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DATA visualisation. Twitter Visualisations. Data VisualizationTutorials. KDMC produces a wealth of digital media tutorials to support our training sessions and classes.

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While the focus of some tutorials is on technology and journalism, most are general enough to be of use to anyone. Spreadsheets Updated March 11, 2012 in Data Visualization This tutorial covers the basics of creating and doing calculations with a spreadsheet. It is based on using Google Docs spreadsheets, with notes on some differences with Excel spreadsheets. Protovis Part 4: External data and animated labels Updated Sept. 7, 2011 in Data Visualization Learn to how to load data into your Protovis charts from an external file and learn new tricks to animate bars and labels simultaneously. QGIS basics for Journalists Updated March 16, 2012 in Maps, Data Visualization QGIS is a free, open source GIS application that works on most major operating systems. Data Visualization: Basics Updated Nov. 3, 2010 in Data Visualization Interactive graphics give your content context and impact.

Protovis Templates. We Feel Fine / by Jonathan Harris and Sep Kamvar. Smiley installation shows the mood of a city. With mobile tech, mapping a city’s emotions, memories. PHILADELPHIA -- What can technologies do for us to help us understand what's going on in the city? University of Pennsylvania urban planning professor Amy Hillier took to the stage here at the second annual TEDxPhilly conference on Tuesday to demonstrate how technology could one day help us look beyond statistics to visualize the very experience of a city. "Could we map emotion? Memory? Joy? Emotion? Today's geographic information system, or GIS, technology allows us to map the visible city -- streets, sidewalks, buildings -- that we see when we walk around. "Once upon a time, this was magnificent," Hillier said. But what does the city look like beneath the surface?

"The city I'm interested in is the city we don't see," Hillier said. But the third step, arguably the most important, is the one that no one can see but everyone can feel: the societal impact of those other layers. "Neighborhoods shape us, and we also shape our neighborhoods," she said. The hope? "We deserve better. " Sensity V & A by Stanza. ( Sensing the city and the environment to make art. The results are the visualisation and sonification of real time spaces.


Data visualizing the story of food and emotion. Charting emotions. One of the emerging themes from our research is the notion of the “highly-instrumented” enterprise environment.

Charting emotions

Data is everywhere – new types of data that we didn’t previously have access to. You can think of this as a virtual layer of information that adds a new level of understanding (and complexity) to the physical world. Of particular interest to me is the notion of sentiment analysis, where companies can use tools from vendors like Attensity, Scout Labs, Radian6, and a variety of others to listen in on customer conversations and measure sentiment towards products, services, brands, and specific experiences. Companies can now analyze every tweet, blog post, and comment to know what customers are feeling. This is definitely cool technology. What’s equally impressive is some of the display technology being developed to display this type of data.

Bio Mapping (shown below) uses a lie detector connected to a GPS unit to measure location and physiological arousal at the same time. Emotional Cartography: Implications of Visualizing Intimate Biometric Data. The (44MB freely downloadable) book Emotional Cartography - Technologies of the Self [] is a collection of essays from artists, designers, psycho-geographers, cultural researchers, futurologists and neuroscientists, brought together by Christian Nold, to explore the political, social and cultural implications of visualizing intimate biometric data and emotional experiences using technology.

The theme of this collection of essays is to investigate the apparent desire for technologies to map emotion, using a variety of different approaches. Probably the best known emotion maps are the ones resulting Bio Mapping project, a community mapping project in which the Galvanic Skin Response (GSR), a simple indicator of the emotional arousal, is recorded in conjunction with one's geographical location. By combining the emotional responses of over 1,500 people over a period of 4 years, several "Emotion Maps" were generated of the city in which the participants roamed around. Data Visualization, Infographics, and Statistics.