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Beyond the Infographic: 12 Parallax Scrolling Sites that Inform, Engage & Entertain

Beyond the Infographic: 12 Parallax Scrolling Sites that Inform, Engage & Entertain | visual data | Scoop.it
Infographics: love them or hate them, you can’t escape them. With the rise of the infographic at all time high (a reported mention of ‘infographic’ every 1.7 seconds on the 16th Aug), many are now asking where next for this visual medium?

For many, Interactive HTML5 Infographics are the next stage in the evolution of the infographic, a sentiment I personally agree with. However, today I’m going to look into another engaging type of content that is crushing it when it comes to social sharing, brand engagement and back link acquisition: parallax scrolling landing pages...

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Join us !! Scrollshow creates an elegant appraoch using parallax scrolling.. It's the first panoramic presentation editor on iPad.
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20 Essential Infographics & Data Visualization Blogs

20 Essential Infographics & Data Visualization Blogs | visual data | Scoop.it

In the tradition of Inspired Mag’s huge lists, here goes a new one – all the blogs with cool data visualization eye candy in the same place! Enjoy and leave some comments with suggestions, questions and so on.

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5 Amazing Data Visualization Tools

5 Amazing Data Visualization Tools | visual data | Scoop.it

Want to create your own maps, graphs, charts, and diagrams but don’t have the software to do it? Here are five top-notch applications which will let you create professional quality data visualizations for free.

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Enough with the so called 'infographics,'

Enough with the so called 'infographics,' | visual data | Scoop.it

Good infographics visualize contextual relationships and patterns found in data for the purpose of helping readers understand complex information quickly and clearly. Infographics are not a visual style for dressing up data. Rather, they are design solutions that employ visualization as a means for enhancing readability and understanding. Those who create and inspire some of the best examples of infographics today (Edward Tufte, Nigel Holmes, Stephen Few, the entire NYT graphic staff…) would tell you that they spend more time and thought on research and data analysis for their graphics than the actual production of the visuals themselves.

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Data Visualization Software | Tulip

Data Visualization Software | Tulip | visual data | Scoop.it

Tulip is an information visualization framework dedicated to the analysis and visualization of relational data. Tulip aims to provide the developer with a complete library, supporting the design of interactive information visualization applications for relational data that can be tailored to the problems he or she is addressing...

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Designing Quality Infographics: Tips, Resources and Inspiration

Designing Quality Infographics: Tips, Resources and Inspiration | visual data | Scoop.it
Infographics are graphic visual representations of data and information. They come in extremely handy when you need to explain complex information, numbers or data rather quickly and effectively.

Infographics are used worldwide from magazines to metro stations. A great infographic can render complicated information easily understandable and engrossing.

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Spicynodes : Mindmapping of Ideas

Spicynodes : Mindmapping of Ideas | visual data | Scoop.it

It’s also a fresh way to display information for various creative and educational uses, from concept maps, to poetry and art, to new user interfaces and visualizations.


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Statistical Website’s Emerging Standard

Statistical Website’s Emerging Standard | visual data | Scoop.it

ONS (Office for National Statistics, UK) launched its new website: clean, structured, with visual & interactive elements.
New statistical sites, like Italy’s Istat (August 2011) and now ONS- as well as older ones– like Swiss Stats (Federal Statistical Office FSO) or French INSEE - follow more of a standard based on a navigation by themes.

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Data-Driven Documents

Data-Driven Documents | visual data | Scoop.it

D3 allows you to bind arbitrary data to a Document Object Model (DOM), and then apply data-driven transformations to the document. As a trivial example, you can use D3 to generate a basic HTML table from an array of numbers. Or, use the same data to create an interactive SVG bar chart with smooth transitions and interaction.

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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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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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The Visualizing Player on Datavisualization.ch

The Visualizing Player on Datavisualization.ch | visual data | Scoop.it
Visualizing.org launched their brand new Visualizing Player, a terrific tool for embedding interactive and static data visualizations.
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Get your daily infographic fix with these great sites

Get your daily infographic fix with these great sites | visual data | Scoop.it

Infographics, aka data visualisation as an art, are incredibly popular in the media. They share information in an easily digestible format that makes for interesting blog posts, great content to share on social networks and a way to freshen up that tired press release.

If you are a fan of infographics you may not want to wait for them to go viral by appearing on blogs like Mashable or The Next Web. Wouldn't it be cool to find them first and for once share them with your friends before they'd already seen it?

Well then, you should head over to sites dedicated to publishing inforgraphics at a daily rate. Here are some of my favourites..

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Google Releases Think Insights Trend & Research Hub

Google Releases Think Insights Trend & Research Hub | visual data | Scoop.it

Google has graduated Think Insights from beta. This tool now compiles real-time data from Google search and other platforms, combining those facts with additional studies, infographics, and more.

Users can find the site at ThinkwithGoogle.com, and then explore tools that focus on different sectors of the virtual world. Google described the site as an "information and resource hub for marketers" in the Official Google Blog post announcing Think Insights' graduation.

The post also indicated that Google will continue to use the site as a data-centric storehouse for "consumer trends, marketing insights, and industry research."

That storehouse is filled with specific insights from Google (frequently compiled as infographics) as well as studies, reports, a research library, a fact and statistic sheet, and planning tools. While some of the information comes directly from Google, a large portion of the studies are the result of independent or collaborative research...

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Visual Storytelling: New Language for the Information Age

Visual Storytelling: New Language for the Information Age | visual data | Scoop.it
We now live in a world where information is potentially unlimited. Information is cheap, but meaning is expensive.

Over the past several years, our quest to extract meaning from information has taken us more and more towards the realm of visual storytelling — we’ve used data visualization to reveal hidden patterns about the world, employed animation in engaging kids with important issues, and let infographics distill human emotion. In fact, our very brains are wired for the visual over the textual by way of the pictorial superiority effect.

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Searching For An Infographic? Here Are Some Sources...

Searching For An Infographic? Here Are Some Sources... | visual data | Scoop.it

Is it time to change the way that we search for information due to infographics?

In a web environment that is becoming very challenging to pull data (that is usually in a text format) into a graphic, online researchers may benefit for infographics. Wikipedia defines infographics as “graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphics present complex information quickly and clearly, such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing, and education”.

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Tools for Creating Great Infographics

Tools for Creating Great Infographics | visual data | Scoop.it

Current resources, websites and mapping tools for creating infographics online...  Have you used any of these? If so, which is your favorite?

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Most Popular Infographics | Visual.ly

Most Popular Infographics | Visual.ly | visual data | Scoop.it
A rundown of the most used styles of data visualization you can find around the web.
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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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Catch of The Day - Data Visualization Tools

Catch of The Day - Data Visualization Tools | visual data | Scoop.it

There is no paucity of online tools that can be used to create attractive charts and other kinds of data visualizations. Here are four free, easy-to-use options worth looking at...

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How to Create an Infographic

How to Create an Infographic | visual data | Scoop.it

Infographics are some of the most passed around pieces of content on the internet. If you browse popular social bookmarking sites like Reddit, Digg or StumbleUpon, you’ll find that infographics are regular staples of their most popular posts.
Infographics get linked to. They get passed around. They generate buzz and they generate readership.

So how do you actually go about creating an infographic?

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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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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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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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