The Concept Visualization Lab (CVL) creates
multi-dimensional visualizations and proto-types to display research
findings in dynamic and interactive graphics. Custom designed for each
project, the specialized software is available for free to the public
below. Whether it is a state-wide study or an examination of a local
issue, the CVL visualizations can make data come alive. The CVL is
located on the University of Houston central campus in room 651 Agnes
Study of HPD's Taser Use: What Do the
In 2007, the City of Houston
assembled a team of experts to examine the use of Conductive
Energy Devices (also known as Tasers or stun guns) by the Houston Police Department.
Charged with the statistical analysis, the Hobby Center for Public
Policy reviewed the CED deployments occurring between December
2004 and June 30, 2007. What do the
statistics tell us? Do patterns of CED use emerge? Do
CEDs reduce injuries or deaths to officers and citizens?
about the study and the interactive
For Students, Professors and Political Junkies
Interactive Visualization of Texas Voters and the
2004 Presidential Election
To take a look at the 2008 presidential election in
Texas, the Hobby Center for Public Policy has developed an
innovative tool to analyze voting results with numerous
demographic variables as determined by the U.S. Census.
Users can select their variables of interest and
virtually see and compare results instantly.
Download the free software to start your analysis!
The Hobby Center for Public Policy
Looks at Texas Lottery Players... and You Can Too!
The primary goal of the Hobby Center for Public
demographic study for the Texas Lottery Commission is to
provide a snapshot of who is most likely to engage in the
state's lottery games. The 2008 survey marks the second
consecutive year the HCPP has completed the study. Led by Dr. Timothy Hellwig, the 2008 results were
similar to many of the 2007 findings, with a few exceptions. “The 2008 survey found an
overall participation rate of 38.82 percent compared to 38.47
percent the previous year,” said HCPP Director Jim Granato.
“This stable rate of participation marks the first time in
recent years that the participation rate did not decline."
You can now compare both 2008 and 2007 by
interactive geographic multi-dimensional visualization software.