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.
Data Visualization: Modern Approaches - Smashing Magazine Data presentation can be beautiful, elegant and descriptive. There is a variety of conventional ways to visualize data – tables, histograms, pie charts and bar graphs are being used every day, in every project and on every possible occasion. However, to convey a message to your readers effectively, sometimes you need more than just a simple pie chart of your results. In fact, there are much better, profound, creative and absolutely fascinating ways to visualize data.
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.
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. Fidg't: Your Social Networking Address Book Explore your network with the Fidg't Visualizer* The Fidg't Visualizer allows you to play around with your network. You interface with the Visualizer through Flickr and LastFM tags, using any tag to create a Magnet. Once a Tag Magnet is created, members of the network will gravitate towards it if they have photos or music with that same Tag. 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]
Health InfoScape When you have heartburn, do you also feel nauseous? Or if you're experiencing insomnia, do you tend to put on a few pounds, or more? By combing through 7.2 million of our electronic medical records, we have created a disease network to help illustrate relationships between various conditions and how common those connections are. Take a look by condition or condition category and gender to uncover interesting associations. 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.
Graphical visualization of text similarities in essays in a book Early stages in the process While developing the visualization algorithms, we plotted out a lot of different approaches that in the end we discarded for one reason or another. Here you can look at some of them. Examples of final results 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.
Graphical visualization of text similarities in essays in a book The problem A collection of essays is collated for readers with visualizing graphics. The graphics should both serve as a thematic and structural overview of each text, and pose the essay in question in relation to the other essays in the book. They should be both an abbreviation of the text and the key to decoding the complex issues under discussion. The difficulty in developing appropriate graphics arises from the level of discussion of the key themes.
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! McKinsey Web 2.0 Visualization For the past seven years, thousands of executives from around the world—across a range of industries and functional areas—have responded to a McKinsey survey on how organizations are using social (or Web 2.0) technologies. In 2009 we created an interactive tool that links the data from these survey results and charts it to the emerging trends in Web 2.0 adoption. This interactive focuses on several of the survey’s core questions—from what technologies and tools companies view as most important to what kind of investments, if any, organizations plan to make in Web 2.0 in the future.