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workshop on visualizing data at UNR given in Fall 2011

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  • 1. Visualizing Data 9/12/2011 Lisa Kurt Emerging Technologies Librarian Lisa Kurt “twitterized” by: http://visual.ly/twitter
  • 2. Who? What skills?
    • Designer
    • Computer Scientist
    • Statistician
    • Teacher/professor
    • Mathematician
    • Business person
    • Entrepreneur
    • Artist
    • Etc…
    http://flowingdata.com/2011/08/19/bikes-of-san-francisco/
  • 3. Let’ s look at some fun information!
    • Web of Science vs. Google Scholar
    Web of Science Google Scholar 07/2008 604 643 08/2008 580 604 09/2008 1083 1109 10/2008 1302 1241 11/2008 638 1297 12/2008 677 886
  • 4. Let’ s make it cooler
  • 5. More cooler
  • 6. Not awesome enough yet
  • 7. Does it get better than this?
  • 8. Wow.
  • 9.  
  • 10.  
  • 11.  
  • 12.
    • “ There is no such thing as information overload, only bad design”
    -Edward Tufte
  • 13.
    • Composition
    • Alignment
    • Repetition
    • Contrast
    • Color
    • Typography
    • Image choice
    basic design elements
  • 14. 3 words on chart junk… Don’t do this.
  • 15. Remember that food pyramid thing? then now
  • 16. Hrishi Mittal Rafal Dittwald Original graph: http://flowingdata.com/2010/02/25/challenge-make-this-graph-easier-to-read/ Brendan
  • 17. http://www.japanquakemap.com/
  • 18. http://xkcd.com/radiation/
  • 19. Save pens. Use Garamond font
  • 20. http://flowingdata.com/category/visualization/
  • 21. How Genetics Works http://flowingdata.com/2010/03/05/how-genetics-works/
  • 22. Rethinking the food nutrition label… http://flowingdata.com/2011/08/12/rethinking-the-food-nutrition-label/
  • 23. http://flowingdata.com/category/visualization/page/2/ We have a need to explain and understand our world… even the humorous sides.
  • 24. Conventions can work with us. Can you spot conventions used in this infographic? http://lemon.ly/slider/the-united-states-use-of-food-stamps
  • 25. Crayola Crayon Colors Multiply Like Rabbits http://flowingdata.com/category/visualization/page/4/
  • 26. Great Breakdown on Tools and Techniques: http:// www.visualisingdata.com/index.php/resources /
  • 27. Not everything that looks hard, is as hard as it looks.
  • 28. Many Eyes http:// manyeyes.alphaworks.ibm.com
  • 29. “ Yes We Can visualized”
  • 30.  
  • 31. Google Visualization API http://code.google.com/apis/visualization /
  • 32. Want to be like Hans Rosling?!? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hVimVzgtD6w  
  • 33. http://code.google.com/apis/chart/interactive/docs/gallery/motionchart.html Now you can!
  • 34. Graphviz http://graphviz.org /
  • 35. Finite State Machine
  • 36. Unix versions
  • 37. The code!
  • 38. Flash/ActionScript http://actionscript.org /
  • 39. BabyName Wizard http://www.babynamewizard.com/voyager #
  • 40.  
  • 41. EigenFactor http:// www.eigenfactor.org
  • 42.  
  • 43. Hmm… neat but that looks a little too fancy for me… Not everything that looks hard, is as hard as it looks!
  • 44. Processing http:// processing.org  
  • 45. Webpage Graph http://www.aharef.info/static/htmlgraph/?url=http:// google.com    
  • 46.  
  • 47. Deprocess http://benfry.com/deprocess/   
  • 48.  
  • 49. Imagination and drawing Your brain + pencil 
  • 50. I am Beck Tench. http://becktench.com/
  • 51. http://becktench.com/
  • 52. This is indexed http://thisisindexed.com/
  • 53.  
  • 54. Retrieved from Beautiful Visualization: Looking at Data Through the Eyes of Experts
  • 55. http://xkcd.com/688/
  • 56.
    • Edward Tufte: http://www.edwardtufte.com
    • NYTimes Visualization Lab:
    • http://open.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/10/27/the-new-york-times-data-visualization-lab/
    • Visually: http://visual.ly/
    • Flowing Data: http://flowingdata.com/
    • Lemonly: http://lemon.ly/
    • Gapminder: http://www.gapminder.org/
    Additional resources available:
  • 57. Your turn!
    • Design a single infographic that demonstrates information/data gathered from the candy.
    • Sketch on paper or online. Or both!
    • Consider the color, composition, contrast, typography, alignment, and repetition when designing your visualization.
    • Work with a partner- no more than 3 in a group.
    • Presentation and discussion.