The book The Functional Art is an introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization, the communication of facts and data by means of charts, graphs, maps, and diagrams. It includes a DVD including 90 minutes of video lectures. Download three chapters for free here Table of contents: Part 1 - FOUNDATIONS• Chapter 1 - Why Visualize? Part 2 - COGNITION• Chapter 5 - The Eye and the Visual Brain• Chapter 6 - Visualizing for the Mind• Chapter 7 - Images in the Head Part 3 - PRACTICE• Chapter 8 - Creating Information Graphics• Chapter 9 - Interactive Graphics and Visualizations Part 4 - PROFILES Data Visualization Blog | Visual.ly Content alone does not make a great video; you need a great video design that make a visual statement combining design and data visualization to deliver a story. Designers often get a little excited and put too much fancy design to fill in the space. The best content marketing brands are the ones that know how use content to drive conversions and pushing the boundaries. Keep in mind, quality = attention span. “Bosch Envision 360 VR” – Bosch Auto Parts The new Bosch Envision windshield wiper blade sharpens night visibility and offers extreme weather safety. “Morton Salt Girl’s 100th Birthday” – Morton Salt For 100 years, we’ve celebrated life’s moments with the Morton Salt Girl — from birthdays to holidays to the everyday. “Autodesk Forge” – Autodesk Autodesk came to Visually to help translate the features of their new Forge platform into vignettes with fantasy machinery... keep reading
Data Journalism Awards winners Over 300 applications from all over the world, and the winners were just announced The Data Journalism Awards (DJA) is the prime international competition recognizing outstanding work in the field of data journalism. Sponsored by Google, the DJA 2013 received over 300 applications from all over the world, ranging from major media groups, regional newspapers, and research groups, and the winners were just announced at the award ceremony held at the Global Editors Network News Summit. This year, the DTJ had four categories: Data-driven investigative journalism, Data-driven applications, Storytelling with data, and Data journalism website or section, as well as a special “Public Choice Award”. Argentina’s Senate Expenses, 2004-2013 | La Nacion | Data-Driven Investigations Big Media Winner (image: La Nacion) The Art Market for Dummies | Jean Abbiateci | Data-Driven Storytelling Small Media and Public Choice Award Winner (image: Jean Abbiateci | Quoi) (image: Thomson Reuters) (image: WeDoData)
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driven by data :: information visualization Global internet slows after 'biggest attack in history' 27 March 2013Last updated at 13:03 GMT By Dave Lee Technology reporter, BBC News The BBC's Rory Cellan-Jones explains why the attack is like a "motorway jam", alongside expert David Emm from Kaspersky Lab The internet around the world has been slowed down in what security experts are describing as the biggest cyber-attack of its kind in history. A row between a spam-fighting group and hosting firm has sparked retaliation attacks affecting the wider internet. Experts worry that the row could escalate to affect banking and email systems. Five national cyber-police-forces are investigating the attacks. Spamhaus, a group based in both London and Geneva, is a non-profit organisation that aims to help email providers filter out spam and other unwanted content. To do this, the group maintains a number of blocklists - a database of servers known to be being used for malicious purposes. Cyberbunker has not responded to the BBC's request for comment. 'Immense job' Continue reading the main story