37 Data-ish Blogs You might not know it, but there are actually a ton of data and visualization blogs out there. I'm a bit of a feed addict subscribing to just about anything with a chart or a mention of statistics on it (and naturally have to do some feed-cleaning every now and then). In a follow up to my short list last year, here are the data-ish blogs, some old and some new, that continue to post interesting stuff. Data and Statistics Visual Literacy: An E-Learning Tutorial on Visualization for Communication, Engineering and Business Visual Cards for Collaboration and Team Creativity Making the Complex Clear Visual Literacy for Managers - How Sketching enables Visual Problem Solving and Communication (get the hardcopy edition at sketchingatwork.com) By clicking on a map or diagram thumbnail below, you can access an interactive graphic overview on tools, books, researchers in different visualization fields, as well as on key success factors of visualization. There is also an interactive organizing table that shows (incl. examples) one hundred visualization-based methods. Clicking on a particular tool, book, person, document, principle or method within a map opens the respective website or homepage in a new browser window or reveals an example (most maps were created with lets-focus).
The top 20 data visualisation tools One of the most common questions I get asked is how to get started with data visualisations. Beyond following blogs, you need to practise – and to practise, you need to understand the tools available. In this article, I want to introduce you to 20 different tools for creating visualisations: from simple charts to complex graphs, maps and infographics. Almost everything here is available for free, and some you have probably installed already.
Over 100 Incredible Infographic Tools and Resources (Categorized) This post is #6 in DailyTekk’s famous Top 100 series which explores the best startups, gadgets, apps, websites and services in a given category. Total items listed: 112. Time to compile: 8+ hours. Follow @DailyTekk on Twitter to make sure you don’t miss a week!
60 Informative Social Networking and Social Media Infographics Infographics have become the method of choice to communicate data, facts, figures and statistics about a given topic. Social media has fueled their growth and popularity, and there have been a large number of social media infographics created over the past year. Whether you’re interested in analyzing the growth and history of social networking, or you want to break down a given social network and analyze it, there are plenty of social networking infographics to provide all the data you could need, in an easy to read format. We’ve gathered up 60 informative social networking infographics and social media infographics that will show you the differences, growth and social network demographics, as well as the rise in social media advertising spending, social media addiction, and where the blogosphere may be headed next. If you enjoyed this post, please consider sharing it with your favorite social network, it would only make sense to after all. Enjoy.
Diagram Software - The Best Choice for Diagramming All-in-one diagram software that makes it perfect for the following diagram software types. What's the diagram solution? Buy one diagram software that suits one group but forces the other to compromise and make do? The Best Data Visualization Projects of 2011 I almost didn't make a best-of list this year, but as I clicked through the year's post, it was hard not to. If last year (and maybe the year before) was the year of the gigantic graphic, this was the year of big data. Or maybe we've gotten better at filtering to the good stuff. (Fancy that.) In any case, data graphics continue to thrive and designers are putting more thought into what the data are about, and that's a very good thing. So here are my favorites from 2011, ordered by preference.
OpenStreetMap Where am I? Welcome to OpenStreetMap! OpenStreetMap is a map of the world, created by people like you and free to use under an open license. 40+ Visualization Tools for dashboards and social business There is so much data that it is an incredible task to actually comprehend it. In order to make the data actionable we need to really focus on tools to clarify what we are looking at. We need to think about the process of tuning into a specific channelof segmenting dataof communicating the significance of that dataof doing SOMETHING with the data To that end I’ve collected another list of tools that specifically help with visualizing different types of information.
§ Section Design A poster created for Texas-based creative agency Test Monki. It was used to promote their s’mores themed open house event to show off their new studio space. We decided to use the idea of a s’more as a metaphor for the services that Test Monki provide. This was something quite different to my usual style of work but also a very enjoyable project to work on. More images » Data visualization books: How to start your personal library The Excel Charts Blog There are many approaches to data visualization. Take well-know authors like Tufte, Cleveland, Ware, Few, Bertin or McCandless. There is some overlap, but they all approach data visualization from a different angle. That’s great news for you: this means that you can come up with a unique point of view that reflects your interests and needs. I suppose the books you buy are consistent with that view.
Knight Foundation finance ScraperWiki for journalism ScraperWiki is the place to work together on data, and it is particularly useful for journalism. We are therefore very pleased to announce that ScraperWiki has won the Knight News Challenge! The Knight Foundation are spending $280,000 over 2 years for us to improve ScraperWiki as a platform for journalists, and to run events to bring together journalists and programmers across the United States. America has trailblazing organisations that do data and journalism well already – for example, both ProPublica and the Chicago Tribune have excellent data centers to support their news content. Our aim is to lower the barrier to entry into data driven journalism and to create (an order of magnitude) more of this type of success.
Understand on-premises data gateways for Microsoft PowerApps Installation and configuration Prerequisites Minimum: .NET 4.5 Framework 64-bit version of Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 (or later) Recommended: 8 Core CPU 8 GB Memory 64-bit version of Windows 2012 R2 (or later)