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Nathan Yau’s new book “Data Points” is out, and while I am still waiting for a copy, here is already a short contribution I made — a few paragraphs of bla: Nathan Yau: With client work, you must hear “innovative”, “compelling”, and “engaging” often. Personally, I get a lot of this, and potential clients often don’t have data to work with. What makes a project interesting to you and worth your time? Moritz Stefaner: In hindsight, the most satisfying projects for me were the ones, where the client or project partners were able to follow me in exploring, questioning, and extending the original data basis and project, sometimes going far away from the original project idea. Some ideas sound really good in the beginning, but turn out bland or much too complicated once executed with real data.

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Junk Charts Via Twitter, Bart S (@BartSchuijt) sent me to this TechCrunch article, which contains several uninspiring charts. The most disturbing one is this: There is a classic Tufte class here: only five numbers and yet the chart is so confusing. And yes, they reversed the axis. Murder Cases, Evidence and Logical Rigor - YOU CANalytics Aarushi Murder Case & Logical Rigor Two Face – by Roopam Last week, on 25th November 2013, Ghaziabad High Court has given the verdict in the Aarushi murder case. The media frenzy in India has not allowed the public interest in the case to die down for the last five and a half year.

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A cartogram done in real 3D My former Art Director at Público Fernando 'Rapa' Carballo exhibes these days and until february 27th is Antifichus at Casa de América in Madrid. A review of 200 years of his native Argentina seen with designers eyes. To works exhibited are done with friends and collegues, and one of them is the inforaphics journalist of Publico Samuel Granados. His project is very funny: a 3D cartogram about emigration and inmigration between american countries. But in true 3D: made with Lego pieces, as he explains, "to seize the space of the exhibition" and "allow you to watch teh cartogram from different perspectives".

5 Creative Google Image Search Visualizations This post is about making you even more inspired with Google Image search results: it shares some really creative Google Images visualization projects that can both entertain and inspire. 1. Google Image Inspiration: Dreamlines Dreamlines is an interesting project that deserves more recognition that it seems to be getting. Matthew Ericson – The winners of the 34th Edition of the Best of News Design contest were released today, so I’ve updated my interactive crosstab of SND winners that lets you see at a glance which publications won awards in which categories. One particularly interesting thing to me: There were only 19 awards give in the information graphics categories — 17 for individual works and 2 for portfolios. That’s down from 97 just three years ago. I’d be curious to know how much of the decline comes from fewer print graphics being produced in general in newspapers — and probably also fewer entries in the contest — and how much is from a different, and much tougher, set of judges than in past years.

7 ways analytics can help Supply Chain. - There are multiple factors that affect the success of supply chain process. These factors can be divided into four broad categories such as Political, social, economical and technology. Each category encompasses various elements such as increased regulatory pressure, environmental concerns and demand for more sustainable products and efficient processes pertains to political category.

MusicBrainz Picard / Documentation / Plugins / Lastfmplus How to tag your music files with Grouping, Genres, Moods, Occasions, Decades, Original Year, Categories and Custom tags The content here was largely originally writen and produced by RifRaf, the main author of the lastfmplus plugin. Due to unavailability of his personal site that this was originally hosted on, it has been ported to MusicBrainz's wiki by User:Voiceinsideyou. Attempts to contact RifRaf were made, but were unsuccessful.

amMap: Interactive flash maps Features Main features Highly customizable – every aspect of the map can be styled using built-in configuration options or CSS.Create multi-level drill-downs.Create map charts (heatmaps or otherwise known as choropleth maps).Use any images in any format as map markers.Support for real-life latitude and longitude coordinates.Apply built-in or custom textures.Display multi-segment lines and routes.Customize initial and user-controllable zoom options.Control the map via JavaScript API (change data and configuration options, simulate user interactions, attach custom funcitonality to various events, etc.) 5 Unusual Uses of Google Image Search You Might Not Have Heard About By now, we all know about different uses of Google Image search. Yaara’s post on some vital Google Image Search hacks should always hold you in good stead. So much so, that I can bet a small part of my piggy bank that it is the preferred address you go to for searching images.

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