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List of data journalism tools

List of data journalism tools

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. Highlighting and details on demand are interactions that are useful for almost all data visualizations. Highlighting The Evolution of the Web is a great example of how highlighting can support the user in focusing on certain parts of the visualization. Details on Demand The UEFA EURO 2012 Tournament Map interactive shows a rich popup window when the user clicks on games, groups, teams or stadiums. 2. A major advantage of interactive visualizations is that the content can be changed by the user. Incremental content changes 3.

When Data Tell Stories Last April, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) revealed one of the greatest data leaks obtained and analysed to date by any media outlet. “Offshore Leaks” is a vast multimedia report that exposes the networks of businesses, politicians, fundraisers and celebrities from all over the world that use companies and trusts in offshore tax havens. Through the use of maps, videos and infographics, readers are able to understand the web of connections and their millionaire money transactions over the course of the years. However, to be able to present this macro-project that exposes the tax havens, the ICIJ had 86 journalists from 46 countries working for a year and a half, managing a total of 260 gigabytes of data. Network of contacts in the world of offshore tax havens. What is data journalism? Taking the world by storm A chance to dive into data The CCCB will be the venue for the first of the events. The text of this article is licensed under

Stefanie Posavec “On the Map” *notcot in design , 23:52 NOTCOT Note: Here is another post continuing on Justine’s (aka RUGenius’) adventures in Sheffield, it took a bit of researching, but she’s come back to me with some MIND BLOWING infographics from Stephanie Posavec, you definitely need to click on the images after the jump to see them in full resolution where you can see what every curve and color represents. I kid you not, you will not see Kerouac’s On The Road the same again… During my recent trip up to Sheffield, I was fortunate enough to be staying next door to the Millennium Galleries, who hosted a portion of the citywide Art Sheffield event. Among the exhibits, was one called “On the Map” (more info here as well), which uses craft and design to understand the symbolic and representative nature of maps. However, the works that caught my eyes was that of Stefanie Posavec. High-res images below not to be missed! Here are pics in book context: Tags: art - books - travel

datajournalismelab Chart and image gallery: 30+ free tools for data visualization and analysis November 7, 2013 03:21 PM ET The chart below originally accompanied our story 22 free tools for data visualization and analysis (April 20, 2011). We're updating it as we cover additional tools, including 8 cool tools for data analysis, visualization and presentation (March 27, 2012) and Six useful JavaScript libraries for maps, charts and other data visualizations (March 6, 2013). Click through to those articles for full tool reviews. Features: You can sort the chart by clicking on any column header once to sort in ascending order and a second time to sort by descending (browser JavaScript required). Skill levels are represented as numbers from easiest to most difficult to learn and use: Users who are comfortable with basic spreadsheet tasks Users who are technically proficient enough not to be frightened off by spending a couple of hours learning a new applicationPower usersUsers with coding experience or specialized knowledge in a field like GIS or network analysis.

Données publiques sur les réseaux sociaux Données publiques sur les réseaux sociaux Les données sont précieuses. L’accès aux données a le pouvoir d’apporter des réponses et de provoquer des réactions. Néanmoins, la mauvaise gestion des données peut emprisonner les faits dans une structure opaque qui ne communique rien. Des données qui ne permettent pas d’alimenter le débat ou d’offrir une meilleure compréhension du contexte ne présentent qu’un intérêt limité pour le public. Le Nigéria a rétabli un régime démocratique en 1999 après des années de dictature militaire. L'application BudgIT cut (BudgIT Nigeria) Pour bien communiquer avec nos utilisateurs, nous devons comprendre ce qu’ils veulent. Quand vous voulez visualiser des données, il est important de comprendre le niveau de qualification de vos utilisateurs. Les jauges montrant l'engagement des utilisateurs sur l'application BudgIT cut (BudgIT Nigeria) Utilisateurs occasionnels Utilisateurs actifs Consommateurs de données Rester local

Matière Primaire 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?

Visualisation Tools and Resources | Drawing by Numbers 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. The Waiting room lists tools that we haven't yet profiled, but are still reviewing. Une expérience de data journalisme est lancée à Bordeaux Une expérimentation de data journalisme, ou journalisme de données, vient d’être lancée au sein de l’ Institut de journalisme de Bordeaux Aquitaine . L’opération, conçue et coordonnée par l’IJBA et AEC, doit durer trois mois. Elle est baptisée « Data Journalisme Lab ». L’idée, créer un laboratoire de recherche et développement autour d’une forme très innovante de traitement et de diffusion de l’information : la data-visualisation, ou visualisation de données. Le journalisme de données, discipline ambitieuse et très innovante, requiert une bonne dose de rigueur, un peu de temps devant soi mais, surtout, de multiples compétences. Le « Data Journalisme Lab » que viennent de lancer l’ IJBA et AEC à Bordeaux, associe aux côtés des 36 étudiants journalistes en Master 1, dans une dynamique de travail collaboratif, 4 étudiants graphistes et 6 étudiants développeurs. L’expérimentation fait l’objet d’un Work in progress : Du data journalisme à la data visualisation

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