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2011 T0P0L0G1ES : nicolas maigret

2011 T0P0L0G1ES : nicolas maigret | visual data | Scoop.it

The exhibition T0P0L0G1ES brings together works dealing with issues of perceptible representations of digital data, by exploring the connections between concrete space and immaterial spaces of information.

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Photo Stats App will make your iPhone Photo-Life in to an Infographic!

Photo Stats App will make your iPhone Photo-Life in to an Infographic! | visual data | Scoop.it

If you use your phone to take a lot of photos, and you want to see that data visualized, this app is definitely for you...

It uses top Cities, Image Count, Memory Taken, ISO, Shutter Speed, Flash Time of Day to generate stylish infographics which show how, when and where you take your photos.

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DataAppeal: Visualizing Geospatial Data in 3D

DataAppeal: Visualizing Geospatial Data in 3D | visual data | Scoop.it

DataAppeal is a recently launched web-based visualization application which enables users to produce three- and four-dimensional data maps and animations. It is based on concepts emerging from the 2010 book "The Exposed City: Mapping the Urban Invisibles" by Dr Nadia Amoroso who is the site's founder.

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Infographic of Infographics

Infographic of Infographics | visual data | Scoop.it

Infographics are a relative young medium. But they are already reaching a certain level of maturity and adopting various conventions. This meta-graphic takes a look at various trends, common elements and visual devices that are becoming commonplace. Now that we know what an infographic is, the real question is where will they go next?

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Can Stories Be Data?

Can Stories Be Data? | visual data | Scoop.it
Your numerical data can tell stories, but can stories be data that leads to continuous improvement?   Do numbers only matter?
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Thanks for including my post and LOVE your collection
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Spirals for Periodic Data

Spirals for Periodic Data | visual data | Scoop.it

The common wisdom in visualization is that to find periodicity in data, it should be displayed on a spiral whose period the user can control. Repeating patterns are easy to spot on a spiral, and its layout suggests repetition. But are spirals really the most effective way of finding periodic patterns?

Here is an interactive version that lets you compare spirals against a rectangular layout to find out for yourself.

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How The Virginia Earthquake Spread On Twitter

How The Virginia Earthquake Spread On Twitter | visual data | Scoop.it

We've already seen that Twitter can be a useful predictor of stock market swings, a movie's box-office sales, and even outbreaks of swine flu. But the earthquake last week revealed yet another interesting possibility: Twitter activity managed to show how intense the earthquake actually was, up and down the East Coast. (I know, I know, all you want to talk about this morning is Hurricane Irene. Tough luck, brah. Good infographics take time to produce.)

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65 Amazing Data Visualization and Infographics

65 Amazing Data Visualization and Infographics | visual data | Scoop.it

Infographics or information graphics are visualizations which are used to represent complex information and it also helps us to explain about data such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing and education which are tough to represent in any other kind of written format, one will not be able to have a quick and clear access to the information by reading the words given in the written data. It is due to the fact that our brain stores a picture of the content we see in our everyday life so that we wouldn’t require to jot down about each and everything we see and feel around us.

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Getting More From Infographics

Getting More From Infographics | visual data | Scoop.it
Infographics are on the rise, and well-made, well-placed creations can broaden a brand's reach further than any advertisement.

 

As a visual communication device, infographics lend themselves to the representation of statistical data or explanation of complex relationships. But that’s not where their value ends. In fact, infographics can communicate just about anything, so long as it’s engaging, relevant and more compelling as an image than as pure text.

Infographics come in a variety of formats, too. Layout, orientation and styling are limited only by the creativity of the designer. We’re even starting to see the rise of “infomotion” — infographics with moving elements and interactivity that further engage the audience.

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Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, March 2, 2013 7:03 AM
Tirer le meilleur des Infographies.

Infographies sont à la hausse, et bien fait, les créations bien placés peuvent élargir la portée d'une marque au-delà de toute publicité.

 

En tant que dispositif de communication visuelle, infographie se prêtent à la représentation des données statistiques ou des explications des relations complexes. Mais ce n'est pas là leur valeur se termine. En fait, infographie peuvent communiquer n'importe quoi, tant que c'est engageante, pertinente et plus convaincante que l'image que comme texte pur.

Infographies viennent dans une variété de formats, aussi. Mise en page, l'orientation et le style ne sont limitées que par la créativité du concepteur.Nous commençons même à voir la montée du «infomotion" - infographie avec des éléments mobiles et l'interactivité que la poursuite interpellent le public".


Getting More From Infographics via @MYDstudio http://sco.lt/...


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Visualising Data » Can a graphic be SO bad it starts to become good?

Visualising Data » Can a graphic be SO bad it starts to become good? | visual data | Scoop.it

Rarely has one piece of visualisation or infographic design ever broken so many established practices, principles and rules of effective communication. Take a look at the balloon element below. Case closed. It is essentially impenetrable on an interpretation level – it clearly does NOT make it easy to understand.

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Mapping Big Ideas: BIGVIZ

Mapping Big Ideas: BIGVIZ | visual data | Scoop.it
200 pages of world-changing thinking, or what a sheep and a dog have to do with universal compassion.

When two of our favorite ideas — TED and data visualization — converge, it’s a beautiful thing. Naturally, we’re all over BIGVIZ — an ambitious effort by the fine folks at Autodesk, who took it upon themselves to visualize the entire 2008 TED conference.

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Data visualization primer: What they are and why they're important

Data visualization primer: What they are and why they're important | visual data | Scoop.it
Acquiring data is no longer a problem. It's everywhere, and we're already quite adept at hoarding it in databases. The issue now is making sense of all those signals and finding stories in the stream.
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An Overview of Mapping Tools

An Overview of Mapping Tools | visual data | Scoop.it

An interactive graphic overview on tools, books, researchers in different visualization fields, as well as on key success factors of visualization... 

Clicking on a particular tool, book, person, document, principle or method within a map opens the respective website or homepage in a new browser window or reveals an example.

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Visualizing Databases | Digital Humanities Specialist

Visualizing Databases | Digital Humanities Specialist | visual data | Scoop.it

Summaries and statistics drawn from within the structure of the database are not enough. If there is to be any real grappling with the database as an culturally-embedded construct, then it has to be done in a manner that reveals the data, the model and the population simultaneously.

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luiy's curator insight, March 25, 2013 9:11 AM

I’ve become quite the fan of Gephi, lately, and received a good-natured challenge by one of my colleagues, which went something like, “Why is a everything a network with you, now?”  Obviously, in the case of social network-like phenomena, such as mapping collaboration in the Digital Humanities with the DH@Stanford graph–network theory and network language (whether visual or theoretical) make sense.  Network analytical tools like Gephi are also only a short step away from spatial analytical tools, like ArcGIS, many of which are used to ask questions about geographic networks and not about the kind of continuous data found in topography.

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Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns for the Information Age

Visual Complexity: Mapping Patterns for the Information Age | visual data | Scoop.it
What the basis of Buddhism has to do with Jack Kerouac, poverty in Italy and Alice in Wonderland.

Data visualization is a running theme of visual literacy here, and Manuel Lima has been one of its biggest advocates since 2005 when, shortly after graduating from the Parson School of Design, he launched VisualComplexity — an ambitious portal for the visualization of complex networks across a multitude of disciplines, from biology to history to the social web.

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Insights From a LinkedIn Data Designer | Chart.io

Insights From a LinkedIn Data Designer | Chart.io | visual data | Scoop.it

Anita Lillie is a data visualization designer at LinkedIn. Before LinkedIn, she spent time at the Nokia Research Center in Palo Alto for the Data Insight group. Her masters thesis work at the MIT Media Lab (in the Hyperinstruments group) looks at music as data in order to create maps of music libraries.

We had the opportunity to sit down and speak with her about her work and her thoughts about the world of data visualization.

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16 Experts Answer, “What makes a great infographic?”

16 Experts Answer, “What makes a great infographic?” | visual data | Scoop.it

I think a great infographic is an imbalanced equation: the amount of information conveyed is disproportionate to the time it takes the viewer to process it. But this post isn’t about what I think (surprise). It’s about what the brightest minds in design, content and social business think. I shopped the question around, and the following is what 16 of my friends had to say.

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Three Types of Infographics that Attract Traffic & Links

Three Types of Infographics that Attract Traffic & Links | visual data | Scoop.it
It’s true that infographics have become somewhat more difficult to attract attention with, but a clever concept and solid execution around promotion can still help generate a lot of authority and a high volume of quality links for a domain...
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Infovis, infographics, and data visualization: Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science

Infovis, infographics, and data visualization: Statistical Modeling, Causal Inference, and Social Science | visual data | Scoop.it

My first goal is to get statisticians and social science researchers to think more about their goals in displaying numerical information. It would be great if infovis could inspire and empower researchers to better visualize their data, models, and inferences.

My second goal is for graphics designers and creators of information visualization tools and infographics to become aware of a statistical perspective in which a graph can not only be evocative of data but can also convey quantitative comparisons. Appreciating new tools is fine, but I think infovis could also benefit from focused criticism and improvement, which might start with refections on the goals of any graph.

My third, modest, goal is for statisticians and graphics designers alike to consider the virtues of multiple displays: maybe an infographic to grab the reader’s attention, followed up by a more conventional dotplot or lineplot to display as much of the data as possible, and maybe then an unusual and innovative plot that might be hard to read but might inspire some out-of-the-box thinking.

One way to get the best of both worlds is to recognize the limitations of our separate approaches. On the web, there’s plenty of space for multiple visualizations of the same data...

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Hierarchy of Digital Distractions | Information Is Beautiful

Hierarchy of Digital Distractions | Information Is Beautiful | visual data | Scoop.it

The Hierarchy Of Digital Distractions explores and visualizes the subtle, invisible structure I use to prioritize one digital distraction over another. Check out its page on MoMA and press some buttons. (if you tweet, use #ttmhierarchy).

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12 Stunning Infographics on Education, Technology & Social Media

12 Stunning Infographics on Education, Technology & Social Media | visual data | Scoop.it

In the last 10 years, technology has begun to play an increasingly larger role in education. In the last 5 years, social media and portable digital devices have been reshaping the way we learn. What is the role of technology in education? Are there drawbacks to this recent shift in social learning?

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The Potential Of Big Data

The Potential Of Big Data | visual data | Scoop.it

The amount of digital data in our world has been exponentially groaning in just a few short years. This infographic done in collaboration with Get Satisfaction, looks at how big data has the potential to become the next frontier for innovation, competition and profit.

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Can infographics show you the money?

Can infographics show you the money? | visual data | Scoop.it
History teaches that deception is an easy way to get people's attention. Some infographics may accentuate the positive to point us to the truth, but most just create confusion.
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