THERE
  IS NO
  SPOON
The Future of Data Visualization
 in Rich Internet Applications


        Doug McCune
        www.do...
This is your @
WHERE
IS YOUR
SPOON?
Data Visualization will
          ...
Data Visualization will
      disappear
Data Visualization will
  become invisible
Data Visualization will
   be ubiquitous
Those who cannot
remember the past are
condemned to repeat it
               -George Santayana
2005 Google




              4 YEARS AGO
1996 MapQuest




                13 YEARS AGO
1993 Xerox PARC




First web map     16 YEARS AGO
150 AD Ptolemy




Earliest latitude/longitude map   1,859 YEARS AGO
6,200 BC




First map?   8,200 YEARS AGO
11,600 BC




First map?   13,660 YEARS AGO
12,000 BC




First map?   14,000 YEARS AGO
But we put data on maps!
2009 SpatialKey
1686 Edward Halley




Earliest data map    323 YEARS AGO
2008 New York Times
1826 Charles Dupin




Earliest thematic map   183 YEARS AGO
2009 Stamen Design




CA Stimulus Spending
1851 Charles Minard




                      158 YEARS AGO
There’s a first time
for ever ything
the

BAR CHART
   was

INVENTED
1786 William Playfair




Earliest bar chart      223 YEARS AGO
1786 William Playfair




Earliest line chart     223 YEARS AGO
1801 William Playfair




Earliest pie chart      208 YEARS AGO
950 Unknown




Earliest chart of change over time   1,059 YEARS AGO
It’s not all old
1991 Ben Shneiderman




Tree map               18 YEARS AGO
2004 Newsmap
2004 Edward Tufte




Spark lines         5 YEARS AGO
That’s where we’ve been.
Where are we going?
Massive Data
In 2008 there were

3,892,179,868,480,350,000,000
        bits of information created
486 Billion Gigabytes
Circos




Visualizing the genome
Amazon Public Data Sets
Data Set                         Gigabytes
Human Genome                     150
US Census         ...
Flickr




100+ million geotagged photos
Twitter Dump Infochimps




500 million tweets
Airline Delays Robert Allison and Rick Wicklin




120 million flights over 20 years
Your City’s Data
5 years of crime in Washington DC
Drug crimes around
               schools



San Francisco drug dealing near schools
Your Life’s Data
Your Life Stream
WE
  ARE
  NOT
PREPARED
Changes in the data
are opportunities for
INVENTION
introducing

D o u g ’s S e l f - S t u d y
Data Visualization
        Degree
Historical Data Visualization
Contemporary Infographics
Basic Statistics
Computer Algorithms
Statistical Programming
Distr...
Historical Data Visualization

  • Study the greats
   • William Playfair, Joseph Minard, Florence
      Nightingale
  • C...
Statistical Programming


•R
• MatLab
• SPSS
Distributed Programming

 • Amazon EC2
 • Map-Reduce
     Hadoop, Amazon Elastic MapReduce
 • Non-relational DBs
     Cass...
THANK
 YOU
DOUG@DOUGMcCUNE.COM
The Future of Data Visualization - RIAdventure 2009
The Future of Data Visualization - RIAdventure 2009
The Future of Data Visualization - RIAdventure 2009
The Future of Data Visualization - RIAdventure 2009
The Future of Data Visualization - RIAdventure 2009
The Future of Data Visualization - RIAdventure 2009
The Future of Data Visualization - RIAdventure 2009
The Future of Data Visualization - RIAdventure 2009
The Future of Data Visualization - RIAdventure 2009
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The Future of Data Visualization - RIAdventure 2009

  1. 1. THERE IS NO SPOON The Future of Data Visualization in Rich Internet Applications Doug McCune www.dougmccune.com
  2. 2. This is your @
  3. 3. WHERE IS YOUR SPOON?
  4. 4. Data Visualization will ...
  5. 5. Data Visualization will disappear
  6. 6. Data Visualization will become invisible
  7. 7. Data Visualization will be ubiquitous
  8. 8. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it -George Santayana
  9. 9. 2005 Google 4 YEARS AGO
  10. 10. 1996 MapQuest 13 YEARS AGO
  11. 11. 1993 Xerox PARC First web map 16 YEARS AGO
  12. 12. 150 AD Ptolemy Earliest latitude/longitude map 1,859 YEARS AGO
  13. 13. 6,200 BC First map? 8,200 YEARS AGO
  14. 14. 11,600 BC First map? 13,660 YEARS AGO
  15. 15. 12,000 BC First map? 14,000 YEARS AGO
  16. 16. But we put data on maps!
  17. 17. 2009 SpatialKey
  18. 18. 1686 Edward Halley Earliest data map 323 YEARS AGO
  19. 19. 2008 New York Times
  20. 20. 1826 Charles Dupin Earliest thematic map 183 YEARS AGO
  21. 21. 2009 Stamen Design CA Stimulus Spending
  22. 22. 1851 Charles Minard 158 YEARS AGO
  23. 23. There’s a first time for ever ything
  24. 24. the BAR CHART was INVENTED
  25. 25. 1786 William Playfair Earliest bar chart 223 YEARS AGO
  26. 26. 1786 William Playfair Earliest line chart 223 YEARS AGO
  27. 27. 1801 William Playfair Earliest pie chart 208 YEARS AGO
  28. 28. 950 Unknown Earliest chart of change over time 1,059 YEARS AGO
  29. 29. It’s not all old
  30. 30. 1991 Ben Shneiderman Tree map 18 YEARS AGO
  31. 31. 2004 Newsmap
  32. 32. 2004 Edward Tufte Spark lines 5 YEARS AGO
  33. 33. That’s where we’ve been. Where are we going?
  34. 34. Massive Data
  35. 35. In 2008 there were 3,892,179,868,480,350,000,000 bits of information created
  36. 36. 486 Billion Gigabytes
  37. 37. Circos Visualizing the genome
  38. 38. Amazon Public Data Sets Data Set Gigabytes Human Genome 150 US Census 50 US Economic Data 2003-2006 220 Weather Measurements 1929-2009 20 US Federal Contracts 180
  39. 39. Flickr 100+ million geotagged photos
  40. 40. Twitter Dump Infochimps 500 million tweets
  41. 41. Airline Delays Robert Allison and Rick Wicklin 120 million flights over 20 years
  42. 42. Your City’s Data
  43. 43. 5 years of crime in Washington DC
  44. 44. Drug crimes around schools San Francisco drug dealing near schools
  45. 45. Your Life’s Data
  46. 46. Your Life Stream
  47. 47. WE ARE NOT PREPARED
  48. 48. Changes in the data are opportunities for INVENTION
  49. 49. introducing D o u g ’s S e l f - S t u d y Data Visualization Degree
  50. 50. Historical Data Visualization Contemporary Infographics Basic Statistics Computer Algorithms Statistical Programming Distributed Programming Color Theory Cartography Artistic Composition
  51. 51. Historical Data Visualization • Study the greats • William Playfair, Joseph Minard, Florence Nightingale • Contemporary • Edward Tufte, Ben Shneiderman, Jeffrey Heer
  52. 52. Statistical Programming •R • MatLab • SPSS
  53. 53. Distributed Programming • Amazon EC2 • Map-Reduce Hadoop, Amazon Elastic MapReduce • Non-relational DBs Cassandra, CouchDB, MongoDB, Tokyo Cabinet
  54. 54. THANK YOU DOUG@DOUGMcCUNE.COM
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