Data visualization 1

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Data visualization 1

  1. 1. Data visualization:Storytelling with numbers Trends in Communication & Information Technology JOUR 4871-003
  2. 2. My era: Data as afterthought or sidebar
  3. 3. USA Today heightened the data viz game for news First print edition: 1982 SNAPSHOTS: Early adopter ofInfographic-style data visualization
  4. 4. With the web, interactive data graphics
  5. 5. Real-time Sandy flood gauge: WNYC Data News Team Allowed Data in people to real time see exactly pulled from how high river and the New coastline York City flood gauge rivers were sensors in real (public time. data).
  6. 6. Tell a data story exclusively with charts and graphics
  7. 7. Data-viz tools more sophisticated, easy to use Data revealing reported sightings of Bigfoot in the US between 1955 to 2011 Windows only, currently Expensive software"We wanted to make it easy for anyone to ask questions of complex data." "So we built a database-visualization language where someone with little spare time and no expertise can create real-time data graphics." —Christian Chabot, CEO DEMO
  8. 8. Dozens of FREE data visualization tools (Click chart to go to complete webpage)
  9. 9. Want to try it? ... http://www.dataviz.org/ ORhttp://www-958.ibm.com/software/data/cognos/ manyeyes/page/create_visualization.html

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