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A_decade_later.gif (800×12864) Should data.gov Visualize? Probably Not. 10 Best Data Visualization Projects of the Year – 2010. Data visualization and all things related continued its ascent this year with projects popping up all over the place.

10 Best Data Visualization Projects of the Year – 2010

Some were good, and a lot were not so good. More than anything, I noticed a huge wave of big infographics this year. It was amusing at first, but then it kind of got out of hand when online education and insurance sites started to game the system. Data Visualization: Who are today's leading data visualization companies. Gapminder: Unveiling the beauty of statistics for a fact based world view. - Gapminder.org.

Gov 2.0 for Providers of Official Statistics. Information Graphics. “If you can’t explain it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”

Information Graphics

—Albert Einstein. The Don’ts of Infographic Design. Written by Amy Balliett of Killer Infographics, the post in question is basically tips for how to create linkbait that doesn't work.

The Don’ts of Infographic Design

Or at least I hope it doesn't. Let's take it from the top. Infographics are visual representations of information, or "data viz" as the cool kids call it these days. Business - Megan McArdle - Ending the Infographic Plague. Now that Obama's dog has won the War on Christmas, or something, it's time to get down to a war that really matters: the war on terrible, lying infographics, which have become endemic in the blogosphere, and constantly threaten to break out into epidemic or even pandemic status.

Business - Megan McArdle - Ending the Infographic Plague

The reservoir of this disease of erroneous infographics is internet marketers who don't care whether the information in their graphics is right ... just so long as you link it. As a Christmas present to, well, everyone, I'm issuing a plea to bloggers to help stop this plague in its track. Infographics – the Long and the Short of It – Defining the [infographic] A New and Important Content Marketing Tool: The Video Infographic. 9 Powerful Free Infographic Tools To Create Your Own Infographics - DATA VISUALIZATION. Powerful Free Infographic Tools To Create Your Own Infographics A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Infographics Infographics are everywhere, and we can’t get enough of them!

9 Powerful Free Infographic Tools To Create Your Own Infographics - DATA VISUALIZATION

By presenting information in a compact and creative format, infographics are able to quickly convey knowledge and engage its viewers. Most Infographics are fun to read and provide valuable information. Piktochart. Why "Infographic Thinking" Is The Future, Not A Fad. We get a lot of infographic pitches.

Why "Infographic Thinking" Is The Future, Not A Fad

Day-in-the-internet.jpg (800×7247) Kill This Infographic (infographic) There’s a growing backlash against that form of content known as the infographic.

Kill This Infographic (infographic)

Useless eye-candy or handy reference? Om Malik, in a post, asks: Can someone please stop the infographic madness? Journalism in the Age of Data. In the words of Terrell Owens, get your popcorn ready, because this video (below) is awesome.

Journalism in the Age of Data

During his Knight Journalism fellowship at Stanford, Geoff McGhee interviewed visualization trendsetters on how they deal and what they do with data in Journalism in the Age of Data: Journalists are coping with the rising information flood by borrowing data visualization techniques from computer scientists, researchers and artists. Some newsrooms are already beginning to retool their staffs and systems to prepare for a future in which data becomes a medium. Period Table of Social Media. Infographics Are Broken. We Can Do Better. Infographics on the web are so bad and so broken.

Infographics Are Broken. We Can Do Better.

They are everywhere, yet few actually do a decent job of conveying information (click on the one at left to see what I mean). Some even argue that they are ruining the Internet. Correlation or Causation? Layar Creator - Welcome to Interactive Print. Eulerian Video Magnification. Banner slider Many seemingly static scenes contain subtle changes that are invisible to the naked human eye.

Eulerian Video Magnification

However, it is possible to pull out these small changes from videos through the use of algorithms we have developed. We give a way to visualize these small changes by amplifying them and we present algorithms to pull out interesting signals from these videos, such as the human pulse, sound from vibrating objects and the motion of hot air.

Videos Software and Code Eulerian Video Magnification code Matlab code and executables implementing Eulerian video processing for amplifying color and motion changes. Videoscope Web interface for motion and color magnification. Publications (Magnifying Motion and Color Changes) Sauber cutaway car > F1 News > Grandprix.com. Sauber cutaway car The Sauber team has come up with an interesting way to show a Formula 1 car from a new angle - by cutting it in half down the middle. "Formula One is all about cutting-edge technology," says Chief Designer Matt Morris in the film. "We've all seen countless pictures of racing cars, but wouldn't it be great to really explore inside it - as if peering into the core of an apple?

" The team has put out the following video: InformationDataProcessVisualization. Livehoods – Use-based urban analytics. In conceptualizing and exploring the city we rely a range of smaller areas—neighbourhoods, boroughs, wards and districts—in order to make urban space intelligible. m4cpnwEe0A1qb2cg0o1_1280.jpg (1280×853) Data Visualization Tools.

Data visualisation DIY: our top tools. The Wikileaks war logs: every death recorded. Get Bigger version What data visualisation tools are out there on the web that are easy to use - and free? Here on the Datablog and Datastore we try to do as much as possible using the internet's powerful free options. Subversive Cartographies. What are subversive cartographies? This issue is addressed a series of presentations organized by Chris Perkins (University of Manchester) and Jörn Seemann (Louisiana State University) for the upcoming 2008 Association of American Geographers meeting (Boston, April 15-19 2008). “To be subversive, is to wish to overthrow, destroy or undermine the principles of established orders. Robert Plutchik's "Wheel of Emotions"

By Mona GoldwaterPsychology and behavioral sciences editor Thirty years ago, Robert Plutchik created a wheel of emotions. He believed there were eight primary/bipolar emotions: joy versus sadness; anger versus fear; trust versus disgust; and surprise versus anticipation. His model also connects the idea of an emotion circle and a color wheel. Nightingale’s Rose. January 9, 2008, 4:06 pm. What David Lynch Can Do With a 100-Year-Old Camera and 52 Seconds of Film. In 1995, 41 respected filmmakers got a shot at using the first motion picture camera, the Lumière brothers’ cinématographe. About ChartsBin.com. A Nice List of Data Visualization Tools — Search Marketing Wisdom. Data Analysis Cartoon. The Best Tools for Visualization. Am I an Alcoholic? – Alcohol Abuse Facts. Have you ever wondered, "Am I an alcoholic? " Do you sometimes wonder if you’re overly dependent on alcohol, or have a problem with binge drinking?

The Infographic below covers useful information on alcohol abuse; including alcoholism symptoms, binge drinking, military alcohol abuse, youth drinking and more. If you think you might have a problem with alcohol, feel free to take a free and anonymous alcohol use disorders assessment here: www.HowDoYouScore.org . Gamers Get Girls. Life of a Hashtag. Wind Map. An invisible, ancient source of energy surrounds us—energy that powered the first explorations of the world, and that may be a key to the future. This map shows you the delicate tracery of wind flowing over the US. The wind map is a personal art project, not associated with any company.