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Beautiful Interactive Map of Barcelona Digs Into Rich Architectural History

Beautiful Interactive Map of Barcelona Digs Into Rich Architectural History | visual data | Scoop.it

Barcelona is one of Europe's most vibrant cities. Tourists flock here for the superb restaurants, lively nightlife, and a chance to check out the stunningly creative architecture of Antoni Gaudí. But the city's historical and cultural roots run deep, and a new interactive map aims to make it easier for visitors and locals alike to explore the city's landmarks.


Created by the design firm 300,000 Km/s, the map includes 3,000 notable places, from Roman walls to modern street art. It also includes data on building ages for more than 70,000 properties. All this information was already available, at least in theory, from Barcelona’s city council and the national database of cadastral data.

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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, May 2, 3:11 AM

Stunning example of interactive city map showing how constructions from different ages are mixed together. 


Interactive map

Odyseey Students's curator insight, December 2, 8:55 AM

Diverse architecture in this beautiful city!

(Will Cancilla)

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This Interactive Sochi Calendar Completely Reinvents How We Understand Scheduling

This Interactive Sochi Calendar Completely Reinvents How We Understand Scheduling | visual data | Scoop.it

Calendars are a fairly well-understood, unquestioned form of linear organization. Rarely is the format questioned or challenged, but once you see this new interactive circular calendar produced by creative agency Column Five and hosted by SportsInteraction, you’ll wonder how you ever thought you’d understand the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics without it.

The incredibly intuitive calendar sorts the Sochi events by sport and date. Each color represents a sport while each ring representing a day, all of which is completely interactive and has the events listed by an American time zone for our stateside convenience.

As the information becomes available, the calendar will have more country and competitor data listed, along with results being continuously updated.

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Patrice Mitrano's curator insight, February 13, 4:36 AM

lien vers le calendrier interactif : http://www.sportsinteraction.com/2014-sochi-schedule-results

Andreas Maniatis's curator insight, February 13, 8:23 AM

Self explicit! The actual interactive visualization module cannot be accessed from sites in Greece, though, as it is hosted on a Games gambling site, blocked at least by our provider. Pitty.

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Google's Interactive Music Timeline Traces the Popularity of Music Over the Past 60 Years

Google's Interactive Music Timeline Traces the Popularity of Music Over the Past 60 Years | visual data | Scoop.it

Google recently released Music Timeline, a fascinating interactive visualization that traces the popularity of music over the past 60 years.

The visualization can show a comparison of major music genres or you can narrow the focus to an individual genre, subgenre, or even a particular band.

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Why Historical Maps Still Matter So Much, Even Today

Why Historical Maps Still Matter So Much, Even Today | visual data | Scoop.it

With 150,000 or so old print maps to his name, David Rumsey has earned his reputed place among the world's "finest private collectors." He continues to expand his personal trove as well as the digitized sub-collection he makes open to the public online — some 38,000 strong, and growing.


He's created a series of interactive maps that layer old prints onto the Google Earth and Google Maps platforms, and this summer he plans to launch a geo-referencing tool (similar to one recently introduced by the British Library) that lets users get involved in the digital mapping process themselves.

While preparing for this next expansion of his online map empire, Rumsey remains fascinated by "the power of putting these images up and letting them go," he says.

"Maps have a way of speaking to people very straightforward," he says. "You don't have to have a lot of knowledge of map history or history in general. To me they're perfect tools for teaching history to the public."

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20 Great Interactive Visualizations of 2012

20 Great Interactive Visualizations of 2012 | visual data | Scoop.it

Static Infographics and Motion Graphics are great, but Interactive Visualizations are where all the fun is...

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Pedro Barbosa's curator insight, January 27, 2013 4:36 AM

Interessant Infographics, that not only show us things in a new way, but we turn to check new things, too. 

 

Pedro Barbosa | www.pbarbosa.com | www.harvardtrends.com

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Exploring Interactive Visualization

Exploring Interactive Visualization | visual data | Scoop.it
We often spend time talking to organizations that initially believe developing one or more static infographics is the best approach. Many times, we discover that their objectives, narrative, existing content, and the profile of their target audience suggest we should be considering developing an interactive work product instead.
As infographics become a more prevalent form of communication, we look ahead to other meaningful ways to impart information. This article serves as an introduction to interactive visualizations, with more detailed articles on the topic still to come.
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Data Wall: IBM Think Exhibit

Data Wall: IBM Think Exhibit | visual data | Scoop.it

Located on Jaffe Drive at Lincoln Center in New York, the THINK exhibit combined three unique experiences to engage visitors in a conversation about how we can improve the way we live and work. 

The IBM data wall was the introduction to the Think Exhibit at the Lincoln Center. This exhibit celebrated its centennial year, and 100 years of human progress.

The wall aimed to educate the public about five areas of interest to the New York community. These included air quality, water waste, potential solar energy, fraud detection, and traffic sensing.


Visit the portfolio link to view detail images of the Data Wall, as well as concept sketches and explanations for the design for the solar and traffic sections...

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Interaction Design for Data Visualizations

Interaction Design for Data Visualizations | visual data | Scoop.it
Interactive data visualizations are an exciting way to engage and inform large audiences. They enable users to focus on interesting parts and details, to customize the content and even the graphical form, and to explore large amounts of data. At their best, they facilitate a playful experience that is way more engaging than static infographics or videos.

Several ideas and concepts of interaction design for data visualizations are presented in this post, using 11 examples from the web. The overall concepts featured include:

  • The Basics: Highlighting and Details on Demand
  • Making More Data Accessible: User-driven Content Selection
  • Showing Data in Different Ways: Multiple Coordinated Visualizations
  • Showing Data in Different Ways: User-driven Visual Mapping Changes
  • Integrating Users’ Viewpoints and Opinions

Visit the complete article for numerous links, useful visuals and specific details on how to understand, implement and evaluate interactive design elements used in data visualization design.

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Hans's comment, October 2, 2012 5:09 AM
Great article, I really like the idea of interactive information with details on demand. As an interaction designer I always try to balance content management and usability. Here are some interesting examples that made me consider a complete information surface vs a deep level on demand architecture.
JongWon Kim's comment, October 9, 2012 10:39 PM
really beautiful!!
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8 Interactive Infographics Created with HTML, CSS and Javascript

8 Interactive Infographics Created with HTML, CSS and Javascript | visual data | Scoop.it
The term infographics comes from Information Graphics. Infographics are referred to graphic visual representation of data, information and knowledge.

These graphical representations allow us to obtain the data or knowledge in a very effective way. The idea of such infographics is not very rare in our daily life; rather before it hit the virtual zone of web designing it can be seen in our real life. For example, we can name maps, various types of signs, train routs where we can find the use of such technique to show and explain the information in a very clear manner.
These infographics can be created with the help of various kinds of web design languages. Web languages like HTML, CSS and JavaScript can be used in order to create such interactive infographics. For the websites that have features like showing some signs or maps on the web pages, this technology is brilliant. It is proved to be very useful for the websites that want to share some kind of data or information with its viewers in a form of a graphical representation...

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New data tool creates visual model of information from readers

New data tool creates visual model of information from readers | visual data | Scoop.it

Not many years ago, data visualization was a field of charts, graphs & diagrams. But today, we can quickly transform mountains of data into a liquid medium- interactive computer graphics, presenting a new palette of possibilities.

Skyline is an interactive visualization of responses from sources in the Public Insight Network. It’s intended to quickly show how many people responded to a PIN query, how much they had to say and then, when you "drill down" into the Skyline, to allow you to read those responses in detail.

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Data as Art, as Science, as a Reason for Being

Data as Art, as Science, as a Reason for Being | visual data | Scoop.it

New York Times: Data as Art, as Science, as a Reason for Being...

The exhibition argues that major innovations follow a series of steps: 1) seeing (measuring various phenomena); 2) mapping (organizing information to reveal patterns); 3) understanding (using models to explain complex systems like weather); 4) believing (being convinced that change is possible and necessary); and 5) acting (designing systems that make the world work better).

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Member News: Development Gateway hosts data visualization event, Tech@State | InterAction

Member News: Development Gateway hosts data visualization event, Tech@State | InterAction | visual data | Scoop.it

Development Gateway will host Tech@State on Friday September 23-24. Speakers and panelists will explore new and innovative data visualization techniques, and their applications for international development research and practice.

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Interactive Mapping & Visualization Software

Interactive Mapping & Visualization Software | visual data | Scoop.it
Map maker software for creating fully customizable interactive flash maps. StatPlanet also comes with over 250 world development indicators which can be visually explored, and used as free educational software.
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Interactive Maps Show How English Words Translate Across Europe

Interactive Maps Show How English Words Translate Across Europe | visual data | Scoop.it
Here's a fun language web toy to while away your afternoon. Type in an English word, and you'll see a map of how that word translates in different parts of Europe.

James Trimble created the European Word Translator, which uses Google Translate to source its translated words. He notes that the system isn't perfect; some of the words may be incorrect, and sometimes it may pull words that are used in non-European dialects of the language. Plus, it only provides one translation per language per word—so watch those words that have more than one meaning in English. Still, it's a fun way to track similarities and differences across languages—and to find lots of quick translations.

Visit the link for more examples.

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This Interactive Map Reveals Fascinating Facts About The Winter Olympics

This Interactive Map Reveals Fascinating Facts About The Winter Olympics | visual data | Scoop.it

Bristol-based creative agency Fiasco Design has put together aninteractive map of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics
Users can click to drag the map and mouse over the various venues to uncover fascinating facts about the sporting event. For example, Russian President Vladimir Putin has a palace named after him located on the Black Sea coast north of Sochi, and the Bolshoy Ice Dome is modeled after a frozen droplet. 


Check out the interactive map here

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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, February 9, 4:31 AM

Great visualization!

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Interactive Inspiration: the Information is Beautiful Awards 2013

Interactive Inspiration: the Information is Beautiful Awards 2013 | visual data | Scoop.it

A data visualization challenge has released the longlist of selected projects: the Kantar Information Is Beautiful Awards, set up in 2012 by journalist David McCandless, in collaboration with Aziz Kami, Creative Director at Kantar.

In this second edition, there were 5 categories (data visualization, Interactive, motion graphics, Infographics and tools) and we decided to dedicate this edition of Interactive Inspiration to some of the projects selected precisely in the Interactive category...


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ChristopherBell's curator insight, October 30, 2013 8:24 PM

If you haven't seen this you need to!  Checki it out.

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Biggest Interactive Wall in the U.S. Invites Visitors To Touch It

Biggest Interactive Wall in the U.S. Invites Visitors To Touch It | visual data | Scoop.it

The latest addition to the Cleveland Museum of Art is an interactive wall display—the biggest in the US—that merges art and technology. 

Gallery One is a dynamic and evolving piece of wall art created by forward-thinking design firm Local Projects—is the first of its kind to encourage engagement from museum-goers. 
Measuring 40-feet in length, this multi-touch screen is the largest in the US and is capable of displaying over 3,500 items—including masterpieces by Pablo Picasso. 
Synced with an iPad app, the wall guides visitor through the art and provides multiple perspectives on the collections. 

Learn more about this cutting-edge new exhibit in a short video at the article link...

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Gift Giving Traditions Around the World: Interactive Infographic

Gift Giving Traditions Around the World: Interactive Infographic | visual data | Scoop.it

This interactive gift giving map is meant for world travelers, study abroad students, those living in or visiting a foreign country, and anyone with curiosity about cultures, traditions and etiquette standards around the world.

The map specifically covers gift giving traditions in China, India, Japan, Brazil, Turkey, Zimbabwe, Italy, Sweden, Bolivia, Tibet, Morocco, Russia, Samoa, Israel and the English Commonwealth.


With holidays ranging from Diwali to Christmas and traditions from gifting yogurt to pulling on earlobes, everyone will learn something new.

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A Living, Breathing Infographic: A Look at the Web's First Socially Generative Visualization

A Living, Breathing Infographic: A Look at the Web's First Socially Generative Visualization | visual data | Scoop.it
The idea of a Socially Generative Visualization originated out of a section of the design handbook INFOGRAPHICS.
An SGV, as described by the authors, is a new direction for data visualization– one which marketers and content consumers alike should take note of– especially as content distribution continues to be affected by socially relevant data.

What’s the next step when you’re looking to give your viewers a deeper interaction with your content? Apparently, we should be looking at “socially generative visualizations,” a novel approach that combines the best aspects of traditional static Infographics and classic interactive interfaces with a new purpose: “to allow the viewer to interact with the content in a more meaningful way by contributing to and actually being a part of the measured data that is displayed.”
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Data Visualization: Degrees of Interactivity in Infographics

Data Visualization: Degrees of Interactivity in Infographics | visual data | Scoop.it

With the ever-evolving technological capacities of the Internet we have seen a trend towards interactivity and rich media on the web. Data visualization design is following suit with highly interactive infographics.


Data visualization has always been an effective method of representing information. We can date the earliest versions of graphs and information mapping back to the early 1600’s, when Christoph Scheiner and his peers began using diagrams to represent his astronomical research of the sun’s rotation. Technology has given us the ability to visually represent data much more easily with programs like Microsoft Excel, Tulip, Tableau, OmniGraffle and Adobe Illustrator. Software of this nature enables the creation of really stunning and artistic infographics.


Additionally, with the ever-evolving technological capacities of the Internet, we have seen a trend towards interactivity and rich media on the web. Dynamic content with high engagement is the most impactful with web viewers, positively affecting user retention and click-through rates. Interactive infographics are essentially a new branch of user experience design using our familiar friends: CSS, HTML, and JavaScript. There are different degrees of interactivity in dynamic infographics: passive viewer, interactive, and highly interactive.


Read the complete article for examples and more details on interactive data visualizations...

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What's Coming Up Next? Use Interactive Infographics To Stand Out ...

What's Coming Up Next? Use Interactive Infographics To Stand Out ... | visual data | Scoop.it

It is high time that webmasters face a fact that not entirely any Infographic will be a hit. There was a time when people had supposed a stress of a word Infographic. Soon, roughly any pennon in my feed had a word INFOGRAPHIC streamer a title. It is not a box now given not any Infographic goes viral nowadays.
So, does this meant that a date of Infographics was brief lived? Well, not really! Infographics do go viral if they have that reason of resplendence infallible with them. One such reason is a interactivity that is pushed along with any new Infographic...

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The Data + Design Project

The Data + Design Project | visual data | Scoop.it
Here at Visual News, we've been looking for designers/illustrators to participate in an ongoing design series called the Data + Design Project.

As an off-shoot of Column Five Media, we are ardent supporters of the union between data and design. Last month we started curating the Data + Design Project gallery as a way to show how flexible and beautiful data visualizations can actually be. With the Visual News website getting over 1.1 million monthly visitors, 13,000 Facebook fans and 2,900 Twitter followers, we hope this can become a valuable resource for inspiration.
Each month, a few designers are invited to create a data visualization piece, using data about a subject which interests them. We will be assigning a featured visualization theme at the beginning of the month, then it is up to the designer to decide how complex or simple they want to make their graphic based on that theme. Each week we will post another designer’s creation for all to learn from and enjoy...

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Telling Stories with Data – VisWeek 2011

Telling Stories with Data – VisWeek 2011 | visual data | Scoop.it

"Data storytelling" is all the rage on websites ranging from international news outlets, to political and economic organizations, to personal blogs. Indeed, this trend has captured the attention of those who research and work in information visualization. Scores of both aspiring and seasoned visual storytellers descended on the Telling Stories with Data workshop that we organized this year to discuss and learn about visualization storytelling tools, issues, and contexts...

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The Internet’s infrastructure, visualized

The Internet’s infrastructure, visualized | visual data | Scoop.it
Washington, D.C.-based telecom company Telegeography has published a map of the undersea cables that physically connect the world’s Internet.
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What Data Visualization Can Learn from Game Design

What Data Visualization Can Learn from Game Design | visual data | Scoop.it
Involvement, motivation and narrative: here's how the key concepts of game design and 3D learning environments can be successfully applied to the field of data visualization.
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