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The Best Infographics of the Year: Nate Silver on the 3 Keys to Great Information Design

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The second installment of The Best American Infographics 2014 (public library) has an introduction by master-statistician Nate Silver and fifty-eight examples of stellar information design shedding light on such diverse topics as the history of space exploration, the sleep habits of famous writers, the geography of where gay people stay in the closet, the comparative shapes and sizes of major baseball parks, and the social network of jazz musicians in the 1920s. 

Silver, the author of The Signal and the Noise, considers the two factors that make an infographic compelling — providing a window into its creator’s mind and telling a story that “couldn’t be told in any other way.


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Marco Favero's curator insight, October 21, 2014 6:14 PM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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Google Takeout- The Best Graduation Present (save your data)

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You can't change text on an image. Or can you? We are still not sure but you can go back in time with Google Street View! Google updates privacy policy and makes it easy to navigate as well as hints at using stars across the web not just your inbox. Now you can get notifications when maps are updated as well as when a form is submitted. How to deal with the data from your leaving students - Google Takeout! Looking for the best Chromebook for students? We got you covered and Kelly shares how to get to primary sources from an original event.

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Education Technology 101: From Assessments to Zombies (EdSurge Guides)

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Why shouldn't the smartest people in the world want to go into education? One reason that comes to mind: maybe they just don't know much about how education--and for that matter, how quickly education technology has been evolving.

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This EdSurge Guide has 10 sections, with a "big question" for each of them and a number of resources for each. Check out the list of topics below and click through to learn more about any of the 10 areas.

* What are the influentical ideas behind "edtech"?

* How can you be part of the edtech community?
* How do you build an edtech company?

* Does the profit motive belong in education?

* How do you find and evaluate edtech products?

* Can technology help prepare better teachers?
* How can teachers help edtech entrepreneurs?

* Where does 'Making' or project-based learning fit into edtech?

* How should we measure student "success"?

* Who owns the data?

There are three to six excellent resources listed under each question. Many great resources will be found in this post!

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All You Need to Know About Infographics: Tips, Tutorials, Guides

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Let’s be honest, we don’t like to read big pieces of text. Text-heavy graphs are rather difficult for understanding, especially when dealing with numbers and statistics. That is why illustrations and flowcharts are often used for such kind of information.

An infographic, or a visual representation of study or data, like anything else, can be done right or wrong. How to create a successful infographic? A good idea and a good design.

 

Stop by the link for more on what defines an infographic, what contributes to its popularity, as well as the various types of infographics and references for tutorials and best practices.

 

Additional topics covered include:

The major parts of an infographicHow to create an infographicDeveloping ideas & organizing dataResearch & sourcesTypography, graphics & colorFacts & conclusionsDesigning & Editing
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HCL's curator insight, April 30, 2014 9:26 PM

Some good tips here...

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The Best Infographics of the Year: Nate Silver on the 3 Keys to Great Information Design

The Best Infographics of the Year: Nate Silver on the 3 Keys to Great Information Design | hobbitlibrarianscoops | Scoop.it

The second installment of The Best American Infographics 2014 (public library) has an introduction by master-statistician Nate Silver and fifty-eight examples of stellar information design shedding light on such diverse topics as the history of space exploration, the sleep habits of famous writers, the geography of where gay people stay in the closet, the comparative shapes and sizes of major baseball parks, and the social network of jazz musicians in the 1920s. 

Silver, the author of The Signal and the Noise, considers the two factors that make an infographic compelling — providing a window into its creator’s mind and telling a story that “couldn’t be told in any other way.


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Marco Favero's curator insight, October 21, 2014 6:14 PM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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The Urban Observatory: A New Way To Compare Cities, From The Creator Of TED

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This giant installation and a website you can play with at home lets you compare the worlds urban centers side by side.

We live in a world of easily accessible maps; however, our map knowledge is limited by the fact that no two cities collect data the same way. Maps often aren’t drawn to the same scale, and until now, there hasn’t been a way to compare data on things like income, cost of living, water distribution, and power grids.

It’s a problem that has bugged Richard Saul Wurman, the creator of the TED conference (as well as an architect and graphic designer), for decades.

Wurman recently teamed up with Jon Kamen of Radical Media and Esri president Jack Dangermond to create an ambitious solution: the Urban Observatory, an immersive exhibit featuring standardized comparative data on over 16 cities. Zoom in on one city map and other cities will simultaneously zoom in at the same scale, making it possible to compare data on traffic density, vegetation, residential land use, and so on.


Find more details and information at the article link...


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Luminous Cities: A New Mapping Project Shows How Events are Tied to Place

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Take a look at a set of maps that tell encoded stories of politics, natural disasters and social movements.


There are many nice Flickr visualizations of global cities but never anything quite this comprehensive across space and time: Meet Luminous Cities, a creation of the London-based mapping and digital arts firm TraceMedia, built with support from the Centre for Spatial Analysis & Policy at the University of Leeds and the Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis at University College London.

The project is trying to "uncover the archeology of data traces left by social media" in cities across the globe...


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What Is Visualization?

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This seems like a straightforward question, but it’s proven to be a difficult one to answer. Even visualization researchers don’t have a clear definition.

 

Is it synonymous with information graphics? Does visualization have to be computer generated? Does data have to be involved, or can it be abstract? The answers vary depending on who you ask.

 

Visualization is a medium. It’s not just an analysis tool nor just a way to prove a point more clearly through data.


Visualization is like books. There are different writing styles and categories, there are textbooks and there are novels, and they communicate ideas in different ways for varied purposes. And just like authors who use words to communicate, there are rules that you should always follow and others that are guidelines that you can bend and break...


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Patrice Mitrano's curator insight, January 30, 2014 5:16 AM

De très nombreux exemples d'infographies, malheureusement pas toujours aboutis. A croiser avec d'autres infographies ou représentations sur des sujets identiques ou bien à rapprocher des données sources.

Sang Lee's curator insight, June 17, 2014 9:57 PM

Visualization

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