The importance of data visualisation is explored in the British Library's first science exhibition LONDON.- In an age of rapidly advancing technologies Beautiful Science, opening tomorrow in The Folio Society Gallery at the British Library, shows that the challenge of presenting big data in innovative ways is not a new one. From 17th century illustrated diagrams to contemporary interactive visualisations, the exhibition explores how advances in science alongside changes in technology have allowed us to visually interpret masses of information. Beautiful Science, sponsored by Winton Capital Management, explores the work of scientists and statisticians through the ages using the Library’s own vast science collections together with new and exciting technology, focusing on three key themes – public health, weather and evolution.
Huge Infographics Design Resources: Overview, Principles, Tips and Examples Design Imagine what would happen if you were speeding on a highway, and trying to read a traffic sign that contains too much information, would you be able to read the information exactly? Compare if you were just seeing a place name, a mileage, or an arrow-sign, which one would be more effective for you? Nik's Learning Technology Blog: Creating engagement through interactive infographics I’ve been a long term advocate of the use of infographics in education and especially enjoy thinking of ways that students can be encouraged to engage with and question the content as well as create their own graphics, so when I rediscovered Visme.co I was really delighted to find the tool that I once thought was a PowerPoint substitute for creating online presentations had turned into an awesome interactive infographic creator. What’s so impressive about Visme? I’ve used quite a few infographic creation tools and most are either template based or they have a library of assets which you can drag and drop to construct your own layouts. Visme.co offers a combination of both these options along with the possibility to animate the elements within the graphic, drop in your own images or online videos and also embed html elements such as polls and quizzes into the graphic. How to use Visme When you go to the Visme.co dashboard you get three main options. What I like about it
James Cameron Corrects Astronomy Mistake in 'Titanic' James Cameron's epic 1997 movie "Titanic" is about to be re-released and re-packaged in a 3D presentation to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the ocean liner on April 15, 1912. Although few changes have been made to the movie itself, there is one tweak that will impress astronomers. Spurred on by a "snarky" message from astrophysicist and outspoken science communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson, Cameron has addressed Tyson's criticism that the incorrect star field was used during one of the film's most famous scenes.
Going to Data Visualization School - World of Data With the never-ending expansion of online possibilities for quality learning, I got to the can’t-see-the-woods-for-trees phase quite a while ago and tend to forget about some of the high quality stuff out there. Hence, I wanted to get some sort of overview of the possibilities I needed to look into. That used to be an Evernote note. By now I have attended a few of the courses, but there is still plenty out there I should be able to combine with a busy work schedule. Anyway, I have turned the note into this post, which is mainly for my own sanity’s sake, but might be of relevance for others.
McClatchy-Tribune Related media: Text | Visuals Graphic shows what happens during a lunar eclipse and explains the differences between a lunar and solar eclipse; North America has two opportunities to view a total eclipse of the moon this year, the first in the early hours of April 15 and the second on Oct. 8. MCT 2014 Graphic compares the specs for the new Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Apple iPhone 5S; Samsung has unveiled the Galaxy S5, the latest version of its flagship smartphone.
Disinformation Visualization: How to lie with datavis By Mushon Zer-Aviv, January 31, 2014 Seeing is believing. When working with raw data we’re often encouraged to present it differently, to give it a form, to map it or visualize it. But all maps lie. In fact, maps have to lie, otherwise they wouldn't be useful. Some are transparent and obvious lies, such as a tree icon on a map often represents more than one tree. Data, Information, Knowledge, & Wisdom by Gene Bellinger, Durval Castro, Anthony Mills There is probably no segment of activity in the world attracting as much attention at present as that of knowledge management. Yet as I entered this arena of activity I quickly found there didn't seem to be a wealth of sources that seemed to make sense in terms of defining what knowledge actually was, and how was it differentiated from data, information, and wisdom.
The Art of Data Visualization | Off Book | PBS Digital Studios Publiée par PBSoffbook sur YOUTUBE le 9 mai 2013 by epc Aug 19