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Resources for both data visualization and infographics, with examples from the non-profit sector
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Remember: Maps Need Context

Remember: Maps Need Context | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

"To more completely understand data encoded to maps, context is important. Where are the city centers? What are the patterns of population or income or other metrics that may be important?"

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3 Tips on How to Use Colors to Provide Intelligence to a Gantt Chart

3 Tips on How to Use Colors to Provide Intelligence to a Gantt Chart | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

Learn how you can use colors to provide visual intelligence to a Gantt chart.

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This is how America talks tech

This is how America talks tech | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

Okay, once and for all: Is it "gif" or "jif"? EBay Deals, which runs a blog, decided to find out. Its team surveyed 1,100 people—US residents, ranging in age from 18 to 45—asking them about the terms they use to describe some of the most common objects and actions of digital life.

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Not visualization-centric, but an interesting look at our relationship to certain technological implements.

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How to tell a numbers-driven story in six seconds (#datavines)

How to tell a numbers-driven story in six seconds   (#datavines) | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Vine videos have become their own six-second art form, but they are also increasingly being used to tell a data-driven story or give more impact to a statistic or group of numbers.
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Tableau takes data visualization a step further with "Story Points"

Tableau takes data visualization a step further with "Story Points" | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

Tableau Software’s 8.2 update includes a variety of  improvements — Tableau can now run natively on Macs, for example — but the new Story Points feature stands out.

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6 Easy Places to Find Data For Infographics, Charts and Visual Content

6 Easy Places to Find Data For Infographics, Charts and Visual Content | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
The inspiration for your next visual content project is probably hiding right under your nose. Here are six easy ways to find your next standout piece.
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The Open Knowledge Data Packager

The Open Knowledge Data Packager | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

Data Packager is a web app for quickly creating and publishing Tabular Data Packages from collections for CSV files on your computer.

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75+ Tools for Visualizing your Data

75+ Tools for Visualizing your Data | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

Most people would agree that the old adage “A picture is worth a thousand words” is also true for web based solutions.

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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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Patrice Mitrano's curator insight, June 12, 2014 3:57 AM

J'ajouterai l'excellente contribution de Laurent Jégou (déjà épinglé sur mon ScoopIt !) ici : http://couleurs.hypotheses.org

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Mapping America's Homelessness Problem Visualizes The Extent Of An Often Invisible Problem

Mapping America's Homelessness Problem Visualizes The Extent Of An Often Invisible Problem | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

"Homelessness is often an issue in the shadows. So finding new ways to visualize and contextualize the problem is important."

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6 key terms every graphic designer should know

6 key terms every graphic designer should know | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
Graphic design, like any profession, is littered with jargon and terms you may not be familiar with. Here are just some of the key terms you should know, and a brief explanation in words you can understand - plus where to go to learn more.
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10 Ways to Drive End-User Adoption of Tableau

10 Ways to Drive End-User Adoption of Tableau | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

I often see Tableau developers fall into the "Field of Dreams" fallacy. With the perfect formula or the bar chart just right, they’ll have the perfect dashboard that everyone will want to use."

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Chart and image gallery: 30+ free tools for #dataviz & analysis

This sortable chart lets you compare dozens of tools for functionality, skill level and more.
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A new resource list! This one is nice in that it is comparative and interactive.

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A Nonprofit Employee on Using "R" for #Dataviz

"I started using R three years ago, and it has now become my main tool for data analysis and visualization. R is known to have a steep learning curve though, so before getting started, it's probably a good idea to do a little bit of "cost-benefits" analysis, and check if R is a good fit for you."

 

See more at: http://aea365.org/blog/dvr-tig-week-tony-fujs-on-dataviz-with-the-grammar-of-graphics-r-you-ready/#sthash.rNvYDQjz.dpuf

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A testimonial and resources from an evaluator in the nonprofit sector.

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Numbers and Your Story: Use Data to Attract Donors (A Chronicle of Philanthropy Webinar)

Numbers and Your Story: Use Data to Attract Donors   (A Chronicle of Philanthropy Webinar) | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
As big data evolves, we offer a look at how charities can use public and internal data to prove their value and convince donors to support their work.
The session will explain how to identify, understand, and present data and show you how to use data to prove the value of your mission, raise more money, and reach more people.
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The Importance of Whitespace in Web Design

The Importance of Whitespace in Web Design | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
This infographic discusses what whitespace is and it's important role in web design.
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Understanding Scatter Charts

Understanding Scatter Charts | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

"A basic scatter chart plots two different measures against each other.  One goes on the x axis, and the other goes on the y axis.  Different points on the graph represents some kind of category."

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Christopher Higgins's curator insight, July 18, 2015 5:51 AM

This article highlights the benefits of using scatter plots to present information.  It appears to be deep but is written and uses enough visuals that groups of students would experience success in understanding the usefulness of scatter plots.  At the bottom of the site are two videos that help further explain the written information. 

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When Bars Point Down

When Bars Point Down | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

It's so simple it feels entirely trivial: bars in a bar chart pointing down instead of up. But the effect can be striking.

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I don't know that I'd call this best practice, but it does have an unbelievable visual impact.

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How to Effectively use Text in a Data Visualization

How to Effectively use Text in a Data Visualization | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

Some wise man once said that ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’. Very true, as data visualization does make it easier to absorb large amounts of information quickly. However, words play a crucial role too. How often do you encounter a data visualization without any text on it?

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Tips on becoming a Visual Organization

There’s little doubt that basic, static pie charts and even infographics can tell a story.
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Data visualization: When it's the wrong tool for the job

Data visualization: When it's the wrong tool for the job | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it
A picture's worth a thousand words -- as long as it's the right image for the right audience. Learn best practices for when to use a data visualization and who to invite to those meetings.

Via Siarhei Mardovich
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How to: Choropleth Maps with D3

Jonathon Morgan of CrisisNET finds, formats and exposes crisis data in a simple, intuitive structure that’s accessible anywhere.

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100+ Interesting Data Sets for Statistics

Looking for interesting data sets? Here's a list of more than 100 of the best stuff, from dolphin relationships to political campaign donations to death row prisoners.
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Blending Google Analytics and SQL data with Tableau

Blending Google Analytics and SQL data with Tableau | Nonprofit Data Visualization | Scoop.it

"One of the most common scenarios for self-service BI users is to combine data sources. Many companies use Google Analytics to measure how their web sites are used, but site usage is often only part of the story."

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