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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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March 5, 2014

Speaker: Richard Brath

Title: Design space of typeface: Using type attributes in data visualization

Abstract: Type attributes such as bold, italics, underline and small caps are not available in other types of point encodings such as symbols or glyphs, and can be used in data visualization to encode data in text and labels. Type specifically provides:

  • literal encoding
  • natural order
  • a variety of categorical and quantitative encodings

Unique contribution at this stage includes identification of the design space and samples of potential encodings.   

Biography: Richard Brath has actively been involved in the research, design and development of data visualization and visual analytics since 1990. Particular research areas of interest include exploring the boundaries of the design space of visualization and visualization aesthetics. Richard is actively pursuing a PhD in Computer Science, following a Master of Computer Science from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Waterloo.