"When a patient arrives at Bayonne Hospital Center in New Jersey requiring treatment for the respiratory ailment known as COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, she faces an official price tag of $99,690. Less than 30 miles away in the Bronx, N.Y., the Lincoln Medical and Mental Health Center charges only $7,044 for the same treatment..."
"The data lands as unexpected health care bills continue to be a leading cause of financial ruin for American families. Uninsured and low-income people are often subject to aggressive debt collection by hospitals and their agents when their illnesses result in bills they cannot pay."
In case you missed our #ideachat discussion on Myers-Briggs personality types and Twitter, see the counterintuitive results in the data visualization OppoBoppo created. This data reflects those who have chosen to identify themselves with their Myers-Briggs type in their Twitter bio. Important to note: this data does not reflect the distribution of types on Twitter, but those who have "chosen to identify" themselves. What makes this counterintuitive is that more "I' rather than "E", and more "N" rather "S", types identified themselves by type.
Specifically, the largest number of people by type in their bio were "INFJ" and "INTJ". The type least likely to list in their bio were "ESFP" and "ESFJ".
Visualization uses computers to find patterns and make connections that normally cannot be seen. This project will develop the software tools, skills, and knowledge base to allow humanities researchers to use visualization - specifically on high-resolution displays powered by supercomputers – to perform novel research.
Periscopic is a socially-conscious data visualization firm that helps companies and organizations promote information transparency and public awareness.
During our engagement with Yahoo!, we designed four data visualization tools that allow visitors to explore and understand the sophisticated technical framework that powers key portions of the Yahoo! suite of products.
Color, or colour, is one of the attributes we're interested in exploring for collection browsing. Bearing in mind that only a fraction of our collection currently has images, here's a first pass.
Objects with images now have up to five representative colors attached to them. The colors have been selected by our robotic eye machines who scour each image in small chunks to create color averages. These have then been harvested and snapped to the grid of 117 different colors — derived from the CSS3 palette and naming conventions — below to make navigation a little easier.
Also just spent the weekend enjoying "Paris in Color" where Nichole Robertson takes you on a stroll through Paris via her photographs organized by collections of color: noir, bleu, marron, vert, orange, rose, violet, rouge, jaune, and blanc! Enjoy! Think this is a curation trend.
Put on a Bach concerto and close your eyes. Now picture a color. What color do you see? If it’s a fast Bach concerto in a major key, it’s likely you’ll picture a color that’s more saturated and brighter — like a red or a yellow.
The findings may be useful for advertising and creative non-drug-based therapies. They also may help researchers better understand people who have a condition called synesthesia, said Palmer.
Humans have a powerful capacity to process visual information, skills that date far back in our evolutionary lineage. And since the advent of science, we hav...
"We react to the design, the art and aesthetics of a piece just as much as we react to the information contained. If you want to change someone's mind or behavior, presenting the information in a visual format is the fastest way to get them to engage."
Map Data: Plot more than one million rows of data from an Excel workbook, including the Excel Data Model or PowerPivot, in 3D on Bing maps. Choose from columns, heat maps, and bubble visualizations.Discover Insights: Discover new insights by seeing your data in geographic space and seeing time-stamped data change over time. Annotate or compare data in a few clicks.Share Stories: Capture "scenes" and build cinematic, guided "tours" that can be shared broadly, engaging audiences like never before.
"GeoFlow originated in Microsoft Research, evolving out of the successful WorldWide Telescope project for scientific and academic communities to explore large volumes of astronomical and geological data."
Big Data is the Gold Rush of the 21st Century where discovering nuggets of actionable insights is transforming the way we work, live, & play. Big Data Is Changing the Whole Equation for Business and organizations that fail to define Big Data Leadership will fall behind, far behind. Organizations that hope to remain competitive in today’s market will include a strategy that implements Big Data tools along with the training and development of Data Scientists and Big Data Artists.
Some of the best uses of advanced databases or data visualizations is in narrowing down what might be thousands or millions of variables into something that can (be) assessed by a person and then acted on. ~ Stacey Gigginbotham, Gigaom
Nate Silver, author of "Signal to Noise", predicted there would be a statistical tool to forecast baseball using the Pitch f/x data somewhere in the future. My son built this tool three years ago ... when he was 19.
"We're big fans of Visual.ly here at TNW, ever since it launched as the home of data visualization and infographics way back in July 2011.
The platform has evolved somewhat since then, launching Visual.ly Create for users to create their own infographics with ease, before going on to roll out a complete redesign with social features last July. And then in October, Visually unveiled a new marketplace to help put its community of infographic designers to work
So, when we got wind of Visual.ly’s latest launch, naturally we were all ears (well, eyes). The Israeli startup has launched a new visual reporting tool designed to bring Google Analytics to your email inbox courtesy of a weekly infographic....
Last year, Vizzuality, Hyperakt, and members of the Google Chrome team worked on a visualization of web technologies and browsers. Since it was warmly received by the community, we decided to make a new version, using some of the latest web technologies to provide a fresh and distinctive experience.
In addition to updating the visualization with new browser versions and web technologies, we built a secondary visualization to show the growth of internet users and internet traffic worldwide.