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Making data visual

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Data visualization is about more than summarizing information, it's also about aesthetics. Understanding the role of colors, typography, and interactive affordances is an important part of creating a …

Data visualization is about more than summarizing information, it's also about aesthetics. Understanding the role of colors, typography, and interactive affordances is an important part of creating a data visualization that is comprehensible and legible, and quickly tells a complex story. In this short talk, Maria Guidice (CEO, Founder of Hot Studio) will share some tips and tricks that help ensure your hack doesn't leave people scratching their heads.

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  • 1. Making the complex beautifully clear 1
  • 2. I LOVE TO DESIGN INFORMATION
  • 3. 75
  • 4. WHY IS VISUALIZING INFORMATION SO IMPORTANT?
  • 5. Tufte, Edward. Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative, p. 44 (Cheshire, CT: Graphics Press, 1997).
  • 6. WHAT MAKES A GREATDATA VISUALIZATION?
  • 7. UL US EF ABUS LE DESIRABLE
  • 8. HOW TO ORGANIZE DATA
  • 9. Location Alphabetical TimeCategory Continuum Hierarchy HierarchyRandom L ATC C H R
  • 10. design toolkit13
  • 11. Color Type ScaleDepth Shape ValueLine Grid
  • 12. Transition MovementAnimation SoundInteractive-specific toolkit(included thanks to Peter and Ben from interactivethings.com)
  • 13. fabulous examples16
  • 14. gapminder.org
  • 15. oakland.crimespotting.org18
  • 16. wefeelfine.orgwefeelfine.org19
  • 17. 75chrisharrison.net/projects/bibleviz
  • 18. wordle.net
  • 19. newsmap.jp
  • 20. 75flipboard
  • 21. iwantyoutowantme.org 75
  • 22. Downloadhttp://www.slideshare.net/mgiudice/designing-data-visualizationsContactmaria@hotstudio.com@mgiudiceStay in Touchfollow us on Facebook@hotstudioThank you!