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Visual Conversations

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Some examples of how you can have a visual chat with unknown data sets, and how to persuade them to tell you some of their hidden stories,,,

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Visual Conversations

  1. 1. Visual Conversations with Data Tony Hirst Dept of Communication and Systems, The Open University
  2. 2. Figure 1 Sensor Tracesis a chart that’s designed to be read
  3. 3. IT TELLS A STORY
  4. 4. IT TELLS THEROBOT’S STORY
  5. 5. http://www.musik-therapie.at/PederHill/Structure&Plot.htm
  6. 6. Dataconversations
  7. 7. Conversationsaround what’s not there…
  8. 8. Presentation Graphics vs. Visual Analysis
  9. 9. Explanatory visualizationData visualizations that are used totransmit information or a point ofview from the designer to thereader. Explanatory visualizationstypically have a specific “story” orinformation that they are intendedto transmit.Exploratory visualizationData visualizations that are used bythe designer for self-informativepurposes to discover patterns,trends, or sub-problems in adataset. Exploratory visualizationstypically don’t have an already-known story.
  10. 10. Visual Analysis or Presentation Graphics?
  11. 11. AlgorithmicVisualisation
  12. 12. ggplot2 (R)d3.js (Javascript)
  13. 13. ggplot() +geom_linerange(data = d1,aes(x= car, ymin = ymin,ymax = ymax)) +geom_point(data = d2,aes(x= car, y= value,shape = variable),size = 2) +opts(title="F1 2011 Korea nRace SummaryChart",axis.text.x=theme_text(angle=-90, hjust=0)) +labs(x = NULL, y = "Position", shape = "")
  14. 14. http://eagereyes.org/blog/2011/you-only-see-colors-you-can-name
  15. 15. ExploitingStructure
  16. 16. Hierarchical data and treemaps - medalsPivot tables
  17. 17. Macroscopes
  18. 18. aka “seasonal subseries”
  19. 19. Show me the difference… Let me see the difference…
  20. 20. Can I see the difference..?
  21. 21. Where exactly..?
  22. 22. Emergent views of structural properties
  23. 23. [ Freemind ]
  24. 24. Have you had a visualconversation with any of YOUR data lately?
  25. 25. blog.ouseful.info@psychemedia

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