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20 Great Visualizations of 2011

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. These eight, however, are well-considered visualizations that do a fantastic job of conveying information.1. 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.

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50 Great Examples of Data Visualization Wrapping your brain around data online can be challenging, especially when dealing with huge volumes of information. And trying to find related content can also be difficult, depending on what data you’re looking for. But data visualizations can make all of that much easier, allowing you to see the concepts that you’re learning about in a more interesting, and often more useful manner. Below are 50 of the best data visualizations and tools for creating your own visualizations out there, covering everything from Digg activity to network connectivity to what’s currently happening on Twitter.

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.

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.

12 Infographics About Running to Motivate You Into Shape There are plenty of national days and even months these days, during which we celebrate all kinds of things — not very many of them encouraging healthy living or exercise. (Case in point: June is National Candy Month, and June 16 is Fudge Day. Enjoy.) Then there’s National Running Day, held on the first Wednesday in June and celebrated by simply lacing up and going for a run. 3 Representational Models That Affect Usability A few weeks ago while talking about visual perception and memory, I mentioned how the mental models your audience hold affect how they perceive your designs. Today I want to expand on the topic and consider the conceptual model of the designer as well as the interaction model or where designer and audience meet. Before getting to the details let’s quickly define each of the 3 models. Mental model— how users think a system will workConceptual model—how designers develop a system to workInteraction model—how people actually interact with a system

50 Informative and Well-Designed Infographics It’s impossible to comprehend complex data or analyze large amounts of information, if we only use words or texts. Information graphics or better known as infographics are visual explanation of data, information or knowledge. These graphics are excellent visual tools for explaining huge amounts of information where complex data needs to be explained immediately and clearly. The Ultimate Guide to Biking and Cycling [INFOGRAPHIC] Biking's a total blast, but how do you get started or push to the next level? We’ve got all you need to know (including three workout plans!) for any rider, beginner to pro. Illustration by Laura Culhane. Text by Sarah Koppelkam.

The 22 Best Infographics We Found In 2011 2011 was a huge year for infographic design. Large companies embraced data renderings as a business strategy like never before, whether it was to promote their brand (GE) or bolster their bottom line (the New York Times). Nowhere was that more evident than at Facebook. Timeline, the site’s most ambitious redesign to date, brought the central tenet of data viz--organizing unwieldy bits and bobs into a compelling, visual narrative--to millions of people around the world. As infographics go mainstream, infographic designers grow bolder.

This is Visual Journalism [45 Welcome to the first part of our picks of impressive print infographics featured here on Visual Loop, during 2013. As we explained here and here,these compilations are not an award, or anything like that. Instead, just a personal selection, picked among the hundreds we brought to you on a regular basis. We started this weekly round-up of visual journalism back in February 2013, and it is by far the most challenging one of all of our compilations.

100 Infographic Tools and Resources 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. All The Productivity Tips You Need In 9 Infographics Ever notice how some people come across as having their act together? They are able to get their work done on time, every time. They have the time and energy for 100 different things. Yet, they always seem non-frazzled, non-overwhelmed, and non-frantic. Do you console yourself with the thought that these are a special breed of people with a special DNA sequence? Sadly, that is far from the truth.

s Best Videos, Infographics, Podcasts, and Slideshows of 2011 - Sarah Green - Our Editors by Sarah Green | 11:13 AM December 29, 2011 As you take some time to reflect, relax, and renew before the year to come, we offer you our most popular multimedia content from the year that was: podcasts, videos, slideshows, and infographics that we hope help you chart a successful course in 2012. First off, our most popular podcast this year was Justin Fox’s interview with Bob Pozen, “Productivity Secrets of a Very Busy Man.” Billion Dollar-o-Gram 2013 An update of one of our first data-visualisations: the Billion Dollar-o-gram. (See if you can find the little easter-egg in the data-viz) See the data: bit.ly/bn-dollars.

edutechification Being a huge fan of visualization techniques, tools, and apps; it comes as no surprise that I fell in love with infographics from the start. Infographics—when designed well, can be an incredibly powerful way to quickly communicate a lot of information quickly in a small space using visualization techniques. Combine that with the social media sharing potential that can take it viral and you can reach a much broader audience range than you would via publishing in the traditional text-based article alone.

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