What is Mind Mapping? (and How to Get Started Immediately) A mind map is a graphical way to represent ideas and concepts. It is a visual thinking tool that helps structuring information, helping you to better analyze, comprehend, synthesize, recall and generate new ideas. Just as in every great idea, its power lies in its simplicity. In a mind map, as opposed to traditional note taking or a linear text, information is structured in a way that resembles much more closely how your brain actually works. Since it is an activity that is both analytical and artistic, it engages your brain in a much, much richer way, helping in all its cognitive functions. And, best of all, it is fun!
Data Visualization and Infographics Examples and Resources Things wordy, geeky, and webby Since taking a class that discussed Edward Tufte‘s work, I’ve been fascinated by turning information into visual data. His site contains many examples that you could easily spend hours on the site. I have. Plus, I spent several days browsing sites with articles, resources, and examples of infovis (information visualization) in action.
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. Cmap Software Joseph D. Novak & Alberto J. Cañas Institute for Human and Machine Cognition Pensacola Fl, 32502 www.ihmc.us
Protovis Protovis composes custom views of data with simple marks such as bars and dots. Unlike low-level graphics libraries that quickly become tedious for visualization, Protovis defines marks through dynamic properties that encode data, allowing inheritance, scales and layouts to simplify construction. Protovis is free and open-source, provided under the BSD License. Five Free Infographic Templates Infographics are a powerful tool for capturing the attention of your target audiences. In fact, businesses that publish infographics grow their traffic an average of 12% more than those that don’t. The hard part, of course, is finding the time and resources to create these infographics. That’s why we’ve created five fully customizable infographic templates that will give you the inspiration and foundation you need to build your own infographics right in PowerPoint. The infographics created in this customizable PowerPoint template highlight how you can: Create a color schemeUse fonts for designDesign icons and shapesWork with a theme
Open Science, H1N1, Processing, and the Google Spreadsheet API I’ve recently been working on a project with my friend Jennifer Gardy, whose insights into epidemiology and data modeling led me to build Just Landed. Jennifer is currently working at the BC Centre for Disease Control where, among other things, she’s been looking at data related to swine flu genomics. She came to me with an interesting idea for visualizing data related to historical flu strains, and I thought it might be an interesting project for several reasons. First, I’ve been doing a lot of reading and thinking around the concept of open science and open research, and thought that this project might be a good chance to test out some ideas. Similarly, I am very interested in the chance to use Processing in a scientific context (rather than an artistic one) and I hope this might be a way to introduce my favourite tool to a broader audience. The project is just getting started, so I don’t have a lot of results to share (a screenshot of the initial stages of the tool is above).
Online Charts Builder Hohli Online Charts Builder New version: Try new version of Charts Builder, it based on new Google Charts API Load From Image URL: visualization and tools Visualization and tools UNdata Processing, Calc Data Pilot - Import into GIS Gothos, a Geospatial Librarian's World, offers some tips on how to process data downloaded from UNdata. In many cases when users download data they get multiple records for each country; one record for each year for each data point. In order to bring this data into GIS, the data set needs to be re-arranged, so that there is only one record for each country with multiple columns for years.
Present Moment Awareness Mind Map If you're new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting! From the Spiritual Advancement Mind Map Set Data Voucher - Technology Strategy Board Innovation Vouchers Do you have an early stage business idea that can take advantage of open data? Do you need access to particular skills, expertise or technology to prove your idea or further develop and accelerate the development of a working prototype? This Innovation Voucher is available to support SMEs, entrepreneurs and early stage start-ups who see value in using open data to invent new propositions, develop ideas to proof of concept stage or innovate on existing products and services to find new value. Please make sure you read the guidance carefully on what open data is and how you can use it - this is not an 'open call' for projects in any topic area. You need to show us how your idea will make use of or generate open data as a business opportunity. Open data background Open data can create opportunities for organisations to make more robust decisions, uncover cost savings and get to know customers better.
Best Free Fonts for Your Graphic Designs Mostly websites used different methods to server contents to their readers like some websites used videos, images, articles etc. But if you’ve notice one thing that major websites usually used fonts along with their articles and show their work clearly to their readers. They used different fonts in their text and make their articles or headings more attractive so users can easily read them and browse their website more happily. You may know that a good designer faced a lot of problems because he must need to do quality work so their clients can be satisfied. Sometime they accept very difficult tasks, for example if their client want one good design and he/she don’t have good knowledge about designs so they can just tell him with different ideas and a good designer will make a design according to their needs.