COMP 401: Senior Seminar
Syllabus (in pdf)
How to access personal web space - this is how to upload your web content to Wheaton's server.
ACM's Code of Ethics
Student Web Pages
Papers for Wednesday, April 6, discussion
Papers for Monday, March 28, discussion
yuan.pdf - Infovis paper on parallel coordinates.
heinrich.pdf - Vis paper on parallel coordinates. What makes this a visualization paper while the previous is categorized as information visualization?
Accuracy 2010 paper (doc) - Gousie and Smith. Yes. In doc format!!
Accuracy 2010 paper (docx) - same as above, in even better docx format!
Optical Illusions - Michael Bach's page of optical illusions; reference for Flash 1 project. Note this page is done in Java.
Acura TSX - Interactive Flash using various interactive techniques.
COMP 161 class page - shows Flash examples and references from last year's Web course. (Don't bother following student links, as these won't work anymore.)
Display people data - example in Flash CS4 with ActionScript 3.0 that reads XML data file.
people.xml - XML file that contains data for the above Flash movie.
Flash CS4 Code for above - reading XML data file using ActionScript 3.0.
Using an XML file with Flash ActionScript 3.0 - a description of XML and instructions on how to read an XML file in ActionScript 3.0.
that scrolls images in a circular fashion on the x-z plane.
naviScroll2.fla - source file
for the above Flash movie.
cool interaction = for project?
http://windirstat.info/ (another treemap example)
TED video on some visualizations:
Introduction to Visualization - PowerPoint (gack!) presentation.
Map of Sussex, England - Robert Morden in 1722 edition of Britannia.
Visualizing Crowds at a Web Site - animation of network traffic.
Sort animation - includes bubble, insertion, quick, and selection sorts.
Interactive Data Structure Visualization - various binary tree visualizations, among others.
Heap sort visualization - compare this with heap sort visualization in link above.
The Baby Name Wizard's NameVoyager - how popular is YOUR name?
GeoHive: Global Statistics - repository of statistical information.
LaundryView - see if there's a laundry machine available!
Census Interfaces - research into systems to more easily visualize census data.
Social Explorer - a social statistics visualization in Flash.
Parallel Coordinates - brief explanation of visualizing multivariate data using this technique.
Cannon Mountain Trail Map - an "interactive" ski trail map.
Bromley Trail Map - a different version of a trail map; compare it to the previous applet.
Mount Sunapee Webcam - not any old webcam! One the
user can control!
Discrete Mathematics Applets - a comprehensive list of many, many interactive applets for teaching mathematics and/or showing mathematical puzzles.
Social Science Visualizations - a good list of visualizations in various subjects.
Manuscript Visualization - Prof. Michael Drout's idea for visualizing medieval manuscript data.
Gapminder - click on Gapminder World, 2007 to see a visualization of world-wide income stratification.
The State of Working America - an interactive visualization of average income over time, from the Economic Policy Institute.
Meet the World - visualization of some statistics using the country's flag.
Uncertainty Visualization - examples of visualization projects/research.
Viz-o-Matic - Too much visualization?
Cartoon - software engineering.
Cartoon II - a dig at Microsoft is always good.
Periodic Table - visualization of the various visualization methods
using the metaphor of the Periodic Table.
Mapping Stereotypes - funny look at the way some groups look at others.
Jeff Clark - some visualization examples using principles described in class.
Game Flow - ESPN's visualization of the scoring of 2010 NCAA basketball game between Texas A&M and Purdue.
iPhone Resolution - Edwart Tufte's commentary on the iPhone.
Pen and Parchment - Edwart Tufte's talk on medieval drawings.
More Visualization Examples than You Need
The Top 175 Visualization Resources - a whole bunch (175?) of examples and resources in one site.
The Gettysburg Address - Peter Norvig's version of the famous speech.
The Power of PowerPoint - says it all, doesn't it?
E.T. Does Rocket Science - Tufte's review of the use of PowerPoint in the space shuttle disaster.
Key slide of Columbia PowerPoint presentation.
Math/CS Department Seminar - example of a PowerPoint presentation.
Giving an Academic Talk - some advice about presentations, including what to show on slides, from Jonathan Shewchuck of UC Berkeley.
Example of an Academic Talk - a typical conference talk using PowerPoint, but Doug Zongker. Here is the paper that goes along with the talk.
What personality type are you?
Jung - Meyers-Briggs Test