Cognitive Mapping Definitions, Examples, and Resources November 2002. Updated: 16 May 2004; 12 April 2005; 27 March 2006; 20 September 2006; 25 March 2007; 5 November 2008; 29 January 2011. Last Update and Link Check: 7 December 2011. First published at Intraspec.ca. How to choose the good chart ? - Information Management - Thoughts & Tools The next time you face this question, the following chart can help you find your way. It shows the logical steps to find an appropriate chart. Whether you want to show a composition, a distribution, some relationship or if you want to compare some item, you will pick up a specific chart. It will be further determined by the time range, the number of items, …
Interaction Design for Data Visualizations Interactive data visualizations are an exciting way to engage and inform large audiences. They enable users to focus on interesting parts and details, to customize the content and even the graphical form, and to explore large amounts of data. At their best, they facilitate a playful experience that is way more engaging than static infographics or videos. Here are several ideas and concepts of interaction design for data visualizations, using 11 examples from the web. 1.
yEd - Graph Editor yEd is a powerful desktop application that can be used to quickly and effectively generate high-quality diagrams. Create diagrams manually, or import your external data for analysis. Our automatic layout algorithms arrange even large data sets with just the press of a button. yEd is freely available and runs on all major platforms: Windows, Unix/Linux, and Mac OS X. The latest release is version 3.12.2 Treemaps for space-constrained visualization of hierarchies Started Dec. 26th, 1998 by Later updates by Ben Shneiderman and Catherine Plaisant - Last update Sept 2014 Our treemap products: Treemap 4.0: General treemap tool (Free demo version, plus licensing information for full package) PhotoMesa: Zoomable image library browser (Free demo version, plus licensing information for full package) Treemap Algorithms and Algorithm Animations (Open source Java code) A History of Treemap Research at the During 1990, in response to the common problem of a filled hard disk, I became obsessed with the idea of producing a compact visualization of directory tree structures. Since the 80 Megabyte hard disk in the HCIL was shared by 14 users it was difficult to determine how and where space was used.
The top 20 data visualisation tools One of the most common questions I get asked is how to get started with data visualisations. Beyond following blogs, you need to practise – and to practise, you need to understand the tools available. In this article, I want to introduce you to 20 different tools for creating visualisations: from simple charts to complex graphs, maps and infographics. Almost everything here is available for free, and some you have probably installed already. Advertisement
peoplemovin - A visualization of migration flows World Population: 6,853,328,460 Migrants in the world: 215,738,321 Almost 216 million people, or 3.15% of the world population, live outside their countries. Emergent Futures Mapping with Futurescaper Futurescaper is an online tool for making sense of the drivers, trends and forces that will shape the future. As a user interface system, it still needs development. As a tool for analyzing and understanding complex systems, it works very well and does something I have yet to see anything else be able to do. 21 Essential Data Visualization Tools We have collected leading data visualization tools, with a short overview of each tool, its strong and weak points. By Piotr Kuzniewicz, (Usability Tools). They say a picture is worth a thousand words—but in online world, a chart or infographic will enrich any designers repertoire. If you are focused on having a clear insight into your numbers, then you know what your business needs: Data Visualization. Let me introduce you to the article in which you will find 21 Data Visualization tools that are essential for your website.
Visualisation Tools and Resources Drawing by numbers organises data visualisation tools under four categories - Charts and graphs; Mapping and mashups; Design, layout and presentation; and Data management tools. Browse through them below. However advanced their capabilities, most of the tools profiled here address fairly simple data and design tasks. They also have feature sets that anyone with a little technical knowledge (and some persistence) could use to make something. They all have acceptable support structures and materials and a degree of non-English language support.
100 Diagrams That Changed the World Since the dawn of recorded history, we’ve been using visual depictions to map the Earth, order the heavens, make sense of time, dissect the human body, organize the natural world, perform music, and even concretize abstract concepts like consciousness and love. 100 Diagrams That Changed the World (public library) by investigative journalist and documentarian Scott Christianson chronicles the history of our evolving understanding of the world through humanity’s most groundbreaking sketches, illustrations, and drawings, ranging from cave paintings to The Rosetta Stone to Moses Harris’s color wheel to Tim Berners-Lee’s flowchart for a “mesh” information management system, the original blueprint for the world wide web. It appears that no great diagram is solely authored by its creator. Most of those described here were the culmination of centuries of accumulated knowledge. Most arose from collaboration (and oftentimes in competition) with others. Christianson offers a definition: