Design Better Data Tables – Mission Log – Medium Design Better Data Tables Poor tables. Where did they go wrong? After being the bread and butter of the web for most of its early history, tables were cast aside by many designers for newer, trendier layouts. History of Computers and Computing, Internet, Birth, Paul Baran Paul Baran Three people can be credited as inventors of packet-switched networks, thus laying foundations for Internet: Paul Baran, Leonard Kleinrock and Donald Davies. Paul A. Baran was born in the town of Grodno (then in Poland, now in Belarus) as Павел Баранов (Yiddish given name "Pesach", one of the most commonly observed Jewish holidays, usually in April) on April 29, 1926, as the youngest of three children in a Jewish family. In May, 1928, his family moved to the United States, first in Boston, then in Philadelphia, where his father—Morris "Moshe" Baran (1884–1979) owned a small grocery store.
List of timelines From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This is a list of timelines currently on Wikipedia. §Types §General timelines §History Data visualisation: what’s next? – Signal Noise – Medium The trends of data visualisation are forever shifting and changing as the data climate evolves at an ever faster pace. I’ve put together some thoughts on trends that I have identified in the last five or more years, where we are now and where, I believe, some of the focus is going. Meaning of data Let’s start with how we think about data and how it is processed, which is demonstrated very well by this data evolution flow: Simply speaking, you start with raw data — data that has been recorded by sensors, people or any other means and stored in its rawest form as numbers, symbols or words. The second step is to organise it into tables, columns and spreadsheets so we can start making sense of it.
Civil Rights Movement Timeline (14th Amendment, 1964 Act, Human Rights Law) Jan. 23 The 24th Amendment abolishes the poll tax, which originally had been instituted in 11 southern states after Reconstruction to make it difficult for poor blacks to vote. Summer
12 Complex Concepts Made Easier Through Great Data Visualization — ReadThink (by HubSpot) 12 Complex Concepts Made Easier Through Great Data Visualization Perhaps today was a rough day. Maybe you woke up late. Geologic time scale Online exhibits Geologic time scale Take a journey back through the history of the Earth — jump to a specific time period using the time scale below and examine ancient life, climates, and geography. You might wish to start in the Cenozoic Era (65.5 million years ago to the present) and work back through time, or start with Hadean time (4.6 to 4 billion years ago)* and journey forward to the present day — it's your choice. [Note: "mya" means "millions of years ago"] Ways to begin your exploration:
Visualizations That Really Work Not long ago, the ability to create smart data visualizations, or dataviz, was a nice-to-have skill. For the most part, it benefited design- and data-minded managers who made a deliberate decision to invest in acquiring it. That’s changed. Now visual communication is a must-have skill for all managers, because more and more often, it’s the only way to make sense of the work they do. Data is the primary force behind this shift.
English Timeline This interactive timeline allows you to explore the evolution of English language and literature, from the 11th century to the present day. Scroll through decade by decade to investigate the richness and diversity of our poetry and prose, as well as the many social, cultural and political strands from which our language has been woven. The timeline includes a fascinating combination of texts: Anglo Saxon tales and medieval illuminations; iconic literary manuscripts and printed texts; as well as letters, newspapers, handbills, posters, charters, speeches and campaign leaflets. Launch the interactive Flash timeline above, or explore the collections within each of the centuries below. Beowulf, Anglo Saxon monsters & more...
Mathematics Made Visible This image, drawn by Greg Egan, shows a cardioid and its catacaustic. The cardioid is a heart-shaped curve traced by a point on the perimeter of a circle that is rolling around a fixed circle of the same radius. The catacaustic of a curve in the plane is the envelope of rays emitted from some… A 3-dimensional honeycomb is a way of filling 3d space with polyhedra. Brief Timeline of American Literature and Events, 1620-1920 Brief Timeline of American Literature and Events: Pre-1620 to 1920 This timeline provides a short chronology of events in American history and literature. It is linked to course pages and bibliographies as well as to a set of more general linked resources: pages on American authors, literary movements, and American literature sites. Each author page contains a picture (if available), a bibliography (if available), links to major sites about the author, and links to works online.
Dear Data has been acquired by MoMA, but this isn’t what we are most excited about. It’s always thrilling to look back on your life and see how often it’s the smallest of interactions that completely change your life’s direction and set you on a new path. For us, it was a conversation over a beer, where, barely knowing each other, we nervously started dreaming of ways to collaborate. This small interaction was the impetus for a project that consumed the next two years of our lives as well as became the foundation for a working relationship that, while not without its struggles, has developed into a collaboration with unexpected longevity. We are two data visualization designers living on either side of the Atlantic (Giorgia in New York, and Stefanie in London) who live lives seemingly in parallel. We met, and — struck by how many personal and work similarities we shared — we wanted to get to know each other better. So we challenged ourselves, we would do this this using the material we were most familiar with: data.
A Visual Timeline of the Future Based on Famous Fiction by Maria Popova Proof that in the year 802701, the world will still exist. The past has a long history of imagining the future, and humanity has an equally long history of mapping time. Several months ago, I shared a link to a timeline of future events as predicted by famous novels. Italian information visualization designer Giorgia Lupi saw it on Twitter and was inspired to create an ambitious visual version for La Lettura, the Sunday literary supplement of Italian newspaper Corriere Della Sera, with her design team at Accurat. Giorgia was recently visiting and after she shared the story, I asked her to create an English edition of the exquisite timeline exclusively for Brain Pickings, which she generously did: Lessons from the Renaissance of Data Storytelling – Media Decoded In 1854, London was in the grip of a deadly outbreak of cholera. The prevailing wisdom was that the source of the illness was the Big Smoke’s notoriously polluted air. However, a physician named John Snow suspected contaminated water was to blame. To test his theory, he gathered data on all the cholera cases in London and plotted them on a map. He found that many of the Londoners who contracted cholera lived around a particular water pump on Broad Street. His now famous data visualization overturned long-held notions about the cause of a common scourge and fundamentally changed urban sanitation.