Data Visualization

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Top 35 Flickr Groups for Infographics and Data Visualization

More and more we see it trough the popularity that this kind of content reaches on Blog posts, Twitter and other social media networks, driving traffic and promoting great discussions on every kind of subject. And one of the best places to find tons of new infographics, maps, charts and other forms of data visualization goodies is, without question, Flickr Groups. Today, we bring you a major round-up of the best 35 Flickr Groups to find all kinds of designs, either from major newspapers and magazine, personal portfolios or vintage maps and graphics. Understanding Mankind with 30 Awesome Interactive Designs and Tools. This is a special guest post by Tiago Veloso from Visual Loop – a non-stop stream of Infographics, Maps, Charts and many other Visualization Goodies, with lots of new posts everyday. User submissions are always welcome, opened to artists and designers from all over the world. Be sure to check out Tiago’s first massive hit on Inspired Mag – Info-Visualization Through the Eyes and Talent of 10 Brazilian Designers Among the large number of data-visualization designs that seem to grow everyday, the Interactive Infographics are my favorites, specially because of the incredible amount of information they can represent.

Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view. Gapminder: unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view. - Space, the Ultimate Visual Frontier: 70+ Amazing Infographics. Since my last guest post here, there were a lot of events filled with infographics that could be the focus of this month’s mega-selection. The terrible earthquake in Japan and the nuclear threat that followed, the escalation of the military operations in Libya, Apple’s anniversary, the new chapters of the Browser Wars, and that’s just to mention a few. However, despite so many possible subjects, I decided to dedicate today’s roundup to mankind’s ultimate frontier: Space.

After all, it’s been already 50 years since the beginning of manned space exploration, so, it’s only fair we join the celebration with a selection of awesome visualizations and infographics, collected from all over the world! The Most Powerful Colors on the Web. The Colors of the Web is a very cool infographic by

The Most Powerful Colors on the Web

Looking at the color distribution of the icons of the top 100 web brands. When we released our report on the colors of the social web, based on data analyzed by our Twitter theme tool, we were surprised that blue was such a dominant color in people’s profile designs. Was Twitter’s default color influencing their design decisions? Or is blue really THE most popular and dominant color online? …We decided to look at the colors in the brands from the top 100 sites in the world to see if we could paint a more colorful picture. 10 Coolest Typographic Infographics. A picture is worth a thousand words.

10 Coolest Typographic Infographics

But when that picture is itself made of words, your mileage may vary. Take the case of type-based infographics. Bad use of type clutters an image; it acts as decoration – yet becomes a roadblock to information transfer. What Your Web Design Says About You (Infographic) Font and color choices in a website say certain things about the owner of the site.

What Your Web Design Says About You (Infographic)

Though colors and symbols may have different meanings in other cultures, this only reaffirms the notion that design choices do affect the perception of the user, which in turn affects the message attempting to be conveyed. Here is an infographic that delves into the meanings of fonts and colors in the context of web design. Click to enlarge. Related Content. Infographic: The Psychology of Color for Web Design. Via The Psychology of Color – Must See for Web Designers [Infographic] | Tech King.

Infographic: The Psychology of Color for Web Design

One of the most fascinating and overlooked elements web designers tend to overlook is the influence of color on their website visitors. While a color palette may look visually pleasing, is it psychologically pleasing? When you go to design your next website pay special attention to your color choices and what they actually mean. Infographic of the Day: How Color Affects Purchases. Data Visualization: Modern Approaches - Smashing Magazine.

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Data Visualization: Modern Approaches - Smashing Magazine

There is a variety of conventional ways to visualize data – tables, histograms, pie charts and bar graphs are being used every day, in every project and on every possible occasion. However, to convey a message to your readers effectively, sometimes you need more than just a simple pie chart of your results. Neoformix - Discovering and Illustrating Patterns in Data. - Visualization, Computer Graphics, and Animation. Search Information Visualization Database. DataViz. Cool Infographics - Blog. Information aesthetics - Information Visualization & Visual Communication. Data Visualization, Infographics, and Statistics.

Infographic and Data Interface Videos: the Latest of the Greatest. For the next few weeks, infosthetics will be on a holiday break.

Infographic and Data Interface Videos: the Latest of the Greatest

During this time of offline silence taking in Scandinavian culture and nature, there will be little to no posts. In the meantime, you can enjoy a small collection of infographic and innovative interface videos that have been suggested to me during the last months. It should at least demonstrate the wide spectrum of visual styles and storytelling of a video subfield that was practically non-existent just a few years ago. Enjoy! 15 Stunning Examples of Data Visualization.

Data Visualization is a method of presenting information in a graphical form.

15 Stunning Examples of Data Visualization

Good data visualization should appear as if it is a work of art. This intrigues the viewer and draws them in so that they can further investigate the data and info that the graphic represents. In this post there are 15 stunning examples of Data Visualization that are true works of art. Vnmc. Amazing Transit Map of The Milky Way Harvard Smartypants Samuel Arbesman created this amazing take on our Galaxy – in the guise of a subway map.


I was re-reading Carl Sagan’s novel Contact recently, essentially a series of arguments about SETI wrapped into a story, and he alludes to some sort of cosmic Grand Central Station. That, coupled with my longtime interest in transit maps, got me thinking about all of this. Check out the full story here. DataArt - Visualisations. Documaga: The Scale Of The Universe. USA TOP 15 CAUSES OF DEATH. Visual Complexity. Many Eyes. Visualizing Music. 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. Information aesthetics. Drugs World. Infographic of the Day: Twitter Tracks the Entire Country's Mood. Every tweet, no matter how trivial, reveals the writer's mood, through word choice--It can be as obvious as "happy" or as subtle as "diamond. " Now imagine if you could take that knowledge, scale it up to the entire Twitter-verse, and use it to gauge the entire country's mood?

That's exactly what Alan Mislove, a computer scientist, at Northeastern University, did, using 300 million tweets in real time. Check it out in action, over time--you can actually see moods rising at the end of the work day, and that same pattern gets repeated across time zones: Though it seems impossibly hard, the methodology was actually quite straightforward. Mislove and his team started with a scale, previously devised by psychologists via polling, which assigns mood scores to 600 English words. GOOD. Ideas, issues, concepts, subjects - v.

The Billion Dollar Gram.