Other Infovis Courses
- Maneesh Agrawala's class at UC Berkeley, Spring 2010.
- Katy Borner's class at IU, 2011
- Sheelagh Carpendale's class at Calgary, 2010
- Marti Hearst's class at UC Berkeley, Spring 2008.
- Jeff Heer's class at Stanford, 2010
- Alfred Kobsa's class at UCI, 2002
- Tamara Munzner's class at UBC, 2011
- Chris North's class at Virginia Tech, 2009
- Ben Shneiderman's class at UMD, 2011
- Anselm Spoerri's class at Rutgers, 2011
- John Stasko's class at Georgia Tech, 2011
- Miriah Meyer's class at Utah, 2012
Software and Tools
- Bonavista's Microcharts
- TreeMap software from UMD HCIL
- Other products from UMD HCIL
- Thinkmap SDK, and some examples
- TreeMap software from the Hive Group (commercial product)
- The Infovis Toolkit
- The ILOG Discovery Preview
- A set of 2D and 3D tools
- The Rivet Toolkit and the Polaris Project
- ManyEyes (use the software on site)
- Swivel (use the software on site)
Good books for further reading.
- Robert Spence, Information Visualization Pearson Education, 2000.
- Chaomei Chen, Information Visualisation and Virtual Environments, Springer Verlag, 1999.
Perceptual and Psychological Principles
- Colin Ware, Information Visualization: Perception for Design, 2nd ed., Morgan Kaufmann 2004.
- Stephen E. Palmer, Vision Science: Photons to Phenomenology , MIT Press, 1999.
- Stephen M. Kosslyn, Image and Mind , Harvard University Press, 1986.
Graphic Design in Infovis
- Stephen Few's site, Perceptual Edge, as well as
his books, Show Me the Numbers and Information Dashboard
Design. We will use Now You See It as a textbook for this course.
- Edward Tufte, The Visual Display of Quantitative Information, Graphics Press, 1983.
- Edward Tufte, Envisioning Information, Graphics Press, 1990.
- Edward Tufte, Visual Explanations, Graphics Press, 1997.
- Edward Tufte,
Beautiful Evidence, Graphics Press, 2006.
Kosslyn is more like a cookbook or how-to guide and should be useful for people not very experienced with making graphs (although I think it is useful even if you are experienced; it puts a lot of your implicit knowledge explicitly in one place). Although it is light on the scientific justifications, it is written by a cognitive psychologist with considerable experience in the field.
- Stephen Kosslyn, Elements of Graph Design, W.H. Freeman & Co., 1993.
- Howard Wainer, How to Display Data Badly (Video) http://www.dartmouth.edu/~chance/ChanceLecture/AudioVideo.html
- Color Lovers How to choose and mix colors.
Information Visualization Research
- Stuart K. Card, Jock D. MacKinlay, Ben Shneiderman (Eds.) Readings in
Information Visualization : Using Vision to Think , Morgan Kaufmann
Publishers, 1999 (good compiled collection of readings, but out of date).
Knowledge and Information Visualization: Searching for Synergies,
edited collection by Sigmar-Olaf Tergan, Tanja Keller, Springer
This is the best conference for infovis research results:
- Proceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Information Visualization, 1995-present.
From campus machines you can access these online at
http://ieeexplore.ieee.org (Click on Conference Proceedings, then search on Visualization)
Some journals now have relevant results published:
- International Journal of Human Computer Studies, Special Issue on Empirical evaluation of information visualizations, Vol. 53, No. 5, November 1, 2000.
- Information Visualization (Journal), Published by Sage.
- William S. Cleveland,
Elements of Graphing Data, Hobart Press,
- Jacques Bertin
Semiology of Graphics: Diagrams, Networks,
William Berg (Translator), University of Wisconsin Press, 1983 (out of print).
- Donis Dondis, A Primer of Visual Literacy, MIT Press, 1973.
Infovis Collections and Commentary
- eagereyes.org, Robert Kosara's blog
- infosthetics.com, Information Aesthetics
- Visual Complexity, Visualizing complex networks
Center for Advanced Spatial Analysis
- Jonathan Harris' site including WordCount (Zipf distribution demo).
- Gallery of Data Visualization; The Best and Worst of Statistical Graphics
- UMD On-line Library of Information Visualization Environments
- Gallery of Visual Illusions
- InfoVis:Wiki project
- eigenfactor.org - citation maps
- Secret Lives of Numbers by Golan Levin
- Visual Illusions and Movement
- Interactive depiction of distribution of 2004 Democratic delegates
- TreeMaps applied to Online News
Other ReadingsResearch papers by Michael Bernard on psychological factors in Web design
The Great Powerpoint Controversy:
Powerpoint Makes you Dumb
Wired Magazine Tufte elaborates
ADTMag has a counterargument
Dad vs. AOL (2003)