Visualization. The Dangers of Faith In Data. Here are the notes from my Warm Gun SF keynote, based on one of the stories from The Year Without Pants (An Amazon.com best book of the year).
Thanks to folks that were there for being a great crowd. “Faith in data grows in relation to your distance from the collection of it” The Data Paradox. No matter how much data you have, you will still depend on intuition to decide how to interpret, explain and use the data (See: Amygdala). Intuition is also used to pick how the data is collected, what samples to use, and to define what the outliers are. Visualizations That Really Work.
Not long ago, the ability to create smart data visualizations, or dataviz, was a nice-to-have skill.
For the most part, it benefited design- and data-minded managers who made a deliberate decision to invest in acquiring it. That’s changed. Now visual communication is a must-have skill for all managers, because more and more often, it’s the only way to make sense of the work they do. Data is the primary force behind this shift. Decision making increasingly relies on data, which comes at us with such overwhelming velocity, and in such volume, that we can’t comprehend it without some layer of abstraction, such as a visual one. Data Visualization - Research Data Services - Subject Guides at Syracuse University Libraries. Researchers may find the following tools useful in their work.
Emphasis is given to free (or at least having free components) and online tools or services. Data Management Planning: DMPTool - The DMPTool provides a step-by-step interface for creating a Data Management Plan for NSF, NIH and many other funding agencies. TowardsOpenResearch.pd. 50 Great Examples of Data Visualization. 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. 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. 6 lessons academic research tells us about making data visualizations – Poynter. As more media outlets embrace data, and data visualizations become integral to storytelling, it's increasingly important to understand what makes an effective graphical presentation.
While much has been written about data visualization tools and ways to teach data visualization, much less has been written about the academic research on effective visualization. Journalists may not be aware of the body of scholarly work on data visualization other than a passing awareness of Edward Tufte's popular books. Information aesthetics - Data Visualization & Information Design. Fun data visualization with the Gooey effect - Visual Cinnamon. Just over a year ago I posted a blog about the Gooey effect that makes it seem as if things (SVGs) start sticking together once they come close to each other.
As if they are water droplets merging together. For my preparation for the “SVGs beyond mere shapes” talk I returned to the gooey effect and in this blog, I’d like to teach you a few more techniques to take full use of the power of the gooey. This blog is part of the SVGs beyond mere shapes blog series. It’s based on the similar named talk.
FlowingData. (the teeming void) Mitchell Whitelaw.