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The 11 Most Fascinating Charts From Mary Meeker's Epic Slideshow of Internet Trends

The 11 Most Fascinating Charts From Mary Meeker's Epic Slideshow of Internet Trends | visual data | Scoop.it
Facebook is the only major social network in decline. Saudis share more online than anyone. You check your phone 150 times a day. And more.


Every year, Mary Meeker and the team from KPCB unleash upon the world the mother of all slideshows, which aims to sum up The State of the Internet. This year's behemoth was born this morning, weighing in at 117 pages. Here are the 12 most interesting pages.

Check out the full report here.

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An infographic explores the state of infographics

An infographic explores the state of infographics | visual data | Scoop.it

It turns out 2012 was a huge year for the infographic—internet culture likes its data presented with charming representative imagery. 


Business, technology, and social media comprised the most popular topics for this exploding medium, according to data, Singapore searched the term “infographic” more than any other global city. 
The year’s most popular infographic was “What Are the Odds,” which explores how improbable it is that you (or this infographic, for that matter) came into existence in the first place...

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Kristin Newton's curator insight, February 12, 2013 2:58 AM

Is the younger generation becoming more visual and less dependent on words? Or is "a picture worth a thousand words" just a faster way to communicate?

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Data Visualization - The New Art Of Understanding

Data Visualization - The New Art Of Understanding | visual data | Scoop.it

As people begin to experiment with the creation and interpretation of visualizations and including them in presentations, a not-so-apparent shift will take place in the background where the traditional ‘analyst’ role slowly morphs to give way to a new breed — the storytellers — who will be more strategic and consultative in nature and not data-waiters, statisticians or always comfortable with extreme analytics.

Visualization, as we know it, is starting to spread through individual contributors and niche companies forging the path. A lot of these individuals are learning as they go and using available tools and technologies, but invariably data access and computing capabilities to specific information are limitations that still require heavy investments.

As people begin to experiment with the creation and interpretation of visualizations and including them in presentations, a not-so-apparent shift will take place in the background where the traditional ‘analyst‘ role slowly morphs to give way to a new breed — the storytellers — who will be more strategic and consultative in nature and not data-waiters, statisticians or always comfortable with extreme analytics, but can create, interact, discover and explain relationships in the information and become the go-to people leadership looks for to understand and make quick decisions for their business through data...

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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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Global Design Trends 2011 {An Infographic}

Global Design Trends 2011 {An Infographic} | visual data | Scoop.it
From vintage-themed photographs, to vibrant vector graphics, here's an infographic detailing the top global design trends of the year.

After 8 years, 17 million images and over 200 million downloads, Shutterstock is one of the world’s leading marketplaces for visual media. We have artists and photographers from more than 100 countries, and customers in more than 150. But perhaps most significant about these milestones is that it has led to thousands of image searches each day – giving us valuable insight into design trends around the world.

From vintage-themed photographs, to vibrant vector graphics, here’s an infographic detailing what visual stories were told over the last year.

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The 22 Best Infographics We Found In 2011

The 22 Best Infographics We Found In 2011 | visual data | Scoop.it

2011 was a huge year for infographic design. Large companies embraced data renderings as a business strategy like never before, whether it was to promote their brand (GE) or bolster their bottom line (the New York Times). Nowhere was that more evident than at Facebook. Timeline, the site’s most ambitious redesign to date, brought the central tenet of data viz--organizing unwieldy bits and bobs into a compelling, visual narrative--to millions of people around the world...

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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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Infographic: Shutterstock’s Global Design Trends 2013

Infographic: Shutterstock’s Global Design Trends 2013 | visual data | Scoop.it
Explore Shutterstock's annual design trends infographic to find out what the biggest trends of the year will be.

Shutterstock licenses more images than anyone on the web, allowing for some pretty insightful trend forecasting.

After creating the first design-trends infographic last year; this year's incorporates increased data and images, and provides a more in-depth look at what to expect in the year ahead.
Check out the full infographic at the article link, then read on for 10 favorite takeaways...

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Minna Kilpeläinen's curator insight, April 13, 2013 8:46 AM

Nice infographic about design trends in different countries. In some way these trends tend to be somewhat predictable.

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Latest Creative Infographic Trends: a visualization gallery

Latest Creative Infographic Trends: a visualization gallery | visual data | Scoop.it

Infographics have become very famous the past years, and there have been have been numerous examples and posts showcasing inspiring and creative infographics related to certain topics across the internet.


This particular collection of designs includes 10 infographics that are not all focused on a specific niche subject, though they can all serve as examples of creative visualizations and innovative ways to convey information. Hopefully they will help inform or provide inspiration for any potential new and developing data visualization projects you may be working on...

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Visualization Trends from the Inaugural 'Information is Beautiful' Awards

Visualization Trends from the Inaugural 'Information is Beautiful' Awards | visual data | Scoop.it
David McCandless, founder of popular data visualization website Information is Beautiful, has decided to divvy out a $30,000 cash money dollar pot to the winners of the inaugural Information is Beautiful awards.

The awards provide a great idea of how the world of visualization is evolving. Writes McCandless: “…with much toil and heartache, we managed to boil down each of the six categories to a shortlist of the best, most representative, most emblematic and most excellent work.”

 

The categories are:

-Data visualization – A singular visualisation of data or information.
-Infographic – Using multiple data visualisations in service to a theme or story
-Interactive visualization – Any viz where you can dynamically filter or explore the data.
-Data journalism – A combination of text and visualizations in a journalistic format.
-Motion infographic – Moving and animated visualizations along a theme or story.
-Tool or website – Online tools & apps to aid datavizzing.

 

Visit the complete article for more about these categories, as well as links to the shortlisted projects and visualizations...

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Why Is Data Visualization So Hot?

Why Is Data Visualization So Hot? | visual data | Scoop.it

Fundamentally, our visual system is extremely well built for visual analysis. There’s a huge amount of data coming into your brain through your eyes; the optic nerve is a very big pipe, and it sends data to your brain very quickly. Once that data arrives at the brain, it’s rapidly processed by sophisticated software that’s extremely good at tasks such as edge detection, shape recognition, and pattern matching.


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Top Tech Trends of 2011 | The Big Picture

Top Tech Trends of 2011 | The Big Picture | visual data | Scoop.it

Via Socialrati, we get this graphic of the tech trends of the past year...

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Defining The Future Of Infographics

Defining The Future Of Infographics | visual data | Scoop.it

Ross Crooks, cofounder of the infographics firm Column Five, rounds up some of the most interesting trends impacting the discipline.
Now that everyone loves them, early adopters and forward thinkers want to know what is next for the infographic. Is this just the beginning of a visual revolution, or have they already jumped the shark? This is an important question, especially for those who are making large investments in the medium, such as publishers and marketers...

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