:: Research/Projects/Links ::

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Guided Tour of Literature Review: Facilitating Academic Paper Reading with Narrative Visualization
Yun Wang, Dongyu Liu, Huamin Qu, Qiong Luo, Xiaojuan Ma.
In Proceedings of the 9th International Symposium on Visual Information Communication and Interaction. ACM, 2016. (VINCI'16) [PDF][DOI]

Reading academic paper is a daily task for researchers and graduate students. However, reading effectively can be challenging, partic- ularly for novices in scientific research. For example, when readers are reading the related work section that cites a fair number of references in limited page space, they often need to flip back and forth between the text and the references and may also frequently search elsewhere for more information about the references. This increases the difficulty of understanding a paper...

Data Edibilization: Representing Data with Food
Yun Wang, Xiaojuan Ma, Qiong Luo, Huamin Qu.
In CHI’16 Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems (2016), ACM. 409-422. (Alt.chi'16) [PDF][DOI]

Data communication is critical in data science. We propose data edibilization, i.e., encoding data with edible materials, as a novel approach to leverage multiple sensory channels to convey data stories. We conduct a preliminary data tasting workshop to explore how users interact with and inter- pret data edibilization. Based on the participants’ feedback, we summarize the advantages of edibilization in terms of attractiveness, richness, memorability, affectiveness, and sociability.

STAC: Enhancing Stacked Graphs for Time Series Analysis
Yun Wang, Tongshuang Wu, Zhutian Chen, Qiong Luo, Huamin Qu.
In Proceedings of IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium 2016. 234-238. (PacificVis'16) [PDF][DOI]

We study the correlations of individual layers, and their aggregation in time series data pre- sented with stacked graphs, focusing on the local regions within any given time intervals. Specifically, we present STAC, an interactive visual analytics system, to help analysts gain insights into the correlations in stacked graphs. While preserving the original stacked shape, we further link a stacked graph with auxiliary views to facilitate the in-depth analysis of correlations in time series data. A case study based on a real-world dataset demonstrates the effectiveness of our system in gaining insights into time series data analysis and facilitating various analytical tasks.

:: Research ::

A Survey on Narrative Visualization

Visualization is commonly used to represent data in intuitive and easily understandable visual forms to facilitate knowledge discovery. However, when data becomes more and more complex, visualization techniques also become more and more sophisticated. In addition, cutting-edge visual analytics systems often involve both advanced data mining and visualization techniques, and a sequence of data mining and interactive visualizations steps is needed to reveal hidden information in the data. All these recent developments make it difficult to present information and visualization results to ordinary users. Narrative visualization, which organizes information into stories and then conveys the stories using visual forms, shows great potential to address this issue. Narrative visualization connects a sequence of visual forms in a meaningful structure and tells the stories in an explorative and communicative visual style, which makes the information easier to understand and remember.

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:: Links ::

Vis Group Website | Vis Group Weibo | Vis Group BBS
HKUST CSE Department | HKUST WACM Student Chapter | HKUST SACM Student Chapter

Visualization - Flowing data
Information aesthetics
Pitch Interactive, Inc. - A Data Visualization Studio

Text Visualization Browser
Finance Visualization Browser
JavaScript Graphing Library Comparison
Visualizing High-Dimensional Data: Advances in the Past Decade
VGTCommunity’s Videos

D3.js - Data-Driven Documents
ColorBrewer: Color Advice for Maps
AngularJS — Superheroic JavaScript MVW Framework
Baidu ECharts

Visual Narrative Examples: Worldwide remittance flows | Braving Ebola | The World’s Ball
Theories of Story and Storytelling