Chong Han Chua – Info Viz, potential sources

by Chong Han Chua @ 1:26 am 17 January 2011

I’m trying to think of creative applications of data visualization

I’m thinking of combining Twitter feeds and the Google Ngram datasets. One idea is to mine the latest tweets and see how often the significant words appear in Google books. How common words in tweets relate to book data and vice versa. Perhaps one cool thing that can be done with this is the kind of books that the tweets would recommend, so it can be a real time visualization where the tweet will break down to the common books that the reader would like to read.

I’m interested also in asking questions about education. I’m thinking if would have comprehensive data that can answer questions like how does education level correspond to GDP. or if student enrollment levels have to do with things like video game sales. Perhaps one big question we can ask is how crimes correspond to education and if that it fits the model that we seem to think it does.

The last thing I have in mind is slightly sillier. I’m thinking about doing a camera/kinect capture of the human silhouette and trying to plot a height and width graph of a person across the other. I’m just kinda thinking if there is something that can be done in this front and the actual visualization can use the actual silhouette to plot something interesting by itself.

1 Comment

  1. Hi Chong Han,
    Thanks for the posting.
    #1 addresses current topics well. I’d like to see more specifics — your question sounds a little vague — but those might come from playing with the real data anyway.
    #2 sounds like it would produce some very expectable results. I could be wrong, but I wonder how this could teach us something very unexpected.
    #3 is interesting and I like that you are interested in something whimsical. Go ahead if you like, or save this idea for the next project (which is kinect focused).

    Comment by Golan Levin — 20 January 2011 @ 11:36 am

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