visual narrative

Powering the future with data narratives

SUMMARY

This project page demonstrates works under two categories:
 • Calliope: an intelligent system for automatically generating, editing, and sharing visual data stories.
 • Researches that are broadly related to narrative visualization, including infographics, factsheet, animation, data video, annotated chart, and so on.
Keywords: Data-driven Storytelling, Automatic Visual Design, Information Visualization

APPLICATIONS

UPDATES

VIDEOS

Task-Oriented Optimal Sequencing of Visualization Charts

Calliope: Automatic Visual Data Story Generation from a Spreadsheet (Presentation)

Calliope: Automatic Visual Data Story Generation from a Spreadsheet (Video)

Communicating with Motion: A Design Space for Animated Visual Narratives in Data Videos (Presentation)

Communicating with Motion: A Design Space for Animated Visual Narratives in Data Videos (Video)

Understanding Narrative Linearity for Telling ExpressiveTime-Oriented Stories (Video)

Understanding Narrative Linearity for Telling ExpressiveTime-Oriented Stories (Presentation)

Smile or Scowl? Looking at Infographic Design Through the Affective Lens (Presentation)

AutoClips: An Automatic Approach to Video Generation from Data Facts (Video)

AutoClips: An Automatic Approach to Video Generation from Data Facts (Presentation)

Kineticharts: Augmenting Affective Expressiveness of Charts in Data Stories with Animation Design (video)

Kineticharts: Augmenting Affective Expressiveness of Charts in Data Stories with Animation Design (Presentation)

A Design Space for Applying the Freytag’s Pyramid Structure to Data Stories (video)

A Design Space for Applying the Freytag’s Pyramid Structure to Data Stories (Presentation)

VizLinter: A Linter and Fixer Framework for Data Visualization (video)

VizLinter: A Linter and Fixer Framework for Data Visualization (Presentation)

Negative Emotions, Positive Outcomes? Exploring the Communication of Negativity in Serious Data Stories (video)

Negative Emotions, Positive Outcomes? Exploring the Communication of Negativity in Serious Data Stories (Presentation)

PUBLICATIONS

Xingyu Lan, Yanqiu Wu, Yang Shi, Qing Chen, Nan Cao
Negative Emotions, Positive Outcomes? Exploring the Communication of Negativity in Serious Data Stories
In Proceedings of the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (SIGCHI2022)

paper | video | presentation | explorer

Qing Chen, Fuling Sun, Xinyue Xu, Zui Chen, Jiazhe Wang, Nan Cao
VizLinter: A Linter and Fixer Framework for Data Visualization
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE Vis2021)

paper | video | presentation | demo | website

Leni Yang, Xian Xu, Xingyu Lan, Ziyan Liu, Shunan Guo, Yang Shi, Huamin Qu, Nan Cao
A Design Space for Applying the Freytag’s Pyramid Structure to Data Stories
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE Vis2021)

paper | video | presentation | explorer

Xingyu Lan, Yang Shi, Yanqiu Wu, Xiaohan Jiao, Nan Cao
Kineticharts: Augmenting Affective Expressiveness of Charts in Data Stories with Animation Design
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE Vis2021)

paper | video | presentation | explorer

Danqing Shi, Fuling Sun, Xinyue Xu, Xingyu Lan, David Gotz, Nan Cao
AutoClips: An Automatic Approach to Video Generation from Data Facts
Computer Graphics Forum (EuroVis 2021)

paper | video | presentation | demo

Xingyu Lan, Yang Shi, Yueyao Zhang, Nan Cao
Smile or Scowl? Looking at Infographic Design Through the Affective Lens
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE PacificVis 2021)

paper | presentation | explorer

Xingyu Lan, Xinyue Xu, Nan Cao
Understanding Narrative Linearity for Telling ExpressiveTime-Oriented Stories
In Proceedings of the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (SIGCHI2021)

paper | video | presentation

Yang Shi, Xingyu Lan, Jingwen Li, Zhaorui Li, Nan Cao
Communicating with Motion: A Design Space for Animated Visual Narratives in Data Videos
In Proceedings of the ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (SIGCHI2021)

paper | video | presentation | explorer

Danqing Shi, Xinyue Xu, Fuling Sun, Yang Shi, Nan Cao
Calliope: Automatic Visual Data Story Generation from a Spreadsheet
IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (IEEE InfoVis2020)

paper | video | presentation | demo

Danqing Shi, Yang Shi, Xinyue Xu, Nan Chen, Siwei Fu, Hongjin Wu, Nan Cao
Task-Oriented Optimal Sequencing of Visualization Charts
IEEE Visualization in Data Science (VDS2019)

paper | presentation

PARTICIPANTS

Shunan Guo (郭姝男)

PhD Student
Period of Participation:
2016-2020

Danqing Shi (史丹青)

PhD Student
Period of Participation:
2018-2021

Xingyu Lan (蓝星宇)

PhD Student
Period of Participation:
2020-2021

Yi Guo (郭熠)

PhD Student
Period of Participation:
2020-2021

Zui Chen (陈最)

PhD Student
Period of Participation:
2020-2021

Yanqiu Wu (吴妍秋)

Designer
Period of Participation:
2019-2021

Nan Chen (陈楠)

Master Student
Period of Participation:
2018-2021

Xinyue Xu (许欣悦)

Master Student
Period of Participation:
2019-2021

Fuling Sun (孙馥玲)

Master Student
Period of Participation:
2019-2021

Ziyan Liu (刘恣嫣)

Master Student
Period of Participation:
2020-2021

Xiaohan Jiao (焦晓涵)

Master Student
Period of Participation:
2020-2021