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Best Infographics Ideas and Free Tools Look at pretty much every blog, professional site and presentation these days, and you will notice that most of them have infographics, which are charts that display a visual image in order to supply data to the user. They are highly functional and often work more effectively than graphs and charts alone. They are also more pleasing to the eye and can break down concepts for easier understanding. But for every good one, there is a bad one that looks cluttered and doesn’t manage to get the point across. That is why people seek out both inspiration and tools to help them make the most out of this valuable resource. Here are some of the best examples and tools to assist you in creating your own. Inspiration Online Piracy With new legislation being argued right now in the Senate to curb piracy, there is a lot of misunderstanding about the topic itself. It illustrates that popular movies are not affected in profit by illegal downloading. Calorie Intake & Outtake The Brutal Decline of Yahoo Tools
Share your images Data Visualization, Design and Information Munging // Martin Krzywinski / Genome Sciences Center Schemaball is a flexible schema visualizer for SQL databases. The purpose of Schemaball is to help visualize the relationships between tables. Tables are related by foreign keys, which are fields which store the value of a record field from another table. Foreign keys create a lookup relationship between two tables. Large schemas can have hundreds of tables and table relationships. Keeping track of them call can be tedious, error-prone and slow down the schema development process. Figure | A MySQL schema of our sequencing LIMS database. Schemaball produces images called schema balls. Schemaball is free software, licensed under GPL. I am not longer actively working on Schemaball. Schemaball was published in SysAdmin Magazine (Krzywinski, M. Ensembl balls!
The Internet map The map of the Internet Like any other map, The Internet map is a scheme displaying objects’ relative position; but unlike real maps (e.g. the map of the Earth) or virtual maps (e.g. the map of Mordor), the objects shown on it are not aligned on a surface. Mathematically speaking, The Internet map is a bi-dimensional presentation of links between websites on the Internet. Every site is a circle on the map, and its size is determined by website traffic, the larger the amount of traffic, the bigger the circle. Users’ switching between websites forms links, and the stronger the link, the closer the websites tend to arrange themselves to each other. Charges and springs To draw an analogy from classical physics, one may say that websites are electrically charged bodies, while links between them are springs. Also, an analogy can be drawn from quantum physics. Anyway, the real algorithm of plotting The Internet map is quite far from the analogies given above. Semantic web The Internet Phenomenon
How to create a social network from a list of emails » Insights - by EYD The question is simple. A typical email in my inbox looks like: - From : George Clooney <firstname.lastname@example.org>(GC) - To : Clement Levallois (CL) <email@example.com> - Cc : Matt Damon (MD) <firstname.lastname@example.org>, Angelina Jolie (AJ)<email@example.com> - Subject : Party - Main text : “Hi Clement! This can be represented visually as a network: Network extracted from one email. Say, you have 1000 emails in your inbox. The short version: here is the workflow I found most convenient to analyze emails from my Yahoo account: 1. - Thunderbird is the email client installed on my computer, where I manage the emails from my Yahoo account. 2. - Gephi is free, open source and available here: www.gephi.org - In Gephi, select the menu “File”, then “Import Spigot” - Select the folder where you exported the eml files in the previous step. - Done! Social network of my personal email communications (visualized with Gephi). The long version: different alternatives available 1. 2. +++ Positive aspects +++
Top wireframing tools - Digital Nation by Claudia Sagripanti on Jun 28, 2012 with 4 Comments I’m involved with Metro Screen’s MetroAppsLab – a mini hackathon/lab for mobile apps development. Oliver Weidlich of Mobile Experience came in and gave a great presentation on wireframing – a how-to and why. 7 reasons to use wireframes in mobile app design To create the skeleton of the applicationTo progress sketches to higher fidelityTo formally plan out the interaction between the screens in more detail and all the functionalityInvestigate different pathsTo use more accurate relative sizingTo use OS elementsCreate assets for usability testing While the benefits of wireframing are clear, the decision on what tool to use is a bit more complicated, depending on the systems and preferences of you and your client. In an informal poll over a strong cup of coffee with several digital agencies, Balsamiq is commonly used, but there are a number of others. Popular cross platform wireframing tools: For usability testing on device
Michael Burch - www.visus.uni-stuttgart.de Fabian Beck, Martin Puppe, Patrick Braun, Michael Burch, Stephan Diehl. Edge Bundling without Reducing the Source to Target Traceability. In Poster Abstracts of IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics 17(6). Michael Burch, Corinna Vehlow, Natalia Konevtsova, Daniel Weiskopf. Michael Burch, Julian Heinrich, Natalia Konevtsova, Markus Hoeferlin, Daniel Weiskopf. Michael Burch, Corinna Vehlow, Fabian Beck, Stephan Diehl, Daniel Weiskopf. Julian Heinrich, Robert Seifert, Michael Burch, Daniel Weiskopf. Michael Burch, Hansjoerg Schmauder, Daniel Weiskopf. Michael Burch, Markus Hoeferlin, Daniel Weiskopf. Michael Burch, Daniel Weiskopf. Michael Burch, Michael Raschke, Daniel Weiskopf. Christoph Mueller, Guido Reina, Michael Burch, Daniel Weiskopf. Michael Burch, Michael Fritz, Fabian Beck, Stephan Diehl. Stephan Diehl, Fabian Beck, Michael Burch. Michael Burch. Fabian Beck, Michael Burch, Stephan Diehl. Martin Greilich, Michael Burch, Stephan Diehl.
Datavisualization.ch Selected Tools Collusion Collusion is an experimental add-on for Firefox and allows you to see all the third parties that are tracking your movements across the Web. It will show, in real time, how that data creates a spider-web of interaction between companies and other trackers. What we are working on now for Collusion includes: What do I do now? More information Official Mozilla page Collusion blog In-progress website redesign Preview releases of Firefox add-on Source code for Firefox add-on (classic) Source code for Firefox add-on (refresh) Source code for website redesign Source code for public database server Unofficial Collusion theme song What They Know The Wall Street Journal's extensive series on tracking. Ghostery's research blog Lots of info about various types of trackers. What's coming in Collusion 1.0 - video A Morning Cup of Coffee - interactive teaser video about Collusion Get the add-on Latest released version of the add-on Chrome/Safari port Communication Channels Issues List firstname.lastname@example.org Mailing List