Making Open Data Easy toUnderstand: Visual BudgetInternational Open Government Data Conference 2012Lightning Talk - Friday...
The Engaging Data    Manifesto
A Data Presentation Masterclass        http://youtu.be/DNFwYiWY5KA
Math Is Easy,Design Is Hard.
Math Is Easy,Design Is Hard. Resolution: We will create beautiful graphics which instantly and clearly tell the human stor...
Tools Are Awesome.Tools Are Boring.
Tools Are Awesome.Tools Are Boring. Resolution: We will build views of data that clearly demonstrate statistically signifi...
Data Tell Stories.Stories Need Great Storytellers.
Data Tell Stories.Stories Need Great Storytellers. Resolution: We will find the human element in every data story, and we ...
Big Numbers Break Our Brains
Big Numbers Break Our Brains  Resolution:  We will always connect large numbers to  personal experiences.  We will present...
http://youtu.be/nmIN0vndu_k
Appendix - Visualizations We Admire●   Hans Roslings Gapminder    http://www.gapminder.org/world●   New York Times - Budge...
Appendix - Who We Are Higher Media highermedia.com Higher Media is a web and database development firm that’s been creatin...
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At Data.gov’s 2012 International Open Government Data Conference at the World Bank, Higher Media presented our philosophy on creating interactive infographics and data visualizations that draw your audience in and get them calling for more.

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IOGDC 2012 - The Engaging Data Manifesto

  1. 1. Making Open Data Easy toUnderstand: Visual BudgetInternational Open Government Data Conference 2012Lightning Talk - Friday, July 6, 9:45am ETEric Hochhalter - Creative Director, Visual BudgetNeil Halloran - Creator, Visual Budget
  2. 2. The Engaging Data Manifesto
  3. 3. A Data Presentation Masterclass http://youtu.be/DNFwYiWY5KA
  4. 4. Math Is Easy,Design Is Hard.
  5. 5. Math Is Easy,Design Is Hard. Resolution: We will create beautiful graphics which instantly and clearly tell the human story of the data.
  6. 6. Tools Are Awesome.Tools Are Boring.
  7. 7. Tools Are Awesome.Tools Are Boring. Resolution: We will build views of data that clearly demonstrate statistically significant trends and inflections. Our interactive tools will allow for deep analysis and comparison of related views and data sets.
  8. 8. Data Tell Stories.Stories Need Great Storytellers.
  9. 9. Data Tell Stories.Stories Need Great Storytellers. Resolution: We will find the human element in every data story, and we will present it with the drama and charisma of a storyteller. We will structure our presentations with a beginning, a middle, and an end. With the audience’s curiosity piqued, we will relinquish control to the user to explore the data using our tools as a sandbox.
  10. 10. Big Numbers Break Our Brains
  11. 11. Big Numbers Break Our Brains Resolution: We will always connect large numbers to personal experiences. We will present numbers in human terms such as per-capita or percent. We will use animation to transition between scales and scopes so we never lose the overall context.
  12. 12. http://youtu.be/nmIN0vndu_k
  13. 13. Appendix - Visualizations We Admire● Hans Roslings Gapminder http://www.gapminder.org/world● New York Times - Budget Deficit Puzzle http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/11/13/weekinreview/deficits-graphic.html● New York Times - 2013 Presidential Budget http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/02/13/us/politics/2013-budget-proposal-graphic.html● Visualizing large numbers - with tanks http://www.lesfreresmoustache.com/#softwar● Cook County Illinois Budget http://lookatcook.com/● Money We Spend vs. Money We Talk About http://www.pitchinteractive.com/usbudget/● I.O.U.S.A - Documentary Film Explaining Federal Budget http://www.iousathemovie.com/
  14. 14. Appendix - Who We Are Higher Media highermedia.com Higher Media is a web and database development firm that’s been creating advanced data solutions for business clients for over 10 years. We also create non-profit data visualizations for the public good. Our previous project, OurBombs.com visualizes the use of US airpower since the beginning of war in Afghanistan. It was nominated for a SXSW Web Award in 2010.

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