Die Welt’s analytics system de-emphasizes clicks and demystifies what it considers a “quality” story German daily Die Welt’s internal grading system for its online articles sounds a little nerve-wracking. All published pieces are assigned a single score made up of five components and ranked; then a top 10 list is emailed out to the entire newsroom each morning, with some comments from an editor. But editors argue this isn’t some dystopian reduction of complex journalism into a single number. They say it’s about making totally transparent what the newsroom values in what it publishes online — not just clicks but also engagement time, not just views on the site but also how well a story travels on social media. “The score was implemented mainly to increase the production quality of the product,” Oliver Michalsky, deputy editor of Die Welt online, told me over email.
Program 3D Sensing and Visualization Seminar (ITPG-GT.2900) - Kyle McDonald Offered: Spring 2011, Fall 2012 This course will explore recent developments in 3d scanning technology and the tools and techniques for collecting, analyzing, and visualizing 3d data. Once relegated to the realm of academic and military research, 3d scanning has recently been made available to amateurs through DIY implementations like DAVID laser scanner, or, in the case of Kinect, through open source reverse engineering of cheap consumer hardware. We will cover different methods of 3d input, including structured light, LIDAR, time of flight, stereo matching, and optical triangulation -- and focus on techniques for organizing and collecting data, creatively visualizing it, and using it in an interactive context. This course will be taught using openframeworks, a C++ toolkit for creative coding.
Introducing Data Stories Hi Folks, Enrico and Moritz are happy to introduce Data Stories, a podcast on data visualization and anything concerning data, from art to statistics. Enrico writes fellinlovewithdata.com and he is a data visualization researcher. Moritz writes well-formed-data.net and he is a data visualization freelancer. UNESCO Launches Free Online Course on Media and Information Literacy « Media Rights Agenda The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has launched a free online course that supports Media and Information Literacy (MIL) and Intercultural Dialogue. The course which is designed for teachers, policy makers and professionals will be offered over 13 weeks, from February 25 to May 31, 2013 and will be led by the Queensland University of Technology (QUT) in Australia. UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, Mr. Janis Karklins Explaining the rationale for the course, Mr. Janis Karklins, UNESCO’s Assistant Director-General for Communication and Information, said: “We live in a world where the quality of information we receive largely determines our choices and ensuing actions, including our capacity to enjoy fundamental freedoms and the ability for self-determination and development.”
Directed graph A directed graph. (sometimes ) of: A digraph is called "simple" if it has no loops, and no multiple arcs (arcs with same starting and ending nodes). A directed multigraph, in which the arcs constitute a multiset, rather than a set, of ordered pairs of vertices may have loops (that is, "self-loops" with same starting and ending node) and multiple arcs. Review of Interactive Storytelling at the New York Times Interactive storytelling takes traditional elements of journalism — words, pictures, data, videos, etc. — and uses web technologies to blend them into an immersive and unique online experience, often allowing the audience to interact with the content. The best way to get a grasp on this type of content is by playing around with it yourself! I recommend checking out 2014: The Year in Interactive Storytelling, Graphics and Multimedia and 2013: The Year in Interactive Storytelling, Graphics and Multimedia. The New York Times is in the business of telling stories. And for a while now, it has been quite good at doing just that. But what it means to tell a story looks different today than it did 100 years ago.
Research Overview ICT is a multidisciplinary research institute at the University of Southern California focused on exploring and expanding how people engage with computers, through virtual characters, video games, simulated scenarios and other forms of human-computer interaction. Leading researchers and faculty from computer science, psychology, interactive media and more collaborate in advancing immersive technologies to improve interactions and learning in a wide-range of areas. From creating believable virtual humans to understanding how they can best be used in the real world, research at ICT aims to literally change the face of computing. How to Become a Data Visualization Freelancer I kept my promise: the interview with Moritz Stefaner on data visualization freelancing is finally here! And I am really excited. As I said in my introductory post, I think data visualization freelancing is one of the most exciting trends in visualization; even though it’s a little bit hidden. After recording the interview, I must say I am really satisfied.
How to: use social media in newsgathering Credit: Image by Pedro Lozano on Flickr. Creative commons licence. Some rights reserved. Finding sources, nurturing contacts and checking facts by phone have long been key to successful journalism. This guide on using social media to research stories outlines the many ways reporters can put those traditional journalism skills into practice on social media platforms. What Visualization Tool/Software Should You Use? – Getting Started Are you looking to get into data visualization, but don't quite know where to begin? With all of the available tools to help you visualize data, it can be confusing where to start. The good news is, well, that there are a lot of (free) available tools out there to help you get started. It's just a matter of deciding which one suits you best. This is a guide to help you figure that out. But before we get into what you should use, a couple of questions.
Graphics What is El Niño and how does it affect global crop yields? The 2015-16 El Niño episode has been either the most or one of the most intense on record, depending on which measure you use. Going on sea surface temperatures alone, the latest El Niño narrowly edges out 1997-98, the previous strongest. Temperatures in the Niño 3.4 region of the Pacific Ocean — the most commonly used of the regions scientists measure for signs of an developing El Niño or La Niña conditions — peaked at 2.37°C above the long term trend in November 2015, just ahead of the 2.33°C mark reached in 1997.
Gallery · mbostock/d3 Wiki Wiki ▸ Gallery Welcome to the D3 gallery! More examples are available on bl.ocks.org/mbostock. If you want to share an example and don't have your own hosting, consider using Gist and bl.ocks.org. Interactive Dynamics for Visual Analysis Graphics Jeffrey Heer, Stanford University Ben Shneiderman, University of Maryland, College Park The increasing scale and availability of digital data provides an extraordinary resource for informing public policy, scientific discovery, business strategy, and even our personal lives.