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Customer Journey Map | Service Design Tools

Customer Journey Map | Service Design Tools | Data Visualization & Open data | Scoop.it
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CUSTOMER JOURNEY MAPPING GAMEPaul Kahn (Mad Pow) & Christophe Tallec (Uinfoshare)
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Why Virtual Reality Technology Will Blow Your Mind in 5 Years

Why Virtual Reality Technology Will Blow Your Mind in 5 Years | Data Visualization & Open data | Scoop.it
“Unless you’ve just woken up from a two year coma, you’ve probably heard a lot of hype about the virtual reality and the Oculus Rift -- enough that you’re probably sick of it. Well, too bad, because I’m here to tell you, without hesitation, that the future of virtual reality is here now. It works,…”
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José Vicente Martín's curator insight, July 11, 4:00 AM

La realidad virtual inmersiva está más cercana.

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5 Great Sites for Downloading Free Icons

5 Great Sites for Downloading Free Icons | Data Visualization & Open data | Scoop.it
“ Here are five sites that will help you discover free icons to download.”
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Paul McKillop's curator insight, July 7, 10:24 PM

great share from Recursos Online

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A better way to present boring data - Visualizing data with Infograph Widgets -

A better way to present boring data - Visualizing data with Infograph Widgets - | Data Visualization & Open data | Scoop.it
“ Using Visme infograph widgets you can more easily than traditional methods visualize data into engaging content to create infographics and presentations.”
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Visualizing data with Infographic Widgets

Visualizing data with Infographic Widgets | Data Visualization & Open data | Scoop.it
Infographic widgets help you to visualize data in engaging content.
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Best Tools for Better Web Typography

Best Tools for Better Web Typography | Data Visualization & Open data | Scoop.it
Good typography is not only limited to choosing a typeface or deciding one typeface from another. Rather, it is a process of thoroughly arranging type in order to make the language visible. The arrangement considers the selection of line spacing, line length, point size, adjusting the space between group of letters or pair of letters. In addition, it includes the right combination of colors. Typography and content makes up 90% of what the site is. So if you want to have a good looking site you need to pay attention to your typography.The whole process of creating fonts may be a little tricky and time consuming. However, with the use of various typography tools, the process makes things easy and effective. Even professional designers use these tools because not everyone is perfect in typography. Below we have listed the best typography tools to help you find the right one for your design need
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Theoretical physics: The origins of space and time

Theoretical physics: The origins of space and time | Data Visualization & Open data | Scoop.it
Many researchers believe that physics will not be complete until it can explain not just the behavior of space and time, but where these entities come from.“Imagine waking up one day and realizing that you actually live inside a computer game,” says Mark Van Raamsdonk, describing what sounds like a pitch for a science-fiction film. But for Van Raamsdonk, a physicist at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, this scenario is a way to think about reality. If it is true, he says, “everything around us — the whole three-dimensional physical world — is an illusion born from information encoded elsewhere, on a two-dimensional chip”. That would make our Universe, with its three spatial dimensions, a kind of hologram, projected from a substrate that exists only in lower dimensions.This 'holographic principle' is strange even by the usual standards of theoretical physics. But Van Raamsdonk is one of a small band of researchers who think that the usual ideas are not yet strange enough. If nothing else, they say, neither of the two great pillars of modern physics — general relativity, which describes gravity as a curvature of space and time, and quantum mechanics, which governs the atomic realm — gives any account for the existence of space and time. Neither does string theory, which describes elementary threads of energy.Van Raamsdonk and his colleagues are convinced that physics will not be complete until it can explain how space and time emerge from something more fundamental — a project that will require concepts at least as audacious as holography. They argue that such a radical reconceptualization of reality is the only way to explain what happens when the infinitely dense 'singularity' at the core of a black hole distorts the fabric of space-time beyond all recognition, or how researchers can unify atomic-level quantum theory and planet-level general relativity — a project that has resisted theorists' efforts for generations.“All our experiences tell us we shouldn't have two dramatically different conceptions of reality — there must be one huge overarching theory,” says Abhay Ashtekar, a physicist at Pennsylvania State University in University Park.Finding that one huge theory is a daunting challenge. Here, Nature explores some promising lines of attack — as well as some of the emerging ideas about how to test these concepts (see 'The fabric of reality').
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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, June 24, 7:52 AM

A recap on the unifying theories that could explain the fabric of our universe.

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Gravity as thermodynamics reinforces the idea of gravity as an emergent property of space-time...

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Incredible Infographics

Incredible Infographics | Data Visualization & Open data | Scoop.it
“ This Happy Monday, we're delighting in vintage infographics in all their beautifully illustrated glory”
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22 Must have photoshop plugins for photographers

22 Must have photoshop plugins for photographers | Data Visualization & Open data | Scoop.it
Photoshop is a strong, multi platform image and video editing tool. This is an amazing tool used not only to edit high-quality videos and even 3D renders to a great extent. Being one of the best products of Adobe, this graphics editing tool is widely used in various domains. It is considered as a sword by many photographers because it helps them carve out the best pictures from the slight random glimpse of life that they have captured. Photoshop provides a huge variety of tools and plug-ins to edit images not only on desktop but also directly on blogs and social websites. I will be listing some of these plug-ins that are used by the top photographers to produce the best of their works efficiently.
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Introducing the Data Visualization Checklist | Evergreen Data

Introducing the Data Visualization Checklist | Evergreen Data | Data Visualization & Open data | Scoop.it

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Typography In Motion

Typography In Motion | Data Visualization & Open data | Scoop.it
“ Typography plus motion graphics, another innovation and visual spectacle to thrill your type savvy minds.”
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New Visual Story Tools: New Typefaces Have Emotions Built In

New Visual Story Tools: New Typefaces Have Emotions Built In | Data Visualization & Open data | Scoop.it
“Happiness, disgust, rage, contempt, and more are turned into video messages by this Facebook app's "emography."”
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Karen Dietz's curator insight, May 21, 1:25 PM

Have trouble getting your emotions across when writing? Then these new typefaces are for you!


What a perfect Friday Fun post. Just when you think visual storytelling can't get any better, we now have typefaces to help us convey emotions. I wonder what this would look like if used in a written story? Or as part of a SlideShare/PPT? What a hoot.


Read the article, watch the video, and enjoy this post. Oh, and have fun playing with these :)


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

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DataPad emerges to let everyone at your company create and play with charts

DataPad emerges to let everyone at your company create and play with charts | Data Visualization & Open data | Scoop.it
Maybe data scientists have better things to do than creating and adjusting charts for their colleagues every day. DataPad can help.
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With collective intelligence, scientists learn it's your thoughts that count

With collective intelligence, scientists learn it's your thoughts that count | Data Visualization & Open data | Scoop.it
“From crowdsourcing to citizen science, we'll be exploring how tech could change the ways we learn about and address climate change.”
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Data Visualization is the Top Priority for Business Intelligence Software Buyers

Data Visualization is the Top Priority for Business Intelligence Software Buyers | Data Visualization & Open data | Scoop.it
“SoftwareAdvice, a company that recently got acquired by Gartner, has published a report on Business Intelligence software buyer trends that caught our attention.”
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12 Data Storytelling Blogs to Follow | Capsidea Blog

12 Data Storytelling Blogs to Follow | Capsidea Blog | Data Visualization & Open data | Scoop.it
“ NYTimes: 2 to 1 - Germany and 1989 Recently Visual Loop posted 90 datavis tumbrl blogs to follow. For only covering Tumblr, this is a ton of blogs! But what are the best data blogs? That question was asked at Quora several years ago. At the moment, there are 50 answers with long lists of suggested blogs. It’s true, there are a lot of great blogs about data, analytics, statistics, data mining and data visualization but it is near-impossible to name the best. Everything depends on what you want to learn about. Within our product hypothesis confirmation process, we accumulate a huge list of data blogs to learn best practices and tools bloggers use to analyze and visualize data. This research helped us to created the product that considers much of the tips and tricks data artists usually use. Now we’ve decided to share a list of data blogs we love. The list is arbitrary arranged and blogs are in no particular order. Dataviz artists and evangelists These blogs answer different questions”
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12 Data Storytelling Blogs to Follow | Capsidea Blog

12 Data Storytelling Blogs to Follow | Capsidea Blog | Data Visualization & Open data | Scoop.it
“ NYTimes: 2 to 1 - Germany and 1989 Recently Visual Loop posted 90 datavis tumbrl blogs to follow. For only covering Tumblr, this is a ton of blogs! But what are the best data blogs? That question was asked at Quora several years ago. At the moment, there are 50 answers with long lists of suggested blogs. It’s true, there are a lot of great blogs about data, analytics, statistics, data mining and data visualization but it is near-impossible to name the best. Everything depends on what you want to learn about. Within our product hypothesis confirmation process, we accumulate a huge list of data blogs to learn best practices and tools bloggers use to analyze and visualize data. This research helped us to created the product that considers much of the tips and tricks data artists usually use. Now we’ve decided to share a list of data blogs we love. The list is arbitrary arranged and blogs are in no particular order. Dataviz artists and evangelists These blogs answer different quest”
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Guilhes Damian's curator insight, July 3, 6:57 PM

12 Data Storytelling Blogs to Follow http://bit.ly/1jOZ5tP #dataviz #blogs #storytelling (via @albertocairo)

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The psychology of data visualisation: beyond the numbers | Media news

The psychology of data visualisation: beyond the numbers | Media news | Data Visualization & Open data | Scoop.it
“Conoscere il processo che sta dietro la conservazione della memoria è utile quando la visualizzazione dei dati per una storia, per cui qui sono tre aree da considerare per rendere le visualizzazioni più memorabile”
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36 Excellent Data Visualization Tools | SmashingApps.com

36 Excellent Data Visualization Tools | SmashingApps.com | Data Visualization & Open data | Scoop.it
“ Data is always useful but it is not easy to comprehend it when it is not presented understandably. This is where data visualization comes in; there are many”
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Guilhes Damian's curator insight, July 1, 11:55 AM

36 Excellent Data Visualization Tools via @jessesoininen http://bit.ly/1jGRQEj

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A New Way to Look at Law, With Data Viz and Machine Learning | Design | WIRED

A New Way to Look at Law, With Data Viz and Machine Learning | Design | WIRED | Data Visualization & Open data | Scoop.it
“ Early users have reported that Ravel cut their overall research time by up to two thirds.”
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Guilhes Damian's curator insight, June 11, 3:02 PM

A New Way to Look at Law, With Data Viz and Machine Learning http://wrd.cm/1ip14Vb #dataviz #law

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20+ Free Photoshop Actions For Photo Enhancements

20+ Free Photoshop Actions For Photo Enhancements | Data Visualization & Open data | Scoop.it
“Today we've rounded the best Photoshop actions that are free to download and create stunning effects. Photoshop actions allow designers and photographers to automate common sequences for increased efficiency, Actions are powerful and great time saver if you do much work in photo editing. These actions is a great tool for designers when they share their favorite photo effects to the world.”
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A Look under the Hood of Online Data Visualization | SA Visual, Scientific American Blog Network

A Look under the Hood of Online Data Visualization | SA Visual, Scientific American Blog Network | Data Visualization & Open data | Scoop.it
“ Andy Kirk (of Visualising Data) recently published a clever image-driven post in which he uses automobiles to make a series of points about the practice of ...”
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Scientists May Have Found A Way To Bring Back Memories Of Dementia Patients

Scientists May Have Found A Way To Bring Back Memories Of Dementia Patients | Data Visualization & Open data | Scoop.it
“"Since our work shows we can reverse the processes that weaken synapses, we could potentially counteract some of the beta amyloid's effects of Alzheimer's."”The scientists found they could then re-activate the lost memory by re-stimulating the same nerves with a memory-forming, high-frequency train of optical pulses.
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Gust MEES's curator insight, June 1, 2:24 PM

The scientists found they could then re-activate the lost memory by re-stimulating the same nerves with a memory-forming, high-frequency train of optical pulses.


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Shock waves on complex networks

Shock waves on complex networks | Data Visualization & Open data | Scoop.it
Power grids, road maps, and river streams are examples of infrastructural networks which are highly vulnerable to external perturbations. An abrupt local change of load (voltage, traffic density, or water level) might propagate in a cascading way and affect a significant fraction of the network. Almost discontinuous perturbations can be modeled by shock waves which can eventually interfere constructively and endanger the normal functionality of the infrastructure. We study their dynamics by solving the Burgers equation under random perturbations on several real and artificial directed graphs. Even for graphs with a narrow distribution of node properties (e.g., degree or betweenness), a steady state is reached exhibiting a heterogeneous load distribution, having a difference of one order of magnitude between the highest and average loads. Unexpectedly we find for the European power grid and for finite Watts-Strogatz networks a broad pronounced bimodal distribution for the loads. To identify the most vulnerable nodes, we introduce the concept of node-basin size, a purely topological property which we show to be strongly correlated to the average load of a node.Shock waves on complex networks • Enys Mones, Nuno A. M. Araújo, Tamás Vicsek & Hans J. HerrmannScientific Reports 4, Article number: 4949 http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/srep04949
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Eli Levine's curator insight, May 20, 5:19 AM

Indeed, this is intuitive enough without the mathematics to back it up.  This could be mapped out and used for prioritizing the defense or attack of various points within the network, either in the digital or analog worlds.

 

Way cool science!

 

Think about it.

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Why Your Brain Loves Visual Content [Infographic]

Why Your Brain Loves Visual Content [Infographic] | Data Visualization & Open data | Scoop.it
Why is visual communication so powerful? It isn’t just because of the pretty pictures; it’s straight-up science. The brain absorbs and synthesizes visual information faster than any other stimuli, making visual content an incredibly effective medium.
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Looking Back at "Minecraft's" Influence 5 Years Later

Looking Back at "Minecraft's" Influence 5 Years Later | Data Visualization & Open data | Scoop.it
“ Builders Unite: Looking Back at "Minecraft's" Influence 5 Years Later Complex.com However, this idea of world-building came to a head a couple years ago when Minecraft—the wildly popular sandbox title developed by Markus "Notch" Persson—started to...”
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 14, 4:24 AM

Interesting stuff.