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15 Most Common Types of Data Visualisation — Datalabs. With the growing amount and accessibility of data, data visualisation is becoming increasingly important.

15 Most Common Types of Data Visualisation — Datalabs

Not only does visualised data represent large quantities of data coherently, it doesn’t distort what the data has to say and helps the user discern relationships in the data. According to the writers of A Tour Through the Visualization Zoo, “The goal of visualization is to aid our understanding of data by leveraging the human visual system’s highly-tuned ability to see patterns, spot trends, and identify outliers.” In general, there are two basic types of data visualisation: exploration, which helps find a story the data is telling you, and explanation, which tells a story to an audience. Both types of data visualisation must take into account the audience’s expectations. Within these two basic categories, there are many different ways data can be made visual. 2D Area via Payton Chung.

Global Carbon Footprints. The Data Visualisation Catalogue. Radar graphs: Avoid them (99.9% of the time) Stephen Few doesn't like radar graphs, and he's not the only one who has written against them.

Radar graphs: Avoid them (99.9% of the time)

In a recent discussion on Twitter, Jon Peltier said that they are "worse than pies" —ouch! Even Andy Kirk, who is usually as polite as a British gentleman can be, doesn't have nice words about this kind of display. Most of the arguments against radar graphs can be summarized in a couple of sentences from this post by Graham Odds: "Even with a common scale between axes, comparing values across them remains cumbersome and error-prone. Infographics as an Assessment. A Case Study In How Infographics Can Bend The Truth. We’ve made the point time and time again that charts and graphs, though they feel official and true, can lie.

A Case Study In How Infographics Can Bend The Truth

Rarely do you get to see that at work, but the good folks at Hyperakt have sent us a prime case study in infographic deception. The subject, of course, is politics--and in particular, the raging debate over whether the rich should be made to pay more taxes. "Using the same data, very different stories can be told depending on different agendas," says Deroy Peraza, one of the founders of Hyperakt.

A story from the Wall Street Journal's far-right op-ed page gets us started, with a chart showing how much taxable income is made by Americans ranging from the rich to poor: Looking at that, the conclusion seems glaringly obvious: The rich don’t make so much money! 10 Steps To Designing An Amazing Infographic. Information can be useful--and even beautiful--but only when it’s presented well.

10 Steps To Designing An Amazing Infographic

In an age of information overload, any guidance through the clutter comes as a welcome relief. That’s one reason for the recent popularity of information graphics. Infographics are visual designs that help to explain complicated data in a simple way (mental-health emergencies at Burning Man, anyone?). Rendering High Resolution Maps in Kartograph. This is going to be a quick run-through the creation of the latest Kartograph showcase which is a high res vector map.

Rendering High Resolution Maps in Kartograph

Select your map projection I really like the idea of starting the map creation process with choosing a map projection. As mentioned in my last post, the projection can be seen as a very crucial point of every map. It allows you to define the perspective on the geography. Amanda Cox Talks about Developing Infographics at the New York Times. 001.1 Graphing Fundamentals - chrisgemignani. 001.2 Graphing Fundamentals - Principles 1 - chrisgemignani. 001.3 Graphing Fundamentals - Principles 2 - chrisgemignani. Data science.

Visualising Data » Resources. IMAODBC 2011: And the winner is … The Bo Sundgren Award of the International Marketing and Output Database Conference IMAODBC 2011 in Obidos Portugal goes to Xavier Badosa from the Statistical Institute of Catalonia Idescat.

IMAODBC 2011: And the winner is …

The Year In Data. Owni’s data team – collectively known as Paule d’Atha – are pleased to present a selection of the best of the best of their weekly round-up of data on the web, from a year that’s seen so many wonderful, innovative, inventive, colorful, moving and funny projects.

The Year In Data

The future is on the cards The World of Seven Billion is a project powered by National Geographic to celebrate the arrival of the seven billionth person on Earth. The contrast between the black background and the bright colors used to represent different income levels, coupled with population density, across all five continents gives the map a beautiful clarity. Using public data from the World Bank, it also presents current indicators of public health, education, fertility and access to technology in its effective no-frills style. Case studies. Blog » Hexbins! Binning is a general term for grouping a dataset of N values into less than N discrete groups.

blog » Hexbins!

These groups/bins may be spatial, temporal, or otherwise attribute-based. In this post I’m only talking about spatial (long-lat) and 2-dimensional attribute-based (scatterplot) bins. Showing Geo-Located Points with the 'HexBin' Method. Walmart locations all hexed up. Getting started with googleVis. Calendar View Visualisation. In official statistics we’re used to dealing with highly aggregated data.

Calendar View Visualisation

To visualise those, bar-, line- and pie charts are standard tools. But there is a whole other side to visualisation where it is used to recognize patterns, outliers or errors in individual data. A very compelling example of displaying daily data for several years in a calendar view was recently presented at SVGopen 2011 by Mike Bostock, a Tufte influenced data visualisation expert, who could easily become the next Hans Rosling. Mike is among other things author of the d3.js library, a JavaScript Toolkit that can streamline your data visualisation projects a lot without forcing any constraints of predefined chart types on the developer. In the above excerpt of the daily flight data for 1995–2008 (click image to see all the years covered) the effect of 9-11 is the most obvious, where flight activity stopped completely and had a hard time to recover for several months.

How to Make an Interactive Network Visualization. Networks!

How to Make an Interactive Network Visualization

They are all around us. The universe is filled with systems and structures that can be organized as networks. Recently, we have seen them used to convict criminals, visualize friendships, and even to describe cereal ingredient combinations. We can understand their power to describe our complex world from Manuel Lima's wonderful talk on organized complexity. Visualize Complex Data.

Data can be overwhelming, intimidating, and obscure. When you’re trying to make your case, it’s important that you convey the story to your audience. That’s where data visualization can play a big role. Seven dirty secrets of data visualisation. Net magazine is the number one choice for the professional web designer and developer.

It’s here that you find out about the latest new web trends, technologies and techniques – all in one handy package. Each issue boasts a wealth of expert tips and advice, including in-depth features and over 30 pages of advanced front- and backend tutorials on subjects as diverse as CSS, HTML, JavaScript, WordPress, PHP, and plenty more. net compiles the hottest new sites from around the web, and being the voice of web design, our mission is to source the best articles written by the best people in the industry and feature interviews and opinions crammed with inspiration and creative advice.

In short, If you're serious about web design and development, then net is the magazine for you. Editorial Advertising. Principles of Data Visualization. More Ways to Visualize Data: Charts. Maps are awesome. Adding charts to a map is even more awesome. VizWiz - Data Visualization Done Right. How to choose the good chart.

The next time you face this question, the following chart can help you find your way. It shows the logical steps to find an appropriate chart. Whether you want to show a composition, a distribution, some relationship or if you want to compare some item, you will pick up a specific chart. It will be further determined by the time range, the number of items, … All in all, an awesome summary. Start from the center and follow the lines… PDF version. 5 Rules of Research/Sourcing Infographics. What could be worse than a poorly designed infographic? Modern Approaches. The 3 Phases of Infographic Design. 2012. What challenges? What challenges will bring us 2012 ? Thinking critically about “infographics,” “data visualizations,” and other visual junk. Use-Infographics.jpg (800×1049) InfoGraphic Designs: Overview, Examples and Best Practices.

25 Best Infographics Of 2011 That Are Still Relevant Today. The Do's And Don'ts Of Infographic Design - Smashing Magazine. Advertisement. How To Design Your Own Infographics. Introduction. Tips in Designing Effective Infographics. Getting the Most Mileage out of your Graphics.

The Making of an Infographic: The Content Grid v2 - Jesse Thomas - JESS3. Code of Ethics for DataVis Pros.