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Alteryx Tools Part 2: Filter, Sample and Date Time Three more useful Alteryx tools: Filter, Sample and Date Time. Read More Assessing the Market for a BI/Analytics Tool? The Information Lab - Read our blog The Information Lab - Read our blog
3 Examples of how to use an ActiveX Spreadsheet Control as a Tooltip on a Microsoft Excel Worksheet The recent post described how to use an ActiveX Spreadsheet Control as a tooltip on Excel worksheets. At first sight this seemed to be a nifty little idea to spice up tooltips on Microsoft Excel worksheets. In the meantime, however, I had to learn that there is a major pitfall: Clearly and Simply Clearly and Simply
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Digital Inspiration - Technology Blog 07 Apr 2014 Easily Unsubscribe from all LinkedIn Emails LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, sends too many email notifications and they also make it difficult for you to unsubscribe from these emails. There’s an easy workaround though. The 10 HTML Codes You Need to Know for Writing on the Web Here are 10 HTML codes for common punctuation marks that you must know for your web writing to look elegant, professional and typographically correct.
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Mapping God's Bloodline This is a genealogical map of Jesus, from the creation of Adam and Eve through Noah, the tribes of Israel, King David, and finally Joseph and Mary. It includes everyone whose ancestry can be directly traced all the way back to Adam and Eve according to the biblical record. The map shows only father-son and father-daughter relationships, with the exception of Mary, who is shown as the spouse of Joseph and the mother of Jesus. Some relationships may also indicate a more distant ancestry than the usual father-child lineage. Red indicates the bloodline from God the Father to God the Son, Jesus Christ. Mapping God's Bloodline
Bibliospot This project explores how data visualization techniques can be used to display the contents of library catalogues, creating a new way of searching for information. The first part of this project uses The St Bride Library catalogue as a subject to develop a visual system that can be applied to any other library using a similar classification system. The final design displays the libraries classification hierarchy and the volume of information held on each subject within the classification system. The screen-based outcome of this project is a prototype of an interactive tool/website that enables users to compare library catalogues and discover which libraries hold the most items on a given subject by comparing their library spot size. Bibliospot
Max Planck Research Networks Max Planck Research Networks This multi-touch installation, on display at the Max Planck Science Gallery, explores how the various Max Planck Institutes collaborate with each other, and with their international partners. Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science (MPG) comprises nearly 80 research institutes covering different areas, such as natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences, arts and humanities. With 32 Nobel Prizes amongst its associated scientists, MPG is one of the most respected scientific institutions in Germany and Europe. For this graph visualization, the authors analysed data from SciVerse Scopus for over 94,000 publications over the last ten years.
The viral protest meme known as "Occupy Wall Street" is still going strong, and according to some provocative research to be published in PLoS One, it may never have reason to run out of steam. Why? Because "the 1%"--#OWS-speak for the tiny subgroup of wealthy interests that exerts outsize influence over "the 99%" comprising the rest of us--may be a mathematically inevitable consequence of the way networks self-organize. The paper, entitled "The network of global corporate control", is an attempt by complex systems theorists at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich to "go beyond ideology to empirically identify such a network of power," according to New Scientist. Infographic Of The Day: Is "The 1%" Inevitable, Given How Networks Work? | Co.Design Infographic Of The Day: Is "The 1%" Inevitable, Given How Networks Work? | Co.Design
We hear incessantly about the rise of China. So much so that it’s all a bit too abstract: What does it mean that China’s has become a global force? And more importantly, how have they actually accomplished that? Infographic Of The Day: China's Checkbook Diplomacy | Co.Design Infographic Of The Day: China's Checkbook Diplomacy | Co.Design

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About a year ago I proposed a very simple template to start working with d3. But is that the way I actually work? Of course not. Because, though you and I know that displaying hello world in d3 is not exactly trivial, this is not a highly marketable skill either. That said, I just can’t afford to start each of my projects from scratch. So in this article I will present you the template I actually use. Jerome Cukier
Corporate annual reports and the Wikipedia are two great resources to find really bad charts. We can’t do much about corporate reports, but we can actually change the Wikipedia articles. So, here is an assignment for you: find a bad chart and replace it with one that actually makes sense from a data visualization point of view. Change Bad Charts in the Wikipedia The Excel Charts Blog Change Bad Charts in the Wikipedia The Excel Charts Blog
Beautiful but Terrible Pyramids: Tableau Edition The Excel Charts Blog
Promising difficulties At the recent VisWeek conference, Jessica Hullman and her coauthors presented ”Benefitting Infovis with Visual Difficulties (pdf)”, a paper that suggests that the charts which are read almost effortlessly are not necessarily the ones that readers understand or remember best. To answer that claim, Stephen Few wrote a rather harsh critique of this paper (pdf). As I read this I felt the original paper was not always fairly represented, but more importantly, that the views develop by both parties are not at all inreconcilable. Let me explain. What is cognitive efficiency, or “say it with bar charts”
OKCon 2013 29 Aug 2013 Events Conference On September 16th to 18th, Geneva will host OKCon 2013, the annual Open Knowledge Conference, bringing together representatives from agencies and public administrations, technology activists, civic entrepreneurs and data-driven designers. Read more How We Visualized Meteorite Impacts


MIG Inc. teamed up with the folks at Stamen Design for a series of interactive maps for the One Bay Area project. The first map in this series, the Travel Time and Housing Prices map, shows the relationship between travel time for different modes of transit, and housing prices in the bay area. Let’s say you’re looking for a place to live in the San Francisco area. First, you start by entering your office address — let’s use the Stamen studios on Mission Street as an example. Then select how you’d like to travel between your home and work place — how about to go on foot? Travel Time and Housing Prices Map on Datavisualization
Peoplemovin, an experimental project in data visualization by Carlo Zapponi, that shows the flows of 215,738,321 migrants as of 2010. The migration data provided by The World Bank is plotted as a flow chart that connects emigration and destination countries. The chart is split in two columns, the emigration countries on the left and the destination countries on the right. The thickness of the lines connecting the countries represents the amount of immigrated people and the color code from blue to red puts the countries in comparison to the rest of the world. The visualization is built in HTML5 using the canvas element and should run fine in most modern browsers. Peoplemovin Visualizes Migration Flows on Datavisualization
Review of the 2011 Conference on Datavisualization On June 24th 2011, the 2011 Conference took place at the Swiss Federal Archives in Berne. Over 150 people from politics, journalism, science and technology gathered to hear about and discuss Switzerland’s future on the Open Government Data front. The day was filled with presentations by a diverse range of speakers, and a workshop session. The Presentations Prof.
Review: Designing Data Visualizations on Datavisualization
How We Visualized 23 Years of Geo Bee Contests on Datavisualization
Review of the Visualizing Marathon Berlin 2011 on Datavisualization
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