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Visualizing for the Color Blind

Visualizing for the Color Blind | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

 Color blindness is a color vision deficiency which affects roughly 8% of the North American male population and 0.5% of the female population. So when designing data visualizations and dashboards, it’s important to keep this group of people in mind to make sure they are seeing the same results as everyone else. 

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Tools and references for working with Color

Tools and references for working with Color | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
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J'ajouterai l'excellente contribution de Laurent Jégou (déjà épinglé sur mon ScoopIt !) ici : http://couleurs.hypotheses.org

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A Cool Tool for Experimenting with Dashboard and Portal Color Schemes

Rose Weinberger demonstrates how to use Adobe Kuler to get new color schemes for your business intelligence dashboards.
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The Sunlight Foundation's Data Visualization Style Guidelines

The Sunlight Foundation's Data Visualization Style Guidelines | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Over the past year at the Sunlight Foundation, we've worked hard to improve our data visualizations. We work with data a lot over here, so conveying insights in an accessible and accurate manner is important to us. Charts that are well designed and professional are taken more seriously because it ...
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Great resource! I especially liked their section on color gradients.

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The Hidden Meanings of Maps: Design and Colors - Geoawesomeness

The Hidden Meanings of Maps: Design and Colors - Geoawesomeness | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Along with projection choice and scale options, design and colors have a huge impact on how well, and to who, the map will carry the appropriate message.
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Psychology of Color [Infographic]

Perhaps no choice is as vital to marketing as color. Whether you are selecting the color for a product or for your email marketing campaign, color has
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Not sure I buy into the "physical spirituality" aspect of color, but this identification of the feelings and marketing uses of different colors may prove helpful in creating inforgraphics or visualizations.

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An Easy Guide to Cool Color Combos

An Easy Guide to Cool Color Combos | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

"Whether it’s neon, neutral, pastel or monochrome, color conveys the tone of your design and helps visually illustrate a story by evoking mood and feel"

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The Right Colors Make Data Easier To Read

The Right Colors Make Data Easier To Read | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Using existing color-concept relationships leads to faster analysis.
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Infographic: Why Colours Matter in Social Media

Infographic: Why Colours Matter in Social Media | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
The importance of the visual web has been covered numerous and it seems that business are really taking into consideration the impact it may have on brand
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Color Considerations: Working with Dark Backgrounds

A blog post from Storytelling with Data

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ColorCombos: Another Cool Color Tool

ColorCombos: Another Cool Color Tool | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Rose Weinberger offers an introduction to ColorCombos, which has color tools for website and dashboard interface designers.
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Color is so imperative-- and what I often have the hardest time deciding on! I always appreciate tools that make the job easier.

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