Data Visualization

Google launches Data Gif Maker so you can create animated GIFs to illustrate data

As names go, it's clear that little thought went into Google's new Data Gif Maker. It's a simple tool that lets you create animated GIFs to compare …

Information Architecture

Tableau Makes Data Visualization Smarter -- Humans Still Winning, Just

Data on its own can be bewildering, apparently meaningless and even nonsensical in all its raw forms. This in part is why we have seen the rise of the data visualization company and the ‘business dashboard’ tool. Usually found within the so-called world of Business Intelligence (BI), we can now …

Business Intelligence

From Medicine To Mars: Virtual Reality And The Future Of Data Visualization

In 2016, nearly 100 million virtual reality units were shipped in the United States, and experts predict it will be a $4 billion market by 2018. While many think the VR hype is fading, OSF HealthCare’s Dr. Matthew Bramlet believes this is just the beginning. “Visual technologies are not a fad. It’s …

Information Architecture

How to Pick the Perfect Color Combination for Your Data Visualization

Choosing any color scheme -- whether for graphics, websites, brands, etc. -- is a challenge in and of itself. That choice of colors sets the mood for …

Information Architecture

Data sonification lets you literally hear income inequality

Income inequality along New York City’s line 2 train is so drastic that you can literally hear it. An emerging data trend — or art form, depending on …

Social Justice

This Idea Is Pushing Data Visualization To A New Level

What does data taste like?<p>It’s probably not a question that’s crossed your mind, but data visualization experts Susanne Jaschko and Moritz Stefaner decided to ask — and answer — the question as a way to make their field more personal, emotional and relevant.<p>Imagine a fish stew whose ingredients …

Information Architecture

Between the Wires: An interview with data visualization scientist Irene Ros

“I was the kind of kid who enjoyed building dollhouses but not really playing with the dolls.”<p>“Even though ‘data science’ is often used as a …

Information Architecture

Making of: Line drawing on a grid

15 May 2017<p>Table of Contents<p>1. Web page<br>• 2. Diagram<br>• 3. Algorithm<br>• 4. Interaction<br>• 5. Redraw function<br>• 6. Steps<br>• 7. Linear interpolation of numbers<br>• 8. Linear …

Web Development

The people who fight hacking and cybercrime are turning to designers for help

Not all intelligence analysts wear plain suits and grim expressions.<p>At the IBM Design studios in Austin, Texas, a team of 30 designers are enthusiastically parsing malware threats, viruses, hacks and malicious IP addresses to visualize the veins of cyberattacks all over the world.<p>Led by former …

Cybersecurity

Getting Started with Infographics in Tumult Hype

In this post, I’m going to share some tips on creating infographics & data visualizations in Tumult Hype and show off a few amazing examples.Who am …

Web Development

45 Years Ago, NASA Launched An Infographic For Aliens Into Space

How do you explain life on Earth without using human language? With graphic design, of course.<p>In 1972, a journalist named Eric Burgess was touring an aerospace company with a group of fellow science correspondents when he had an unprecedented thought. The group had just gotten a glimpse of the</i> …

Information Design

Today's Webinar: Seven Tips to Better Visualization Design

Join us this morning at 10 a.m. PT for the webinar, Simply Compelling - Seven Tips to Better Visualization Design, presented by Miranda Li.<p>Miranda is …

Information Architecture

Teaching Visual Literacy Through Photography

This exhibition features photographs and photobooks made by students of Aperture’s 2016/17 visual literacy program, <b>Aperture On Sight</b>. Over the course …

Edward Tufte

Boost your productivity and add the cool-factor to your reports

As of today, all Microsoft Power BI users can start using dynamic and cool-looking ZoomCharts in reports and dashboards.<p><i>Here is how ZoomCharts help</i> …

Business Intelligence

Data Curious 15.05.2017: A roundup of data stories, datasets and visualisations from last week

Welcome back to my weekly roundup of data-driven things I noticed on the web last week. This is week 5 (last week’s post is here, and special thanks …

U.S. Census

shinyMlr

(This article was first published on <b>mlr-org</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>shinyMlr is a web application, built with the <br>R-package “shiny”<br>that …

R Language

How to make small multiples in R using geom_line

We’ve been exploring and visualizing datasets from the fivethirtyeight R package for various <i>Storybench</i> tutorials. (See our tidyr tutorial and our …

Data Science

6 weird tricks for insane chart performance

How do you like my clickbait title? While you are here, I want to share some tricks to handle larger datasets without locking the UI or slowing down …

JavaScript

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to d3.js

The landscape for learning d3 is rich, vast and sometimes perilous. You may be intimidated by the long list of functions in d3’s API documentation or …

Information Architecture

Confused by data visualization? Here’s how to cope in a world of many features

The late data visionary Hans Rosling mesmerised the world with his work, contributing to a more informed society. Rosling used global health data to …

Information Architecture

A Visual Vocabulary for Concept Models

Part One: Rendering Relationships<p>I’m gone a little crazy for concept models. It started with when I wrote, How to Make a Concept Model, and then when …

UX Design

How to create an annotated line graph in Google Sheets

This post looks at how to create a more advanced line graph in Google Sheets, with comparison lines and annotations, so that the viewer can absorb …

Information Architecture

Florence Nightingale: nursing by numbers

This judgement was made by Florence’s friend Karl Pearson 
(1857–1936), himself a pioneer in the application of statistics to social problems as a …

History

A Step-by-Step Guide to Advanced Data Visualization in Excel 2010

As a reader of this blog, you probably know I use Microsoft Excel for a lot of my data visualization needs. Excel is easy to use, everyone has it, …

Information Architecture

Big Data for Humans: The Importance of Data Visualization

Everyone has heard the old moniker garbage in – garbage out. It is a simple way of saying that machine learning is only as good as the data, …

Big Data

American Panorama - The Data Visualization Blog

American Panorama is an historical atlas of the United States for the twenty-first century. It combines cutting-edge research with innovative …

Information Architecture

These 12 Graphs Show Why Data Viz Is So Important

If you’ve ever doubted that visualization matters to data analysis, you need to see these images.<p>Why is data visualization so important in statistics, anyway? Graphs and other kinds of visualizations might seem superfluous, if you’re using statistical analysis to look for patterns in a data set, …

Information Architecture

Excel 2016 cheat sheet

Microsoft Windows may get all the press coverage, but when you want to get real work done, you turn your attention to the applications that run on …

Information Architecture

Asean DataView: Facebook popularity lags behind among young Indonesians

Lower share of country’s millennials using the social network than in rest of Asean<p>Indonesian millennials are much less interested in Facebook as a …

Information Architecture

This Venn Diagram Perfectly Sums Up The Trump-Comey Mess

Trump has a habit of firing people who investigate him.<p>Confused about the late-breaking news yesterday that President Donald J. Trump fired the F.B.I. director James B. Comey? You’re not alone.<p>advertisement<p>Is it because of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, and Comey’s surprise announcement …

Donald Trump