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by Maria Popova
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Is it possible to create a “ data visualization hierarchy of needs” like Maslow’s hierarchy of human needs ? I’ve tried that in the pyramid above.
This is a guest post by Tiago Veloso , the founder of Visual Loop , a collaborative digital environment for everything related to information design and data visualization. He lives in Brazil, and you can connect with him online on Twitter and LinkedIn . If you follow us regularly on Visual Loop , you’ve probably noticed we like to featured not only modern interactive visualizations and infographics, but also examples from the past, from the time when there were no computer softwares to help analyzing and designing and no Internet to access and share data. Graphics, charts, diagrams and visual data representations have been published on books, newspapers and magazines since they exist, not to mention old maps and scientific illustrations, and despite the lack of tools such as the ones we have at our disposal nowadays, they are as inspiring and important as the best contemporary visualizations.
I’ve decided I need a single place to put all of the search engine data visuals that I’ve been working on. The visuals are made up of thousands of actual queries put into search engines by UK users over the course of a year. This gives us an idea of ‘search demand’ which can/may/should equal actual, offline demand for a topic.
Data visualization is the study of the visual representation of data , meaning "information that has been abstracted in some schematic form, including attributes or variables for the units of information". [ 1 ]
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The volume of data in our age is so vast that whole new research fields have blossomed to develop better and more efficient ways of presenting and organizing information. One such field is data visualization , which can be translated in plain English as visual representations of information. The PBS “Off Book” series turned its attention to data visualization in a short video featuring Edward Tufte , a statistician and professor emeritus at Yale, along with three young designers on the frontiers of data visualization. Titled “ The Art of Data Visualization ,” the video does a good job of demonstrating how good design—from scientific visualization to pop infographics—is more important than ever. In much the same way that Marshall McLuhan spoke about principles of communication, Tufte talks in the video about what makes for elegant and effective design.
Here is a 3D view of a hydrogren atom in the 4f state. The left image was made in C++ using a technique described by Krzysztof Marczak to make it volumetric like a cloud of smoke.
Our designers specialize in transforming data into hyper-visual formats that communicate key messaging at a glance. Column Five’s data visualization utilizes a broad spectrum of media and formats, including static infographics, motion graphics, and interactive infographics. As the amount of information we produce and consume grows rapidly, infographics have the ability to bring focus to the most relevant ideas in the shortest amount of time.
Data Visualization is a method of presenting information in a graphical form.
Wrapping your brain around data online can be challenging, especially when dealing with huge volumes of information. And trying to find related content can also be difficult, depending on what data you’re looking for.
What is Data Visualization?
Which African city tweets the most? Researchers at the Floating Sheep recently mapped geocoded tweets from eleven major African cities.
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