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Favorite Pew Research Center data visualizations from 2014

Favorite Pew Research Center data visualizations from 2014 | visual data | Scoop.it

"The heart of our work at the Pew Research Center is data. And data visualizations that tell clear stories about our research — whether it be about American politics or our changing demographics — are just as important as the words we write in a report. So, what makes a successful data visual? We think it should present information clearly and concisely, engage the reader and allow them to explore that information.

This year, the design staff looked back through our 2014 archive, and these graphics stood out as almost universal favorites. These visualizations presented a particular challenge and, for each of them, we talk about the approach we took in presenting the data."

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2014: The Year Big Data Adoption Goes Mainstream In The Enterprise

2014: The Year Big Data Adoption Goes Mainstream In The Enterprise | visual data | Scoop.it
Last week IDG published their latest big data enterprise survey and predictions for 2014 finding that on average, enterprises will spend $8M on big data –related initiatives in 2014.

The study also found that 70% of enterprise organizations have either deployed or are planning to deploy big data-related projects and programs.  The study 2014 IDG Enterprise Big Data Research is summarized here.  The goal of the study includes gaining a better understanding of organizations’ big data initiatives, investments and strategies.

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Infographic: Shutterstock's Global Design Trends 2014

Infographic: Shutterstock's Global Design Trends 2014 | visual data | Scoop.it

'One of our favorite annual traditions at Shutterstock is sharing our hard-earned design-trend data with the world. For this, our third annual infographic, we used data from our 350 million all-time downloads to explore recent and emerging trends from around the globe.

Check out the infographic at the link, and scroll on to view a lightbox featuring images showcased in the design.

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