Visualizing complex data

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A lecture held for master students at AHO (The Oslo School for Architecture and Design).
A quick intro to information graphics and a showcase of Creuna's work on the subject.

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Visualizing complex data

  1. 1. VISUALIZING COMPLEX DATA Karin Andenæs og Hans Haugli
  2. 2. <ul><li>Information graphics or infographics are visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphics are used where complex information needs to be explained quickly and clearly, such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing, and education. They are also used extensively as tools by computer scientists, mathematicians, and statisticians to ease the process of developing and communicating conceptual information. </li></ul><ul><li>From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia </li></ul>INFORMATION GRAPHICS
  3. 3. <ul><li>Information graphics or infographics are visual representations of information, data or knowledge . These graphics are used where complex information needs to be explained quickly and clearly , such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing, and education. They are also used extensively as tools by computer scientists, mathematicians, and statisticians to ease the process of developing and communicating conceptual information. </li></ul><ul><li>From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia </li></ul>INFORMATION GRAPHICS
  4. 11. <ul><li>«Diagram graphics are something like cars: they get us from one place to another. While cars transport us from city to city, diagram graphics take us on another kind of journey – from data to understanding .» </li></ul><ul><li>Nigel Holmes, Explanation graphics </li></ul>
  5. 12. VARIOUS PROJECTS
  6. 22. <ul><li>«… through design visually presented facts and statistics are able to simultaniously communicate data and trigger emotional responses to that information based on its appearance .» </li></ul><ul><li>Katha Dalton, Hornall Anderson Design Works </li></ul>
  7. 32. Illustrations by Commando Group
  8. 35. <ul><li>«… when the opportunity arises to successfully elaborate with creative ideas , the medium can be elevated to visual poetry , injecting the message with wit and meaning that will tell a richer story and reflect an image of intelligence upon the organisation concerned.» </li></ul><ul><li>Tor Pettersen, Tor Pettersen & Partners </li></ul>
  9. 48. SOME ONLINE RESOURCES AND INSPIRATION <ul><li>Meryl K. Evans, Content Maven http://www.meryl.net/2008/01/175-data-and-information-visualization-examples-and-resources/ </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Complexity http://www.visualcomplexity.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>Jonathan Harris & Sep Kamvar: We Feel Fine http://wefeelfine.org/ </li></ul><ul><li>Smashing Magazine: Data Visualization – Modern Approaches http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/08/02/data-visualization-modern-approaches/ </li></ul><ul><li>Andrew Kuo’s blog http://earlboykins.blogspot.com/ </li></ul>
  10. 49. <ul><li>Sett deg inn i og forstå innholdet </li></ul><ul><li>Bryt oppgaven og innholdet inn i mindre deler </li></ul><ul><li>Minimér/eliminér elementer som ikke bidrar til å forklare tallene eller fortelle historien </li></ul><ul><li>Tenk på målgruppen – hvem skal forstå innholdet </li></ul><ul><li>Tenk utenfra og inn, ikke innenfra og ut </li></ul><ul><li>For avanserte eller overdesignede grafer eller modeller forhindrer ofte kommunikasjonen </li></ul><ul><li>Forhold deg til avsenders grafiske profil, men se etter grafiske elementer i virksomhetens produkter eller tjenester som du kan bruke </li></ul>ENKLE ARBEIDSREGLER
  11. 50. KARIN ANDENÆS OG HANS HAUGLI <ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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