Digitizing the delivery of government services An agile development approach was critical in a European agency’s launch of a new online system for registering businesses. Here’s how the agency moved from paper to pixels. Government agencies around the world are under internal and external pressure to become more efficient by incorporating digital technologies and processes into their day-to-day operations. For a lot of public-sector organizations, however, the digital transformation has been bumpy. In many cases, agencies are trying to streamline and automate workflows and processes using antiquated systems-development approaches.
Vintage data visualization: 35 examples from before the Digital Era This is a guest post by Tiago Veloso, the founder of Visual Loop, a collaborative digital environment for everything related to information design and data visualization. He lives in Brazil, and you can connect with him online on Twitter and LinkedIn. If you follow us regularly on Visual Loop, you’ve probably noticed we like to featured not only modern interactive visualizations and infographics, but also examples from the past, from the time when there were no computer softwares to help analyzing and designing and no Internet to access and share data. Graphics, charts, diagrams and visual data representations have been published on books, newspapers and magazines since they exist, not to mention old maps and scientific illustrations, and despite the lack of tools such as the ones we have at our disposal nowadays, they are as inspiring and important as the best contemporary visualizations. A Map of Physics (1939) (A 1939 Map of Physics)
Information Design – isabelmeirelles.com Course description:The course introduces basic concepts, methods and procedures of information design with focus on mapping information. It investigates visual systems and information structures such as maps, graphs, charts and diagrams. Emphasis is placed on the exploration of conceptual and visual solutions, and on the creative process of organizing, visualizing and communicating information. Tackling the Challenges of Big Data This is an Archived Course EdX keeps courses open for enrollment after they end to allow learners to explore content and continue learning. All features and materials may not be all available.
Data Visualization: Top 20 Amazing Tools It’s often said that data is the new world currency, and the web is the exchange bureau through which it’s traded. As consumers, we’re positively swimming in data; it’s everywhere from food labels to World Health Organisation reports. As a result, for the designer it’s becoming increasingly difficult to present data in a way that stands out from the mass of competing data streams. MR5RZMKG9XBF One of the best ways to get your message across is to use a visualisation to quickly draw attention to the key messages, and by presenting data visually it’s also possible to uncover surprising patterns and observations that wouldn’t be apparent from looking at stats alone. Understand on-premises data gateways for Microsoft PowerApps Installation and configuration Prerequisites Minimum: .NET 4.5 Framework 64-bit version of Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 (or later) Recommended: 8 Core CPU 8 GB Memory 64-bit version of Windows 2012 R2 (or later)
Desktop This software has been renamed to Gapminder World Offline Because of technical problems the software on this page is no longer being maintained! Please visit Gapminder World Offline (Beta) instead. Gapminder Desktop Jesse James Garrett: Visual Vocabulary for Information Architecture Looking for more? My book The Elements of User Experience puts information architecture and interaction design in context for beginners and experts alike. You can now order the book from Amazon.com. version 1.1b (6 March 2002) Jesse James Garrett (contact)
What Amazon Gets Right A recent article in The New York Times ignited a controversial discussion about Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, and its CEO, Jeff Bezos. The article describes Amazon's workplace culture as "bruising," characterized by maladies such as harsh management, towering expectations, gender inequality, excessive hours and annual "purposeful Darwinism" employee firings, to name a few. With some suggesting that the massive organization leaves workers in tears at their desks, Amazon and its leadership practices have come under fire. Standing strong in the face of these claims, Bezos, along with other high-ranking company leaders, has vehemently denied the article's allegations -- saying the report in no way describes the "caring Amazonians" he leads or the strong work culture he strives daily to protect. Data-Driven Leadership Philosophy Gallup's position on evaluating best practices and helping organizations implement solutions aligns with Boyle: Knowledge is power.