PopSciGrid/Survey of Visualizations

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This section surveys how visualization technologies are used in facilitating tobacco control study.

List of Tobacco Control Related Visualizations

PopSciGrid Phase 1 Visualization

PopSciGrid (Phase 1) visual demo produced by SONIC, see http://ciknow2.northwestern.edu/GridServer/c/index.html

  • Map
  • multiple variable (tobacco tax; smoking rate)
  • time axis

Robert Wood Johnson's Visualization

Robert Wood Johnson's tobacco study, see http://www.rwjf.org/publichealth/product.jsp?id=56548

  • Map
  • Time
  • missing the prevalence data.

Change of Policy Coverage by County

This animation shows Spatio-temporal trends in smoking legislation by county from 1990 to 2009. Each frame represents one year and lasts 1 second. From year to year, number of counties is growing as smoke-free laws are being adopted (in workplaces and restaurants ONLY). 3rd dimension represents the extent of county (population) that is covered by the smoke-free law; those counties in which all cities adopted laws are the highest, i.e. 100% of county population is covered by law.

List of Visualization Show Cases

ADVISES - interactive software for public health data exploration

  • how epi data can be displayed geospatially while still adding in numerical data.

David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization

David McCandless does a great job of showing how data can be visualized to surprise us. He makes a great point about 2/3 the way through, discussing how long it took to scrape data from PubMed, that data visualization is a form of knowledge compression and curation. Fascinating: http://www.ted.com/talks/david_mccandless_the_beauty_of_data_visualization.html?utm_source=newsletter_weekly_2010-08-24

List of General Purposed Visualization Tools

Google Visualization API

MIT Exhibit

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