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Building elegant, open source data visualizations for the web

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    • The eyes have it...* Building elegant, open source data visualizations for the web Iain Dillingham giCentre, City University London
    • What we're going to do...
      • Get some data
      • Get the data into the right form
      • Visit the visualization zoo
      • Build a visualization
      • Share our visualization
    • Get some data...
      • The World Bank has loads!
      • And it's all in XML
      • Time required to start a business (days)
    • Get the data into the right form...
      • Command line? Scripting language?
      • Google Refine
      • A great tool for working with (messy) data
    • Visit the visualization zoo... Heer, J., Bostock, M. and Ogievetsky, V. (2010) 'A Tour through the Visualization Zoo'. Queue. 8(5), pp.20-30.
    • Build a visualization...
      • Protovis: a JavaScript visualization library
      • Elegant, concise, beautiful!
      • http://vis.stanford.edu/protovis/
    • Build a visualization...
      • How about a treemap?
      • In under 20 lines of code
    • Build a visualization...
      • Or a line chart?
    • Share our visualization...
      • We can put it on the web
      • Embed it with other text and graphics
      • The source is easy to read, copy and paste
      • Share on GitHub
      • And fork to your heart's content
    • The eyes have it...* Building elegant, open source data visualizations for the web Iain Dillingham giCentre, City University London * Shneiderman, B. (1996) 'The eyes have it: a task by data type taxonomy for information visualizations'. In: IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages, 1996. Proceedings. IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages, 1996. Proceedings. pp.336-343.