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Infovisualization and ColdFusion

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A talk given in 2010 on how developers of CFML applications can present large amounts of information - both the theory behind thought displays and off-the-shelf library options.

A talk given in 2010 on how developers of CFML applications can present large amounts of information - both the theory behind thought displays and off-the-shelf library options.

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Infovisualization and ColdFusion

  1. 1. The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful ColdFusion, Infovis, and You Presented by Matthew Reinbold – Vox Pop Design – http://voxpopdesign.com Northern Utah ColdFusion User’s Group (NUCFUG), August 18th , 2010
  2. 2. The Problem Presented by Matthew Reinbold – Vox Pop Design – http://voxpopdesign.com Northern Utah ColdFusion User’s Group (NUCFUG), August 18th , 2010 • Dawn – 2003: 5EB • Since: 5EB every two days • (1EB = 1,152,921,504,606,846,976 bytes)
  3. 3. The Problem II Presented by Matthew Reinbold – Vox Pop Design – http://voxpopdesign.com Northern Utah ColdFusion User’s Group (NUCFUG), August 18th , 2010 • ColdFusion Makes Data Manipulation Easy • But Many ColdFusion Developers Aren’t Information Designers
  4. 4. The Problem III Presented by Matthew Reinbold – Vox Pop Design – http://voxpopdesign.com Northern Utah ColdFusion User’s Group (NUCFUG), August 18th , 2010
  5. 5. Why Me? Presented by Matthew Reinbold – Vox Pop Design – http://voxpopdesign.com Northern Utah ColdFusion User’s Group (NUCFUG), August 18th , 2010 • Interned at IBM in 1999 • Graduated from SDSM&T, BS in Computer Engineering, 2000 • Coded Bug Tracking Systems at Digitech, 2001 • Helped Design Game Editors, Microsoft Game Studios, 2003 • Graduated from U of U with MBA, Emerging Tech Biz, 2003 • Conceived, Developed, and Maintained MasterControl Analytics Module, 2004-2006 • Various Client Dashboards, including State of Oregon, FedEx, 2006-current at Vox Pop Design
  6. 6. Solutions: CFGrid Presented by Matthew Reinbold – Vox Pop Design – http://voxpopdesign.com Northern Utah ColdFusion User’s Group (NUCFUG), August 18th , 2010 • Contrast Aids Comprehension – Zebra Striping – Row Highlighting • Other Contrast Properties – Size – Shape – Texture – Position – Orientation
  7. 7. Solutions: CFChart Presented by Matthew Reinbold – Vox Pop Design – http://voxpopdesign.com Northern Utah ColdFusion User’s Group (NUCFUG), August 18th , 2010 • Simple Bar Chart • Multi-Series Chart (and why 3D only makes it look fat) • Multi-Series with Different Chart Types • The Problem with Pie Charts • Using Scaling to Emphasize Differences • Simple Pareto Example
  8. 8. Solutions: Exotic Presented by Matthew Reinbold – Vox Pop Design – http://voxpopdesign.com Northern Utah ColdFusion User’s Group (NUCFUG), August 18th , 2010 • Bullet Graphs • Sparklines • TreeMaps • WordClouds
  9. 9. Solutions: Bullet Graphs Presented by Matthew Reinbold – Vox Pop Design – http://voxpopdesign.com Northern Utah ColdFusion User’s Group (NUCFUG), August 18th , 2010 • Created Explicitly Because of Gauges • Gauges Display a single key measure, sometimes in the context of a range
  10. 10. Solutions: Bullet Graphs II Presented by Matthew Reinbold – Vox Pop Design – http://voxpopdesign.com Northern Utah ColdFusion User’s Group (NUCFUG), August 18th , 2010
  11. 11. Solutions: Bullet Graphs w CF Presented by Matthew Reinbold – Vox Pop Design – http://voxpopdesign.com Northern Utah ColdFusion User’s Group (NUCFUG), August 18th , 2010 • SparklineCFC Library by Fred Anderson
  12. 12. Solutions: Sparklines Presented by Matthew Reinbold – Vox Pop Design – http://voxpopdesign.com Northern Utah ColdFusion User’s Group (NUCFUG), August 18th , 2010 • Useful for in line depictions of complex data • SparklineCFC Library by Fred Anderson • Tufte – Beautiful Evidence; http://www.edwardtufte.com/bboard/q-and-a- fetch-msg?msg_id=0001OR
  13. 13. Solutions: Treemaps Presented by Matthew Reinbold – Vox Pop Design – http://voxpopdesign.com Northern Utah ColdFusion User’s Group (NUCFUG), August 18th , 2010 • Great for displaying large sets of hierarchically structured data in the most space-effeciet way possible • Size denotes a quantitative variable • Hierarchies are represented as rectangles within rectangles • Color can denote a second quantiative variable • Great for “drilling down”
  14. 14. Solutions: Treemaps II Presented by Matthew Reinbold – Vox Pop Design – http://voxpopdesign.com Northern Utah ColdFusion User’s Group (NUCFUG), August 18th , 2010 • Treemap Java Library - http://treemap.sourceforge.net/
  15. 15. Solutions: Wordmaps Presented by Matthew Reinbold – Vox Pop Design – http://voxpopdesign.com Northern Utah ColdFusion User’s Group (NUCFUG), August 18th , 2010 • Quickly displays the relevant terms of a large body of work
  16. 16. Charting Critique: Oracle Presented by Matthew Reinbold – Vox Pop Design – http://voxpopdesign.com Northern Utah ColdFusion User’s Group (NUCFUG), August 18th , 2010 • http://www.perceptualedge.com/blog/?p=154
  17. 17. Possible Solution Presented by Matthew Reinbold – Vox Pop Design – http://voxpopdesign.com Northern Utah ColdFusion User’s Group (NUCFUG), August 18th , 2010 • http://www.perceptualedge.com/blog/?p=154
  18. 18. For More: Websites Presented by Matthew Reinbold – Vox Pop Design – http://voxpopdesign.com Northern Utah ColdFusion User’s Group (NUCFUG), August 18th , 2010 • PerceptualEdige.com (Stephen Few) • FlowingData.com (Nathan Yau) • Neoformix.com (Jeff Clark) • Infosthetics.com (Andrew Vande Moere) • EdwardTufte.com/bboard (um, Tufte) • Recovery.Gov • PoliticalMathBlog.com/?p=491 (Matthias Shapiro)
  19. 19. For More: Books Presented by Matthew Reinbold – Vox Pop Design – http://voxpopdesign.com Northern Utah ColdFusion User’s Group (NUCFUG), August 18th , 2010
  20. 20. Questions & Possible Answers Presented by Matthew Reinbold – Vox Pop Design – http://voxpopdesign.com Northern Utah ColdFusion User’s Group (NUCFUG), August 18th , 2010

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