Visual Conversations with Data Datasets often contain amyriad number of stories,but how can we best make sense of them? Maybe avisual conversation can help? 30 mins
Example of data powered storytelling in YXR175/TXR120 robotics activity
Brief explanation of chart and what the labels are.
Wheel diameter, actual distance travelled
Livescribes, process of creation of the rich picture… the diagramming is an active storytelling process that builds on itself amd has potentially many narrative threads
Also how you position marks on a canvas in relation to each other
The top, blue strip shows the gear (1 to 7); the green strip shows the throttle pedal depression (0-100%), and the red strip shows the brake (0-100%). The light blue strip is a composite of the previous three strips. The whiter the pixel, the closer it is to 100% throttle in 7th gear with no braking.The bottom two traces show the longitudinal and lateral g-force respectively. For the longitudinal trace, red shows braking – being forced into the steering wheel; green shows acceleration – being forced back into your seat. You’ll see the greatest g-force under braking occurs when the brakes are slapped full on… (the red bits in the third and fifth traces line up). For the latitudinal g-force, the red shows the driving being flung to the left (i.e. right hand corner), the green shows them being pushed out to the right.
Emergent Social Positioning: origins: 1.5 degree egonet (how followers follow each other, how hashtaggers follow each other)- projection maps from followers to folk they commonly follow;-- projection maps from hashtaggers to folk they commonly follow- projection maps from friends to folk who commonly follow them
Visual Conversations with Data Tony Hirst Dept of Communication and Systems, The Open University
Figure 1 Sensor Tracesis a chart that’s designed to be read
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.