Visualisation Insights: #1 The visualisation designer This post is the first in a series I am commencing called Visualisation Insights. The purpose of this series is to provide readers with unique insights into the field of visualisation from the different perspectives of those in the roles of designer, practitioner, academic, blogger, journalist and all sorts of other visual thinkers. My aim is to bring together these interviews to create a greater understanding and appreciation of the challenges, approaches and solutions that exist in the worlds of this collection of people – the visualisation field’s ‘cast and crew’. I will be following each interview with a post reflecting on some of the key insights to emerge. One of the most shared and discussed visualisation designs was conceived, designed and produced by New York designer Michael Deal on behalf of Umbro, the UK sportswear brand.
Home Hello, this is the Open Flash Chart project. Get graphs like this for free: How does it work? User browses to your web site.The browser downloads the web page which contains the Open Flash Chart.Open Flash Chart downloads the data file and displays the chart. When you add Open Flash Chart to your web page, you tell it where to find the data file. We also do pie charts. streamgraph.js Streamgraphs are cool. They’re great at displaying trends in data over time, similar to a stacked graph, but much prettier. The first one I saw was Lee Byron’s Last.fm listening history graphic, a beautiful poster showing trends in the music he had listened to over the course of two years. The New York Times used an interactive streamgraph (created by Matthew Bloch and Shawn Carter) to great effect to show box office receipts over 22 years in The Ebb and Flow of Movies. When Lee Byron & Martin Wattenberg open-sourced their streamgraph implementation in Java and Processing, I was pretty excited. I’ve been playing around with processing.js a lot lately, so I decided to port their code.
Infographic of the Day: Who Won the World Series for the Giants? If you're a San Francisco Giants fan, you're probably still savoring the sweet, sweet season that led to the team's improbable World Series win. Thanks to the power of infographics, you can relive every game of it. Chartball, which makes lovely infographic charts about sports, is selling a 24'x36' print that summarizes every game of the Giants 2010 season. More than just a summary of games won and lost, it offers a series of charts that break down which players contributed the most -- and who actually should have just broken their ankle and sat the season out. [Click for larger image]
How to Visualize Data (Graph Types) Brief Overviews of Types of Graphs Representative Visualization Techniques Categorized Graphs One of the most important, general, and also powerful analytic methods involves dividing ("splitting") the data set into categories in order compare the patterns of data between the resulting subsets. This common technique is known under a variety of terms (such as breaking down, grouping, categorizing, splitting, slicing, drilling-down, or conditioning) and it is used both in exploratory data analyses and hypothesis testing.
Infographic of the Day: The Blistering Rise of iPad and Tablet Computing If you're not much of a tech nerd, you'd be forgiven for thinking the iPad and the ensuing tablet boom are merely some kind of hype machine. You'd also be wrong, if industry analysts are right. Long story short, 2010 was just the barest tip of the tablet onslaught. In two years time, they'll be more numerous than mosquitos in July, as this infographic lays out.
Data Visualization: Modern Approaches About The Author Vitaly Friedman loves beautiful content and doesn’t like to give in easily. When he is not writing or speaking at a conference, he’s most probably running … More about Vitaly Friedman … Data presentation can be beautiful, elegant and descriptive. MindView 4 Mac Edition Outline written Documents with MindView 5 MAC Mind Mapping software MAC cognitive map software is an ideal way to create an outline for written documents: Visually brainstorm ideas for main and sub headings in a non-linear way. Use the text editor (the note card) to add comments and notes to each heading section. Cite sources by linking to documents, websites, text files and so forth.
40 must-see videos about data visualization and infographics Our selection of keynotes, TED Talks and interviews by some of the top names in the field (The Joy of Stats, by Hans Rolling, one of the must-see videos) After the success of our collection of data visualization presentations a few weeks ago, we decided to push even further our research of multimedia resources and take the risk of selecting some videos. And we say risk, because the abundance of data visualization videos on the Internet is simply mind-blowing. Just think about it: How many events are there about information visualization? Dozens, maybe hundreds every year. 10 Outstanding Social Media Infographics Nobody has time to read anymore, right? Every day we are all inundated with more and more information overload coming from credible and yet to be verified sources. Where can Internet users find relief? Answer: the infographic. Infographics are a wonderful mix of key data and visualization that can really bring the message home if put together correctly.
How to Make an Interactive Network Visualization Networks! They are all around us. The universe is filled with systems and structures that can be organized as networks. Recently, we have seen them used to convict criminals, visualize friendships, and even to describe cereal ingredient combinations. How We Visualized Life After Fukushima on Datavisualization.ch The Starting Point During the first two weeks of March 2013, Interactive Things and the Swiss newspaper “Neue Zürcher Zeitung” (NZZ) collaborated on a web publication about the Fukushima nuclear disaster that took place in Japan in 2011. The reporter Marcel Gyr and photographer Christoph Bangert revisited the same people they met two years earlier and interviewed them again to hear their personal accounts on how their lives have changed during that time. Our task was to create an online reading experience to present the long form text, the photos and the video footage in a sincere but pleasant way.
2013 Winners We’ve been through hell and high water to bring you the best and brightest of the data viz world in 2013 for the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards. Many hours of cogitation, digestion and deliberation have been spent and now here they are, all of our glorious winners on one uber-long scrolling page. Congratulations to all our winners. Now sit back and marvel!