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Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
Telling stories with your data
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Telling stories with your data

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While providing raw data in places like Data.gov is a great first step in opening up government, it is insufficient. Realizing the spirit of the Open Government Directive will require dramatic …

While providing raw data in places like Data.gov is a great first step in opening up government, it is insufficient. Realizing the spirit of the Open Government Directive will require dramatic improvements in user experience. Concrete examples to demonstrate how government agencies can harness the power of information visualization to give the American people the insights they need (not just the data needed) to make informed decisions and dramatically improve interactions with the government.

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  • 1. Inaccessiblefor many
    Overwhelming
    Data isopenlyavailable
    Doesn’t drive decisions
    Doesn’t tella story
    Data is not enough
    Great first step
    Beyond Data.gov
    How to tell great stories with your data
    Same old
    Same old
    Inspire you to visualize your data
    Data.gov
    Examples
    Thinkingbeyondbar chart
    Hands-onPractice
    Hire us tohelp you
    GreatExamples
    Best
    Practices
    Don’t panic!
    Tell a story!
    oops
    It’ll be fun!
    Freudian slip
  • 2. Vision Science
    Cognitive Neuroscience
    Linguistics
    PhD on Math in Brain
    PhD Cognitive Science
    Post Doc at UCLAduring Dot.Com boom
    John Whalen
    Professor in Psychology
    VP, User Experience@ Bridgeline
    Usability/
    Accessibility
    User
    Experience
    OnlineStrategy
    InformationArchitecture
  • 3. Baltimore’sLargest
    VisualDesign
    DOJ
    FDA
    InteractionDesign
    ContentCreation
    Since2000
    Usability/
    Accessibility
    USDA
    InformationArchitecture
    SampleClients
    CareFirst
    Design
    About
    AARP
    Bridgeline
    APA
    Discovery
    Delivery
    Development
    OnlineStrategy
    Web Sites
    User
    Research
    Support
    CMS
    .NET
    Intranets
    iAPPS
    CustomApps
    Custom
    Apps
    Stakeholder
    Research
    eCommerce
    MicrosoftSharePoint
    SystemIntegration
    CompetitiveReviews
    Facebook
    Online
    iPhone
  • 4. Inaccessiblefor many
    Overwhelming
    Data isopenlyavailable
    Doesn’t drive decisions
    Doesn’t tella story
    Data is not enough
    Great first step
    How to tell great stories with your data
    Beyond Data.gov
    Same old
    Same old
    Inspire you to visualize your data
    Data.gov
    Examples
    Thinkingbeyondbar chart
    Hands-onPractice
    Hire us tohelp you
    GreatExamples
    Best
    Practices
    Don’t panic!
    Tell a story!
    oops
    It’ll be fun!
    Freudian slip
  • 5.
  • 6.
  • 7.
  • 8. Inaccessiblefor many
    Overwhelming
    Data isopenlyavailable
    Doesn’t drive decisions
    Doesn’t tella story
    Data is not enough
    Great first step
    Beyond Data.gov
    How to tell great stories with your data
    Same old
    Same old
    Inspire you to visualize your data
    Data.gov
    Examples
    Hands-onPractice
    Hire us tohelp you
    Thinkingbeyondbar chart
    GreatExamples
    Best
    Practices
    Don’t panic!
    Tell a story!
    oops
    It’ll be fun!
    Freudian slip
  • 9. We can do better
  • 10. Now that’s better!!!!!
  • 11. Maybe brain science can help…
  • 12. Inaccessiblefor many
    Overwhelming
    Data isopenlyavailable
    Doesn’t drive decisions
    Doesn’t tella story
    Data is not enough
    Great first step
    Beyond Data.gov
    How to tell great stories with your data
    Same old
    Same old
    Inspire you to visualize your data
    Data.gov
    Examples
    Thinkingbeyondbar chart
    Hands-onPractice
    Hire us tohelp you
    Best
    Practices
    GreatExamples
    Don’t panic!
    oops
    Tell a story!
    It’ll be fun!
    Freudian slip
  • 13. Source: http://www.thebackofthenapkin.com/tools.php
  • 14. Source: http://www.khulsey.com/dp_smart-car_cutaway.jpeg
  • 15. Source: http://www.xplane.com/
  • 16. New Deal
    NASA’s lifetimebudget
    Worst casescenario
    Marshall Plan
    Chinesestimuluspackage
    UKBailout
    Financialcrisis cost
    Africa’s
    Debt
    Source: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2009/the-visual-miscellaneum/
  • 17. Source: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/
  • 18.
  • 19. What one word describes the biggest boon to improved information presentation at your company?
    Source: http://www.juiceanalytics.com/writing/
  • 20. Source: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2009/the-visual-miscellaneum/
  • 21. Source: http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/2009/the-visual-miscellaneum/
  • 22. Source:http://julianhansen.com
  • 23. Source: http://bit.ly/200-years
  • 24. Inaccessiblefor many
    Overwhelming
    Data isopenlyavailable
    Doesn’t drive decisions
    Doesn’t tella story
    Data is not enough
    Great first step
    Beyond Data.gov
    How to tell great stories with your data
    Same old
    Same old
    Inspire you to visualize your data
    Data.gov
    Examples
    Thinkingbeyondbar chart
    Hands-onPractice
    Hire us tohelp you
    GreatExamples
    Best
    Practices
    Don’t panic!
    Tell a story!
    oops
    It’ll be fun!
    Freudian slip
  • 25. Source: http://bit.ly/remove-chart-junk
  • 26. Edward Tufte – coming to a Recovery panel near you!
    Before
    After
  • 27. Source: http://www.thebackofthenapkin.com/tools.php
  • 28. Source: http://www.visual-literacy.org/periodic_table/periodic_table.html
  • 29. Source: http://www.juiceanalytics.com/chartchooser/
  • 30. Don’t be afraid to keep it simple
    Source: http://www.slideshare.net/danroam/healthcare-napkins-all
  • 31. Inaccessiblefor many
    Overwhelming
    Data isopenlyavailable
    Doesn’t drive decisions
    Doesn’t tella story
    Data is not enough
    Great first step
    Beyond Data.gov
    How to tell great stories with your data
    Same old
    Same old
    Inspire you to visualize your data
    Data.gov
    Examples
    Thinkingbeyondbar chart
    Hire us tohelp you
    Hands-onPractice
    GreatExamples
    Best
    Practices
    Don’t panic!
    Tell a story!
    oops
    Freudian slip
    It’ll be fun!
  • 32. Make a visualization that tells the story of the table below:
    US Foreign Aid ($ Billions)
    Source: http://www.thebackofthenapkin.com/tools.php
  • 33. My turn:
    US Foreign Aid ($ Billions)
  • 34. Inaccessiblefor many
    Overwhelming
    Data isopenlyavailable
    Doesn’t drive decisions
    Doesn’t tella story
    Data is not enough
    Great first step
    Beyond Data.gov
    How to tell great stories with your data
    Same old
    Same old
    Inspire you to visualize your data
    Thinkingbeyondbar chart
    Hands-onPractice
    Hire us tohelp you
    Data.gov
    Examples
    GreatExamples
    Best
    Practices
    Don’t panic!
    Tell a story!
    oops
    It’ll be fun!
    Freudian slip
  • 35.
  • 36. Source: http://bit.ly/md-technologists-by-year
  • 37. Source: http://bit.ly/us-foreign-aid
  • 38. Source: http://bit.ly/us-gov-expenses
  • 39. Favor
    ites
    Inspi ration
    al
  • 40. Inaccessiblefor many
    Overwhelming
    Data isopenlyavailable
    Doesn’t drive decisions
    Doesn’t tella story
    Data is not enough
    Great first step
    Beyond Data.gov
    How to tell great stories with your data
    Same old
    Same old
    Inspire you to visualize your data
    Data.gov
    Examples
    Thinkingbeyondbar chart
    Hands-onPractice
    Hire us tohelp you
    GreatExamples
    Best
    Practices
    Don’t panic!
    Tell a story!
    oops
    It’ll be fun!
    Freudian slip
  • 41. Beyond Data.gov
    slideshare.net/johnwhalen
    Thank You
    John Whalen
    Bridgeline
    www.bridgeline.com
    jwhalen@blinedigital.com
    @bridgeline
    @johnwhalen
    240-281-0764
  • 42. References
    http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/08/02/data-visualization-modern-approaches/
    http://manyeyes.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/
    http://www.visualcomplexity.com/vc/
    http://www.infosthetics.com/
    http://flowingdata.com/
    http://www.gapminder.org/
    http://thebackofthenapkin.com
    http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/
    http://www.juiceanalytics.com/writing/
    http://www.juiceanalytics.com/chartchooser/

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