DataVis Tutorials - Principles
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A week or so ago I shared details of the imminent release of my first book , well I’m thrilled to say my book is now published and available to buy! The best place to get the book will be direct via Packt publishing’s website . At the time of writing this the eBook is available at £9.59 (€13.59, $14.39) and the print book/eBook bundle is £17.09 (€25.19, $26.99).
Previous Post (Part 2 of 3): A Tale of Four Quadrants
I’ve been interested lately in finding examples of online-only, collaborative, non-profit newsrooms who’ve utilized the power of data visualization techniques to give added value to stories that otherwise wouldn’t necessarily be unique, and in doing so beat out legacy news organizations who published a text narrative alone.
Numbers don't lie, but a bad chart decision makes it extremely difficult to understand what those numbers mean. Before you put together another PowerPoint presentation, make sure your pick the right type of chart to clearly communicate the information you want to share. Here's how.
Previous Post (1 of 3): Data Visualization: Clarity or Aesthetics?
Information can be useful--and even beautiful--but only when it’s presented well. In an age of information overload, any guidance through the clutter comes as a welcome relief.
Last week I posted a slideshare version of my slides from a recent pair of presentation events in Chicago. The title of this talk was “The 8 hats of data visualisation”. In this article I want to follow up these slides with a written accompaniment to contextualise and explain what I was presenting, as slides alone don’t really manage to achieve this effectively.
"The success of companies like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Netflix, not to mention Wall Street firms and industries from manufacturing and retail to healthcare, is increasingly driven by better tools for extracting meaning from very large quantities of data.
by Maria Popova
Is it possible to create a “ data visualization hierarchy of needs” like Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs ? I’ve tried that in the pyramid above. Here are the details:
Ever spend several hours putting together what you think is a killer presentation, only to step back and realize that your visuals aren’t quite cutting it?
Back in July I published a collection of the 10 most significant visualisation developments from the first half of 2011.
Want to play a game with The Dashboard Spy and Information Visualization expert Stephen Few?
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