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The slides provide an overview on the Data Visualization trend for HorizonWatching Community members. Summary information about the Data Visualization trend is provided along with many links to ...

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Other HorizonWatching Trend Reports are available here on Slideshare. Follow my blog at www.billchamberlin.com for more information on emerging trends and technologies.

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  • 1. Contact: Bill Chamberlin, HorizonWatching Community LeaderJanuary 17, 2013Data VisualizationA 2013 HorizonWatching Trend Report
  • 2. HorizonWatching CommunityAbout This Trend Report  Purpose: The slides provide an overview on the Analytics trend for HorizonWatching Community members  Content: Summary information about the Analytics trend is provided along with many links to additional resources. The slides are meant to be read/studied and the links are there for you to continue your learning. You may want to view the slides in slideshow mode so you can easily follow the links  Other HorizonWatching Trend Reports: Are announced/discussed on the HorizonWatching blog and slide decks are posted on the Horizonwatching channel on Slideshare  HorizonWatching Community: For more on the HorizonWatching community please see the appendix Note: This presentation represents my thoughts and ideas….not those of my employer. - Bill Chamberlin, whchamb@gmail.com2 January 17, 2013 Data Visualization: A 2013 HorizonWatching Trend Report © 2013 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • 3. HorizonWatching CommunityThe Data Visualization trend is all about presenting detaild insightsin a visual way that helps individuals make faster & better decisions Hans Roslings 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes - The Joy of Stats – Video posted on Youtube ―Data visualization is the study of the visual representation of data, meaning "information that has been abstracted in some schematic form, including attributes or variables for the units of information.‖ – Wikipedia (link) Hans Rosling uses advanced data visualization techniques to draw out insights from large amounts of data3 January 17, 2013 Data Visualization: A 2013 HorizonWatching Trend Report © 2013 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • 4. HorizonWatching CommunityData Visualization – Trend Overview Extending business intelligence with dashboards - IBM Drivers • Huge growth in Big Data…both structured and unstructured • Business Leaders need the insights presented in simple visual formats that aid and speed decision making • Advanced Data Visualization applications and capabilities with rich graphics and interactivity Challenges • Implementing and embedding Analytic and Visualization tools into daily activities • New skills required (e.g. storyteller) • New processes Implications • The ability to present insights effectively can have a significant impact on decision making • Needed: Better self service dashboard visualization tools, designed for business users and available on mobile devices ―Widespread adoption of mobile technology and social computing has driven interest in visualization capabilities and real-time analytics.‖ – Forrester (link)4 January 17, 2013 Data Visualization: A 2013 HorizonWatching Trend Report © 2013 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • 5. HorizonWatching CommunityData Visualization Trends for 20131. Awareness: In 2013, there will be increased awareness of the benefits of data visualization, leading to more requests for information, demos, and case studies.2. Growth: Focused vendors like Tableau and Spotfire continue to innovate and grow at a rapid pace as decision makers demand improved data visualization capability.3. Large Vendors: Larger IT vendors will increase investments in this market to complement Big Data and Analytic capabilities.4. Self Service: The self service trend extends to visualization tools as users want to be able to manipulate the data, simulating expected changes in data in real-time to see impact5. Mobile: There will be increased demand for data visualization capabilities on tablets and smartphones.6. Simple is Better: Most decision makers value simple over complex visualizations with lots of „bells and whistles‟.7. Telling a Story: Visualizations that tell a story are preferred, resulting in a need for analysts who can craft a good story.8. Hall of Fame: Vendors develop websites that highlight best of breed visualization examples to help educate and sell.9. Augmented Reality: AR is still an emerging technology, but enterprises will continue to experiment with it as a way to display information in real-time and context aware situations.10. 3D Visualizations: Used in product development for years, 3D is being increasing applied to business analytics as a way of helping decision makers understand insights in big data.5 January 17, 2013 Data Visualization: A 2013 HorizonWatching Trend Report © 2013 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • 6. HorizonWatching CommunityOther related definitions from Wikipedia ―Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly. They can improve cognition by utilizing graphics to enhance the human visual system‘s ability to see patterns and trends.The process of creating infographics can be referred to as data visualization, information design, or information architecture.‖ – Wikipedia (link) ―Information visualization is the study of (interactive) visual representations of abstract data to reinforce human cognition. The abstract data include both numerical and non- numerical data, such as text and geographic information.‖ – Wikipedia (link) ―Visual analytics is an ―Software visualization is the outgrowth of the fields static or animated 2-D or 3-D information visualization and visual representation of scientific visualization, that information about software focuses on analytical reasoning systems based on their facilitated by interactive visual structure, size, history, or interfaces.‖ – Wikipedia (link) behavior.‖ – Wikipedia (link) Quora: What is the difference between a data visualization and an infographic? 6 January 17, 2013 Data Visualization: A 2013 HorizonWatching Trend Report © 2013 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • 7. HorizonWatching CommunitySuccessful implementation of Data Visualization capabilitiesprovide value and can help companies create a competitiveadvantage Harness the Power of Data Visualization to ―The future of our universities, like the future of Transform Your Business – White paper by SAS our cities, our social life and even our thoughts and emotions, is increasingly defined by the way we visualize data,‖ – Mark Wigley, Dean of GSAPP at Columbia University (link) ―Identifying patterns, anticipating outcomes and proactively optimizing a response will be the basis for competition in the future.‖ – Gartner (link) ―Enterprises find advanced data visualization (ADV) platforms to be essential tools that enable them to monitor business, find patterns, and take action to avoid threats and snatch opportunities.‖ – Forrester (link) 7 January 17, 2013 Data Visualization: A 2013 HorizonWatching Trend Report © 2013 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • 8. HorizonWatching CommunityTo truly take advantage of Big Data and Analytics solutions, youmust implement Advanced Data Visualization capabilities Data Visualization: Making Big Data Approachable and Valuable ―In 2013 and beyond… Product companies will also exploit advanced visualization technologies to level the playing field for all decision makers and enable higher fidelity product related decisions‖ – IDC (link) ―As organizations deal with increasingly massive data sets from a plethora of sources, it becomes increasingly difficult for business users to make sense of the bewildering array of information, let alone act on insight gained from it.‖ – CIO.com (link) ―Now, through ADV, potential exists for nontraditional and more visually rich approaches, especially in regard to more complex (i.e., thousands of dimensions or attributes) or larger (i.e., billions of rows) data sets, to reveal insights not possible through conventional means.‖ – Forrester (link) 8 January 17, 2013 Data Visualization: A 2013 HorizonWatching Trend Report © 2013 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • 9. HorizonWatching CommunityThe most recent Forrester WaveTM Report provides a review ofAdvanced Data Visualization platforms The Forrester Wave™: Advanced Data Visualization (ADV) Platforms, Q3 2012 Six traits of advanced data visualization (ADV) platform capabilities 1. Dynamic data 2. Visual querying 3. Linked multi-dimensional Visualization 4. Animation 5. Personalization 6. Actionable alerts Source - Forrester ―The market for data visualization tools remains very fragmented — and we dont see this changing any time soon.‖ – Forrester (link) Note: A respected consultant criticizes the above Forrester Wave Report. See “Hollow Guidance from Forrester for $2,500 or Useful Guidance for Free – The Choice is Yours”.9 January 17, 2013 Data Visualization: A 2013 HorizonWatching Trend Report © 2013 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • 10. HorizonWatching CommunityAs Advanced Data Visualization capability becomes morecommon, new processes and skills will be required ―The challenge is that if management teams do not consciously build in great ―As people begin to experiment with the visualizations, their organizations will creation and interpretation of waste an inordinate amount of time sifting visualizations and including them in through the river of bits, and not get the presentations, a not-so-apparent shift effective insights they need‖ – Harvard will take place in the background where Busines Review (link) the traditional ‗analyst‘ role slowly morphs to give way to a new breed — the storytellers — who will be more ―So what should CIOs do? Lead by strategic and consultative in nature and example. Constantly and critically look at not data-waiters, statisticians or always how information is being presented within comfortable with extreme analytics.‖ – Ruben Alcaraz (link) the organization and ask themselves and others "Is this the best way to represent this data?‖ – Forrester (link)10 January 17, 2013 Data Visualization: A 2013 HorizonWatching Trend Report © 2013 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • 11. HorizonWatching CommunityExamples of Interesting uses of Data Visualization Example: Interactive American Migration Map―The world is complex, dynamic,multidimensional; the paper is static,flat. How are we to represent the richvisual world of experience andmeasurement on mere flatland?‖ –Edward R. Tufte (link) Mashable: 9 Captivating Data Visualization Projects Design Spectre: 35 Outstanding Data Visualization Examples Designmodo: 20 Professional Examples of Data Visualization RichWorks: 50 Most Stunning Examples of Data Visualization General Electric: Data Visualization Megan Jaegerman‟s: News Graphics11 January 17, 2013 Data Visualization: A 2013 HorizonWatching Trend Report © 2013 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • 12. HorizonWatching CommunityThese four TED talk videos demonstrate the power of using datavisualization techniques to understand trends in data Stats that The beauty of reshape data your visualization worldview Hans Artfully Rosling visualizing on HIV our humanity12 January 17, 2013 Data Visualization: A 2013 HorizonWatching Trend Report © 2013 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • 13. HorizonWatching CommunityData Visualization – Analyst Websites and Resources • Aberdeen: Visualization ―Unprecedented growth in information • Forrester: volume and complexity combined with increasing business demands mean leaders • Visualization Reports of business intelligence (BI) initiatives need • Visualization Blog Posts new breakthrough approaches to succeed.‖ • Search Visualization – Gartner (link) • Gartner: • Visualization Research • Visualization Blog Posts ―We visualize data for various purposes. When you evaluate the merits of a data • IDC: Search for Visualization visualization product, you should do so in • International Institute for Analytics - light of the purposes for which it will be Search for Visualization used. Today, no single data visualization product will support all purposes equally well.‖ – Perceptual Edge (link)13 January 17, 2013 Data Visualization: A 2013 HorizonWatching Trend Report © 2013 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • 14. HorizonWatching CommunityData Visualization – Media Websites and Resources• Businessweek: 21 Heroes of Data Tableau CEO: Were the Google of data visualizationVisualization and Data Visualization• CIO.com: 10 Top Advanced DataVisualization Platforms to Watch• ComputerWorld: Chart and image gallery:30+ free tools for data visualization andanalysis• Forbes: Visualization: A Picture Tells aThousand Words• Harvard Business Review: Swimming in 15 Data Visualization Trends andData? Three Benefits of Visualization Prediction Lists for 2013 - HorizonWatchand Visualization• Infographics Mania: Your Visual Data Digest• InformationWeek: How To ChooseAdvanced Data Visualization Tools• InfoWorld: Data Visualization14 January 17, 2013 Data Visualization: A 2013 HorizonWatching Trend Report © 2013 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • 15. HorizonWatching CommunityData Visualization – IT Vendor and Consultant Websites and Resources • David McCandless: Information is Graphics and Visualization – IBM Beautiful Research Projects • Deloitte: Visualization White Paper • IBM: Visualization • Information Builders: Visualization • Infosys: Search for Visualization • Microsoft: Visualization • Microstrategy: Visualization • Oracle: Visualization • Panopticon: Website • Perceptual Edge: Visual Business Intelligence • Qliktech: Visualization • SAP: Visualization • SAS: Visualization • Tableau Software: Visualization • Tibco: Visualization and Spotfire15 January 17, 2013 Data Visualization: A 2013 HorizonWatching Trend Report © 2013 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • 16. HorizonWatching CommunityData Visualization – Selected Social Sites and Searches • Google Blog Search: Visualization #Visualization – Twitter Hashtag Search • Technorati Blog Search: Blog posts tagged Visualization • Google+ Communities Search: Visualization • LinkedIn Group Search: Visualization • Paper.li - Datas Visualization Daily • Pinterest Search: Visualization • Slideshare: Data Visualization • Twitter hashtag searches: #Visualization • Twitter accounts to follow: @visualized, @visually, @infobeautiful • http://paper.li/DataPic • Tumblr Search: Visualization • YouTube: Visualization Playlists and Visualization Channels • Wikipedia: Information Visualization and Data Visualization and Infographics16 January 17, 2013 Data Visualization: A 2013 HorizonWatching Trend Report © 2013 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • 17. HorizonWatching CommunityData Visualization – Selected Software Vendors • Actuate: Data Visualization Software • Advizor – Visualization Gallery • IBM: Visualization IBM ILOG Visualization software • Information Builders: Visualization overview • Jaspersoft: Dashboards • Microsoft: Visualization • MicroStrategy: Visualization • Oracle: AutoVue • QlikTech: Visualization • Panopticon: Website • Panorama Software: Visualization • Pentaho – Visualization Demos • SAP: Visualization • SAS: Visualization • SpagoBI: Website • Tableau Software: Visualization • Tibco Software: Spotfire17 January 17, 2013 Data Visualization: A 2013 HorizonWatching Trend Report © 2013 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • 18. HorizonWatching CommunityData Visualization – Selected IBM Resources and Linksibm.com links Cognos Enterprise Dashboards• Business Analytics Dashboards• Websphere ILOG: IBM ILOG Visualization software• SPSS Visualization Designer• Cognos Insight: Dashboards• IBM Research: Graphics and Visualization, Visualizationand Behavior Group, Visual Communication Lab, andManyEyes: VisualizationsIBM Visualization in Social Media• Twitter: @AnalyticsZone, @IBMCognos, @CognosInsight, @ibmbizanalytics,@IBMbigdata, @manyeyes,• Facebook: AnalyticsZone, SmarterAnalytics, Cognos, SPSS, ILOG,• Google+: AnalyticsZone, Smarter Analytics, Cognos Insight• Community: AnalyticsZone• LinkedIn: Smarter Analytics, Cognos, IBM ILOG Optimization & Supply Chain SolutionsUser Community, IBM Big Data• Blogs: Business Analytics, Big Data Hub See a list of more resources at: Data Visualization: IBM Websites, Reports, White Papers and Social Sites18 January 17, 2013 Data Visualization: A 2013 HorizonWatching Trend Report © 2013 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • 19. HorizonWatching CommunityData Visualization – Other Selected Websites & White Papers• Scientific Computing and Imaging Institute at the University of Utah• Data Visualization – The New Art Of Understanding, a blog post by Ruben Alcaraz• Data Visualization: Making Big Data Approachable and Valuable: A Research Report Detailing How Organizations Are UsingData Visualization To Succeed With Big Data, by IDG Enterprise, published November 2012, 6 pages• Where Are All the Good Big Data Workers? A research report by New Vantage Partners, published October 2012, 7 pages• Big Data Executive Survey – Themes & Trends, A research report by New Vantage Partners, published September, 20 pages• Extending business intelligence with dashboards, A white paper by IBM Cognos Business Intelligence, publishedSeptember 2012, 12 pages• Enterprise Data Analysis and Visualization: An Interview Study, by Sean Kandel, Andreas Paepcke, Joseph M. Hellerstein, andJeffrey Heer, published August 2012, 10 pages• Criteria for Evaluating Visual EDA Tools, an article appearing in the Visual Business Intelligence Newsletter, written by StephenFew, Founder of Perceptual Edge, June 2012, 10 pages• The Forrester Wave™: Advanced Data Visualization (ADV) Platforms, Q3 2012, by Boris Evelson and NoelYuhanna, published July 17, 2012, 20 pages• Harness the Power of Data Visualization to Transform Your Business, An Executive Report by SAS, Published June 2011, 8pages• The Importance of Data Visualization to Business Decision Making, by Rebeckah Blewett of Dundas, Published May 2011, 6pages• Getting Started with Data Visualization, Geoff McGhee of Standford University, Published May 2011, 53 Slides• Visualization, A Deloitte White Paper, Published February 2011, 6 pages• Value of Spatial Analytics in Business Intelligence: An Oracle White Paper, published May 2010, 20 pages• Data Visualization: Stories for the Information Age, an article at BusinessWeek.com, posted August 12, 2009• Visualizing Better Decisions Faster: Can You Really See the Answers?, a perspective paper from ID FinancialInsights, published June 2008, 7 pages19 January 17, 2013 Data Visualization: A 2013 HorizonWatching Trend Report © 2013 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • 20. HorizonWatching CommunitySelected Books on the Data Visualization Topic Beautiful Visualization: Looking at Data Through the Eyes of Experts, by Julie Steele Designing Data Visualizations, by Noah Iliinsky and Julie Steele Graph Design for the Eye and Mind, by Stephen Kosslyn Information Dashboard Design: The Effective Visual Communication of Data, by Stephen Few Information Visualization, Second Edition: Perception for Design, by Colin Ware Information Visualization, Third Edition: Perception for Design (Interactive Technologies, by Colin Ware Interactive Graphics for Data Analysis: Principles and Examples (Chapman & Hall/C​RC Computer Science & Data Analysis), by Martin Theus Now You See It: Simple Visualization Techniques for Quantitative Analysis, by Stephen Few Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables and Graphs to Enlighten, by Stephen Few The Laws of Simplicity (Simplicity: Design, Technology, Business, Life), by John Maeda The Craft of Information Visualization: Readings and Reflections, by Ben Shneiderman Visual Thinking: for Design, by Colin Ware Visualize This: The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization and Statistics, by NathanYau Visualizing Data: Exploring and Explaining Data with the Processing Environment, by Ben Fry20 January 17, 2013 Data Visualization: A 2013 HorizonWatching Trend Report © 2013 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License
  • 21. HorizonWatching CommunityAppendix: About The HorizonWatching Community  Launched 2006: About HorizonWatching  Blog: Horizonwatching – Thought Leadership Blog  Tumblr Quote Blog = HorizonWatching  Twitter = HorizonWatching  Slideshare = HorizonWatching (an external version of this deck will be posted here)  Facebook = HorizonWatching  LinkedIn Community = HorizonWatching21 January 17, 2013 Data Visualization: A 2013 HorizonWatching Trend Report © 2013 HorizonWatching Creative Commons Attribution License