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Things we have learned so far and what we'd like to do in the future as data visualisation designers & developers

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Presented by Andrea Lau and Jack Zhao at the Hacks/Hackers Sydney event 30th October 2012.

Presented by Andrea Lau and Jack Zhao at the Hacks/Hackers Sydney event 30th October 2012.

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  • 1. THINGS WE HAVE LEARNED SO FAR AND WHAT WE’D LIKE TO DO IN THE FUTURE AS DATA VISUALISATION DESIGNERS & DEVELOPERS.HACKS/HACKERS, 30TH OCT 2012, SMALL MULTIPLES
  • 2. THINGS WE HAVE LEARNED SO FAR AND WHAT WE’D LIKE TO DO IN THE FUTURE AS DATA VISUALISATION DESIGNERS & DEVELOPERS.HACKS/HACKERS, 30TH OCT 2012, SMALL MULTIPLES
  • 3. BRIEF “ • • Data journalism is a rapidly emerging field The opportunity exists for the ABC to be a front runner in Australian data journalism • Primary goal would be to help audience uncover aspects of a story that were most interesting and ” relevant The ABC News Data Desk Proposal, Fergus PittHACKS/HACKERS, 30TH OCT 2012, SMALL MULTIPLES
  • 4. APPROACHHACKS/HACKERS, 30TH OCT 2012, SMALL MULTIPLES
  • 5. RESEARCH Precedent Studies • Data-driven precedents: how do we present the data? • Topic-driven precedents: how do we tell a story with data?HACKS/HACKERS, 30TH OCT 2012, SMALL MULTIPLES
  • 6. RESEARCH Fast prototyping: look for stories in dataHACKS/HACKERS, 30TH OCT 2012, SMALL MULTIPLES
  • 7. BRAINSTORM Data visualisation conceptsHACKS/HACKERS, 30TH OCT 2012, SMALL MULTIPLES
  • 8. DESIGNHACKS/HACKERS, 30TH OCT 2012, SMALL MULTIPLES
  • 9. DEVELOPMENT Process Technology • Source control: Github • HTML/JS/CSS • Sandbox: Barebone • Django/Python (as CMS) Django site • Google FusionTables API • Issue tracking: • Tilemill Lighthouse • Google Maps API • Spreadsheet/IllustratorHACKS/HACKERS, 30TH OCT 2012, SMALL MULTIPLES
  • 10. DEVELOPMENT Parallel + in situ Sandbox site • Visualisation modules and copy are placed in context • Development and writing happening in parallel • Requires no training or prior knowledgeHACKS/HACKERS, 30TH OCT 2012, SMALL MULTIPLES
  • 11. DEVELOPMENT Google FusionTable Sandbox site • Handles large datasets • Access Control • Query API • Pre-renders data points on mapHACKS/HACKERS, 30TH OCT 2012, SMALL MULTIPLES
  • 12. DEVELOPMENT Custom Maps Tilemill • Import variety of GIS formats • CSS-like syntax • Create beautiful custom map tiles UI • Zoomable Map PluginHACKS/HACKERS, 30TH OCT 2012, SMALL MULTIPLES
  • 13. DID WE ACHIEVE WHAT WAS SET OUT TO? • High-impact visualisations, combined with smaller, accurate and easy to understand supporting infographics. • Multidisciplinary team across ABC collaborating to pull everything together. • Small-ish team, short time frame, huge site, even bigger reaction!HACKS/HACKERS, 30TH OCT 2012, SMALL MULTIPLES
  • 14. SBS CENSUS EXPLORER579 LANGUAGES9,138 LOCATIONSHACKS/HACKERS, 30TH OCT 2012, SMALL MULTIPLES
  • 15. TAKE IT AND USE IT!HACKS/HACKERS, 30TH OCT 2012, SMALL MULTIPLES
  • 16. THINGS WE HAVE LEARNED SO FAR AND WHAT WE’D LIKE TO DO IN THE FUTURE AS DATA VISUALISATION DESIGNERS & DEVELOPERS.HACKS/HACKERS, 30TH OCT 2012, SMALL MULTIPLES
  • 17. CROWDSOURCING DATAFUKUSHIMAHACKS/HACKERS, 30TH OCT 2012, SMALL MULTIPLES
  • 18. CHEAP SENSORS ARE CHEAPHACKS/HACKERS, 30TH OCT 2012, SMALL MULTIPLES
  • 19. HACKS/HACKERS, 30TH OCT 2012, SMALL MULTIPLES
  • 20. 2:12pm Oct 29th, 2012 Hydrocarbon vapor HIGH Ground moisture HIGH ... 2:12pm Oct 29th, 2012 Hydrocarbon vapor LOW Ground moisture MEDIUM ... MOCK-UP ONLY // NOT REAL DATA MOCK-UP ONLY // NOT REAL DATA PHOTO CREDIT http://www.flickr.com/photos/treslola/6869739576/ http://www.flickr.com/photos/62459458@N08/5678224434/HACKS/HACKERS, 30TH OCT 2012, SMALL MULTIPLES
  • 21. HACKS/HACKERS, 30TH OCT 2012, SMALL MULTIPLES MOCK-UP ONLY // NOT REAL DATA
  • 22. DATA VISUALISATION IS NO LONGER JUST AN ENDPOINTHACKS/HACKERS, 30TH OCT 2012, SMALL MULTIPLES
  • 23. DATA VISUALISATION BECOMES A PLATFORMHACKS/HACKERS, 30TH OCT 2012, SMALL MULTIPLES
  • 24. Data Visualisation + Interaction Design info@small.mu 409/55 Holt St, Surry Hills NSWHACKS/HACKERS, 30TH OCT 2012, SMALL MULTIPLES