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Data Journalism Awards winners Over 300 applications from all over the world, and the winners were just announced The Data Journalism Awards (DJA) is the prime international competition recognizing outstanding work in the field of data journalism. Sponsored by Google, the DJA 2013 received over 300 applications from all over the world, ranging from major media groups, regional newspapers, and research groups, and the winners were just announced at the award ceremony held at the Global Editors Network News Summit. This year, the DTJ had four categories: Data-driven investigative journalism, Data-driven applications, Storytelling with data, and Data journalism website or section, as well as a special “Public Choice Award”. Argentina’s Senate Expenses, 2004-2013 | La Nacion | Data-Driven Investigations Big Media Winner (image: La Nacion) The Art Market for Dummies | Jean Abbiateci | Data-Driven Storytelling Small Media and Public Choice Award Winner (image: Jean Abbiateci | Quoi) (image: Thomson Reuters) (image: WeDoData)

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. Why? Also, it’s important to notice that only a very small fraction of the infographics published in major news outlets gets to our hands, either by submissions from the infographic designers themselves, or by getting published in the Internet by the newspapers and magazines, usually on their online galleries. With all that said, there’s no question that the works we’re bringing here are definitively worthy of our attention and appreciation, and we sincerely hope you feel the same. City of Anarchy | Adolfo Arranz | South China Morning Post

Edward Tufte Edward Tufte is a statistician and artist, and Professor Emeritus of Political Science, Statistics, and Computer Science at Yale University. He wrote, designed, and self-published 4 classic books on data visualization. The New York Times described ET as the "Leonardo da Vinci of data," and Business Week as the "Galileo of graphics." He is now writing a book/film The Thinking Eye and constructing a 234-acre tree farm and sculpture park in northwest Connecticut, which will show his artworks and remain open space in perpetuity. He founded Graphics Press, ET Modern gallery/studio, and Hogpen Hill Farms LLC. Visual Display of Quantitative Information 200 pages Envisioning Information 128 pages Visual Explanations 160 pages Beautiful Evidence 214 pages Same paper and printing as in original clothbound editions. All 4 clothbound books, autographed by author $150 Available directly from Graphics Press. Die visuelle Darstellung quantitativer Informationen, (200 Seiten), $12 数量情報の視覚的表示, (200 ページ)、$12

11 Infographics About Infographics Drew Skau published on February 18, 2013 in Design People who create infographics do their work partly because they believe infographics are a great way to communicate information. Since the people in this field also need to communicate information about their work, it was inevitable that infographics about infographics would eventually be created. Here are 11 of these meta infographics. Infographics are still new to many people, and what better way to explain what they are to someone than with a Euler diagram? 3 façons d'utiliser les infographies dans votre classe Il est maintenant commun de voir des infographies sur des sujets aussi variés que la musique hindoustanie, le film Die-Hard, l’éducation dans le monde et même la quantité de sel dans l’alimentation. L’utilisation d’infographies permet la visualisation des données spécifiques à un sujet. Voici un exemple d’infographie sur la pédagogie ouverte réalisée par Jacques Dubois à partir des principes du schéma démocratie ouverte de Armel le Coze et Cyril Lage. Alexandra Giroux du blogue Presse Citron explique bien le concept. Les infographies sont un moyen créatif de présenter des informations intégrées dans une illustration. Voici deux vidéos qui expliquent l’importance des données et de la visualisation graphique. L’infographie expliquée par des legos. Est-ce que c’est possible d’utiliser les infographies dans notre classe ? Voici 3 façons de les utiliser. 1) Transformer la traditionnelle recherche sur un sujet 2) Votre futur métier 3) Raconter une histoire Ressources Sources images: Infographie Lego

Billions of Geotagged Tweets Visualized in Twitter's Amazing Maps Ever wonder what it would look like to plot every single geotagged tweet since 2009 on a map? Twitter has done just that. Twitter posted these maps of Europe, New York City, Tokyo and Istanbul on its blog Friday. 1. 2. 3. 4. Billion Dollar-o-Gram 2013 An update of one of our first data-visualizations: the Billion Dollar-o-gram. (See if you can find the little easter-egg in the data-viz) This interactive ‘TreeMappa’ code is part of our forthcoming VizSweet software – a set of high-end dataviz tools for generating interactive visualisations. Find out more. You’ll be seeing more VizSweet soon.

Infographic Lesson Plan | Creative Educator Students will create an infographic to share knowledge and data about an issue or science topic they are studying. App: Share™ Task Infographics are an increasingly popular way of sharing information in newspapers, magazines, and online news sites. These visual representations of knowledge and information are designed to make complex ideas and large amounts of data easy to understand. There are many ways to create infographics. Engage By now, most students have seen an infographic, but may not have thought about how they are used to help share data and information. You can also share a snippet from the “Beauty of Data Visualization” TED Talk by David McCandless. Ask students for their reactions after watching the video and exploring examples. Which infographic was the best? Let students know they will create infographic posters for an issue or topic in your class. Create The process begins not with making the infographic, but with research. Share Assessment Resources Infographics in Education

L'infographie dans la production du savoir En lisant un journal ou un magazine, peut-être avez-vous déjà eu l’impression que cartes et graphiques illustraient profusément les informations ? Sur Internet, peut-être avez-vous remarqué que diagrammes et animations – nouveaux outils incontournables pour présenter des données – surgissaient un peu partout sur l’écran ? Peut-être avez-vous lu dans le dernier manuel de journalisme que la recherche, « l’extraction de données » et leur visualisation, étaient les armes les plus affûtées du kit du journaliste post-moderne ? Illustration : © James Sillavan, 2012. Si tel est le cas, ou encore si vous avez ressenti, ne serait-ce qu’une fois dans votre vie, un attrait particulier pour des données présentées dans un graphique, c’est que vous êtes d’ores et déjà engagé dans la course frénétique à la production et à la consommation de ces nouveaux envahisseurs du monde de l’information : les infographies. Alors, comment s’y retrouver dans ce labyrinthe ? Mais ce n’est pas tout. Un changement radical

The Art of Data Visualization: How to Tell Complex Stories Through Smart Design The volume of data in our age is so vast that whole new research fields have blossomed to develop better and more efficient ways of presenting and organizing information. One such field is data visualization, which can be translated in plain English as visual representations of information. The PBS “Off Book” series turned its attention to data visualization in a short video featuring Edward Tufte, a statistician and professor emeritus at Yale, along with three young designers on the frontiers of data visualization. Titled “The Art of Data Visualization,” the video does a good job of demonstrating how good design—from scientific visualization to pop infographics—is more important than ever. In much the same way that Marshall McLuhan spoke about principles of communication, Tufte talks in the video about what makes for elegant and effective design. What does Tufte mean by this? For those of us who aren’t designers, it’s refreshing to consider the elements of good visual story-telling.

Une visualisation des lieux de la vie intellectuelle depuis 2.000 ans Vendredi 1er août paraît dans la revue Science une fascinante étude sur l’histoire intellectuelle de Amérique du Nord et de Europe depuis 2000. L’équipe du Center for Complex Network Research de l’université Northeastern a comparé les lieux de naissance et de décès de plus de 150.000 intellectuels et artistes, obtenus grâce à plusieurs bases de données. L’évolution entre les lieux où naissent les individus et ceux où ils meurent (ce qui implique qu’ils y ont passé une partie de leur vie adulte et de leur carrière) permet de situer des «hubs» majeurs de la vie culturelle à travers l’histoire. En guise de teasing, les auteurs ont publié deux vidéos qui permettent de visualiser l’évolution de ces mobilités. Il s’agit de l’histoire intellectuelle des Etats-Unis, qui commence en 1620. La deuxième vidéo retrace l’histoire culturelle de l’Europe, remontant au début du premier millénaire après Jésus Christ. Renaissance italienne: carte de l'Italie en 1494. Partagez cet article

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