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Big Data Management for Marketing Effectiveness

Big Data Management for Marketing Effectiveness | visual data | Scoop.it

Big data in marketing world is also on the rise. Consider these stats: 4.8 trillion online ad impressions in 2011 and the predicted online ad spending of $83.2 billion for 2012. With the growth of unstructured data reach the 80 percent mark – also with the fact that there are 2.5 exabytes of data created on daily basis – those figures will only mean that big data is, indeed, big opportunities for businesses that are able to make the most of them.

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Data and visualization blogs worth following

Data and visualization blogs worth following | visual data | Scoop.it

A few years ago, I shared 37 data blogs you should know about, but a lot has changed-some blogs are no longer in commission, and many new blogs have sprung up.

This current and updated list is restricted to blogs that have updated in the past two months and are at least four months old...

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How to create an infographic for your blog

How to create an infographic for your blog | visual data | Scoop.it
What is an infographic?

Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge. Why are infographics so popular?

With so many online messages competing for our attention, eye-catching graphics are one way of grabbing your reader’s attention. People want their information quicker and using visuals are an excellent way to do this. Infographics can help your audience absorb information at a glance and they are ideal for sharing across multiple social media platforms...

 

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55 Striking Data Visualization & Infographic Poster Designs

55 Striking Data Visualization & Infographic Poster Designs | visual data | Scoop.it

Data visualizations (or infographics) provide a great way to visualize a topic that would be hard to understand when reading in another format.

 

Infographics are present in media sources such as magazines, television, books, posters, signs, and anything with complex information. For some, it’s much easier to visualize information, data, or knowledge with graphically- and with creativity, designers can come up with different ways to illustrate a subject...

 

The power of a good infographic should not be underestimated- the following collection was based on the interest level and quality. We have included some of the most interesting infographics around for your viewing pleasure...

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Data + Design Project: Bubble Charts

Data + Design Project: Bubble Charts | 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.

Each month, a few designers are invited to create a data visualization piece, using data about a subject which interests them. Last month the theme was Bubble Charts, a style of graphic which plots data using points of varying sizes and locations to visually represent a value. We’re very excited about the beautiful, interesting and informative results we’ve received from this months four designers: Dan Matutina, Matt Naylor, Nate Luetkehans and Matt Chase.
Check out the designs contributed for “Bubble Chart March” below, then see the main Data + Design Project page for full-sized versions. You can always find the project through the link on our menu bar.

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15 Useful Infographics For Designers And Developers

15 Useful Infographics For Designers And Developers | visual data | Scoop.it

Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphics present complex information quickly and clearly,[1] such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing, and education. With an information graphic, computer scientists, mathematicians, and statisticians develop and communicate concepts using a single symbol to process information. In this article you will find 15 useful infographics for designers and developers.

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Four Easy Visualization Mistakes to Avoid

Four Easy Visualization Mistakes to Avoid | visual data | Scoop.it
Creating a great visualization is not as hard as it seems.

Provided you have some interesting data and an effective tool with which to visualize it, a little bit of thoughtful design will lead to a decent result. That said, there are some mistakes that are very easy to make, but can ruin even a thoughtfully-made piece. Here are four data visualization mistakes you should avoid...

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How Infographics Communicate « Science Is Everyone's Story

How Infographics Communicate « Science Is Everyone's Story | visual data | Scoop.it
A wave of infographics has hit the Internet. In this sea of visual information, how can one decide what differentiates a good infographic from a bad one? How can you decide whether or not to make an infographic of your own?

 

I believe the best infographics change readers’ perspectives.

Present information in ways that make sense to readers and lead them through your thought process.

Would you start a PowerPoint presentation with your last slide? Probably not. Expect your reader’s eye to travel through the infographic in sequence. Treat the infographic as a presentation that starts at the top of the page. Use design to draw readers’ attention to the sequence of ideas you want them to see...

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Tips to make top visualizations from the New York Times

Tips to make top visualizations from the New York Times | visual data | Scoop.it
The New York Times is often regarded as one of the top developers of infographics.

Over the years, they have been the recipients of tons of prestigious awards. But don’t just take my word for it; at the 2012 Malofiej 20 awards, the New York Times was awarded an impressive eight gold medals and Best of Show. So what’s the secret of the New York Times’ success?

In an effort to answer this question, data visualization designer, Andy Kirk, highlights some of the things that the New York Times is doing right, and the top five most important ones are summarized in this post...

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Information Graphics | Design Week

Information Graphics | Design Week | visual data | Scoop.it

The infographic is, as this book explains, a mode of communication universally loved by newspaper and magazine art directors, data analysts and the ancient Egyptians.

Data visualisation is on the-up it claims, brought on by statistical data becoming more readily available, more demand for the processing of data, and the increased use of visual interactive user interfaces to access digital archives, all backdropped by a communication trend which is ‘shifting towards generally shorter texts in combination with charts and images,’ according to editor Sandra Rendgen...

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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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Mappable 3D Data Visualizations in Real-Time

Mappable 3D Data Visualizations in Real-Time | visual data | Scoop.it

If you ever get tired of boring, flat charts in a presentation, then you may want to look at them in 3D and 4D.  A new application, DataAppeal, could make the lives of researchers, students, developers, governments, and business representatives easier; and their data more understandable. DataAppeal is web-based application, off of GoogleMaps, that allows the user to map and complete geographic analysis using data, and visualize it in 3D and 4D models. It allows people to represent data in a new way that makes it easier to understand and actually see...

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A User-Generated Collection of Google Earth Imagery

A User-Generated Collection of Google Earth Imagery | visual data | Scoop.it

Stratocam, a program developed by former Google and Dreamworks employee Paul Rademacher, allows visitors to take their own aerial snaps with the help of Google Earth and later vote for their favorite photographs from the community of images.
Below are photos of natural wonders such as Mount Vesuvius, the Amazon and Tibet. There are a number of images displaying a more human presence on Earth such as farming plots in Saudi Arabia, the city of Baghdad and the canals of Venice.

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Cool idea of contributing to google earth

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20 Websites Using Infographics

20 Websites Using Infographics | visual data | Scoop.it
Here are some awesome examples of how infographics make websites more effective and user-friendy.

 

Infographics include mean maps, diagrams, schemes and other methods of data visualization. Actually, almost any combination of text and graphics could work well, and a successful infographics is the one that makes things clear and easy to understand.

If you think that your website could benefit from infographics, but you need some inspiration before you get started, here are some awesome examples of how infographics make websites more effective and user-friendy.

As you may guess, it takes time and efforts to create infographics that are not confusing, but well organized and informative. So we believe that the more sources of inspiration you have, the better...

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Data Journalism Handbook: Tips for Working with Numbers

Data Journalism Handbook: Tips for Working with Numbers | visual data | Scoop.it
Today sees the release of the Data Journalism Handbook - a unique collaboration of data journalists from around the world, including the Guardian's data team.

In this extract from the book, former BBC reporter and author Michael Blastland explains how to start with data - and how to enjoy yourself in the process...

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The Future of Data Visualization

The Future of Data Visualization | visual data | Scoop.it
Like everything else, the future of data visualization is hard to predict -- but some recent developments can help us see where the field is going. There is also some structure in the field that points to what will change and what will likely stay the same.

 

Here are trends that are shaping data visualization today -- and will continue to do so in the foreseeable future:

 

Data is everywhere - and readily accessible


The open data movement is finally beginning to have some real impact. Governments are beginning to open up and give people access to the data they have rights to. Some corporations are realizing they don’t need to keep closed doors on all of their data, especially if they are doing the right thing anyway. The number of places to find open data on the web is growing rapidly, and shows no signs of slowing...

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Miso project: make Guardian-style infographics and data visualisations

Miso project: make Guardian-style infographics and data visualisations | visual data | Scoop.it
The Miso project has been launched by our interactive developer team. But it won't just affect developers.

See how it could help your data journalism... Here on the Guardian's data team, we've wanted to help you visualise our data and create new viz styles for a long time. And now, thanks to some great work by the Guardian's Interactive team, that dream has moved one step closer.

This week, developers Alastair Dant and Alex Graul launched the first part of the Miso project. In this piece, Alex explains it is a 'Set of Open Source tools designed to make it faster and easier to create high quality interactive and data visualization content'...

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50 Excellent And Helpful Infographics

50 Excellent And Helpful Infographics | visual data | Scoop.it

In this article you will see beautiful but also helpful examples of infographics. To create this kind of work must be able to outline very complex processes and have a very thorough graphic knowledge...

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Typographical Infographics That'll Make You Go "Wow!"

Typographical Infographics That'll Make You Go "Wow!" | visual data | Scoop.it

Words are a really powerful tool to express what you think, but an even more powerful weapon to visualize your main thoughts and concept are graphics. To be more specific a rich combination of beautiful typographical signs, letters and symbols. By using different fonts, sizes and styles it’s possible to create stunning typographical infographics. All you need is an awesome idea and some prior knowledge on the topic to visualize your thoughts and present them to your audience.

Typographical infographics are much more than simple pictures with captivating statistics. These creations enhance the world of creativity and artistry through their precision and succinctness. With the help of elegant design and familiar associations, they turn complex graphics into easily digestible messages. Just don’t be afraid of experimenting with letters and stunning design approaches. Choose the composition and layout that reflects your theme best and let your imagination fly...


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Love this Michele! Thanks for curating it. The article is giving me lots of ideas :)
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My Pleasure Karen enjoy xxx
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12 Creative Examples of Video Infographics | Design Inspiration

12 Creative Examples of Video Infographics | Design Inspiration | visual data | Scoop.it

An infographic is one of the best tools to present data about anything. Not only are they attractive for viewers but also include large amounts of data.

Many think that an infographic is just a graphic design created using photoshop but you can also present data using video software. Video infographics can be very eye-catching and useful for people.
Today we bring together video infographics which are all easy to understand and some of them are presented with amazing songs...

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HistoryShots: Visual graphics and visual histories

HistoryShots: Visual graphics and visual histories | visual data | Scoop.it

HistoryShots creates elegant graphics and diagrammatic art that visually tell stories about subjects, time periods and events.
Their work has won numerous design awards and is frequently cited in books, magazines, and on the web. Each piece is hand-crafted with great attention to data, detail, colors, design and printed on high-quality, fine-art paper...

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包含天文地理的圖表網站,資料細瑣混亂,實際的幫助不大,但有一點趣味性。

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9 Powerful Free Infographic Tools To Create Your Own Infographics

9 Powerful Free Infographic Tools To Create Your Own Infographics | visual data | Scoop.it
Create infographics, free tools for data visualization and analysis including charts, data visualisation tools, icon archives and more infographics software to start creating your own infographics.

 

A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Infographics:

By presenting information in a compact and creative format, infographics are able to quickly convey knowledge and engage its viewers. Most Infographics are fun to read and provide valuable information.

Important to marketers, submitting unique infographics to the web that have to do with your niche, is one of the best things you can do for online marketing!

Below you will find a set of tools you can use to create your own infographics...

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The Value of Data Visualization [infographic video]

The Value of Data Visualization [infographic video] | visual data | Scoop.it
How do you make knowledge powerful? This cool Motion Graphic describes the value of data visualization.


It looks at the challenge of communicating information and how it becomes especially difficult when trying to convey a message full of complex data, which is often difficult to interpret quickly and clearly to the naked eye.

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We Are Here Now / Spatial Information Design Lab / Columbia University

We Are Here Now / Spatial Information Design Lab / Columbia University | visual data | Scoop.it

Always checking your favorite sites for updates, or checking in with Facebook or Foursquare? You’re not alone and Columbia’s Spatial Information Design Lab can prove it. In addition to sharing your whereabouts, your geographic mark provides insight in examining the psycho-geography and economic terrain of the city.

For their social media study, the Lab used the Foursquare and Facebook Application Programming Interfaces (API’s) access location-based data to determine where social media users broadcast that they are “Here Now”, and have transformed that data into a graphic language that provides a sense of how the city is organized with regards to how people travel around the city, where there are employment and commercial centers, and seasonal preferences...

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Data visualisation DIY: our top tools

Data visualisation DIY: our top tools | visual data | Scoop.it
Just starting out in visualising your data? Looking for something simple to use?

What data visualisation tools are out there on the web that are easy to use - and free? Here on the Datablog and Datastore we try to do as much as possible using the internet's powerful free options.

That may sound a little disingenuous, in that we obviously have access to the Guardian's amazing Graphics and interactive teams for those pieces where we have a little more time - such as this map of public spending (created using Adobe Illustrator) or this Twitter riots interactive.

But for our day-to-day work, we often use tools that anyone can - and create graphics that anyone else can too...

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