Visualizing data fall2011

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workshop on visualizing data at UNR given in Fall 2011

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Visualizing data fall2011

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

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