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Numbers.jpg (JPEG Image, 2000x1299 pixels) - Scaled (79%) We Love Datavis. NounProject. Untitled. Infographic of the Day: The Blistering Rise of iPad and Tablet Computing. If you're not much of a tech nerd, you'd be forgiven for thinking the iPad and the ensuing tablet boom are merely some kind of hype machine.

Infographic of the Day: The Blistering Rise of iPad and Tablet Computing

You'd also be wrong, if industry analysts are right. Long story short, 2010 was just the barest tip of the tablet onslaught. In two years time, they'll be more numerous than mosquitos in July, as this infographic lays out. The data below, produced by Morgan Stanley and Forrester, among others, and then laid out by Focus, presents hockey-stick growth scenarios for iPad and its ilk. What's probably most surprising is how mainstream their appeal is -- a whopping 14% of online shoppers say they plan to purchase an iPad in the next five months; total sales are expected to rise 1000% by 2014. [Click for full-sized version] Keep in mind, a few early reviewers panned the iPad, saying they couldn't understand what you'd use it for. But what might be the most insightful points on the infographic are at the end. [Focus via WeLoveDataVis] C H A R T B A L L : Posters. Infographic of the Day: Who Won the World Series for the Giants? If you're a San Francisco Giants fan, you're probably still savoring the sweet, sweet season that led to the team's improbable World Series win.

Infographic of the Day: Who Won the World Series for the Giants?

Thanks to the power of infographics, you can relive every game of it. Chartball, which makes lovely infographic charts about sports, is selling a 24'x36' print that summarizes every game of the Giants 2010 season. More than just a summary of games won and lost, it offers a series of charts that break down which players contributed the most -- and who actually should have just broken their ankle and sat the season out. [Click for larger image] Here, for example, is a chart showing which batters contributed the most offense over the course of the season. Same goes for another chart showing the performance of the team's bullpen: Co.Design - Wed, Nov 10 2010. A world of tweets. Lush Metrics.

Where ideas and people meet. GE Data Visualization. Visualisation Insights: #1 The visualisation designer. This post is the first in a series I am commencing called Visualisation Insights.

Visualisation Insights: #1 The visualisation designer

The purpose of this series is to provide readers with unique insights into the field of visualisation from the different perspectives of those in the roles of designer, practitioner, academic, blogger, journalist and all sorts of other visual thinkers. My aim is to bring together these interviews to create a greater understanding and appreciation of the challenges, approaches and solutions that exist in the worlds of this collection of people – the visualisation field’s ‘cast and crew’.

I will be following each interview with a post reflecting on some of the key insights to emerge. One of the most shared and discussed visualisation designs was conceived, designed and produced by New York designer Michael Deal on behalf of Umbro, the UK sportswear brand. [click image for large view] SelfReference2.9.1-webfull_o.gif.

020938690912_web. 10 Outstanding Social Media Infographics. Nobody has time to read anymore, right?

10 Outstanding Social Media Infographics

Every day we are all inundated with more and more information overload coming from credible and yet to be verified sources. Where can Internet users find relief? Answer: the infographic. Infographics are a wonderful mix of key data and visualization that can really bring the message home if put together correctly. So without further ado, we bring you our top 10 favorite social media infographics! Update: Check out our infographic design services 1 – World Map of Social Networks Let’s start at the 50,000 foot view, shall we?

(Source) 2 – Age Distribution on Social Network Sites Is age distribution targeting more your thing? (Source) 3 – Social Media Periodic Table of Elements As we previously reported, our friend and fellow Advertising Age Power 150 member Eyecube created another great visualization called the social media periodic table of elements: (Source) 4 – The Conversation Prism. JESS3 Blog. JESS3Visual Literacy: An E-Learning Tutorial on Visualization for Communication, Engineering and Business. Visual Cards for Collaboration and Team Creativity Making the Complex Clear Visual Literacy for Managers - How Sketching enables Visual Problem Solving and Communication (get the hardcopy edition at By clicking on a map or diagram thumbnail below, you can access an interactive graphic overview on tools, books, researchers in different visualization fields, as well as on key success factors of visualization.

Visual Literacy: An E-Learning Tutorial on Visualization for Communication, Engineering and Business

There is also an interactive organizing table that shows (incl. examples) one hundred visualization-based methods. Clicking on a particular tool, book, person, document, principle or method within a map opens the respective website or homepage in a new browser window or reveals an example (most maps were created with lets-focus). Stairs to visual excellence "Towards A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods for Management"Lengler R., Eppler M. (2007). Version 1.5 of the periodic table as PDF Imperfect Storm (Click on image to enlarge) Data Pointed. Column Five Media – Infographics - Infographic Design, Content Creation, Social Media Strategy. HistoryShots - Information Graphics - History Related.

The Work of Edward Tufte and Graphics Press. Edward Tufte is a statistician and artist, and Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Statistics, and Computer Science at Yale University.

The Work of Edward Tufte and Graphics Press

He wrote, designed, and self-published 4 classic books on data visualization. The New York Times described ET as the "Leonardo da Vinci of data," and Business Week as the "Galileo of graphics. " He is now writing a book/film The Thinking Eye and constructing a 234-acre tree farm and sculpture park in northwest Connecticut, which will show his artworks and remain open space in perpetuity.

He founded Graphics Press, ET Modern gallery/studio, and Hogpen Hill Farms LLC. Visual Display of Quantitative Information 200 pages Envisioning Information 128 pages Visual Explanations 160 pages Beautiful Evidence 214 pages Same paper and printing as in original clothbound editions. All 4 clothbound books, autographed by author $150 Available directly from Graphics Press.