Week8Task—data visualization

Lev Manovich demonstrated that in 2002,  he defined visualization as “a transformation of quantified data which is not visual is into a visual representation.”  There are two definitions of visualization.

  • Most information visualization today continues to employ graphical primitives. 
  • mapping of most important data dimensions into spatial variables.

There is one example about Health InfoScape  http://visualization.geblogs.com/visualization/network/

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type1

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type2

qualities:

  1. clear structure (color/patterns/transparency)—two types to switch. make visible the relations between a large number of these artifacts.
  2. interactive visualization—check every disease and transformable/search box/ limiting condition(gender)
  3. spatial dimensions— type2 show the degree of prevalence from distance from the prototypical spatial
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Female(transformable)

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male (transformable)

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search keyword

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detail

 

There also has a example  aboutSan Francisco Bay community food web  http://proopnarine.wordpress.com/2009/02/

746_big01 746_big02Problems:

  1. No visual dimensions
  2. can not understand
  3. no any animations to show the principle

 

 

References

1.Manovich, L., 2010. What is Visualisation. [online] Available at:

http://manovich.net/index.php/projects/what-is-visualization [Accessed 10 Nov. 2014].

2.http://visualization.geblogs.com/visualization/network/

3.http://www.visualcomplexity.com/vc/project_details.cfm?id=746&index=746&domain=

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