Recent Event Highlights: Geoscape launches next generation online platform for targeting modern ... - DirectionsMag.com (press release), Global Head of Data Visualization / Bloomberg LP / New York, NY, Urgent Appeal: Help Japan Assess Nuclear Situation As Global Media Reports ... - The Business Insider, Stage set for growth in visualization software sales, U.S. FDA Approves Bayer's Gadavistâ„˘ (Gadobutrol) Injection for MRI of the ... - PR Newswire (press release), Diabetes and the socioeconomic and built environment: geovisualization of ... - 7thSpace Interactive (press release), and 128 more...
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Geoscape launches next generation online platform for targeting modern ...DirectionsMag.com (press release)... an integrated set of browser-based software, nationwide maps and data resources that provide quick and easy access to a wealth of consumer and market information, data visualization and analysis functions right within a web browser. ...and moreÂ Â»
Bloomberg is the world's most trusted source of information for businesses and professionals. Bloomberg combines innovative technology with unmatched analytic, data, news, display and distribution capabilities, to deliver critical informatio
KCETMedia Arts Preview: A Bevy of Treasures from the PastKCETThe Hammer's show, titled Family Flicks: Films of Charles and Ray Eames, features the acclaimed epitome of information visualization with Powers of Ten and the lyrical cine-poem Blacktop. "This program," says the Hammer, reflects "the sense of ...and moreÂ Â»
The Business InsiderUrgent Appeal: Help Japan Assess Nuclear Situation As Global Media Reports ...The Business InsiderUnfortunately the news provided by official media is short on factual, objective, integral information needed for guidance and acting decisively. We ask for your help to collect and/or produce visualization that could help the people here in Japan in ...and moreÂ Â»
NEW YORK â€“ Medical visualization software that allows multiple physicians to consult on a patientâ€™s condition is one of the key areas of growth for virtual reality (VR) technologies in healthcare, according to a new report from Kalorama Information.
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U.S. FDA Approves Bayer's Gadavistâ„˘ (Gadobutrol) Injection for MRI of the ...PR Newswire (press release)Readers were blinded to clinical information. For the visualization endpoints contrast enhancement, border delineation, and internal morphology, the percentage of patients scoring higher for paired images compared to pre-contrast images ranged from 93% ...and moreÂ Â»
NCSA, Mayo Explore Techniques to Visualize Genetic Information for CliniciansHPCwire"How do you visually represent information from the research laboratory to the clinician so the clinician can use this in their workflow?" Welge's team brings substantial data visualization expertise to the project, while the team from Singapore ...
Diabetes and the socioeconomic and built environment: geovisualization of ...7thSpace Interactive (press release)Increasingly, scientists use information visualization tools to "make sense"of large multivariate data sets. Recently, ring map visualization has been explored as a means of depicting spatially referenced, multivariate data in a single information ...
VizSec2011 Announces Call for PapersPRLog.Org (press release)PRLog (Press Release) â€“ Feb 28, 2011 â€“ NORTHPORT, NY, February 2, 2011 â€“ Organizers of VizSec2011, the international conference on information visualization for cybersecurity, today announced its â€śCall for Papersâ€ť. The 8th Annual International ...
TechnoratiMany Eyes: Data Visualization with IBM and CognosTechnoratiThe latter is particular to information visualization, which is essentially a complex mathematical model. IBM effectively has built an iterative system where users give feedback to other users, thus giving IBM a high-quality visualization analysis ...
Is This the Coolest Student Journalist Resume Ever?Huffington Post (blog)To be skilled in information display is to be trained in information science and a great deal of literature, research and methods from the fields of information visualization and data visualization. In fact, if you don't know the difference between the ...and moreÂ Â»
Looking At New TechnologyFort Wayne Journal Gazette (blog)(left to right) David Kistler, Mike Mourey, and Carol Dostal with their 3D glasses on check out the Information Analytics and Visualization Center during an open house. Guest got to watch the 3D technology while Dr. Beomjin Kim explained the visual ...New IPFW Center to Encourage PartnershipsInside INdiana Business (press release)all 3 news articlesÂ Â»
Marc Hassenzahl explains the fascinating concept of User Experience and Experience Design. Read Marc's chapter with commentaries by Don Norman, Eric Reiss, Mark Blythe, and Whitney Hess. Source: www.interaction-design.org
Marc Hassenzahl explains the fascinating concept of User Experience and Experience Design. Read Marc's chapter with commentaries by Don Norman, Eric Reiss, Mark Blythe, and Whitney Hess. Source: www.interaction-design.org
Alan Blackwell introduces the most important principles of visual representation for screen design at the Kettle's Yard Gallery in Cambridge. Source: www.interaction-design.org
visualizing.org Interested in how design is solving data overload and make the mountains of data more useable. Watch leading minds discuss making the complex understandable at the "Why Design Now? Solving Global Challenges" Conference presented by the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum and GE. "The role of design is increasingly recognized as a way to accelerate innovative, efficient and scalable solutions to real-world problems. We are delighted to partner with Cooper-Hewitt to help elevate and champion the importance of design thinking." â€” Beth Comstock, senior vice president and chief marketing officer of GE.
GeneaQuilts is a new technique for visualizing and interacting with large genealogies, based on a layered matrix representation. It has been implemented as part of a system that presents temporal and spatial overviews, and allows visual exploration, querying and data filtering. Presented at IEEE InfoVis 2010 by Anastasia Bezerianos, (Pierre Dragicevic, Jean-Daniel Fekete, Juhee Bae and Ben Watson)
Creating and Visualizing 3D Content demonstrates the progress in scaling the capabilities of the ScienceSim virtual world and features a collection of projects aimed at expanding the web to include interactive 3D applications. This demo gives an overview of software to facilitate the creation, integration and visualization of 3D content for both personal and professional applications. For more information, see www.sciencesim.com
www.ted.com David McCandless turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. Good design, he suggests, is the best way to navigate information glut -- and it may just change the way we see the world.TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing her own stroke, Nicholas Negroponte on One Laptop per Child, Jane Goodall on chimpanzees, Bill Gates on malaria and mosquitoes, Pattie Maes on the "Sixth Sense" wearable tech, and "Lost" producer JJ Abrams on the allure of mystery. TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design, and TEDTalks cover these topics as well as science, business, development and the arts. Closed captions and translated subtitles in a variety of languages are now available on TED.com, at http Watch a highlight reel of the Top 10 TEDTalks at www.ted.com
The art of making information beautiful. How do you make statistics look interesting? According to the writer and designer David McCandless, you just need to apply the rules of visual design to information. David Sillito meets him and investigates the trend of applying the rules of visual design to information in order to help us cope with the oceans of data we are bombarded with. Broadcast 9 August 2010. news.bbc.co.uk
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More on Game development diary - FPX Game engine: Click for Part 2: www.youtube.com Click for other videos: www.youtube.com Click to visit website: www.fpx-studio.com . Series description This is game engine development diary done by Ivan MandiÄ‡. I am a young developer, and I am working on my 3D Game-SDK (Game engine). FAQ: What is a game engine? Game engine is a software system designed for the creation and development of video games. There are many game engines that are designed to work on video game consoles and desktop operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. The core functionality typically provided by a game engine includes a rendering engine ("renderer") for 2D or 3D graphics, a physics engine or collision detection (and collision response), sound, scripting, animation, artificial intelligence, networking, streaming, memory management, threading, localization support, and a scene graph. The process of game development is frequently economized by in large part reusing the same game engine to create different games. What is the purpose of the game engine? Game engines provide a suite of visual development tools in addition to reusable software components. These tools are generally provided in an integrated development environment to enable simplified, rapid development of games in a data-driven manner. These games engines are sometimes called "game middleware" because, as with the business sense of the term, they provide a flexible and ...
More on Game development diary - FPX Game engine: Click for Part 1: www.youtube.com Click for other videos: www.youtube.com Click to visit website: www.fpx-studio.com . Series description This is game engine development diary done by Ivan MandiÄ‡. I am a young developer, and I am working on my 3D Game-SDK (Game engine). FAQ: What is a game engine? Game engine is a software system designed for the creation and development of video games. There are many game engines that are designed to work on video game consoles and desktop operating systems such as Microsoft Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X. The core functionality typically provided by a game engine includes a rendering engine ("renderer") for 2D or 3D graphics, a physics engine or collision detection (and collision response), sound, scripting, animation, artificial intelligence, networking, streaming, memory management, threading, localization support, and a scene graph. The process of game development is frequently economized by in large part reusing the same game engine to create different games. What is the purpose of the game engine? Game engines provide a suite of visual development tools in addition to reusable software components. These tools are generally provided in an integrated development environment to enable simplified, rapid development of games in a data-driven manner. These games engines are sometimes called "game middleware" because, as with the business sense of the term, they provide a flexible and ...
Complete video at: fora.tv Using Google's new Public Data Explorer tool, Ola Rosling demonstrates the effectiveness of visualizing datasets. Looking toward the next political election, Rosling hopes voters will use the tool to answer questions like: How was the money spent? Where are the biggest problems? ----- Ola Rosling of Google Public Data gives a presentation titled, "Google Public Data Explorer" at the Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. This program was recorded on April 18, 2010. Ola Rosling co-founded the Gapminder Foundation and led the development of Trendalyzer, a software that converts time series statistics into animated, interactive and comprehensible graphics. The aim of his work is to promote a fact-based world view through increased use and understanding of freely accessible public data. In March 2007, Google acquired the Trendalyzer software, where Rosling and his team are now scaling up their tools and making them freely available for any individual or organization to use for analyzing and visualizing data.
Professor Anders Ynnerman received a Ph.D. in physics from Gothenburg University. During the early 90s he was doing research at Oxford University, UK, and Vanderbilt University, USA. From 1997 to 2002 he directed the Swedish National Supercomputer Centre and from 2002 to 2006 he directed the Swedish National Infrastructure for Computing (SNIC). Since 1999 he has held a chair in scientific visualization and is the director of the NorrkĂ¶ping Visualization Center -- C. He is also one of the co-founders of the Center for Medical Image Science and Visualization (CMIV). Ynnerman is a member of the Swedish Royal Academy of Engineering Sciences and a board member of the Swedish Research Council. In 2007 Ynnerman was awarded the Akzo Nobel Science award and the Golden Mouse award for Swedish IT-person of the year. AboutTEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)
This video illustrates the visual analytics features of Tulip Sofware. Tulip can be downloaded for free at www.tulip-software.org
airboyd.tv Happy Belated Earth Day! The ability to see Earth from space has forever changed our view of the planet. We are now able to look at the Earth as a whole, and observe how its atmosphere, oceans, land masses, and life interact as global systems. Earth's atmosphere, hydrosphere, geosphere, and biosphere are dynamic, changing on timescales of days, minutes, or even seconds. Monitoring the Earth in near real time allows us to get an up to date picture of conditions on our planet. Credit NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA/Jet Propulsion Laboratory/Caltech, United States Geological Survey, Goddard Institute for Space Studies, Global Processing Center for International Satellite, Cloud Climatology Project, World Climate Research Program, NASA/Stennis Space Center, Naval Oceanographic Office and Northrop Grumman/DSSD, United States Naval Research Laboratory, Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program, United States Geological Survey, National Earthquake Information Service, National Earthquake Information Center, US Air Force Defense Meteorological Satellite Program, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Geophysical Data Center, University of Wisconsin, Space Science and Engineering Center, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, The SeaWiFS Project and GeoEye, Scientific Visualization Studio.
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A short documentary using information visualization to study climate change not the science of climate change, but the interest in the topic. The popularity of Google searches for different environmental keywords was mapped out over six years, with some interesting results! Please check out more of my work at wataingi.com!
An infovis exercise examining the popularity of Google searches for environmental buzzwords: climate change, global warming, carbon footprint, and go green.
This brief (15 minute) demo explains what data visualization is and why it is essential for today's business applications. We will review a variety of advanced visualization display technique and introduce IBM's data visualization products as a means to create these displays. Numerous user interface screen shots and interactive product demos are used throughout the presentation. Part 2: www.youtube.com
Information Visualization for Knowledge Discovery Ben Shneiderman [University of Maryland--College Park] Abstract: Interactive information visualization tools provide researchers with remarkable capabilities to support discovery. By combining powerful data mining methods with user-controlled interfaces, users are beginning to benefit from these potent telescopes for high-dimensional data. They can begin with an overview, zoom in on areas of interest, filter out unwanted items, and then click for details-on-demand. With careful design and efficient algorithms, the dynamic queries approach to data exploration can provide 100msec updates even for million-record databases. This talk will start by reviewing the growing commercial success stories such as www.spotfire.com, www.smartmoney.com/marketmap and www.hivegroup.com. Then it will cover recent research progress for visual exploration of large time series data applied to financial, medical, and genomic data (www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/timesearcher ). These strategies of unifying statistics with visualization are applied to electronic health records (www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/lifelines2) and social network data (www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/socialaction and www.codeplex.com/nodexl). Demonstrations will be shown. BEN SHNEIDERMAN is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Founding Director (1983-2000) of the Human-Computer Interaction Laboratory at the University of Maryland. He was elected as a Fellow of the Association for Computing ...
For more on the budget freeze, visit: www.politicalmathblog.com or follow me on Twitter at: www.twitter.com President Obama has recently announced that there will be a budget freeze on a significant portion of the next 3 years worth of budgets. This video walks through what that budget freeze looks like and how much money is actually saved by implementing this policy.
The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world's most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital Universe Atlas that is maintained and updated by astrophysicists at the American Museum of Natural History. The new film, created by the Museum, is part of an exhibition, Visions of the Cosmos: From the Milky Ocean to an Evolving Universe, at the Rubin Museum of Art in Manhattan through May 2010. Data: Digital Universe, American Museum of Natural History www.haydenplanetarium.org Visualization Software: Uniview by SCISS Director: Carter Emmart Curator: Ben R. Oppenheimer Producer: Michael Hoffman Executive Producer: Ro Kinzler Co-Executive Producer: Martin Brauen Manager, Digital Universe Atlas: Brian Abbott Music: Suke Cerulo For more information visit www.amnh.org
THE COPENHAGEN WHEEL Smart, responsive and elegant, the Copenhagen Wheel is a new emblem for urban mobility. It transforms ordinary bicycles quickly into hybrid e-bikes that also function as mobile sensing units. The Copenhagen Wheel allows you to capture the energy dissipated while cycling and braking and save it for when you need a bit of a boost. It also maps pollution levels, traffic congestion, and road conditions in real-time. SENSE and SUSTAINABILITY Controlled through your smart phone, the Copenhagen Wheel becomes a natural extension of your everyday life. You can use your phone to unlock and lock your bike, change gears and select how much the motor assists you. As you cycle, the wheels sensing unit is also capturing your effort level and information about your surroundings, including road conditions, carbon monoxide, NOx, noise, ambient temperature and relative humidity. Access this data through your phone or the web and use it to plan healthier bike routes, to achieve your exercise goals or to meet up with friends on the go. You can also share your data with friends, or with your city - anonymously if you wish thereby contributing to a fine-grained database of environmental information from which we can all benefit. ABOUT the PROJECT The Copenhagen Wheel will be unveiled on December 15 at the COP15 United Nations Climate Conference. The project was conceived and developed by the SENSEable City Lab for the Kobenhavns Kommune. The prototype bikes were realized ...
AudioSavant is a music visualization software that is aimed to allow students to get a better understanding of music. It is based in the OLPC's TamTam application, with a set of modifications from the information visualization world to improve data representation. This project was developed as part of the CMSC734 Information Visualization course, of the Computer Science Department of the University of Maryland at College Park. Authors: Megan Monroe, John Locke, John Alexis Guerra GĂłmez, Mark Daly Under the direction of: Ben Shneiderman And with the support of: Allison Druin, Greg Walsh More info: wiki.cs.umd.edu
Data Applied (www.data-applied.com) revolutionizes data-driven decision making by integrating rich analytics, data mining, and information visualization capabilities - all using a zero footprint Web interface, collaboration features, and a secure XML Web API. By extracting valuable knowledge from data in domains as varied as Sales, Marketing, Engineering, Social Sciences or Non-Profit, we help organizations make better data-driven decisions and improve efficiency. See how we can help you get more from your data.
DESIGNING FOR DENSE DATA, "FAT FINGERS," DIVERSE INTERACTIONS, AND FACE-TO-FACE COLLABORATION Tabletop displays with touch-based input provide many powerful affordances for directly manipulating and collaborating around information visualizations. However, these devices also introduce several challenges for interaction designers, including discrepancies among the resolutions of the visualization, the tabletops display, and its sensing technologies; a need to support diverse types of interactions required by different visualization techniques; and the ability to support face-to-face collaboration. As a result, most interactive tabletop applications for working with information currently demonstrate limited functionality and do not approach the power or versatility of their desktop counterparts. We present two specific techniques, i-Loupe and iPodLoupe, which illustrate how different design choices for addressing these challenges enable vastly different experiences in working with complex data on interactive surfaces. by Stephen Voida , University of Calgary Matthew Tobiasz , University of Calgary Julie Stromer , University of Calgary Petra Isenberg , University of Calgary Sheelagh Carpendale , University of Calgary www.its2009.org
Panopticon's Portfolio Performance, Attribution & Risk Solution is an advanced BI Dashboard that allows managers to view aggregated risk and performance data from all funds under management right down to the constituent level of a single portfolio. The solution supports collaboration within organizations as well as presentation of complex performance and risk data in intuitive ways. The software's flexibility and ability to handle large amounts of data from multiple databases make it a great fit for managing complex funds that hold a variety of instruments. The solution allows users to understand precisely the drivers of performance and risk - much faster than is possible with traditional methods - and enables business users to take immediate action on important findings. It lets you see all details of a portfolio in a single view and easily switch to view additional portfolios. You can drill all the way down to see details about the underlying instruments or aggregate up to the level you're most interested in. Analyze portfolio relative contributions, filter out constituents that do not merit attention and bring up complete details on those that do. This tutorial uses a Dashboard built using Panopticon EX but the same concepts and procedures apply to our Developer SDK. With the Developer SDK, you can embed these same tools into your own enterprise application.
This tutorial explains how to use data visualization tools like Treemaps to analyze complex financial data very quickly. Panopticon EX data visualization software incorporates a wide range of information visualizations, including our well-known Treemaps and Heatmaps as well as Scatter Plots, Horizon Graphs, Stack Graphs and a range of other great visualizations designed for fast comprehension and interpretation. The software includes our amazing StreamCubeâ„˘ OLAP data model for on-the-fly data aggregations and slicing and dicing.
Google Tech Talk September 24, 2009 ABSTRACT Translation by Iterative Collaboration between Monolingual Users. Presented by Benjamin Bederson. Human translation is expensive and slow, and often unavailable between uncommon language pairs. Machine translation is inexpensive and fast, but quality remains unreliable. In an effort to find a balance between speed and quality, we describe a new iterative translation process designed to leverage the massive number of online users who have limited or no bilingual skill. The iterative process is supported by combining existing machine translation methods with monolingual human speakers. We are building a publicly available prototype on the Web that is capable of yielding high quality translations at drastically reduced expense. In this talk, I will describe our translation model, and show our early prototype. This work is being done in collaboration with Philip Resnik at UMD. Benjamin B. Bederson is an Associate Professor of Computer Science and the previous director of the Human-Computer Interaction Lab at the Institute for Advanced Computer Studies and iSchool at the University of Maryland. His research is on mobile device interfaces, information visualization, interaction strategies, digital libraries, and accessibility issues such as voting system usability. He is also cofounder and Chief Scientist of Zumobi, a mobile media company.
Authors: Jeffrey Heer, Stuart K. Card, James A. Landay Abstract; Although information visualization (infovis) technologies have proven indispensable tools for making sense of complex data, wide-spread deployment has yet to take hold, as successful infovis applications are often difficult to author and require domain-specific customization. To address these issues, we have created prefuse, a software framework for creating dynamic visualizations of both structured and unstructured data. prefuse provides theoretically-motivated abstractions for the design of a wide range of visualization applications, enabling programmers to string together desired components quickly to create and customize working visualizations. To evaluate prefuse we have built both existing and novel visualizations testing the toolkit's flexibility and performance, and have run usability studies and usage surveys finding that programmers find the toolkit usable and effective.
Video courtesy of blprnt at Vimeo vimeo.com The visualization uses Twitter searches for phrases like "just landed in" "arrived at" to create a "real time" trend of movement based on social networking information. Possible uses included tracking flu outbreaks like searching for tweet related to H1N1 and then visually graphing them. blog.blprnt.com processing.org Here's what he says: "I was discussing H1N1 with a bioinformatics friend of mine last weekend, and we ended up talking about ways that epidemiologists model transmission of disease. I wondered how some of the information that is shared voluntarily on social networks might be used to build useful models of various kinds. I'm also interested in visualizing information that isn't implicitly shared - but instead is inferred or suggested. This piece looks for tweets containing the phrases 'just landed in...' or 'just arrived in...'. Locations from these tweets are located using MetaCarta's Location Finder API. The home location for the traveling users are scraped from their Twitter pages. The system then plots these voyages over time. I'm not entirely sure where this will end up going, but I am reasonably happy with the results so far. Built with Processing (processing.org)" You can read more about this project on his blog - blog.blprnt.com
InstantAtlasâ„˘ improves the visual communication of location-based statistical data. InstantAtlasâ„˘ enables information analysts and research professionals to create highly-interactive web solutions that combine statistics and map data to improve data visualization, enhance communication, and engage people in more informed decision making.
...easy. However, if it is around six corners and then at the end of a tunnel, your brain may not be able to handle all f the information at once. Break the visualization into parts. Your actual path may not be in stages, but your brain sometimes needs information...
We are swimming in data. Too much to comprehend, at times. Matthias Shapiro walks us through the visualization techniques that can be used to figure out what a data set is trying to tell us. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. Filming by Davis Audio Visual in Salt Lake City, Utah.
(October 24, 2008) Peter Pirolli, Research Fellow at the Palo Alto Research Center, speaks about models and applications developed within the information foraging theory. These include recent models of Web surfing, exploratory search and interaction with information visualizations, as well as outlines of extension of the theory to social information foraging. Stanford University: www.stanford.edu Stanford Center for Professional Development: scpd.stanford.edu Stanford University Channel on YouTube: www.youtube.com
STOC (Stock Ticker Orbital Comparison) is an interactive data visualization, using the metaphor of a planetary system, which maps parameters of stocks in the S&P500 to animated visual outputs. World Premiere at the SIGGRAPH 2009 Information Aesthetics Showcase in New Orleans, LA. Credit to Adam Fielding's "Traveling Light" for the demo video music, licensed CC-NC-BY. DOWNLOAD STOC at www.uniformchaos.org University of Advancing Technology James Grant Todd Spencer 1. Introduction Existing methods for displaying large amounts of stock market data do not easily allow comparison between companies, as the data is often presented in tabular format. Some solutions implement a price-over-time graph, with the option of layering on additional stocks or market indices for comparison. STOC, however, seeks to allow immediate comparison of hundreds or thousands of stocks, by mapping various stock-specific parameters to easily observable visual outputs. This visualization is particularly suited for comparisons between items, as one is able to immediately identify the largest, or reddest, or quickest item in the group. 2. Data Mapping The program uses mapping functions to adjust the raw data within ranges usable for visualization purposes. The data is mapped between inputs and outputs as follows: - volume of trading = planet orbital distance - comparison to S&P 500 = planet speed - percent change from prior close = planet color - market capitalization = planet size - P/E ratio = planet ...