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Special Report - International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge. Discover the artistry behind the 2013 International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge winners as they explain the processes, techniques and thoughts behind their entries.

Special Report - International Science and Engineering Visualization Challenge

Credit: National Science Foundation Captions from Mark Peplow, Science 343:599-610(2014). Full story in Science magazine. Categories Photography First Place Invisible Coral Flows Credit: Vicente I. Invisible Coral Flows reveal the hidden flow generated by small hairs (cilia) covering the surface of the coral, between two coral polyps that are 3 mm apart.

Honorable Mention Stellate leaf hairs on Deutzia scabra Credit: Stephen Francis Lowry, Steve Lowry Photography These exuberant starbursts shoot from the leaves of Deutzia scabra, a deciduous shrub sometimes known as "Pride of Rochester. " People's Choice Polymer Micro-structure Self-assemblyCredit: Anna Pyayt and Howard Kaplan, University of South Florida Illustration Cortex in Metallic PastelsCredit: Greg Dunn, Greg Dunn Design Posters & Graphics Games & Apps Meta! Meta! What makes a data visualization memorable? Which of these visualizations will you remember later?

What makes a data visualization memorable?

(Images courtesy of Michelle Borkin, Harvard SEAS.) Cambridge, Mass. – October 16, 2013 – It’s easy to spot a “bad” data visualization—one packed with too much text, excessive ornamentation, gaudy colors, and clip art. Design guru Edward Tufte derided such decorations as redundant at best, useless at worst, labeling them “chart junk.”

Yet a debate still rages among visualization experts: Can these reviled extra elements serve a purpose? Taking a scientific approach to design, researchers from Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology are offering a new take on that debate. Detailed results were presented this week at the IEEE Information Visualization (InfoVis) conference in Atlanta, hosted by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. For lead author Michelle Borkin, a doctoral student at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), memorability has a particular importance: 30 Basic Tools For Data Visualization. Posted on FastCodeDesign. iCharts iCharts is a platform that connects the publishers of market research, economic and industry data with professional consumers. iCharts hosts tens of thousands of charts in business, economy, sports, and other categories. iChart makes it simple for people to discover and follow the world’s latest data insights. iCharts provides cloud-based and patented charting tool that enable companies and individuals to brand, market, and share their data as chart content to millions of viewers across the web. icharts provides free accounts to the users which let you create basic interactive charts, while you can buy the premium version as well with tons of features.

30 Basic Tools For Data Visualization

Charts can have interactive elements, and can pull data from Google Docs, Excel spreadsheets, and other sources. [Link] Click here to view similar graphics. FusionCharts FusionCharts Suite XT is a professional and premium JavaScript chart library that enables us to create any type of chart. Modest Maps. Life Sciences and Big Data: What's the Big Deal? There was no singular moment of Big Data Bang, but we are living in and heading towards a time of seemingly endless and exponential data explosion—and the race to create solutions and strategies to help tame, store, organize, and make sense of big data is on.

Life Sciences and Big Data: What's the Big Deal?

But even before there was a moniker, there were large data sets being created and used in fields like the life sciences. 50 Great Examples of Data Visualization. Wrapping your brain around data online can be challenging, especially when dealing with huge volumes of information.

50 Great Examples of Data Visualization

And trying to find related content can also be difficult, depending on what data you’re looking for. But data visualizations can make all of that much easier, allowing you to see the concepts that you’re learning about in a more interesting, and often more useful manner. Below are 50 of the best data visualizations and tools for creating your own visualizations out there, covering everything from Digg activity to network connectivity to what’s currently happening on Twitter. Music, Movies and Other Media Narratives 2.0 visualizes music. Liveplasma is a music and movie visualization app that aims to help you discover other musicians or movies you might enjoy. Tuneglue is another music visualization service. MusicMap is similar to TuneGlue in its interface, but seems slightly more intuitive.

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