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Data visualisations have qualities that make them very powerful communication tools. Images and visualisations are often more readily accepted as evidence than texts. But how can we combine the power of visualizations with the values and ethics of quality journalism? What are the common pitfalls, mistakes and misconceptions? Why should we care about them and how can we fix them? How can we succeed in finding a balance between compelling storytelling, correct data display and aesthetically rich representations? In this workshop Gregor Aisch has walked through guidelines and do’s and don’ts that help survive in the complex field of telling stories through visualizations and infographics.

Data visualisations have qualities that make them very powerful communication tools. Images and visualisations are often more readily accepted as evidence than texts. But how can we combine the power of visualizations with the values and ethics of quality journalism? What are the common pitfalls, mistakes and misconceptions? Why should we care about them and how can we fix them? How can we succeed in finding a balance between compelling storytelling, correct data display and aesthetically rich representations? In this workshop Gregor Aisch has walked through guidelines and do’s and don’ts that help survive in the complex field of telling stories through visualizations and infographics.

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  1. 1. Making Data Visualizations ASurvivalGuide Samstag, 27. April 13
  2. 2. GregorAisch B.Sc.ComputationalVisualistics FreelanceInteractiveNewsDeveloper driven-by-data.net / vis4.net @driven_by_data Samstag, 27. April 13
  3. 3. Samstag, 27. April 13
  4. 4. Charts Samstag, 27. April 13
  5. 5. Samstag, 27. April 13
  6. 6. Avoid 3D-Charts atallcosts Avoid 3D charts (atallcosts) Samstag, 27. April 13
  7. 7. 2007 2008 2009 2010 Samstag, 27. April 13
  8. 8. 2007 2008 2009 2010 Samstag, 27. April 13
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  11. 11. 115° 115° 130° Samstag, 27. April 13
  12. 12. 115° 115° 130° Samstag, 27. April 13
  13. 13. 25% 25% 50% 33% 33% 33% Samstag, 27. April 13
  14. 14. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=DiKIaYjiUfs#t=438s Samstag, 27. April 13
  15. 15. 39,0% 19,5% 9,8% 7,4% 3,1% 21,2% Samstag, 27. April 13
  16. 16. 39,0% 19,5% 9,8% 7,4% 3,1% 21,2% 31,5% 13,6% Samstag, 27. April 13
  17. 17. 39,0% 19,5% 9,8% 7,4% 3,1% 21,2% 39,0% 19,5% 9,8% 7,4% 3,1% 21,2% Samstag, 27. April 13
  18. 18. Samstag, 27. April 13
  19. 19. Usepiecharts withcare Samstag, 27. April 13
  20. 20. Usepiecharts withcare Samstag, 27. April 13
  21. 21. Shownomore thanfiveslices Samstag, 27. April 13
  22. 22. Samstag, 27. April 13
  23. 23. Usepiechartsonlyto showpartofwhole relationships Samstag, 27. April 13
  24. 24. SalesperYear 2012 2011 2009 2008 2007 SalesperProduct Phones Cameras Tablets Samstag, 27. April 13
  25. 25. SalesperYear 2012 2011 2009 2008 2007 SalesperProduct Phones Cameras Tablets XSamstag, 27. April 13
  26. 26. Ifyouwantto comparevalues, usebarcharts Samstag, 27. April 13
  27. 27. Phones Cameras Tablets Samstag, 27. April 13
  28. 28. Phones Cameras Tablets Samstag, 27. April 13
  29. 29. Phones Cameras Tablets Samstag, 27. April 13
  30. 30. Phones Cameras Tablets Samstag, 27. April 13
  31. 31. Phones Cameras Tablets Samstag, 27. April 13
  32. 32. 0 10 20 30 40 Phones Tablets Cameras Samstag, 27. April 13
  33. 33. Alwaysextendbar chartstozero Samstag, 27. April 13
  34. 34. Alwaysextendbar chartstozero Samstag, 27. April 13
  35. 35. 100 105 110 115 120 A B C D E F Samstag, 27. April 13
  36. 36. 100 120 A B C D E F Samstag, 27. April 13
  37. 37. 0 20 40 60 80 100 120 A B C D E F Samstag, 27. April 13
  38. 38. 0 30 60 90 120 A B C D E F Samstag, 27. April 13
  39. 39. Orderbarsbyvalue Samstag, 27. April 13
  40. 40. 0 3 6 9 12 A B C D E F Samstag, 27. April 13
  41. 41. 0 3 6 9 12 E C F B A D Samstag, 27. April 13
  42. 42. Use linecharts to show timeseries Samstag, 27. April 13
  43. 43. Use linecharts to show timeseries Samstag, 27. April 13
  44. 44. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nightingale-mortality.jpg Samstag, 27. April 13
  45. 45.                1854 1855 1856 J S NOJ AMApr D J S NOJ AMA DJan F M Jan F M 250 500 750 1000 1250 1500 Samstag, 27. April 13
  46. 46.                1854 1855 1856 J S NOJ AMApr D J S NOJ AMA DJan F M Jan F M 250 500 750 1000 1250 1500 Samstag, 27. April 13
  47. 47.                wounds 1854 1855 1856 J S NOJ AMApr D J S NOJ AMA DJan F M Jan F M 250 500 750 1000 1250 1500 Samstag, 27. April 13
  48. 48.                wounds CrimeanWar 1854 1855 1856 J S NOJ AMApr D J S NOJ AMA DJan F M Jan F M 250 500 750 1000 1250 1500 Samstag, 27. April 13
  49. 49.                preventable desease wounds CrimeanWar 1854 1855 1856 J S NOJ AMApr D J S NOJ AMA DJan F M Jan F M 250 500 750 1000 1250 1500 Samstag, 27. April 13
  50. 50.                preventable desease wounds others CrimeanWar 1854 1855 1856 J S NOJ AMApr D J S NOJ AMA DJan F M Jan F M 250 500 750 1000 1250 1500 Samstag, 27. April 13
  51. 51. Bewareof stackedarea charts Samstag, 27. April 13
  52. 52. Bewareof stackedarea charts Samstag, 27. April 13
  53. 53. 0 % 25 % 50 % 75 % 100 % Q1Y1 Q2Y1 Q3Y1 Q4Y1 Q1Y2 Q2Y2 http://www.leancrew.com/all-this/2011/11/i-hate-stacked-area-charts/ Samstag, 27. April 13
  54. 54. 0 % 25 % 50 % 75 % 100 % Q1Y1 Q2Y1 Q3Y1 Q4Y1 Q1Y2 Q2Y2 http://www.leancrew.com/all-this/2011/11/i-hate-stacked-area-charts/ Samstag, 27. April 13
  55. 55. 0 % 25 % 50 % 75 % 100 % Q1Y1 Q2Y1 Q3Y1 Q4Y1 Q1Y2 Q2Y2 http://www.leancrew.com/all-this/2011/11/i-hate-stacked-area-charts/ Samstag, 27. April 13
  56. 56. 0 % 25 % 50 % 75 % 100 % Q1Y1 Q2Y1 Q3Y1 Q4Y1 Q1Y2 Q2Y2 http://www.leancrew.com/all-this/2011/11/i-hate-stacked-area-charts/ Samstag, 27. April 13
  57. 57. 0 % 25 % 50 % 75 % 100 % Q1Y1 Q2Y1 Q3Y1 Q4Y1 Q1Y2 Q2Y2 http://www.leancrew.com/all-this/2011/11/i-hate-stacked-area-charts/ Samstag, 27. April 13
  58. 58. 0 25 50 75 100 Q1Y1 Q2Y1 Q3Y1 Q4Y1 Q1Y2 Q2Y2 http://www.leancrew.com/all-this/2011/11/i-hate-stacked-area-charts/ Samstag, 27. April 13
  59. 59. 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% Q1Y1 Q2Y1 Q3Y1 Q4Y1 Q1Y2 Q2Y2 http://www.leancrew.com/all-this/2011/11/i-hate-stacked-area-charts/ Samstag, 27. April 13
  60. 60. Prefer direct labeling wherever possible Samstag, 27. April 13
  61. 61. 0 25 50 75 100 2007 2008 2009 2010 Company A Company B Samstag, 27. April 13
  62. 62. 0 25 50 75 100 2007 2008 2009 2010 CompanyB CompanyA Samstag, 27. April 13
  63. 63. Samstag, 27. April 13
  64. 64. Labelyouraxes Samstag, 27. April 13
  65. 65. Samstag, 27. April 13
  66. 66. Samstag, 27. April 13
  67. 67. Samstag, 27. April 13
  68. 68. 0 10 20 30 40 Phones Tablets Cameras Samstag, 27. April 13
  69. 69. Phones Tablets Cameras 34 21 9 Samstag, 27. April 13
  70. 70. Phones Tablets Cameras 34 21 9 Samstag, 27. April 13
  71. 71. Tellreaders why theyshouldcareabout yourgraphic. Samstag, 27. April 13
  72. 72. Samstag, 27. April 13
  73. 73. Samstag, 27. April 13
  74. 74. Samstag, 27. April 13
  75. 75. WorldMapofCatholic Population Samstag, 27. April 13
  76. 76. WorldMapofCatholic Population TheCatholicChurchHas ShiftedSouthwardsoverthe PastCentury Samstag, 27. April 13
  77. 77. ? WhatamIlookingat? Samstag, 27. April 13
  78. 78. ? Whyareyoushowing thistome? Samstag, 27. April 13
  79. 79. Samstag, 27. April 13
  80. 80. Youth Unemployment Rates in Europe Samstag, 27. April 13
  81. 81. Youth Unemployment on Historical High Samstag, 27. April 13
  82. 82. Youth Unemployment Devides Europe Samstag, 27. April 13
  83. 83. Youth Unemployment Devides Europe Seasonally adjusted unemployment rates of under 25 aged. Samstag, 27. April 13
  84. 84. Color Samstag, 27. April 13
  85. 85. Usecolor sparingly Samstag, 27. April 13
  86. 86. Usecolor sparingly Samstag, 27. April 13
  87. 87. Useatmost twocolors ifpossible Samstag, 27. April 13
  88. 88. 0 25 50 75 100 2007 2008 2009 2010 CompanyB CompanyA Samstag, 27. April 13
  89. 89. 0 25 50 75 100 2007 2008 2009 2010 CompanyB CompanyA Samstag, 27. April 13
  90. 90. Break Fixingachartusing whatwejustlearned Samstag, 27. April 13
  91. 91. Smartphones E-Book readers Tablets MP3players Headphones Keyboards Pencils Matches Sales per Product Samstag, 27. April 13
  92. 92. Smartphones Tablets E-Book Readers MP3Players Headphones Pencils Keyboards Matches Sales per Product Samstag, 27. April 13
  93. 93. Smartphones Tablets E-Book Readers Others Sales per Product Samstag, 27. April 13
  94. 94. Sales per Product Tablets E-BookReaders Smartphones Others Samstag, 27. April 13
  95. 95. Tablets E-BookReaders Smartphones 8Mio.€ 9Mio.€ 21Mio.€ 34Mio.€ Others Sales per Product Samstag, 27. April 13
  96. 96. Tablets E-BookReaders Smartphones 8Mio.€ 9Mio.€ 21Mio.€ 34Mio.€ Others Smartphones still kicking sales Samstag, 27. April 13
  97. 97. 8Mio.€ 9Mio.€ 21Mio.€ 34Mio.€ Tablets E-BookReaders Smartphones Smartphones still kicking sales Others Samstag, 27. April 13
  98. 98. 8Mio.€ 9Mio.€ 21Mio.€ 34Mio.€ Others Tablets E-BookReaders Smartphones Smartphones still kicking sales Samstag, 27. April 13
  99. 99. Smartphones E-Book readers Tablets MP3players Headphones Keyboards Pencils Matches Sales per Product Samstag, 27. April 13
  100. 100. 8Mio.€ 9Mio.€ 21Mio.€ 34Mio.€ Others Tablets E-BookReaders Smartphones Smartphones still kicking sales Samstag, 27. April 13
  101. 101. Avoidpure colorgradients Samstag, 27. April 13
  102. 102. Samstag, 27. April 13
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  109. 109. Respectthe color blind Samstag, 27. April 13
  110. 110. 6% 94% Samstag, 27. April 13
  111. 111. Samstag, 27. April 13
  112. 112. Samstag, 27. April 13
  113. 113. Checkyour colorswiththe colororacle Samstag, 27. April 13
  114. 114. http://colororacle.org Samstag, 27. April 13
  115. 115. http://colororacle.org Samstag, 27. April 13
  116. 116. Saygoodbyeto red-green colorscales Samstag, 27. April 13
  117. 117. http://www.smartmoney.com/map-of-the-market/ Samstag, 27. April 13
  118. 118. http://www.smartmoney.com/map-of-the-market/ Samstag, 27. April 13
  119. 119. http://www.smartmoney.com/map-of-the-market/ Samstag, 27. April 13
  120. 120. http://www.smartmoney.com/map-of-the-market/ Samstag, 27. April 13
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  124. 124. original simulation corrected simulation Samstag, 27. April 13
  125. 125. Indoubt,use Colorbrewer Samstag, 27. April 13
  126. 126. http://colorbrewer2.com Samstag, 27. April 13
  127. 127. Maps Samstag, 27. April 13
  128. 128. Samstag, 27. April 13
  129. 129. Don‘tusethe Mercatorprojection forworldmaps Samstag, 27. April 13
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  135. 135. Samstag, 27. April 13
  136. 136. OmittingGreenland won‘tfixyour Mercatorworldmap Samstag, 27. April 13
  137. 137. EqualAreaProjection Samstag, 27. April 13
  138. 138. xkcd.com/977Samstag, 27. April 13
  139. 139. xkcd.com/977Samstag, 27. April 13
  140. 140. xkcd.com/977Samstag, 27. April 13
  141. 141. Sizesymbolsbyarea –notdiameterorradius Samstag, 27. April 13
  142. 142. Samstag, 27. April 13
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  144. 144. 1 2 3 4 5 Samstag, 27. April 13
  145. 145. 1 2 3 4 5 Samstag, 27. April 13
  146. 146. 1 2 3 4 5 Samstag, 27. April 13
  147. 147. 1 2 3 4 5 Samstag, 27. April 13
  148. 148. 1 5 Samstag, 27. April 13
  149. 149. 1 5 1 1 1 1 1 Samstag, 27. April 13
  150. 150. A = π r 2 Samstag, 27. April 13
  151. 151. A = π 1 2 1 Samstag, 27. April 13
  152. 152. π 1 Samstag, 27. April 13
  153. 153. A = π 5 2 5 Samstag, 27. April 13
  154. 154. 25π 5 Samstag, 27. April 13
  155. 155. 25π 5 π 1 Samstag, 27. April 13
  156. 156. 5 11 1 11 11 1 11 11 1 11 11 1 11 11 1 11 Samstag, 27. April 13
  157. 157. 5 1 11 11 Samstag, 27. April 13
  158. 158. 5 1 11 11 r = 5 Samstag, 27. April 13
  159. 159. 5 1 11 11 r = 2.236 Samstag, 27. April 13
  160. 160. 5 1 11 11 r = 2.236 Samstag, 27. April 13
  161. 161. 1 2 3 4 5 Samstag, 27. April 13
  162. 162. 1 2 3 4 5 Samstag, 27. April 13
  163. 163. Samstag, 27. April 13
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  166. 166.                                                                                                                                                   Samstag, 27. April 13
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