelling

    Topic Notes
  • PDF

    Readings
  • E. Segel and J. Heer, "Narrative Visualization: Telling Stories with Data", IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 16, No. 6, Nov.-Dec. 2010, pp. 1139-1148.

    Videos
  • Hans Rosling talk - from TED Conference, 2006
  • Hans Rosling talk - from TED Conference, 2007
  • Journalism in the Age of Data - from Stanford
  • An Inconvenient Truth - Wikipedia page about film
  • How Mariano Rivera Dominates Hitters - from the NY Times
  • David McCandless talk - from TED Conference, 2010
  • Aaron Koblin talk - from TED Conference, 2011
  • Hans Rosling updated - from the BBC

    Websites
  • Telling Stories with Data Workshop - from VisWeek 2010
  • Telling Stories with Data Workshop summary - at FlowingData
  • Data-Driven Journalism Seminar
  • Data Journalism Handbook
  • Information is Beautiful - David McCandless' website
  • Tufte praises Megan Jaegerman
  • Obama job chart discussion
  • Home and Away - Iraq & Afghanistan casualties from CNN
  • VisualEyes - from Univ. Virginia
  • Enhanced State of the Union address 2011 - from whitehouse.gov


    Oct. 7 -- Casual InfoVis

    Topic Notes
  • PDF

    Readings
  • Z. Pousman, J. T. Stasko and M. Mateas, "Casual Information Visualization: Depictions of Data in Everyday Life", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 13, No. 6, November/December 2007, pp. 1145-1152.

    Additional Papers
  • T. Skog, et al, "Between Aesthetics and Utility: Designing Ambient Information Visualizations", Proc. of InfoVis '03, pp. 233-240.
  • J. Fogarty, et al., "Aesthetic information collages: generating decorative displays that contain information," Proc. UIST '01, Nov. 2001, pp. 141-150.
  • J. Stasko, et al, "Personalized Peripheral Information Awareness through Information Art", Proc. of UbiComp '04, Sept. 2004, pp. 18-35.
  • M. van Dantzich, et al., "Scope: Providing awareness of multiple notifications at a glance," Proc. AVI '02, May 2002, pp. 267-281.
  • F. Viegas and M. Wattenberg, "Artistic data visualization: Beyond visual analytics," Proceedings of HCII 2007, July 2007, pp. 182-191.
  • More

    Websites
  • InfoVis & Art, Presentation by Viegas & Wattenberg at InfoVis '06
  • Jason Salavon's art
  • Feltron Annual Report, One's life as an annual report
  • Ambient Devices
  • Informative Art, Viktoria Institute
  • InfoCanvas, Georgia Tech
  • We Feel Fine - Visualizing feelings

    Videos
  • ambientROOM, MIT, CHI '98
  • InfoCanvas, InfoVis '05


    Oct. 14 -- E. Tufte's Visual Design Principles

    Topic Notes
  • PDF

    Readings
  • Tufte, Envisioning Information

    Additional Papers
  • S. Bateman, et al, "Useful Junk? The Effects of Visual Embellishment on Comprehension and Memorability of Charts", Proceedings of CHI '10, April 2010, pp. 2573-2582.

    Websites
  • Tufte's website
  • Junk charts
  • USA Today's news snapshots
  • Obama likes Tufte
  • Nigel Holmes website


    Oct. 19, 21 -- Text and Documents

    Topic Notes
  • PDF 1
  • PDF 2

    Readings
  • F. Viegas, M. Wattenberg, "Tag Clouds and the Case for Vernacular Visualization", interactions, Vol. 15, No. 4, Jul-Aug 2008, pp. 49-52.
  • D.A. Keim and D. Oelke, "Literature Fingerprinting: A New Method for Visual Literary Analysis", Proc. of IEEE VAST '07, Oct. 2007, pp. 115-122.

    Additional Papers
  • C. Görg, et al, "Combining Computational Analyses and Interactive Visualization for Document Exploration and Sensemaking in Jigsaw", IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 19, No. 10, Oct. 2013, pp. 1646-1663.
  • S. Havre, B. Hetzler, and L. Nowell, "ThemeRiver: Visualizing Theme Changes over Time", Proceedings of the 2000 IEEE Information Visualization Symposium, Salt Lake City, Oct. 2000, pp. 115-123.
  • M. Hearst, "Tilebars: Visualization of Term Distribution Information in Full-Text Information Access," Proc. of CHI '95, May 2005, pp. 59-66.
  • B. Lee, et al, "Understanding Research Trends in Conferences using PaperLens", CHI '05 Late Breaking Results, May 2005, pp. 1969-1972.
  • X. Lin, "Visualization for the Document Space," Proc. of Visualization '92, Oct. 1992, pp. 274-281.
  • J. Novak and A. Canas, "The origins of the concept mapping tool and the continuing evolution of the tool", Information Visualization, Vol. 5, No. 3, Autumn 2006, pp. 175-184.
  • F. Viegas, M. Wattenberg, J. Feinberg, "Participatory Visualization with Wordle", IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 15, No. 6, Nov.-Dec. 2009, pp. 1137-1144.
  • M. Wattenberg, F. Viegas, "The Word Tree, an Interactive Visual Concordance", IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 14, No. 6, Nov.-Dec. 2008, pp. 1245-1252.
  • J. Wise, "Visualizing the Non-Visual: spatial analysis and interaction with information from text documents," Proceedings of the Information Visualization '95 Conference, Atlanta, GA, Oct. 1995, pp. 51-58.
  • More

    Videos
  • TileBars, UC Berkeley, CHI '96
  • Mani-Wordle, Seoul Natl. Univ., InfoVis '10
  • Parallel Tag Clouds, IBM, VAST '09
  • FeatureLens, Maryland, CIKM '07
  • Document Cards, Univ. Konstanz, InfoVis '09.
  • Bohemian Bookshelf, Calgary
  • PaperLens, MSR, CHI '05
  • Jigsaw, Georgia Tech, VAST '07
  • Jigsaw (academic papers), Georgia Tech, TVCG '13
  • Jigsaw (car reviews), Georgia Tech, TVCG '13
  • FacetAtlas, IBM, InfoVis '10.
  • SPIRE, PNL, InfoVis '95

    Websites
  • Convention word counts, the New York Times
  • Many Eyes, Tag clouds and Word Trees
  • Wordle
  • Voyant Tools
  • State of the Union Wordles, The Guardian
  • Concordance software
  • State of Union words, NY Times
  • TextArc
  • TileBars, UC Berkeley
  • Jigsaw, Georgia Tech
  • Information visualization, Pacific Northwest Labs
  • stamen


    Oct. 28 -- Value of Visualization

    Topic Notes
  • Video

    Readings
  • J.-D. Fekete, J. van Wijk, J. Stasko, C. North, "The Value of Information Visualization", in Information Visualization: Human-Centered Issues and Perspectives, (Editors: A. Kerren, J. Stasko, J.-D. Fekete, C. North), Springer, 2008, pp. 1-18.
  • D. Norman, "The Power of Representation", Chapter 3 in Things That Make Us Smart: Defending Human Attributes in the Age of the Machine, Addison-Wesley, 1994.
  • J. Stasko, "Value-Driven Evaluation of Visualizations", Proc. of BELIV '14, Nov. 2014, pp. 46-53.
  • J. van Wijk, "The value of visualization," Proc. of Visualization '05, Oct. 2005, pp.79-86.

    Additional Papers
  • R. Chang, C. Ziemkiewicz, T. M. Green, and W. Ribarsky. "Defining Insight for Visual Analytics." IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications, Vol. 29, No. 2, Feb. 2009, pp. 14-17.
  • J. Larkin, H.A. Simon, "Why a Diagram is (Sometimes) Worth Ten Thousand Words", Cognitive Science, Vol. 11, No. 1, pp. 65-99, 1987.
  • Z. Liu, N. Nersessian, J. Stasko, "Distributed Cognition as a Theoretical Framework for Information Visualization", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 14, No. 6, Nov/Dec 2008, pp. 1173-1180.
  • Z. Liu and J. Stasko, "Mental Models, Visual Reasoning and Interaction in Information Visualization: A Top-down Perspective", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, (InfoVis '10), Vol. 16, No. 6, November/December 2010, pp. 999-1008.

    Websites
  • Anscombe's Quartet
  • Gun ownership in NY from lohud.com
  • More


    Nov. 2 -- Hierarchies and Trees 1 - Node-link

    Topic Notes
  • PDF

    Readings
  • S. Card and D. Nation, "Degree-of-Interest Trees: A Component of an Attention-Reactive User Interface", Proc. of AVI '02, May 2002, pp. 231-245.

    Additional Papers
  • J. Lamping and R. Rao, "The Hyperbolic Browser: A Focus + Context Technique for Visualizing Large Hierarchies", Journal of Visual Languages and Computing, Vol. 7, No. 1, pp. 33-55, March 1996.
  • Q.V. Nguyen and M.L. Huang, "Space-optimized tree: a connection + enclosure approach for the visualization of large hierarchies", Information Visualization, Vol. 2, No. 1, March 2003, pp. 3-15.
  • C. Plaisant, et al, "SpaceTree: Design Evolution of a Node Link Tree Browser", Proc. of InfoVis '02, Oct. 2002, pp. 57-64.
  • G. Robertson, S. Card, and J. Mackinlay, "Information Visualization Using 3D Interactive Animation", Communications of the ACM, vol. 36, no. 4, Apr. 1993, pp. 57-71.
  • More

    Videos
  • Information Visualizer, Xerox PARC
  • Hyperbolic Tree, Xerox PARC, CHI '96
  • 3D Hyperbolic graphs, Stanford, T. Munzner
  • SpaceTree, Univ. of Maryland, HCIL '02

    Websites
  • Election 2012, from NY Times
  • Neat tree-drawing applet, Brown University
  • CHEOPS

    Software
  • Hyperbolic tree demo from Prefuse


    Nov. 4 -- Hierarchies and Trees 2 - Space-filling

    Topic Notes
  • PDF

    Readings
  • B. Johnson and B. Shneiderman, "Tree-maps: A Space Filling Approach to the Visualization of Hierarchical Information Structures", Proc. of Vis '91, Oct. 1991, pp. 284-291.

    Additional Papers
  • B. Bederson, B. Shneiderman, and M. Wattenberg, Ordered and Quantum Treemaps: Making Effective Use of 2D Space to Display Hierarchies, ACM Trans. on Graphics, Vol. 21, No. 4, Oct. 2002, pp. 833-854.
  • D.M. Bruls, C. Huizing and J.J. van Wijk, "Squarified Treemaps", Proceedings of EuroGraphics 2000, pp. 33-42.
  • Q.V. Nguyen & M.L. Huang, "EncCon: an approach to constructing interactive visualization of large hierarchical data", Information Visualization, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 1-21.
  • J. Stasko and E. Zhang, "Focus+Context Display and Navigation Techniques for Enhancing Radial, Space-Filling Hierarchy Visualizations", Proc. of InfoVis '00, Oct. 2000, pp. 57-65.
  • W. Wang, H. Wang, G. Dai, H. Wang, "Visualization of large hierarchical data by circle packing", Proceedings of ACM CHI '06, April 2006, pp. 517-520.
  • More

    Videos
  • Treemaps, Maryland, 1992
  • FundExplorer from Georgia Tech
  • Sunburst from Georgia Tech
  • Zoomology, InfoVis '03, Georgia Tech

    Software
  • Treemap and SunBurst local demos
  • SequoiaView file visualizer by Technische Universiteit Eindhoven
  • Product reviewer, The Hive Group
  • Panopticon
  • Grokker, from Groxis

    Websites
  • Smart Money's Map of the Market
  • Dynamic layout algorithm comparison applet created by Martin Wattenberg and Ben Bederson
  • Treemaps, Maryland HCIL
  • newsmap
  • Obama's 2012 budget proposal, (in treemap), from NY Times
  • 2012 presidential election, Macrofocus
  • EnCon
  • treevis.net from Hans-Jorg Schulz


    Nov. 9, 11 -- Graphs and Networks

    Topic Notes
  • PDF 1
  • PDF 2

    Readings
  • B. Lee, C. Plaisant, C. Sims Parr, J.-D. Fekete, N. Henry, "Task Taxonomy for Graph Visualization", Proc. of BELIV '06, April '06, pp. 1-5.
  • A. Perer, B. Shneiderman, "Balancing Systematic and Flexible Exploration of Social Networks," IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 12, No. 5, Sep.-Oct. 2006, pp. 693-700.

    Additional Papers
  • I. Herman, et al, "Graph Visualization and Navigation in Information Visualization: A Survey", IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 6, No. 1, Jan-Mar 2000, pp. 24-43.
  • D. Holten, "Hierarchical edge bundles: Visualization of adjacency relations in hierarchical data," IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 12, No. 5, Sep.-Oct. 2006, pp. 741-748.
  • B. Lee, C. Parr, C. Plaisant, B. Bederson, V. Veksler, W. Gray, and C. Kotfila "TreePlus: Interactive Exploration of Networks with Enhanced Tree Layouts", IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 12, No. 6, Nov.-Dec. 2006, pp. 1414-1426.
  • B. Shneiderman, A. Aris, "Network Visualization by Semantic Substrates," IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 12, No. 5, Sep.-Oct. 2006, pp. 733-740.
  • F. van Ham and A. Perer, "Search, Show Context, Expand on Demand: Supporting Large Graph exploration with Degree-of-Interest", IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 15, No. 6, Nov.-Dec. 2009, pp. 953-960.
  • M. Wattenberg, "Visual exploration of multivariate graphs," Proceedings of ACM CHI '06, Montreal, Canada, April 2006, pp. 811-819.
  • P.C. Wong, H. Foote, G. Chin, P. Mackey, K. Perrine, "Graph Signatures for Visual Analytics", IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 12, No. 6, Nov.-Dec. 2006, pp. 1399-1413.
  • More

    Videos
  • Where does the money go?, NSF
  • MoireGraphs, Miss. State, InfoVis '03
  • Animated graph exploration, Cal-Berkeley, InfoVis '01 (link)
  • TreePlus, Maryland
  • Vizster, UC Berkeley, InfoVis '05
  • Semantic Substrates and SocialAction, Maryland, InfoVis '06
  • Social Action, Senator voting patterns, Maryland
  • Ploceus, Georgia Tech, VAST '11

    Websites
  • Force-directed example, Protovis, Stanford
  • Graph drawing tutorial, Brown
  • Graph drawing resources, graphdrawing.org
  • Graph drawing resources, AT&T Labs
  • Social Science visualization gallery
  • Social network analysis
  • TouchGraph
  • TouchGraph's Google browser
  • Visual Complexity - Graph Visualizations
  • Graham Wills home page
  • Semantic substrates, Maryland
  • Vizster, UC Berkeley
  • Social Action, Maryland
  • MatrixExplorer & NodeTrix, INRIA
  • Planarity - graph layout game
  • Atlas of Cyberspace


    Nov. 16 -- Visual Analytics

    Topic Notes
  • PDF 1

    Readings
  • D. Keim, G. Andrienko, J.-D. Fekete, C. Gorg, J. Kohlhammer, and G. Melancon, "Visual Analytics: Definition, Process, and Challenges", in Information Visualization: Human-Centered Issues and Perspectives, (Editors: A. Kerren, J. Stasko, J.-D. Fekete, C. North), Springer, 2008, pp. 1-18.
  • J. Stasko, C. Gorg, and Z. Liu, "Jigsaw: Supporting Investigative Analysis through Interactive Visualization", Information Visualization, Vol. 7, No. 2, Summer 2008, pp. 118-132.

    Additional Papers
  • M. Bilgic, L. Licamele, L. Getoord, B. Shneiderman, "D-Dupe: An Interactive Tool for Entity Resolution in Social Networks", Proceedings of IEEE VAST '06, Oct. 2006, pp. 43-50.
  • R. Chang, et al, "Scalable and interactive visual analysis of financial wire transactions for fraud detection", Information Visualization, Vol. 7, No. 1, Spring 2008, pp. 63-76.
  • C. Görg, et al, "Combining Computational Analyses and Interactive Visualization for Document Exploration and Sensemaking in Jigsaw", IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 19, No. 10, Oct. 2013, pp. 1646-1663.
  • D. Gotz, M.X. Zhou, V. Aggarwal, "Interactive Visual Synthesis of Analytic Knowledge", Proceedings of IEEE VAST '06, Oct. 2006, pp. 51-58.
  • J. Thomas and K. Cook, Illuminating the Path - The Research and Development Agenda for Visual Analytics, IEEE Press, 2005.
  • C. Weaver, et al, "Visual exploration and analysis of historic hotel visits", Information Visualization, Vol. 6, No. 1, Spring 2007, pp. 89-103.
  • P.C. Wong, et al, "Walking the path: a new journey to explore and discover through visual analytics", Information Visualization, Vol. 5, No. 4, Winter 2006, pp. 237-249.
  • W. Wright, D. Schroh, P. Proulx, A. Skaburskis, and B. Cort, "The sandbox for analysis: concepts and evaluation", Proceedings of ACM CHI '06, April 2006, pp. 801-810.
  • More

    Websites
  • NVAC at PNNL
  • Visual Analytics Community
  • Visual Analytics in the EU
  • Jigsaw, Georgia Tech

    Videos
  • Visual Analytics, VisMaster
  • Precision Information Environments vision video
  • IN-SPIRE, PNNL
  • HARVEST, IBM, VAST '06
  • D-Dupe, Maryland, VAST '06
  • Coast Guard Search & Rescue, Overview, Scenario, Purdue, VAST '11
  • Jigsaw intro, Georgia Tech, VAST '07
  • Jigsaw (academic papers), Georgia Tech, TVCG '13
  • Jigsaw (car reviews), Georgia Tech, TVCG '13
  • Hotel visitaton with Improvise, Penn State
  • WireVis, UNCC
  • Sandbox, Oculus, VAST '07 Contest
  • Entity Workspace, PARC
  • Analyst's Workspace, Va Tech, VAST '12


    Nov. 18 -- Time Series Data

    Topic Notes
  • PDF

    Readings
  • W. Aigner, S. Miksch, W. Muller, H. Schumann, C. Tominski, "Visual Methods for Analyzing Time-Oriented Data", IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 14, No. 1, Jan.-Feb. 2008, pp. 47-60.

    Additional Papers
  • L. Byron & M. Wattenberg, "Stacked Graphs - Geometry & Aesthetics", IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 14, No. 6, Nov.-Dec. 2008, pp. 1245-1252.
  • H. Hochheiser and B. Shneiderman. "Dynamic query tools for time series data sets: Timebox widgets for interactive exploration," Information Visualization, Vol. 3, No. 1, Spring 2004, pp. 1-18.
  • T. Kapler and W. Wright, "GeoTime Information Visualization", Information Visualization, Vol. 4, No. 2, Summer 2005, pp. 136-146.
  • P. McLachlan, T. Munzner, E. Koutsofios, and S. North, "LiveRAC: interactive visual exploration of system management time-series data," Proc. of CHI '08, April 2008, pp. 1483-1492.
  • C. Plaisant, et al, "LifeLines: Visualizing Personal Histories." Proc. of CHI '96, pp 221-227.
  • J. van Wijk and E. van Selow, "Cluster and Calendar based Visualization of Time Series Data", Proc. of InfoVis '99, Oct. 1999, pp. 4-9.
  • More

    Videos
  • Lifelines & Lifelines2, Univ. Maryland, CHI '96, CHI '08
  • LiveRAC, UBC, CHI '08

    Websites
  • The TimeViz Browser
  • LifeLines, Maryland
  • LifeLines2, Maryland
  • Movie character timelines
  • Web browser percentage of market
  • Movie receipts over time from NY Times
  • History flow from IBM
  • History of Sampling

    Software
  • TimeSearcher, Maryland
  • Simile, time series widgets from MIT


    Nov. 23 -- Visual Perception

    Topic Notes
  • PDF

    Readings
  • M. Stone, "Choosing Colors for Data Visualization", 2006.

    Additional Papers
  • C. Healey, "Perception in Visualization," NC State
  • W. S. Cleveland and R. McGill, "Graphical Perception: Theory, Experimentation and the Application to the Development of Graphical Models", J. Am. Stat. Assoc., Vol.79, No.387, pp. 531-554, 1984.
  • More

    Websites
  • Visual perception and data visualization CHI '00 tutorial
  • Color labeling via Mechanical Turk
  • Interactive color labeller form Doloreslabs
  • Interactive color challenge
  • Himba see colors differently from boreme
  • Color Brewer, Color Brewer
  • Color names from xkcd
  • Heatmap from NASDAQ
  • Maureen Stone's site
  • Color in political maps from the Daily Show
  • Optical illusions
  • Change blindness picture examples, from UBC
  • Change blindness video examples, from Illinois


    Nov. 30 -- Evaluation

    Topic Notes
  • PDF

    Readings
  • S. Carpendale, "Evaluating Information Visualizations", in Information Visualization: Human-Centered Issues and Perspectives, (Editors: A. Kerren, J. Stasko, J.-D. Fekete, C. North), Springer, 2008, pp. 19-45.

    Additional Papers
  • S. Bateman, et al, "Useful Junk? The Effects of Visual Embellishment on Comprehension and Memorability of Charts", Proc. of ACM CHI '10, April 2010, pp. 2573-2582.
  • C. M. Danis, F. B. Viegas, M. Wattenberg, J. Kriss, "Your place or mine?: visualization as a community component", Proc. of ACM CHI '08, April 2008, pp. 275-284.
  • Y. Kang, C. Gorg, J. Stasko, "How Can Visual Analytics Assist Investigative Analysis? Design Implications from an Evaluation," IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 17, No. 5, May 2011, pp. 570-583.
  • H. Lam, E. Bertini, P. Isenberg, C. Plaisant, and S. Carpendale. "Empirical Studies in Information Visualization: Seven Scenarios." IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 18, No. 9, Sept. 2012, pp. 1520-1536.
  • Q. Li and C. North, "Empirical Comparison of Dynamic Query Sliders and Brushing Histograms", Proc. of InfoVis '03, Oct. 2003, pp. 147-154.
  • A. Perer and B. Shneiderman, "Integrating statistics and visualization: case studies of gaining clarity during exploratory data analysis", Proc. of ACM CHI '08, April 2008, pp. 265-274.
  • C. Plaisant, "The challenge of information visualization evaluation", Proc. of AVI '04, May 2004, pp. 109-116.
  • C. Plaisant, J.-D. Fekete, G. Grinstein, "Promoting Insight-Based Evaluation of Visualizations: From Contest to Benchmark Repository," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 14, No. 1, Jan-Feb 2008, pp. 120-134.
  • G. Robertson, R. Fernandez, D. Fisher, B. Lee, and J. Stasko, "Effectiveness of Animation in Trend Visualization," IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 14, No. 6, Nov.-Dec. 2008, pp. 1325-1332.
  • P. Saraiya et al, "An Insight-Based Methodology for Evaluating Bioinformatics Visualizations", IEEE Trans. on Vis. and Computer Graphics, Vol. 11, No. 4, Jul/Aug 2005, pp. 443-456.
  • B. Shneiderman, C. Plaisant, "Strategies for evaluating information visualization tools: multi-dimensional in-depth long-term case studies", Proc. of BELIV '06, May 2006, pp. 1-7.
  • J. Stasko, et al, "An Evaluation of Space-Filling Information Visualizations for Depicting Hierarchical Structures", International Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Vol. 53, No. 5, Nov. 2000, pp. 663-694.
  • J. Stasko, "Value-Driven Evaluation of Visualizations", Proc. of BELIV '14, Nov. 2014, pp. 46-53.
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    Dec. 2 -- Review

    Topic Notes
  • PDF

    Readings
  • Now You See It, chapter 13
  • J. Heer, M. Bostock, and V. Ogievetsky, "A Tour through the Visualization Zoo", Communications of the ACM, Vol. 53, No. 6, June 2010, pp. 59-67.

    Additional Papers


     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    dropped -- Social Visualization

    Topic Notes
  • PDF

    Readings
  • F. Viegas, S. Golder, and J. Donath, "Visualizing Email Content: Portraying Relationships from Conversational Histories", Proceedings of CHI 2006, Montreal, Canada, April 2006, pp. 979-988.
  • M. Wattenberg and J. Kriss, "Designing for Social Data Analysis," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics Vol. 12, No. 4, Jul.-Aug. 2006, pp. 549-557.

    Additional Papers
  • D. Baur, F. Seiffert, M. Sedlmair, and S. Boring, "The Streams of Our Lives: Visualizing Listening Histories in Context", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, (InfoVis '10), Vol. 16, No. 6, Nov/Dec 2010, pp. 1119-1128.
  • J. Donath, K. Karahalios, and F. Viegas, "Visualizing Conversations", Proc. of HICSS-32, Jan. 1999.
  • M. Dork, D. Gruen, C. Williamson, and S. Carpendale, "A Visual Backchannel for Large-Scale Events", IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, (InfoVis '10), Vol. 16, No. 6, Nov/Dec 2010, pp. 1129-1138.
  • J. Heer and d. boyd, "Vizster: Visualizing Online Social Networks", Proc. of IEEE InfoVis '05, Oct. 2005, pp. 33-40.
  • F. Viegas, d. boyd, D. Nguyen, J. Potter, J. Donath, "Digital Artifacts for Remembering and Storytelling: PostHistory and Social Network Fragments," Proc. of HICSS'04, Jan. 2004.
  • F. Viegas, E. Perry, E. Howe, and J. Donath, "Artifacts of the Presence Era: Using Information Visualization to Create an Evocative Souvenir," Proc. of IEEE InfoVis '04, Oct. 2004, pp. 105-111.
  • R. Xiong and J. Donath, "People Garden: Creating Data Portraits for Users," Proc. of UIST '99, Nov. 1999, pp. 37-44.
  • More

    Websites
  • Social Visualization Workshop, from CHI '06
  • Social Media Group, MIT
  • Social Spaces Group, Illinois
  • NameVoyager of the Baby Name Wizard

    Videos
  • Visual Backchannel, Univ. Calgary, InfoVis '10
  • LastHistory, InfoVis '10


    dropped -- Animation

    Topic Notes
  • PDF

    Readings
  • J. Heer and G. Robertson. "Animated Transitions in Statistical Data Graphics," IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics Vol. 13, No. 6, Nov.-Dec. 2007, pp. 1240-1247.

    Additional Papers
  • L. Bartram, et al, "Moticons: detection, distraction, and task", Intl. Journal of Human-Computer Studies, Vol. 58, No. 5, May 2003, pp. 515-545.
  • G.G. Robertson, S.K. Card, and J.D. Mackinlay, "Information Visualization Using 3D Interactive Animation", Communications of the ACM, Vol. 36, No. 4, Apr. 1993, pp. 57-71.
  • G. Robertson, R. Fernandez, D. Fisher, B. Lee, and J. Stasko, "Effectiveness of Animation in Trend Visualization," IEEE Trans. on Visualization and Computer Graphics, Vol. 14, No. 6, Nov.-Dec. 2008, pp. 1325-1332.
  • More

    Websites
  • Animated transitions in visualizations, J. Heer, Stanford

    Videos
  • Rosling's updated GapMinder talk - from BBC, 2010