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ViziCities - See your city in revolutionary ways. Interactive Map of Belarusian History. All The Productivity Tips You Need In 9 Infographics. Ever notice how some people come across as having their act together? They are able to get their work done on time, every time. They have the time and energy for 100 different things. Yet, they always seem non-frazzled, non-overwhelmed, and non-frantic. Do you console yourself with the thought that these are a special breed of people with a special DNA sequence? Sadly, that is far from the truth. 1. One of the most frantic and chaotic times in most people’s day is the morning. 2.Your mouth as the gateway to productivity Believe it or not, what you put in your mouth can affect your productivity. 3.

Eating healthy is not enough. Perceptual Edge - Examples. 3 Representational Models That Affect Usability. A few weeks ago while talking about visual perception and memory, I mentioned how the mental models your audience hold affect how they perceive your designs.

3 Representational Models That Affect Usability

Today I want to expand on the topic and consider the conceptual model of the designer as well as the interaction model or where designer and audience meet. Before getting to the details let’s quickly define each of the 3 models. Mental model— how users think a system will workConceptual model—how designers develop a system to workInteraction model—how people actually interact with a system Mental Models A mental model represents a persons thought process for how something works. We all use mental models to predict how systems work. For example if you sit inside a car you have a mental model about how that car should work. Christopheviau. 50 Great Examples of Data Visualization. Wrapping your brain around data online can be challenging, especially when dealing with huge volumes of information.

50 Great Examples of Data Visualization

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. 20 Great Visualizations of 2011. As the popularity of visualizations grows, so does their range and quality.

20 Great Visualizations of 2011

Here’s a list of 20 of the best Static Visualizations, Interactive Visualizations, and Information Videos from 2011. (Note: while they are numbered for your convenience, the entries are not ranked.) The Ultimate Guide to Biking and Cycling [INFOGRAPHIC] Biking's a total blast, but how do you get started or push to the next level?

The Ultimate Guide to Biking and Cycling [INFOGRAPHIC]

We’ve got all you need to know (including three workout plans!) For any rider, beginner to pro. TheWorldas100People_519247ce0980d_w1500.png (JPEG Image, 1500 × 1500 pixels) - Scaled (66%) The Ultimate Guide to Biking and Cycling [INFOGRAPHIC] Visualization Gallery - CS294-10 Visualization Sp11. CS294-10 Visualization - CS294-10 Visualization Sp11. From CS294-10 Visualization Sp11 Visual media are increasingly generated, manipulated, and transmitted by computers.

CS294-10 Visualization - CS294-10 Visualization Sp11

When well designed, such displays capitalize on human facilities for processing visual information and thereby improve comprehension, memory, inference, and decision making. Yet the digital tools for transforming data into visualizations still require low-level interaction by skilled human designers. As a result, producing effective visualizations can take hours or days and consume considerable human effort. In this course we will study techniques and algorithms for creating effective visualizations based on principles and techniques from graphic design, visual art, perceptual psychology and cognitive science.

The health hazards of sitting. Visualizing Trouble. Many technologies and forms of communication experience a painful, necessary moment.

Visualizing Trouble

Synthesizers endured A Flock of Seagulls. The internet had its GeoCities moment. And now data visualization has given us charts like the first one below, which comes from a site called JobVine. It’s colorful, and it sure looks like an infographic, but it’s nearly incomprehensible. This is what can happen when the tools that allow people to create new content—music, websites, data visualization—become available to the masses. Visual Representation. .

Visual Representation

Unfortunately, world class educational materials are normally hidden behind payment systems or in expensive textbooks. The Ultimate Guide to Biking and Cycling [INFOGRAPHIC] Infographics & Data Visualization. What Makes a Good Infographic? Tech hotshots: The rise of the dataviz expert - Network World. Computerworld - A picture's worth a million data points.

Tech hotshots: The rise of the dataviz expert - Network World

That's the mantra, anyway, in business analytics these days. As the big data trend intensifies and analytics become more ingrained in corporations, the need for people who can present data in easily intelligible ways is rising. Last fall, Gartner predicted that there would be 4.4 million big data jobs by 2015, many requiring new, nontraditional skills like data visualization. Iramuteq — IRaMuTeQ. Infographie100PersonnesGrand.jpg (2779×2772) Software: Visualization and Data Mining.

The Art of Data Visualization: How to Tell Complex Stories Through Smart Design. 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.

The Art of Data Visualization: How to Tell Complex Stories Through Smart Design

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.