Treemap in D3

Visualising staff data in D3

I took my first steps in D3 this week with the aim of producing interactive visualisations with staff data from the Bartlett faculty at UCL. With no previous knowledge of JavaScript, and only the basics of html and css it has been a steep learning curve, and I am really enjoying it. The first visualisation shows publication numbers…

Emotion and sound levels during a walk across London

Sound and the city: Analysing emotions and sound in London

For a long time scientists and artists have been interested in the lived urban experience and how the urban environment exerts influence on the emotions, behaviours and wellbeing of people. The methods of investigation have ranged from poetry and visual arts to psychological experiments and epidemiological studies, all of which have aimed to understand how…

Visual Marathon – Visualising London Marathon 2015

A few weeks ago the Visual Marathon – London Marathon 2015 data visualisation group project for the MRes in Advanced Spatial Analysis and Visualisation (CASA, UCL) got completed. The team (Aditya, Jeff, Heidi and I) created individual 2D and 3D visualisations with data about London Marathon. Here’s the final video pulling together all the individual visualisations. My…

Visualising London Marathon (part 2)

Finally the animation of the runners along the London Marathon route is working, and it took endless versions and data animation approaches to get to this stage. This is the raw version that just shows the runners going at their own speeds (data from the 2014 results), and the final one with bells and whistles…

London Marathon Runners 2014

Visualising London Marathon (Part 1)

We have now started the group visualisation projects at the Advanced Spatial Analysis and Visualisation MRes course (CASA, UCL), and I was lucky to be put in a team with three excellent people – Heidi, Jeff and Aditya. The overall theme for the visualisation project is ‘Day in the life of…’ and we chose to focus…

Mapping the live status of Chicago bike stations

It’s taken some time for me to get to grips with Processing, but finally I am getting somewhere with it and even starting to enjoy it. Creating basic shapes and data animations is not a problem, but things get trickier once you introduce geographic context to it. I wanted to show the live status of…