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January 5, 2011 08:00pm EST LAS VEGAS-LG's mobile phone division has teamed up with T-Mobile for their first tablet, that will run Google's Android 3.0 or "Honeycomb" OS. While neither companies released many details of the tablet, the name's a mouthful: the T-Mobile G-Slate with Google, by LG. The G-Slate is "expected to be available in [the] coming months," according to a statement. A T-Mobile spokesman said that T-Mobile had not released pictures of the tablet, and would not reveal it publicly until an event on Thursday morning. He also declined to release pricing information.
Android 3.0, codenamed Honeycomb, introduces a completely new user interface suitable for tablet devices. Google has also extended the platform's APIs so that third-party developers can make their applications work better on large form factors. The Android 3.0 SDK preview, which was released last week, offers an early look at some of the new features available to developers. We've been scouring the documentation and looking at the source code examples to see how all the pieces fit together. In this article, we will give you a concise overview of several key new features. ActionBar
As you know, infographics are visual representations of information, data, or knowledge. They present complex concepts quickly and clearly, and communicate ideas in an easily understandable fashion.
Take a look at Robert' Kosara's recent post on his eagereyes blog: The State of Information Visualization, 2011 In this post, Robert reviews of some of the important trends in information visualization in 2010, discusses the potential of HTML5 for creating information visualization experiences on the web, and makes a few predictions about the near future. Robert is pretty sure that the world is ready for " truly interactive, browser-based visualization ".
Information design is the practice of presenting information in a way that fosters efficient and effective understanding of it. The term has come to be used specifically for graphic design for displaying information effectively, rather than just attractively or for artistic expression. Today, information design is closely related to the field of data visualization . Information design is often taught as part of graphic design courses. [ 1 ] [ edit ] Etymology The term 'information design' emerged as a multidisciplinary area of study in the 1970s.
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Guest Blog: Words, pictures, and the visual display of scientific information: Getting back to the basics of information designData visualization. Infographics. Ooh, better yet, make that interactive infographics. The recent buzz around the visual display of information makes it seem like everyone should be rushing to whip up some multi-colored cartogram , bubble chart or word cloud .
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Fast Company posts the (they call it “Controversial”, but I think it’s pretty obvious to anyone in the Visualization space) stance that “Infographics have jumped the shark”. Speaking about the recent deluge of beautiful pictures that combines lots of information, but in the end leave you wondering what you were supposed to be learning from it. It seems to me that that’s exactly what an infographic does best: Wrap a bunch of not-so-interesting content in a bow that’s pretty enough that you take your attention off what’s inside and instead focus on the pretty bow.
The Evolution of Android It’s hard to believe that Google’s handheld/mobile OS Android is 5 years old already. With their clever confectionary naming scheme it’s hard to gauge age, but this infographic chronicles the development of Android from version 1.0 back in September 2008 to the new “Jelly Bean” version coming to Archos tablets and handhelds now. Things have changed quite a bit from the first operating system, the Android 1.0, to the newest version, Jelly Bean 4.1. How far you ask?
CiteWiz: a tool for the visualization of scientific citation networks ( Citations: 13 ) We present CiteWiz, an extensible framework for visualization of scientific citation networks. The system is based on a taxonomy of citation database usage for researchers, and provides a timeline visualization for overviews and an influence visualization for detailed views. The timeline displays the general chronology and importance of authors and articles in a citation database, whereas the influence visualization is implemented using the Growing Polygons technique, suitably modified to the context of browsing citation data.
Tulip is an information visualization framework dedicated to the analysis and visualization of relational data. Tulip aims to provide the developer with a complete library, supporting the design of interactive information visualization applications for relational data that can be tailored to the problems he or she is addressing. Written in C++ the framework enables the development of algorithms, visual encodings, interaction techniques, data models, and domain-specific visualizations.
From navigating the Web in entirely new ways to seeing where in the world twitters are coming from, data visualization tools are changing the way we view content. We found the following 16 apps both visually stunning and delightfully useful. Visualize Your Network with Fidg’t Fidg’t is a desktop application that aims to let you visualize your network and its predisposition for different types of things like music and photos.