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Uso e integracion de las TICs en la gestiòn de la Informaciòn
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The Science Behind Data Visualisation

The Science Behind Data Visualisation | Las Tics y las ciencias de la informacion | Scoop.it

'Over the last couple of centuries, data visualisation has developed to the point where it is in everyday use across all walks of life. Many recognise it as an effective tool for both storytelling and analysis, overcoming most language and educational barriers. But why is this? How are abstract shapes and colours often able to communicate large amounts of data more effectively than a table of numbers or paragraphs of text?

An understanding of human perception will not only answer this question, but will also provide clear guidance and tools for improving the design of your own visualisations.

 

In order to understand how we are able to interpret data visualisations so effectively, we must start by examining the basics of how we perceive and process information, in particular visual information.'


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Ignasi Alcalde's curator insight, October 11, 2013 2:02 AM

De la memoria icónica a la memoria visual.

Paul P Roberts's curator insight, October 11, 2013 9:55 AM

Interesting article, how our brain see data, possible implication for how mobile research apps are designed

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The Science Behind Data Visualisation

The Science Behind Data Visualisation | Las Tics y las ciencias de la informacion | Scoop.it

'Over the last couple of centuries, data visualisation has developed to the point where it is in everyday use across all walks of life. Many recognise it as an effective tool for both storytelling and analysis, overcoming most language and educational barriers. But why is this? How are abstract shapes and colours often able to communicate large amounts of data more effectively than a table of numbers or paragraphs of text?

An understanding of human perception will not only answer this question, but will also provide clear guidance and tools for improving the design of your own visualisations.

 

In order to understand how we are able to interpret data visualisations so effectively, we must start by examining the basics of how we perceive and process information, in particular visual information.'


Via Lauren Moss, juandoming
more...
Ignasi Alcalde's curator insight, October 11, 2013 2:02 AM

De la memoria icónica a la memoria visual.

Paul P Roberts's curator insight, October 11, 2013 9:55 AM

Interesting article, how our brain see data, possible implication for how mobile research apps are designed