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Chris Harrison's Visualization Projects

Chris Harrison's Visualization Projects

Beautiful Word Clouds arts numériques Visualisation Magazine | collates the most creative and innovative visualisations of information 15 Stunning Examples of Data Visualization | Web Design Ledger - Data Visualization is a method of presenting information in a graphical form. Good data visualization should appear as if it is a work of art. This intrigues the viewer and draws them in so that they can further investigate the data and info that the graphic represents. In this post there are 15 stunning examples of Data Visualization that are true works of art. Click on the title or image for a larger view of each visualization. The Strengths of Nations Here’s an image that discusses the variations in how different nations pursue science. Madrid.Citymurmur CityMurmur tries to understand and visualize how media attention reshapes the urban space and city. Genome Jules & Jim This visual represents the relationship between characters in the movie Jules & Jim. One Week of the Guardian This is one day in a series that takes the news from one week of the Guardian newspaper, and visually represents it as a series of static visualisations. One Week of the Guardian Leisure & Poverty Stock Data Related Posts

Company Blog - Breaking Bin Laden: visualizing the power of a single tweet A full hour before the formal announcement of Bin-Laden’s death, Keith Urbahn posted his speculation on the emergency presidential address. Little did he know that this Tweet would trigger an avalanche of reactions, Retweets and conversations that would beat mainstream media as well as the White House announcement. Keith Urbahn wasn’t the first to speculate Bin Laden’s death, but he was the one who gained the most trust from the network. Why did this happen? Before May 1st, not even the smartest of machine learning algorithms could have predicted Keith Urbahn’s online relevancy score, or his potential to spark an incredibly viral information flow. While politicos “in the know” certainly knew him or of him, his previous interactions and size and nature of his social graph did little to reflect his potential to generate thousands of people’s willingness to trust within a matter of minutes. At SocialFlow we’ve analyzed the effects of timing and topicality within social streams. Gilad & Devin

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Keep an Eye on the emerging Open-Source Analytics Stack | Smart Data Collective This post is contributed by Revolution Analytics CEO Norman Nie, and cross-posted from the Future of Open Source Forum. A lot of attention has been focused recently on Big Data, and rightly so: Big Data is a Big Deal. (See this LinuxInsider article, Big Data, Big Open Source Tools, for a compehensive overview of Big Data issues.) But what, exactly, is Big Data? Ed Dumbill of O’Reilly defines Big Data as “data that becomes large enough that it cannot be processed using conventional methods”. In that same article, Dumbill coins a term to represent the emerging software infrastructure — typically open source, distributed, and running on commodity hardware — for handling Big Data: “A stack for big data systems has emerged, comprising layers of Storage, MapReduce and Query (SMAQ).” Because while much attention has been paid to storing, organizing, and accessing Big Data, the real value of data is in what you can do with it. To be fair, the answer is yes — sort of.

W. Bradford Paley: Map of science image in the journal Nature Update: This has now been published in many more places: the original Nature article, Discover Magazine, SEED, Geo, the Eastern European Edition and India, Brazil, etc., and more books and papers. Since the image has proven to be popular (we still get print & publication requests, four lears later!), I decided to rework the existing image layers, modifying only the graphical representation—no structure—to see whether I could improve the information layering and remedy some of the faults I outline at the bottom of this page. Here's the new version: I was surprised at how much clearer it could be made. Fewer distracting lines: nodes are now a single visual element rather than an outline and a central dot. What follows is the original posting. The journal Nature chose an image that spatially lays out different areas of science in a plane. Research and node layout by Kevin Boyack and Dick Klavans; data from Thompson ISI; graphics & typography by W. Pictorial/communicative inspirations:

20 Great Visualizations of 2011 As the popularity of visualizations grows, so does their range and quality. Here’s a list of 20 of the best Static Visualizations, Interactive Visualizations, and Information Videos from 2011. (Note: while they are numbered for your convenience, the entries are not ranked.) Static Visualizations Often, static infographics are created without much thought, just as fodder to get clicks on the web. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Interactive Visualizations Interactives are in a different league from static infographics. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. Information Videos Information Videos are a great way to tell a story. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. Drew Skau is a PhD Computer Science Visualization student at UNCC, with an undergraduate degree in Architecture. To complete the subscription process and receive your ebook, please click the link in the email we just sent you. Download our exclusive eBook to learn how to make your content work harder.

How Might We Visualize Data in More Effective and Inspiring Ways We have many dashboards available to us today in many contexts: finance, forecasts, consumption, demographics, etc. We witness the emergence of beautiful graphical representations more frequently than ever. Instead of flooding this post with examples of data visualization, I would like to put the spotlight on how we processes them, and what challenges that presents. A couple of years ago, we were tasked at IDEO to design dashboard visualizations for Ford's next generation hybrid vehicle, the Ford Fusion. This is the key question we need to address when we put people at the center of evaluation (as Jocelyn Wyatt puts it). Every form of visualization should tell a story. Modified from Azar Askin's reproduction of a poster by Muenster Planning Office, Germany Displaying too many numbers upfront can be overwhelming, yet that does not mean we should avoid them altogether when visualizing data. Today, we can use simple interactivity to accommodate an increased level of detail on demand.