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Journalism++ Learning How To Visualize Been getting a ton of requests for ‘how to’s and guides for creating decent visualizations and information designs. Made me think: maybe I could do some workshops in this area. I like developing ideas and working with people. So if you think you’d like to attend a workshop on visualization or organize one for your organisation, please fill in this quick form (30 seconds). In the meantime, you might be interested in a section I’ve been building in a far-flung corner of the site. The most recent one explores the stages we went through creating an infographic for Wired magazine about planets in other solar systems – or “exoplanets”. (Microscopic, dark and unimaginably far away, these tiny celestial objects should be impossible to spot. Here’s how we created it. Timelines: TimeTravel in TV and Film Yup, we went through 36 drafts of this. Versioning: Because Every Design Is Good For Something How do you flag and label 142 countries on a single map without choking the result?

[Datavisualisation] The Art market for Dummies The Art market represents 43 billion euros in 2012 : the equivalent of Lituania's GDP, and more than the music or the cinema market. THE SCREAM - EDVARD MUNCH. The art market is monopolized by billionaires from different parts of the world : France, United States, China or Middle East. Art is not experiencing a market failure. The Art market compared to other cultural sectors The surface of each square rrepresents the global market revenue for each sector (in euros). Even though the paintings, drawings and sculptures sold for more than a million dollars represent only 0,23% of the total sales, in value, they represent nearly half of the market! Only a few billionaires monopolize the market of high value works of art. The royal family of Qatar bought “The Card Players” by Cézanne for 191 million euros. 2. Picasso, Warhol, Zhang Da Qian are the three most bankable artists since 2008. DEMOISELLES D'AVIGNON - PABLO PICASSO. most bankable artist in the auction market with 1.45B euros. 3. 4.

WeDoData Statistics Help for Journalists Numbers can't "talk," but they can tell you as much as your human sources can. But as with human sources, you have to ask! So what should you ask a number? Well, mathematicians have developed an entire field — statistics — dedicated to getting answers out of numbers. In 1996, I first published Statistics Every Writer Should Know, an online tutorial for math-phobic journalists. Running a business demands at least a basic knowledge of math and math concepts, so I'm including this tutorial as an appendix my 2012 book, How to Make Money Publishing Community News Online. Here, described in plain English, are some basic concepts in statistics that every writer should know... So, You're a Beginner? Mean Let's get started... Median How to find out how the "average Joe" is doing Mode So, like, who's popular? Percent Ch-ch-ch-changes... The Next Step: Not Getting Duped Per capita and Rates When an increase is really a decrease and other ways people can use numbers to trick you Frequently Asked Questions

Google lance DataBoard, un nouvel outil vous permettant de créer des infographies personnalisées Google vient de dévoiler un joli petit outil de partage des données pour les entreprises dont le but est de suivre les dernières données disponibles provenant d’études que Google choisit d’inclure. Celui-ci vous permet de facilement insérer vos données que vous recherchez, et de les partager avec d’autres de façons visuellement attrayantes. L’outil nommé Databoard for Research Insights, récupère les données depuis les recherches de la société. « Il est important pour les entreprises de rester à jour sur les recherches les plus récentes et des perspectives liées à leur secteur d’activité. Ce serait bien si Google avait eu la bonne idée de s’associer avec quelques-unes des entreprises de recherche de pointe pour développer cet outil, mais même avec en tirant profit de son propre moteur recherche, c’est assez cool. Alors que ce partage est une belle commodité, la meilleure partie de l’outil est la caractéristique permettant de créer une infographie.

Données le vertige Des flots d’octets, un océan de données, un déluge de connaissances… A mesure qu’Internet tisse sa toile, le volume d’informations numérisées n’en finit plus d’exploser. D’ici huit ans, cette masse vertigineuse de «datas» sera 50 fois supérieure à ce qu’elle est aujourd’hui, prédit le cabinet d’études IDC. Et il faudra dix fois plus de serveurs informatiques pour espérer gérer cette déferlante. Pas par crainte d’être submergés, mais plutôt pour être en mesure de retrouver, d’extraire et d’exploiter cette nouvelle manne. Il y a vingt ans, nous stockions encore nos fichiers sur des disques durs de quelques mégaoctets (1 Mo équivaut à 1 000 000 d’octets, soit 106 octets, 1 octet valant 8 bits ; le bit est l’unité de base en informatique, à savoir un 0 ou un 1). Photo: Emmanuel Pierrot.Vu pour Libération «Capteurs». C’est là qu’intervient une nouvelle discipline : le «big data». Mesagraph fournit ainsi à Canal + une modélisation de son audience à partir des conversations sur Twitter.

22 free tools for data visualization and analysis You may not think you've got much in common with an investigative journalist or an academic medical researcher. But if you're trying to extract useful information from an ever-increasing inflow of data, you'll likely find visualization useful -- whether it's to show patterns or trends with graphics instead of mountains of text, or to try to explain complex issues to a nontechnical audience. There are many tools around to help turn data into graphics, but they can carry hefty price tags. The cost can make sense for professionals whose primary job is to find meaning in mountains of information, but you might not be able to justify such an expense if you or your users only need a graphics application from time to time, or if your budget for new tools is somewhat limited. Here's a rundown of some of the better-known options, many of which were demonstrated at the Computer-Assisted Reporting (CAR) conference last month. Data cleaning DataWrangler What's cool: Text editing is especially easy.

The Do's And Don'ts Of Infographic Design Advertisement Editor’s Note: You might want to read Nathan Yau’s article The Do’s And Don’ts Of Infographic Design: Revisited1 here on Smashing Magazine which is a response to this article. Since the dawn of the Internet, the demand for good design has continued to skyrocket. From Web 1.0 to Web 2.0 and beyond, designers have remained on their toes as they define the trends and expectations of our online universe. The Internet is a great designer’s playground, and online businesses are growing more and more appreciative of what can be gained from a bit of well-executed eye candy. Over the past two years, this fact has become the backbone of a growing trend in online marketing: the infographic. Infographics are visual representations of information, or “data viz” as the cool kids call it these days. Of course, just as Web 2.0 changed 1.0, today’s infographics are far more eye-catching than simple pie charts and bar graphs. Wrapping Your Mind Around Data Viz Show, Don’t Tell Tell a Story (al)

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