JOUR2106 Data Visulazation


Here are the great stories that the students did in 2019.

Story about Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) children status quo in Hong Kong.

By Chen Fang Yi, Cheung Yan Yi, Zhao Min Zhu, Angie Chan.

To find out the drug prices for different cancer treatments in different cities with crossfliter.

By Ray Liu, Holly Chik, DONG Xinyue, Gursimran Hans.

The plight of sexual violence victims in Hong Kong.

By Chin Ho Nam Erica, Ge Xin Ran, NG Yee Sin, SUN Han Yue.

Elderly aged 65 or above in Hong Kong hit 1.26 million high for 2018, up 4.25% year to year. This is why we should care.

By Ding Yiming, LI Yun, Li Yuquan, Akane Nakasuji.

How is Hong Kong progressing on gender equality?

By Li Sin Yung, Liu Pei Lin, Nguyen Thi Minh Anh.

About 「JOUR2106」

As data becomes increasingly important in news reporting, this course helps students learn the fundamental principles, tools and workflow to visualise data.



data visualisation

Students will learn the and visualisation libraries like eCharts, D3, Leaflet, … By finishing this course, students are expected to build one web-based data visualisation news story and distribute the project via their own websites.

Programming language


This course focuses on the web stack, because most content are distributed via (mobile) web-based technology at present. Students will learn the end-to-end production and deployment of a web-based story,foundations of HTML/CSS/Javascript.

------------Teaching Team-----------

Mr. Pili Hu

course instructor

Mr. Pili Hu teaches data journalism and media technology in HKBU. Before joining HKBU, he served as the Chief Technology Officer of Initium Media, responsible for developing technologies to power the fast-growing digital media outlet. He founded Initium Lab whose data-driven news report on Hong Kong Legislative Council voting pattern won SOPA "Excellence in Information Graphics" award in 2016. He was co-founder and CEO of HyperLab which produced a cross social network search engine. He holds an MPhil in Information Engineering from CUHK. Before moving to Hong Kong, he worked for Baidu in Beijing as core algorithm R/D engineer, responsible for user behaviour and link analysis.

Le Wei

teaching assistant

Phd student of Communication in HKBU


teaching assistant

Master student of Communication in HKBU


teaching assistant

Year 3 DMC student in Department of Journalism in HKBU


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