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A presentation I gave about Data Visualization on Global Voices Online Summit in Kenya, July 2012

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  • Can you read this!? All data is here, but you still need better way for the data to be presented for you to understand it.
  • A Data Visualization describing what is Data Visualization by Vitaly Friedman
  • Visual.ly’s elements of an Infograph
  • Just Sketch, no actual representation for sizes, not even parties, done with GIMP in August 2011 http://www.tarekamr.com/2011/08/egyptian-political-spectrum.html
  • Parties added, based on their programs, still no actual sizes, Jacopo Carbonari, The Arabist http://www.arabist.net/storage/uploads/Map%20of%20EG%20Political%20Parties%2012.11.2011.pdf
  • Now we can see parties, sizes, affiliation, and may be trends as well Done by Paul Van Slembrouck (@ptvan) http://visual.ly/egypt-parliamentary-elections http://www.paulvanslembrouck.com/2012/test-3/
  • Different data for the elections results, it’s all about the data
  • A Data Visualization doesn’t have to be visually complex, it can be as simple as a progress bar yet useful and representative
  • How Data was collected for the Elections Results in Egypt, and how Mulsim Brotherhood’s number were quicker and as accurate as those of the official Election Committee
  • A tool as simple as Google Docs can be used to collect, validate and analyze data in a collaborative way
  • Then comes the visual representation of your data
  • Some recommended tools

Data Visualization Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Data Visualization Tarek Amr @gr33ndata
  • 2. One SlideshowIntroduction Examples The Egyptian Political Spectrum (Just Sketch, not even parties, GIMP)What is Data Visualization? http://www.tarekamr.com/2011/08/egyptian-political-spectrum.htmlThe main goal of data visualization is its ability to visualize data, communicating information Political Parties Map made by Arabist (Parties added) clearly and effectively, Vitaly Friedman http://www.arabist.net/storage/uploads/Map%20of%20EG%20Political%20Parties%2012.11.2011.pdfOR Egypt Parliamentary Elections Results"What Is Data Visualization", visually explained, http://ffctn.com/whatisdataviz Done by Paul Van Slembrouck (@ptvan) I work with startups to turn data into beautiful and simple infographics, visualizations, interactive applications, and presentations. I have a business degree from the University of MichiganVisual.ly: What are the elements that make up an infographic? http://visual.ly/egypt-parliamentary-elections, http://www.paulvanslembrouck.com/2012/test-3/Visualizations that present complex information quickly and clearly Morsi vs Shafik (Clustered Governorates)Visualizations that integrate words and graphics to reveal information, patterns or trends Morsis campaign has produced an electoral map showing results. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/middle-east-live/2012/jun/18/egypt-election-muslim-brotherhood-claims-victory-liveVisualizations that are easier to understand than words alone Tool used: results-gadget.jsVisualizations that are beautiful and engaging By Michael Geary, http://mg.to/, http://dr-morsy.appspot.com/results/results-map.html The Egyptian Uprising According to TwitterTools http://visual.ly/egyptian-uprising-according-twitter, http://blog.hootsuite.com/egypt/Infogr.am is the simplest way to create infographics. Data Lifecycle http://infogr.am/ Different Data Sources We’re building a tool that will allow everyone to quickly and easily create Data acquisition is the process of sampling signals that measure real world physical conditions and converting the resulting samples into digital numeric values that can be manipulated by a computer. professional quality designs with their own data. And when you’re ready to show Parties Agents, Indipendant Monitoring, TV, Social Media, etc. your work to the world, publish it on your Visual.ly profile, your own personal showcase. Collaborative Data Collection and Analysis Google Documents was used as a platform for different users to collaborate in entering data, validating and doing http://visual.ly/ simple summation on such data Data VisualizationGephi is an interactive visualization and exploration platform for all kinds of networks and Data was turned into visual maps (Michael Gearys Results Gadget) or Infographs (Paul Van Slembrouck complex systems, dynamic and hierarchical graphs. Infograph) http://gephi.org/ LinksData Collection Analyzing the Top 30 Infographics on Visually, http://www.paulvanslembrouck.com/2012/analyzing-top-30-viral/Google Docs in Elections Results 10 Awesome Data Visualization Tools for the Web,Collaboration http://digitalanalog.in/2012/05/15/10-awesome-data-visualization-tools-for-the-web/
  • 3. What is Data Visualization?The main goal of data visualization is its ability to visualize data,communicating information clearly and effectively, Vitaly Friedman
  • 4. What are the elements that make upan Infographic?• Visualizations that … o present complex information quickly and clearly o integrate words and graphics to reveal information, patterns or trends o are easier to understand than words alone o are beautiful and engaging Source: Visual.ly
  • 5. The Egyptian Political Spectrum
  • 6. Map of Egyptian Political Parties Jacopo Carbonari, The Arabist
  • 7. Seats Won by Parties, Lower House
  • 8. The Egyptian Presidential Elections Morsi vs Shafik Morsis percentagesPublish on Morsi’s site. Done using Michael Done by Eric Schewe, American PhD Geary’s results-gadget.js student in History living in Egypt
  • 9. Morsi Meter http://www.morsimeter.com/Data Visualization can be as simple as a progress bar!
  • 10. DataViz Lifecycle• Different Data Sources: Data acquisition is the process of sampling signals that measure real world physical conditions and converting the resulting samples into digital numeric values that can be manipulated by a computer. – Parties Agents, – Independent Monitoring – TV – Social Media – Etc.
  • 11. DataViz Lifecycle• Collaborative Data Collection and Analysis: Google Documents was used as a platform for different users to collaborate in entering data, validating and doing simple summation on such data
  • 12. DataViz Lifecycle• Data Visualization: Data was turned into visual maps (Michael Gearys Results Gadget) or Infographs (Paul Van Slembrouck Infograph)
  • 13. Tools• Infogr.am is the simplest way to create infographics, http://infogr.am/• Visual.ly is a tool that will allow everyone to quickly and easily create professional quality designs with their own data. And when you’re ready to show your work to the world, publish it on your Visual.ly profile, your own personal showcase, http://visual.ly/• Gephi is an interactive visualization and exploration platform for all kinds of networks and complex systems, dynamic and hierarchical graphs, http://gephi.org/