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Intro to data visualisation

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Provides a list of some off-the-shelf tools that can be used to produce data visualisations for Data Journalism

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Intro to data visualisation

  1. Intro to Data Visualisation
  2. Data-Driven Journalism
  3. "Communicatingcomplex data andintricate ideas throughclear and beautifulvisual storytelling."- Tobias Sturt – Design Manager, The Guardian Digital Agency
  4. http://www.100yearsofworldcuisine.com/
  5. http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2012/may/08/gay-rights-united-states
  6. http://partylines.theglobalmail.org/
  7. http://www.smh.com.au/data-point/census-2012
  8. http://connectedchina.reuters.com/
  9. http://www.guardian.co.uk/news/datablog/2012/dec/04/government-spending-department-2011-12
  10. http://www.visualisingdata.com/index.php/2013/04/discussion-storytelling-and-success-stories/http://awesome.good.is/transparency/web/0906/trans0609largestbankruptciee s.html
  11. http://www.abc.net.au/mediawatch/transcripts/s3694586.htm
  12. What Makes a Good Infographic?•  Data•  Design•  Story•  Shareabilityhttp://dashburst.com/chart/what-makes-a-good-infographic/
  13. Story•  Data visualisations may be–  Insightful vs Infotainment–  Exploratory vs Explanatory
  14. Design•  Graphical layout and design–  Colours & Typeface–  Proximity & placement–  Accessibility•  Interaction / User Experience Design–  Static vs interactive–  Mobile device / touch support?•  Custom design vs using existing tools andvisualisation techniques
  15. http://visualizing.org/stories/taxonomy-data-visualization
  16. http://www.visual-literacy.org/periodic_table/periodic_table.html
  17. Data•  Data Sources–  Open Data e.g. http://data.gov.au/–  Scraping e.g. https://scraperwiki.com/–  Cite your data sources!•  Preparing Data:–  Filter & Clean–  Tools:•  DataWrangler,•  OpenRefine•  CSVKit https://github.com/onyxfish/csvkit•  Tabulahttp://source.mozillaopennews.org/en-US/articles/introducing-tabula/OnlineAppToolTool
  18. Data WranglerOnline App: http://vis.stanford.edu/wrangler/Online
  19. Open Refine(Formerly Google Refine) http://openrefine.org/ App
  20. Data Visualisation Tools•  Off-the-shelf apps and services for creating:–  Maps–  Charts–  Timelines–  Network diagrams–  And more…
  21. MAPS
  22. Color Brewerhttp://colorbrewer2.com/ Online
  23. Open Heat Maphttp://www.openheatmap.com/ Online
  24. Google Fusion Tableshttps://drive.google.com/ Online
  25. MapBox TileMillhttp://mapbox.github.io/tilemill/index.html App
  26. Basic Charts•  Excel or OpenOffice.org Calc•  Google Charts and Google Fusion Tables–  http://imagecharteditor.appspot.com/OnlineApp
  27. Infogr.amhttp://infogr.am/ Online
  28. Data WrapperOnlinehttp://datawrapper.de/
  29. TimelinesGoogle Fusion Tableshttps://github.com/FlowingMedia/TimeFlow/wikiAppOnlineTime Flow
  30. NETWORK DIAGRAMS
  31. Gephihttp://gephi.org/ App
  32. Many Eyeshttp://www-958.ibm.com/software/analytics/manyeyes/ Online
  33. AND MORE…
  34. Many Eyes
  35. Word clouds - Tagxedohttp://www.tagxedo.com/ Online
  36. Tableau Publichttp://www.tableausoftware.com/public/(Windows only)http://www.tableausoftware.com/public/gallery/making-pay-gap-look-goodhttp://www.tableausoftware.com/public/gallery/breaking-law-canadian-styleApp
  37. Shareability•  Vector Graphics software:–  Adobe Illustrator–  Inkscape http://inkscape.org/•  Publish zoomable infographics online:–  http://www.closr.it/–  http://zoom.it/•  Tracking impact:–  Google analytics http://www.google.com/analytics/–  Pixel-ping http://documentcloud.github.io/pixel-ping/AppAppOnlineOnlineOnlineTool
  38. Advanced Techniques•  For creating custom, interactivevisualisations (some coding required):–  R http://www.r-project.org/–  Processing http://processing.org/–  Visualisation code libraries e.g.• Data-Driven Documents (D3) http://d3js.org/• Prefuse http://prefuse.org/
  39. Resources•  Videos:–  http://datajournalism.stanford.edu/–  http://teachingtosee.org/film/TeachingToSee.html•  Podcast:–  http://datastori.es/•  Websites:–  http://www.visualizing.org/–  http://visual.ly/–  http://flowingdata.com/–  http://www.visualcomplexity.com/vc/–  http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/
  40. Books•  Data Journalism Handbook–  http://datajournalismhandbook.org/1.0/en/•  The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems andSelling Ideas with Pictures - Dan Roam•  The Wall Street Journal Guide to InformationGraphics: The Dos and Donts of Presenting Data,Facts, and Figures - Donna M. Wong•  Show Me the Numbers: Designing Tables andGraphs to Enlighten - Stephen Few

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