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The Most Intricate Grid System in the Universe

The Most Intricate Grid System in the Universe | visual data | Scoop.it

Imagine taking a map of a city, shredding it into 7,400 pieces, then putting it back together. The first logical step would be to align all of the different functions: landmarks, subway systems and bus routes, residential areas, public arenas, libraries, sports and arts centers.

President Obama calls "the next great American project" one which involves mapping the brain to understand the origins of cognition, perception, and other enigmatic brain activities, which may lead to more effective treatments for conditions such as autism or mood disorders, and could also help veterans suffering from brain injuries.

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Visualizing the Psychology of Color

Visualizing the Psychology of Color | visual data | Scoop.it
Courtesy of Painters of Louisville   At National Geographic, we are dedicated to unique and engaging forms of visual storytelling. Colors, of course, can be a powerful medium to convey meaning and trigger emotions.
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How Data Visualization Can Help Make Better Decisions

How Data Visualization Can Help Make Better Decisions | visual data | Scoop.it
  We all know that data visualization allows data to tell a story, but just what does that mean?

Each day we’re shown all sorts of infographics telling us the how different age groups interact online, the history of Steve Job’s career or cell phone texting statistics. While fun, these inforgaphics feel slightly esoteric. Today, I wanted to help show real life applications of data visualization and help answer the question: How can data visualization help me make better decisions?

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Mapping a Shareable World

Mapping a Shareable World | visual data | Scoop.it

A convergence of open data initiatives, affordable data processing, GPS-equipped mobile devices, and easily-available data visualization tools is enabling the creation of maps that expose previously unseen economic, social and cultural trends.

Design firms, journalists and hackers are exploding the notion of a map to create tools that are as revelatory as they are aesthetically pleasing.

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Surprising statistics about social media use in America - infographic

Surprising statistics about social media use in America - infographic | visual data | Scoop.it
America is social As business owners and practitioners, it is important to know where to get the most bang for your marketing buck.
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How to Make the Most of Big Data [Infographic]

How to Make the Most of Big Data [Infographic] | visual data | Scoop.it

Big Data has become an essential part of the world of business, providing billions of data points from targeted audiences globally.

Data points are comprised of the market intelligence that have been gathered into consumer behavior, purchasing patterns and brand affinity across numerous verticals from auto, tech, gaming, health and beauty, entertainment, and travel, among others.

The customer intelligence derived from actionable data helps identify markets and customers, measure brand loyalty and pinpoint new trends; ultimately, helping companies understand what people think.


Big data doesn’t come from one source, but from a multitude of sources – surveys, focus groups, mobile feedback, purchase history and customer service to name a few...


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Infographic Of The Day: The Magic And Madness Of The Creative Process

Infographic Of The Day: The Magic And Madness Of The Creative Process | visual data | Scoop.it

Visual.ly has tipped us off to a fun little infographic by Virus Comix that uses the metaphor of a street map to show the many routes, stops, loops, and warning signs we encounter on the bumpy road to creative brilliance...

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Sense of Patterns: Visualizing Mobility Data

Sense of Patterns: Visualizing Mobility Data | visual data | Scoop.it

Sense of Patterns is an on-going project, a series of printed data visualizations aiming to depict the behaviors of masses in different public spaces.

The visualizations focus on the patterns of moving entities like commuters, cars and public transportation vehicles, as well as the interaction between such entities and physical structures like roads, sidewalks, buildings and parks. The project intends to provide strong visuals on experiences in our daily lives in different cities.

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On View> Talk to Me at MoMA

On View> Talk to Me at MoMA | visual data | Scoop.it

Talk to Me explores the subject of communication between people and their environment, highlighting the role of the designer in imagining and establishing these connections. Through a diverse selection of objects and conceptual work, the exhibition examines designs that engage users, including information systems, visualization design, communication devices, and interfaces, like the QR code mowed into a field in Bernhard Hopfengärtner’s project Hello World!, above.

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