Canada Council Visualization: Training for visual analysis of complicated data

The Canada Council for the Arts engaged researchers from OCAD’s Visual Analytics Lab to meet a need for the visual analysis of complicated data from various industries, including the Canada Council’s Open Data set, the CADAC data set, and Parliamentary appropriation tables.

Researchers met with Canada Council staff to identify key challenges and gain an understanding of the user group that the visual analytics approach would first serve. They defined co-dependencies of this user group and, working closely with Canada Council employees, developed an appropriate approach to visualizing the various data sets.

A key component of this collaboration was the training of Canada Council employees in the methodologies and applications of data visualization.

This project culminated in the creation of a web-based interface and methods to guide users in exploring and gaining valuable information from the visual representations of grant allocation data.

See the data visualization tool in action on the Canada Council's website.

 

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Canada Council for the Arts dashboard
Canada Council for the Arts dashboard
Canada Council for the Arts Logo
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 12:15pm
Lab Member: 
Dr. Sara Diamond
Dr. Ana Jofre
Afrooz Samaei
Marcus A. Gordon

TOPICKS: VISUALIZING ELABORATE TOPIC MODELS FOR USER COMPREHENSION

Topicks is a means to visualize topic modeling outputs. The interactive visualization of topic models is a promising approach to summarizing large sets of textual data. Incorporating a radial layout, users can view the relationships between topics, terms and the corpus as a whole. Interacting with topic and term nodes, as well as a related bar chart, provides the user with various ways to manipulate the visualization and explore the data.

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Screenshot of data visualization from TopPicks
Poster from TopPicks
Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 3:45pm
Lab Member: 
Dr. Sara Diamond
Dr. Ana Jofre
Jessica Peter