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The Future of Data Visualization - RIAdventure 2009

  1. 1. THERE IS NO SPOON The Future of Data Visualization in Rich Internet Applications Doug McCune www.dougmccune.com
  2. 2. This is your @
  3. 3. WHERE IS YOUR SPOON?
  4. 4. Data Visualization will ...
  5. 5. Data Visualization will disappear
  6. 6. Data Visualization will become invisible
  7. 7. Data Visualization will be ubiquitous
  8. 8. Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it -George Santayana
  9. 9. 2005 Google 4 YEARS AGO
  10. 10. 1996 MapQuest 13 YEARS AGO
  11. 11. 1993 Xerox PARC First web map 16 YEARS AGO
  12. 12. 150 AD Ptolemy Earliest latitude/longitude map 1,859 YEARS AGO
  13. 13. 6,200 BC First map? 8,200 YEARS AGO
  14. 14. 11,600 BC First map? 13,660 YEARS AGO
  15. 15. 12,000 BC First map? 14,000 YEARS AGO
  16. 16. But we put data on maps!
  17. 17. 2009 SpatialKey
  18. 18. 1686 Edward Halley Earliest data map 323 YEARS AGO
  19. 19. 2008 New York Times
  20. 20. 1826 Charles Dupin Earliest thematic map 183 YEARS AGO
  21. 21. 2009 Stamen Design CA Stimulus Spending
  22. 22. 1851 Charles Minard 158 YEARS AGO
  23. 23. There’s a first time for ever ything
  24. 24. the BAR CHART was INVENTED
  25. 25. 1786 William Playfair Earliest bar chart 223 YEARS AGO
  26. 26. 1786 William Playfair Earliest line chart 223 YEARS AGO
  27. 27. 1801 William Playfair Earliest pie chart 208 YEARS AGO
  28. 28. 950 Unknown Earliest chart of change over time 1,059 YEARS AGO
  29. 29. It’s not all old
  30. 30. 1991 Ben Shneiderman Tree map 18 YEARS AGO
  31. 31. 2004 Newsmap
  32. 32. 2004 Edward Tufte Spark lines 5 YEARS AGO
  33. 33. That’s where we’ve been. Where are we going?
  34. 34. Massive Data
  35. 35. In 2008 there were 3,892,179,868,480,350,000,000 bits of information created
  36. 36. 486 Billion Gigabytes
  37. 37. Circos Visualizing the genome
  38. 38. Amazon Public Data Sets Data Set Gigabytes Human Genome 150 US Census 50 US Economic Data 2003-2006 220 Weather Measurements 1929-2009 20 US Federal Contracts 180
  39. 39. Flickr 100+ million geotagged photos
  40. 40. Twitter Dump Infochimps 500 million tweets
  41. 41. Airline Delays Robert Allison and Rick Wicklin 120 million flights over 20 years
  42. 42. Your City’s Data
  43. 43. 5 years of crime in Washington DC
  44. 44. Drug crimes around schools San Francisco drug dealing near schools
  45. 45. Your Life’s Data
  46. 46. Your Life Stream
  47. 47. WE ARE NOT PREPARED
  48. 48. Changes in the data are opportunities for INVENTION
  49. 49. introducing D o u g ’s S e l f - S t u d y Data Visualization Degree
  50. 50. Historical Data Visualization Contemporary Infographics Basic Statistics Computer Algorithms Statistical Programming Distributed Programming Color Theory Cartography Artistic Composition
  51. 51. Historical Data Visualization • Study the greats • William Playfair, Joseph Minard, Florence Nightingale • Contemporary • Edward Tufte, Ben Shneiderman, Jeffrey Heer
  52. 52. Statistical Programming •R • MatLab • SPSS
  53. 53. Distributed Programming • Amazon EC2 • Map-Reduce Hadoop, Amazon Elastic MapReduce • Non-relational DBs Cassandra, CouchDB, MongoDB, Tokyo Cabinet
  54. 54. THANK YOU DOUG@DOUGMcCUNE.COM

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