SUMMARY My project will look at different types of data visualisations and determent, which is more popular. It will take data from aFacebook group called „Information Aesthetics‟ which is linked to blog where people post links to their visualisations they have made. I will determine which visualisation are the most popular by how many likes, comments and shares each of them have. I will display the information I have found in a visualisation.
SCIENTIFIC VISUALISATION„There is the very basic type of visualisation, this includes things like charts and simple diagrams.These are mostly used in teaching or when presenting statistics.‟Fields, A (2009) discovering statistics using SPSS. 3rd edition. London: SAGE publishing Ltd
THE MIDDLE VISUALISATION„The next type of visualisation uses both writing and pictures to get the information across. This is a morecommon form of visualisation, we see this in our day-to-day lives. It is used for such things as maps, theweather, more complicated diagrams and to show trends‟Mosher, D. (2011) “Data as Art: 10 Striking Science Maps” Wired Science, 8th March.Available at http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2011/03/best-science-maps/?pid=1052 (accessed: 24th November 2011)
ARTISTIC VISUALISATION„The last type of data visualisation is used for artistic purposes. These tend to be pictures that use data tocreate them, even though looking at the end result it is not possible to tell that data was the reason for theartwork.‟Reichardt. A (1971) The computer in art. London: Studio Visia LimtRömhild, C. & Harrison, C. (2007) Bible Cross-References. Available at http://www.chrisharrison.net/index.php/Visualizations/BibleViz (accessed: 24th November 2011)