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Visualising Data » Resources

Visualising Data » Resources
Here is a collection of some of the most important, effective, useful and practical data visualisation tools. The content covers the many different resources used to create and publish visualisations, tools for working with colour, packages for handling data, places to obtain data, the most influential books and educational programmes and qualifications in visualisation itself. * Please note there are another 40-50 items to add to these collections but they are going to be saved for now and launched alongside the new version of this website around April * Data and visualisation tools Resources and learning references

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Data science We’ve all heard it: according to Hal Varian, statistics is the next sexy job. Five years ago, in What is Web 2.0, Tim O’Reilly said that “data is the next Intel Inside.” But what does that statement mean? Why do we suddenly care about statistics and about data? In this post, I examine the many sides of data science — the technologies, the companies and the unique skill sets. The web is full of “data-driven apps.”

How The Wall Street Journal creates mobile-friendly interactives Credit: By notbrucelee on Flickr. Some rights reserved. Journalists and newsroom developers can still find working together to build tools and meaningful data visualisations a challenging process. Weekly Roundup of Web Design and Development Resources: August 1, 2014 Welcome to the weekly roundup of resources for web design and development. Each week I gather some of my favorite resources I’ve learned about from Twitter and the blogs I read, and compile them in my weekly resource post. In this week’s roundup, you’ll learn eight tips for presenting your work to executives, find out how to reverse the circle of mistrust from users, discover how to make your responsive website load faster, and more. I’m at WordCamp Columbus this weekend, learning more about working with WordPress. I’ll also be sharing what I know tomorrow when I speak about how to improve accessibility in your WordPress sites.

Informative Video On The Pineal Gland And Activating Your Third Eye Informative video on the pineal gland and activating your Third Eye with Justin Verrengia. Justin breaks down how to activate your pineal gland, which awakens your third eye and extra sensory super powers you never knew existed. In this new video Justin breaks down the GREATEST COVER-UP to ever exist in human history. It’s on your Pineal Gland, learn how to activate it, awakening your third eye and extra sensory super powers you never knew existed. Knowledge is Power and applied knowledge is FREEDOM, share this video with everyone you can and help spread this conscious awareness with our fellow light brothers and sisters of this planet. Unfortunately, harmful chemicals such as flouride are put into our drinking water and cause calcification of the pineal gland.

Color Palette Generator Color Palette Generator #ffeeff #ffccdd #eeaaaa dull Calendar View Visualisation In official statistics we’re used to dealing with highly aggregated data. 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.

14 best data visualization tools for better storytelling Posted on November 30, 2014 by Rob Petersen inShare95 If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it. – Peter Drucker This succinct truth says you can’t know whether you are reaching your goal unless success is defined and tracked. 7 Experts Reveal Their Secrets: How to Use Visual Content to Attract More Readers (Part I) Donna MoritzSocial media strategist, visual marketing specialist, blogger and speaker 1. Do you use any visuals in your content? Why?I use visuals in almost all of my content on most social platforms, especially my blog. Visual content is one of the best ways to immediately grab attention in order to then entice someone to take action on your content — whether it is to like, comment, click through, tweet or share.

Beards: Too Hip For Their Own Good So, Brooks and UNSW’s Barnaby Dixson and Zinnia Janif decided to investigate why beard fashions come and go, and why there’s no one best facial hair pattern. They speculated that the diversity we see is due to “negative frequency dependence,” which just means that rare traits enjoy an advantage. Under NFD, good or bad depends on how common the gene is, Brooks explains. The team showed volunteers a suite of photographs of 36 men with varying levels of beardedness.

Creative Commons Many Flickr users have chosen to offer their work under a Creative Commons license, and you can browse or search through content under each type of license. Here are some recently added bits and pieces: Attribution License » 72,721,270 photos (See more)

More Ways to Visualize Data: Charts Maps are awesome. Adding charts to a map is even more awesome. In addition to mapping data at Geocommons, users can now visualize the same data by utilizing our newly introduced charts. Big Data Visualization: Review of the 20 Best Tools Big Data is amazing. It describes our everyday behavior, keeps track of the places we go, stores what we like to do and how much time we spend doing our favorite activities. Big Data is made of numbers, and I think we all agree when we say: Numbers are difficult to look at.

An interview with information designer Martin Oberhäuser Infographics post #5 : an interview with German designer Martin Oberhäuser, who lives and breathes infographics. Martin Oberhäuser is a Hamburg-based designer who has specialised in information design from the get-go. When Jude, one of our designers, showed me his brilliant work for German encyclopedia Brockhaus, I decided to ring him up for a chat about his work and information design in general. How did the Brockhaus project come about? I think their creative director had seen my work and they approached me and asked me to work on it.