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Data Analytics & Big Data: An infographic guide

Data Analytics & Big Data: An infographic guide | visual data | Scoop.it

The quick reference guide to big data and data analytics; from the definition to the history and future applications of big data.

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Aurélia-Claire Jaeger's curator insight, January 31, 2013 12:03 AM

Superbe infographie pour un résumé en image !

Shawn Neville's curator insight, January 31, 2013 7:49 AM

Big Data clarity from Deloitte....

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Infographics: More Than Meets Eye...

Infographics: More Than Meets Eye... | visual data | Scoop.it

The human brain processes visual information much faster and digests this type of content concurrently, whereas it takes more time to break text down. So, for many, it makes more than just sense to have your complex information delivered to your target audience in the most legible format...


Infographics make good use of brain’s ability to assimilate knowledge and information through the visual medium, making tough-to-crack-data appealing. Simply put, an infographic is a carefully composed collage of images, content, charts, stats, diagrams, animations & video to graphically represent information.

Infographics are used by various quarters such as educational institutions, acadamecians, businesses, newspapers, and just anybody who are serious about putting across their point in the most simplest manner. Infographics take different forms- venn diagrams, charts, timelines, maps and more. They are not merely a design or an image or random data; their purpose should be seen from every angle.


Visit the link to learn more about the process of creating infographics, how to implement online tools and resources, and best practices...

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Open Data Emerges as a Global Movement

Open Data Emerges as a Global Movement | visual data | Scoop.it

“Open data” — the philosophy and practice of making the data collected by government agencies freely available to the public — is critical to increasing citizens’ engagement with their governments. Since 2010, hundreds of nations, regions, and cities across the world have launched their own open data initiatives.

For example, datacatalogs.org maintains centralized lists of local, regional, and national data catalogs. Europe is heavily represented: nearly every country publishes open data, geospatial files and maps and statistics. Within each nation, local councils, regional governments, and autonomous regions are publishing their own locally-relevant open data. Spain, Italy, and France each boast over a dozen internal data catalogs created by local agencies...

Whether or not open data portals eventually lead to open, transparent, and accountable democratic governments is still up for debate, but they remain indispensable to the citizens, researchers, and journalists using data from these sites.


Read the complete post for a better understanding of open data in a concise, yet informative article with numerous links and specific initiatives referenced for further research...

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Johnson Watts's comment, October 2, 2012 10:35 AM
It's not the size of government that counts. It's the transparency, agility, and democracy of goverment that matters.
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The Presurfer: An Infographic Directory

The Presurfer: An Infographic Directory | 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, such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing, and education.

Today information graphics surround us in the media, in published works both pedestrian and scientific, in road signs and manuals. The Infographic Directory is a blog by David Eaves featuring awesome quality infographics from around the internet in a wide range of categories.

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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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Color Theory | Visual.ly

Color Theory | Visual.ly | visual data | Scoop.it

A quick color reference chart for designers...

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Review: Designing Data Visualizations

Review: Designing Data Visualizations | visual data | Scoop.it
Here's how a rookie experienced his first introduction to visualization from Julie Steele and Noah Iliinsky's new book Designing Data Visualizations. What he learned and how this helps him to move forward.

It would be a good primer for people who are already working with data and looking for guidance about making their work more accessible; another group of people who might find themselves overwhelmed by the amount of choices they have to make while working on visualizations: designers with little knowledge about visual perception and how to apply its’ principles to their work.

Julie and Noah manage to introduce the basics of visualization in a very accessible and comprehensible way. Furthermore, the slim format and of the book makes it a great read for your next flight or train ride.

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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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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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A Tour Through the Visualization Zoo

A Tour Through the Visualization Zoo | visual data | Scoop.it

Thanks to advances in sensing, networking, and data management, our society is producing digital information at an astonishing rate. According to one estimate, in 2010 alone we will generate 1,200 exabytes — 60 million times the Library of Congress. Within this deluge of data lies a wealth of valuable information on how we conduct our businesses, governments, and personal lives. To put the information to good use, we must find ways to meaningfully explore, relate, and communicate the data.

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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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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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Tips, tricks and resources to make your own gorgeous infographics

Tips, tricks and resources to make your own gorgeous infographics | visual data | Scoop.it

Infographics (or Information Graphics) are graphic visual representations of data or information, presented in a way to make it easier to consume information. Infographics gained popularity in the mid-2000′s with the advent of sites like Digg and Reddit, and have quickly become one of the most popular methods to display researched data.

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100 Diagrams That Changed the World

100 Diagrams That Changed the World | visual data | Scoop.it

A visual history of human sensemaking, from cave paintings to the world wide web.


Since the dawn of recorded history, we’ve been using visual depictions to map the earth, order the heavens, make sense of time, dissect the human body, organize the natural world, perform music, and even decorate abstract concepts like consciousness and love.

100 Diagrams That Changed the World by investigative journalist and documentarian Scott Christianson chronicles the history of our evolving understanding of the world through humanity’s most groundbreaking sketches, illustrations, and drawings, ranging from cave paintings to The Rosetta Stone to Moses Harris’s color wheel to Tim Berners-Lee’s flowchart for a “mesh” information management system, the original blueprint for the world wide web.

But most noteworthy of all is the way in which these diagrams bespeak an essential part of culture — the awareness that everything builds on what came before, that creativity is combinational, and that the most radical innovations harness the cross-pollination of disciplines.

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 29, 2012 12:20 PM

So often when we understand a concept or the relationship of big ideas, we say "I see!" .  Infographics help us see, and be seeing help us think.  This collection of diagrams have impacted the world we live in.  Take a look, perhaps you'll see...

Patrizia Bertini's curator insight, December 30, 2012 2:59 AM

I see! - goes together with embodied cognition? It seems so... Infographics as a key?

bancoideas's curator insight, December 30, 2012 6:28 AM

Ideas acerca de las ideas que tenemos sobte nosotros/as mismos/as y el mundo que co-construimos

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40 must-see vídeos about data visualization and infographics

40 must-see vídeos about data visualization and infographics | visual data | Scoop.it

Visual Loop's selection of keynotes, TED Talks, and interviews by some of the top names in the field:


From Visualoop.com:

  • After the success of our collection of data visualization presentations a few weeks ago, we decided to push even further our research of multimedia resources and take the risk of selecting some videos. And we say risk, because the abundance of data visualization videos on the Internet is simply mind-blowing.
  • Just think about it: How many events are there about information visualization? Dozens, maybe hundreds every year. Then, add the documentaries, interviews and educational videos, and soon you’ll realize, like we did, that this list could easily be up to one hundred or more.
  • That means that a lot of good stuff was left behind, so apologies for that – but feel free to leave your recommendations in the comments section. Also, please note that some of these videos are over one hour long.
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Data Visualization and Infographics Resources

Data Visualization and Infographics Resources | visual data | Scoop.it
Data visualizations and infographics can make complex datasets easier to understand and comprehend. By creating a graphical represenatation of data and statistics, complicated concepts and information can make more sense in less time.

Many visualizations focus on representing a specific set of data or statistical information. Others focus on less-concrete topics, providing a visual representation of abstract concepts. Generally speaking, the first type appear more like graphs or charts and the latter are often more creative and imaginative.
But visualizations and infographics can be used poorly, too. Putting in too much information (or not enough), using improper formats for the information provided, and other failures are common. Visit the article link for more than 25 useful resources for infographics and data visualization. Most are galleries of effective graphics though some also provide how-to information for information designers...

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Interactive Things: Benjamin Wiederkehr on the Future of Information Visualization

Interactive Things: Benjamin Wiederkehr on the Future of Information Visualization | visual data | Scoop.it

Benjamin Wiederkehr is the managing director and a founding member of Interactive Things, a design studio based in Zurich. Interactive Things has produced work for the city of Geneva, National Geographic, and the United Nations.

He’s also a friend of ours. As part of a new, ongoing series of features on our blog, we decided to profile Ben and talk to him a bit about our industry.

We’re excited to share some of his insight on his influences, the use of small, close-knit teams, and the future of information visualization and Interactive Things...

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awesome txs
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Visualize This: The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization and Statistics

Visualize This: The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization and Statistics | visual data | Scoop.it

There are lots of books on visualization that describe best practices and design concepts, but what do you do when it comes time for you to actually make something?
If you don't know how to use the software in front of you, the abstract isn't all that useful. And with growing amounts of data, it's becoming more important to be able to make sense of and communicate with it all.
In his new book, Visualize This, Nathan Yau teaches you how to create graphics that tell stories with real data, and you'll have fun in the process. Learn to make statistical graphics in R, design in Illustrator, and create interactive graphics in JavaScript and Flash & Actionscript.
Yau draws from his experience as a graduate student in statistics and his work with major news organizations for an engaging, data-first approach. After all, visualization is about the data it's based on...

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Updated Comparison of Data Visualization tools

Updated Comparison of Data Visualization tools | visual data | Scoop.it

One of the most popular posts on this blog was a comparison of Data Visualization Tools, which originally was posted more then a year ago where I compared those best tools only qualitatively. However since then I got a lot of requests to compare those tools “quantitatively”.

However I quickly realized that such “quantitative” comparison cannot be objective. So here it is – the updated and very subjective comparison of best Data Visualization tools, as I see them at the end of 2011.

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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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Worth Checking Out: 'Visual Complexity' Blog

Worth Checking Out: 'Visual Complexity' Blog | visual data | Scoop.it

VisualComplexity.com intends to be a unified resource space for anyone interested in the visualization of complex networks. The project's main goal is to leverage a critical understanding of different visualization methods, across a series of disciplines, as diverse as Biology, Social Networks or the World Wide Web. I truly hope this space can inspire, motivate and enlighten any person doing research on this field.


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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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Crayons under the spectrophotometer

Crayons under the spectrophotometer | visual data | Scoop.it

Starting with a fresh box of twenty-four Crayola crayons I measured each with an i1 pro spectrophotometer to create a set of spectral power distributions (SPD) of the reflected light. You may not know this, but a spectrophotometer is good for much more than creating screen and printer profiles.

This is what a box of crayons looks like broken into it's spectral components.

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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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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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