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Visualization of Information (ProQuest)

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Discusses information visualization, common data models, tools, and how information architecture fits into the picture. Includes many links to additional resources.

Part of the Technology and Content Professional Development Day.

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Visualization of Information (ProQuest)

  1. 1. VISUALIZATION OF INFORMATION Michael Adcock
  2. 2. WHO AM I?
  3. 3. AGENDA
  4. 4. WHY VISUALIZE INFORMATION?
  5. 5. Why Visualize? understanding discussion
  6. 6. Why? Understanding!
  7. 7. Why? Understanding! Quote from Karl Fast during IA Summit 2014 “Design for Understanding” workshop
  8. 8. Why? Understanding! “…the most difficult mental act of all is to re-arrange a familiar bundle of data, to look at it differently and escape from the prevailing doctrine.” -- Professor H. Butterfield
  9. 9. Why? Discussion! “Allow the information to tell you how it wants to be displayed. As architecture is ‘frozen music’, information architecture is ‘frozen conversation’. Any good conversation is based on understanding.” -- Richard Saul Wurman
  10. 10. DATA MODELS
  11. 11. Data Models
  12. 12. Data Models & Formats
  13. 13. Data Models: Tabular (spreadsheet)
  14. 14. Data Models: Relational (database)
  15. 15. Data Models: Hierarchical (markup)
  16. 16. Data Models: RDF (triples)
  17. 17. Data Models: Tradeoffs
  18. 18. TOOLS
  19. 19. Tools or Toolbox?
  20. 20. Tools for Understanding Adapted from Abby Covert’s “Make Sense: Information Architecture for Everybody”
  21. 21. Tools: Notepad++
  22. 22. Tools: Notepad++
  23. 23. Tools: Open Refine (Google Refine)
  24. 24. Tools: Open Refine (Google Refine)
  25. 25. Tools: Open Refine (Help!)
  26. 26. Tools: Using OpenRefine
  27. 27. Tools: TiddlyWiki
  28. 28. Tools: TiddlyWiki
  29. 29. Tools: TiddlyWiki (Help!)
  30. 30. Tools: TiddlyWiki Example (Thesaurus)
  31. 31. Tools: TiddlyWiki Example (Thesaurus)
  32. 32. Tools: TiddlyWiki Example (RTA Migration Tool)
  33. 33. Tools: TiddlyWiki Example (RTA Migration Tool)
  34. 34. Tools: TiddlyWiki Example (RTA Migration Tool)
  35. 35. Tools: TiddlyWiki Example (RTA Migration Tool)
  36. 36. Tools: TiddlyWiki Example (RTA Migration Tool) Under the hood:
  37. 37. Tools: TiddlyWiki Example (RTA Migration Tool)
  38. 38. Tools: TiddlyWiki Example (RTA Migration Tool)
  39. 39. Tools: Gephi
  40. 40. Tools: Gephi Example (RightNow Support Center)
  41. 41. Tools: Gephi Example (RightNow Support Center)
  42. 42. Tools: Gource
  43. 43. Tools: Gource Example (RightNow Support Center)
  44. 44. Tools: D3
  45. 45. Tools: D3 Galleries
  46. 46. Tools: D3 Example (Venn Diagram)
  47. 47. Tools: RAW
  48. 48. Tools: Datawrapper
  49. 49. Tools: DataWrangler
  50. 50. Tools: yEd
  51. 51. Tools: yEd Example (Training Prep)
  52. 52. Tools: Finding more…
  53. 53. EXAMPLES
  54. 54. INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE?
  55. 55. Information Architecture?
  56. 56. Information Architecture?
  57. 57. RESOURCES
  58. 58. Resources: Online Tutorials • Using charts in Excel – http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel-help/charts-i-how-to-create- a-chart-RZ001105505.aspx • Data Visualization Fundamentals – http://www.lynda.com/Design-Infographics-tutorials/Data- Visualization-Fundamentals/153776- 2.html?srchtrk=index:1%0Alinktypeid:2%0Aq:gephi%0Apage:1% 0As:relevance%0Asa:true%0Aproducttypeid:2 • Using D3 – http://www.lynda.com/D3js-tutorials/Data-Visualization- D3js/162449- 2.html?srchtrk=index:1%0Alinktypeid:2%0Aq:data%2Bvisualizati on%0Apage:1%0As:relevance%0Asa:true%0Aproducttypeid:2
  59. 59. Resources: Tools • Notepad++ – http://notepad-plus-plus.org/ • OpenRefine – http://openrefine.org/index.html – http://googlerefine.blogspot.com/ • TiddlyWiki – http://classic.tiddlywiki.com/ – http://tiddlywiki.com/ – http://www.giffmex.org/tw5mall.htm • Gephi – https://gephi.org – https://marketplace.gephi.org/plugin/gexf-js-web-viewer/ • Gource – https://code.google.com/p/gource/
  60. 60. Resources: Tools • D3 – http://d3js.org/ – http://christopheviau.com/d3list/gallery.html • RAW – http://raw.densitydesign.org/ • Datawrapper – https://datawrapper.de/ • DataWrangler – http://vis.stanford.edu/wrangler/ • yEd – http://www.yworks.com/en/products_yed_about.html • alternativeTo – http://alternativeto.net/
  61. 61. Resources: Books • Linked Data for Libraries, Archives, and Museums – http://book.freeyourmetadata.org/ • Using OpenRefine – http://openrefine.org/2013/11/05/using_openrefine.html • How to Make Sense of Any Mess – http://abbytheia.com/makesense/ – http://www.slideshare.net/AbbyCovert/how-to-make-sense-of-any- mess
  62. 62. THANKS!

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