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Brazilian Data Visualization Platform Brings Numbers To Life, Aims To Make Traditional Reports 'Obsolete'

Governments around the world have released more than a million open data sets over the last decade. This information has helped fuel job creation and some societal changes, including increased government accountability and consumer protection, more transparent health care costs and more resilience …

Data Visualization

Taking Data Visualization From Eye Candy to Efficiency

Sophisticated data visualizations are pushing the bounds of what we can process, sometimes to the breaking point. What are the signature styles of contemporary data vis, and will they stand the test of time?<p>Geoff McGhee is a journalist and data visualizer at Stanford University's Bill Lane Center …

Data Visualization

Excel heat map hack

John Nelson from IDV Solutions explains how he uses a Microsoft Excel hack to make geographic cell maps. <br>While pivoting data in Excel, it occurred to …

Microsoft Excel

Revenge of the nerds

<b>Which degrees give the best financial returns?</b><p>American universities*, selectivity and returns<p>All degrees<br>• Eng/comp/math<br>• Bus/econ<br>• Science<br>• Humanities<br>• Arts<p>THE …

Future of visualization

Jeffrey Heer, computer science professor and co-founder of Trifacta, describes the future of visualization in a short 10-minute talk. It's one where …

Lunch

Diabetic Charts A Year's Worth Of His Health Data

One of our 15 favorite recent data visualizations<p>In 2012, Doug Kanter—diabetic since age 12—visualized his disease. He wrote software to compare his blood sugar with his activity and food. He says the feedback made for the healthiest year of his life. At the end of the project, he created this …

9 Charts about Wealth Inequality in America

Nine Charts about Wealth Inequality in America<p>Why hasn’t wealth inequality improved over the past 50 years? And why, in particular, has the racial …

Design and Redesign

in Data Visualization<p><b>Fernanda Viégas / Martin Wattenberg</b><p><i>first published in Malofiej 22, Annual Book</i><p>Visualization is now a mass medium. It’s not quite …

Will The Next Generation of Displays Be 3D?

In a few short years, touchscreens have revolutionized the way we interact with technology. But to make the best use of our senses, the next …

Augmented Reality

50 great data visualizations

See The Most Beautiful Data Visualizations Of 2014

An infographic showcasing rappers’ relative vocabularies took first prize at the Information Is Beautiful Awards. See all the top winners here.<p>An eye-catching infographic which maps rappers according to the depth of their vocabulary won Gold for Data Visualization at the annual Kantar Information …

A Beautiful, Incredibly Detailed Radial Calendar

Learn about the cycles of the sun, moon, and much, much more.<p>Anagraphic is a Hungarian design studio known, among other things, for its annual release of gorgeous radial calendars which track the movements of the sun, moon, and planets. Since 2010, each year has brought a new, intricately designed …

15 Charts, Graphs, And Maps That Will Shape The Future Of Information

The latest, greatest data visualizations<p>We are awash with data, and it keeps piling up: Some analysts estimate the amount of digital information in the world now doubles every two years. The growing tidal wave will require automation—a shift some have called the Industrial Revolution of data—to …

16 Captivating Data Visualization Examples

Get inspired by the following 16 examples of data visualization that communicate interesting information with both style and substance.

Fun With Physics In Data Visualization

Data visualization is on the rise. Publishers around the world — individual bloggers and major online publications alike — are realizing that charts, …

The Full Participation Project

i About the data<p>x<p>The gap between the number of women and men in the workforce has barely changed in two decades, even though increasing women’s …

The Beauty of Draw-a-Search

In 2010, Rightmove launched ‘Draw-a-Search’, an amazing new feature which allowed you to draw their own area on a map and then search for properties …

Maps

Watch Tech’s Takeover of San Francisco’s Office Space In This Visualization

Here’s a visualization of all the major commercial real estate deals involving the tech industry and San Francisco’s SOMA district over the past three years, thanks to Stamen Design and broker Kalin Kelly, who finds space on behalf of tech companies and nonprofits.<p>The point of this visualization is</i> …

Silicon Valley

17 visualisation tools to make your data beautiful

Not all will be suitable for your particular data set or your audience, but its certainly worth experimenting with a few to seek out the most …

Infographics

Mapped: Twitter Languages in New York

Following the interest in our Twitter Tongues map for London, Ed Manley and I have teamed up with Trendsmap creator John Barratt to offer this …

Watch the Invisible Patterns of Air Travel Over Some of the Busiest Skies in the World

The UK's National Air Traffic Services offers an animated tour of just how flight paths are managed.<p>The air traffic control system over the United Kingdom keeps the nation’s airspace safe—and beautiful. In the video above, National Air Traffic Services (NATS), the association of air traffic …

Infoporn: College Faculties Have a Serious Diversity Problem

To be a professor is to belong to a select few—an insider’s club of vanishing tenured faculty positions. It’s no secret that a fancy diploma can help …

You Don't Need a Bigger Boat: Big Data Marketing Solutions

The social interconnectedness of modern content sources creates a message amplification effect that affords marketers an amazing earned media upside, …

See The Most Beautiful Data Visualizations Of 2014 | Fast Company

“Rappers, Sorted by Size of Vocabulary” by Matthew Daniels, a digital strategist at marketing firm Undercurrent, was created using language processing software and data from RapGenius. Daniels then cross-referenced his findings with analysis of Shakespeare’s vocabulary–reputedly the largest, ever. …

A $113 Million Idea Conquering the World is a Beautiful Thing to Watch

This is the last Ice Bucket Challenge video you'll ever need to see: a hypnotic visualization of one of the biggest viral philanthropic phenomenons …

Infographic Visualizes Which Countries are the World's Happiest

Which country is the happiest in the world? To find the answer, you simply need to look at this infographic published by MoveHub.com, a resource for people who want to live abroad. They visualized the data of Happy Planet Index (HPI), which shows to what extent 151 countries across the globe …

Infographics