Data Visualization

Talk slides from DataFest17 'Data Summit'

Yesterday I had the pleasure of giving a short talk at the Data Summit 17 conference, part of the Data Fest 2017 festival in Edinburgh. My talk was …

Information Architecture

Data Visualisation from Scratch with D3.js. Part 1: Canvas Setup

Summary: Intro | About D3.js | Initial Setup & Python Server | Canvas Setup<p>In the following series I will cover the basics of data visualisation. …

Web Development

Reclaiming Race and History Through Photography

Sarah Lewis’s career path started long before she became an assistant professor of art history and African-American studies at Harvard, or held curatorial positions at the Museum of Modern Art and the Tate Modern.<p>It began in 1926 with a simple question her grandfather Shadrach Emmanuel Lee asked in …

Edward Tufte

There be dragons: dataviz in the industry

I started being serious about data visualization around 2005, when the field was still pretty niche and people like Martin Wattenberg, Ben Fry, …

Information Architecture

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Ggplot2 in R

(This article was first published on <b>Pachá (Batteries Included)</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>Published: 2016-11-30<br>Updated: 2017-03-23<p><i>“Any</i> …

Data Science

check out our full session catalog today!

In February, we announced that our Microsoft Data Insights Summit will return for the second year, and invited you to register and join us June …

Information Architecture

Why People Leave Their Data Viz Jobs

There are prominent theorists and practitioners in data visualization that simply do not believe there is such a thing as a dedicated data …

Information Architecture

Tableau Software Fundamentals Fail To Justify Stock Price

, Contributor<p>Tableau Software saw its stock price rise over 140% from mid 2014 to mid 2015. In the second half of 2015, the stock would fall nearly 70%. More recently, the stock is back on the upswing and is up 23% year-to-date, while the S&P is up just 6%. The fundamentals of the business, …

Investing

Exporting Data from Power BI Desktop to Excel and CSV – Part 1: Copy & Paste and DAX Studio Methods - Business Intelligence Insight

One of the features that is asked a lot on Power BI community is how to export Power BI desktop data to Excel OR CSV.<p><b>Note:</b> <i>I’d like to make it clear</i> …

Databases

Virtual reality in the workplace: Fact or fiction

In recent years, virtual reality (VR) has captivated our imagination, filling the minds of the masses with potential use cases that seemed straight …

Virtual Reality

Google Open Sources Data Visualization Tool for Machine Learning

Google has open sourced its Embedding Projector, a web application that gives developers a way to visualize data that's being used to train their …

Machine Learning

Designers vs Developers — Accurat @ Visualized Milan

Designers vs Developers — Accurat @ Visualized Milan<p><i>On March 11th we had the chance to give a speech on a subject we are really passionate about, the</i> …

On the relationship between Designers and Developers

A few personal thoughts about the Visualized conference<p><i>Last Saturday –March 11th– I had the opportunity to talk on behalf of</i> <i>Accurat</i> <i>at the</i> <i>Visualized</i> …

Information Architecture

Introducing our Data Viz Book Club

In 2017 I really want to read more books about data visualisation, and as I mentioned in this post, I need some help sticking to my #DataResolutions. …

Information Architecture

Power BI Community Report Theme Gallery | Microsoft Power BI Blog | Microsoft Power BI

We are very excited to announce the launch of the new theme gallery in the Power BI Community. This gallery is a dedicated space for you to share and …

Microsoft

Make Law More Accessable: Good Typography is Critical

An Interview with Alexandra Devendra<p><i>Can the legal system be more understandable for non-lawyers? Can legal documents be more legible? We talk with</i> …

Edward Tufte

How to partner with data to create insightful stories

Whether you’re a marketer trying to persuade people, a technologist building a startup, or an executive making business decisions, data is your partner. You can use it to make better decisions, and create insightful data stories inside and outside your company.<p>The first step is to accept your …

Information Architecture

The Problem With Interactive Graphics | Co.Design

In his talk, Baur notes that he got these numbers from talks given by <i>Times</i> graphic editors Gregor Aisch and Archie Tse (you can find Aisch’s talk here and Tse’s talk here). Baur lead with these numbers not to depress people about the value of data visualization, but rather to bring up the question …

Infographics

The Data Visualization Table of Elements

Introduction into visualization<p>When you’re designing, …well, anything really. You’re bound to have to visualize some data or design an infographic to …

Information Architecture

The Underappreciated Man Behind the “Best Graphic Ever Produced”

He’s known for his acclaimed depiction of Napoleon’s ill-fated invasion of Russia. But Charles Minard was full of innovative visualizations.<p>Charles Joseph Minard’s name is synonymous with an outstanding 1869 graphic depicting the horrific loss of life that Napoleon’s army suffered in 1812 and 1813, …

Infographics

‘Bullet charts’ with a dynamic goal in Google Data Studio

<b>Google Data Studio</b>, recently released into worldwide Beta, has a good range of charts and data layout options built in by default.<p>One of my …

Information Architecture

Designing Charts — Principles Every Designer Should Know

Designing Charts — Principles Every Designer Should Know<p>Let’s talk about charts. Any designer who has worked on a project that requires some kind of …

Information Architecture

Australasian data practices: Mining, scraping, mapping, hacking

Our society has spent the past couple of decades rapidly digitising itself: migrating communication, commerce and culture into the network, and …

Australian Universities

World First; Data Visualisation in WebGL for VR and Browser

Birmingham, United Kingdom, March 15, 2017 –(PR.com)– In a world first, Daden Limited of Birmingham UK have created a new division with a unique …

Step 3: Dynamic map extent — data-map-d3 1.0 documentation

In the previous step, the initial extent was set based on hard-coded parameters which were found by try-and-error.<p>map.js - static initial …

Data Visualization – Part 1

(This article was first published on <b>R-Projects – Stoltzmaniac</b>, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)<p>Introduction to Data Visualization – Theory, R & …

Infographics

25+ Resources to Learn D3.js from Scratch

From streamgraphs to voronoi to polar clocks, there’s essentially no limit to the types of data visualizations you can make with the JavaScript …

JavaScript

A companion post to my NTTS2017 presentation

My presentation at NTTS 2017 is titled <i>An evaluation of data visualization practices of statistical institutes</i>. I’m writing this post to share a few …

Information Architecture

7 Steps To Export SQL Statements From Tableau

Sometimes you just want the SQL used under the hood in Tableau! Maybe want to use the SQL with SQL Workbench or a different query tool. However, …

Databases

The end of interactive infographics?

<i>(This is a write-up of the talk I gave at</i> <i>INCH Munich</i> <i>on March 11 )</i><p>Last year I was lucky enough to go to the Information+ conference in Vancouver where …

Infographics