The Wheels On The Bus Come To A Screeching, Jolting Halt
What Makes a Visualization Memorable? | Visual Computing Group Citation: Borkin MA, Vo AA, Bylinskii Z, Isola P, Sunkavalli S, Oliva A, Pfister H. What Makes a Visualization Memorable?. IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics (Proceedings of InfoVis 2013). 2013. Abstract:
If the Earth were 100 pixels wide, Low Earth Orbit Hubble & the ISS GPS Satellite Orbit 100 pixels (12,756km)
Nasrullah Memon, via University of Southern Denmark An anti-terrorism researcher at the University of Southern Denmark has had a number of papers in conference proceedings retracted for plagiarism. Debora Weber-Wulff, who has researched plagiarism for a decade, reports on her blog Copy, Shake, and Paste that eight papers by Nasrullah Memon have been retracted after the Vroniplag website revealed similarities between his work and that of other authors. According to a university website, Memon is Eight papers by anti-terrorism professor retracted for plagiarism
Data Journalism and Data Visualization: Hans Rosling's presentation | Aalto University1
Evolution of European Union legislation
W-NOMINATE analysis of the European Parliament NOMINATE is a scaling method that are widely used to position legislators in a few dimensional space based on how they vote in an assembly. Here the method is use to position members of the European Parliament (MEPs) in a two-dimensional space based upon their voting records in the first two years of the 2009-2014 EP setting. Read more about the method here. View Highlight MEPs from Show result of vote on Nominate analysis of the European Parliament 2009-2011
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The Micromorts concept of risk visualised. We recently attended an interdisciplinary visualization workshop hosted by Microsoft dedicated to visualising probability and risk. The scene was set by David Speigelhalter, Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk, who showcased a number of neat ways to communicate probability. Visualising risk: can we do better than heat maps? | News
how to do it in Excel One common piece of feedback I get after presenting on the topic of data visualization goes something like this: Wow, that was super useful. I'm never going to use pie charts again. But when it comes to the graphs, how do you actually make them look like that? I'm not Excel-savvy...help! Pretty much everything I do is in Excel.
Michael Wu, Ph.D. is Lithium's Principal Scientist of Analytics, digging into the complex dynamics of social interaction and group behavior in online communities and social networks. Michael was voted a 2010 Influential Leader by CRM Magazine for his work on predictive social analytics and its application to Social CRM.He's a regular blogger on the Lithosphere's Building Community blog and previously wrote in the Analytic Science blog. You can follow him on Twitter or Google+. Hello and welcome back. It’s been 3 weeks since I last blogged. Making Sense of Social Data: Visualization of Twit
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Differential Tag Clouds This paper introduces the concepts of “summary tag cloud” and “differential tag cloud”. A summary tag cloud is a unique tag cloud that summarizes the contents of all the documents in a set. A differential tag cloud is a tag cloud that highlights the particular features of each document with regard to the summary tag cloud. We also present a general abstract procedure to automatically generate tag clouds and a specific implementation that exemplifies our ideas
Life as Captured in Charts and Graphs
Meteor Live View | meteorwatch.org listen to meteors here Above Image and audio Credit: Merriot-Astro @nlospam on twitter Meteor Detection When a meteor strikes Earth’s atmosphere it decelerates rapidly. The friction created by the air causes the Meteor to burn up at extremely high temperatures creating the white “shooting star” that we are all familiar with.
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Mapping Academic Tweets Another day, another Twitter map- this time showing the global distribution of tweets that link to academic journal articles. I am always a bit skeptical of Twitter data (especially with location information) but as an academic seeking to publish in many of the journals that feature in people’s tweets I was prepared to make an exception when producing these maps. The data come from a cool service called Altmetric. I think mapping Twitter’s engagement with the academic literature is important as it echos the map below and provides another example of the dominance of researchers (both in terms of access and production) from a few countries in the academic literature. You can see how the “hotspots” of collaboration allign with the hotspots of tweets below. One thing academics strive for is “impact”.
Project Management Graphics (or Gantt Charts) At the time of this posting I am a Project Manager for an owner for a medium sized hospital project in California, taking it from concept through to opening. I hate Gantt Charts. I loathe MS Project. I'm not that keen on Primavera.