Screenshot of data visualization from TopPicks

TOPICKS: VISUALIZING ELABORATE TOPIC MODELS FOR USER COMPREHENSION

Topicks is a means to visualize topic modeling outputs. Read more
Tangible user interface

A TANGIBLE USER INTERFACE FOR DATA QUERY

We are creating a Tangible User Interface (TUI) designed to interactively query a database. Read more
Screenshot from the Infinite Canvas - a tablet display for news search results

THE INFINITE CANVAS

The Infinite Canvas is a tablet display for news search results display that takes advantage of spatial relationships to understand connections between articles. Read more
Event Poster Image

CBC NEWSWORLD HOLODECK

Our aim is to pursue research in visualization and sonification of large portions of the CBC Newsworld corpus: the collected and digitized 24‐hour air‐check videos from the last 23 years (back to 1989), and, more generally, to enable spoken phrase... Read more
Stacked-stacked bar graph is the working title of a visualization that builds on the strengths of a stacked bar graph.

THE STACKED STACKED BAR GRAPH

Stacked-stacked bar graph is the working title of a visualization that builds on the strengths of a stacked bar graph. Where a stacked bar graph allows for a visual comparison of the parts to the whole, our proposed visualization further divides the... Read more
Screenshot of visual analytics tools

THE CARE AND COGNITION MONITOR

Visual analytic tools, combined with social networks and mobile platforms, make it possible to create multi-dimensional, holistic pictures of people’s health care and condition and expand the scope of information addressed in medical records. Read more
Research Paper image

DATA AND VISUAL ANALYTICS FOR DECISION MAKING IN NEXT GENERATION

This project intends to develop tools to support media companies in transition from print to digital through addressing the following research questions: Read more
Colourful lines from design piece

ENHANCED IDENTIFICATION AND VISUALIZATION OF RELEVANT SOCIAL MEDIA

Three related factors appear to be relevant in allowing an understanding of online behaviors: attention (the time that individuals and groups expend); influence (the relationships between ideas, products and behaviors) and affect (the emotions and... Read more
Infographic

EMOTION AND SENTIMENT ANALYSIS IN TEXT

Research addressed RBC need for tools to help identify the emotional response of clients regarding bank services in order to improve their customer services. As of date, they are interested in a software solution to help them visualize networks of... Read more
Photograph of a  person's hand, using a tablet to selecting images from the CBC News Holodeck

Elders, Memory & Data Visualization: Changing Aging Cues with News Media

This project explores memory, embodiment, and the social interactions of elders and others using digital media experiences and simulated virtual reality, which targets memory. Through testing with personal images, and news video from the CBC... Read more
Image of interactive tool, showing a graphical comparison of universe vs. specific category's engagement with taste groups

Taste Graph: A narrative visualization tool for massive media data

This research analyzes and synthesizes data collected by the Globe and Mail about their subscribers and their web-browsing habits to create an interactive visualization tool that allows marketers to better understand the psychological profiles and... Read more

ViewerCentric: Visualization engineering towards a tool for media discoverability

Working with Magnify Digital, this project employs visual analytics and human computer interaction to build a visualization dashboard that allows users in the film, television, and media distribution sectors to understand complex data sets. Read more
Canada Council for the Arts dashboard

Canada Council Visualization: Training for visual analysis of complicated data

VAL’s researchers provided the Canada Council with unique visual representations of its various data sets and provided training for a group of Canada Council employees in the methodologies and applications of data visualization. VAL’s researchers... Read more
 2D map with interactive 3D infographics representing StudentMoveTO data generated using Betaville

iCity: Urban Informatics for Sustainable Metropolitan Growth

The iCity urban transport project focuses on the development of data analytics transportation and transit planning tools that could increase individual and community participation in the development, planning, and design of transportation systems... Read more

Graphical Style Guide for Scientific Communication

A style guide as a pedagogical vehicle for clarifying design decisions as well as helping scientists with instructions for generating visualizations. Read more
Photograph of a page from the Register of Liberated Africans, circa 1837

Creating a visual language of marks

Developing a searchable visual database using the entries from the 19th century Registers of Liberated Africans to reveal individual identities and origins. Read more
ccb

Culture Creates Bonds

The Culture Creates Bonds study defines key drivers, scenarios, and conditions that create natural human bonds, those of cultural activities and practices, in a residential or immediate neighbourhood. Read more