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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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  • very concise. thanks maria!
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    Making data visual Making data visual Presentation Transcript

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