Tag Archives: data visualization

Workshop: Communicating data effectively with visualizations

Eric Barrett, from Jumpstart Georgia put together a workshop on communicating data effectively with visualizations. The workshop was held in Tbilisi, Georgia, on April 23 & 24, 2013. Here are Eric’s notes. (And here are the notes that I took during the workshop. They’re a bit messy…) Introduction A few sample visualizations: New York Times: The Jobless [...]

Nathan Yau: 5 misconceptions about visualization

AUTHOR Nathan Yau DATE September 23, 2011 SOURCE http://flowingdata.com/2011/09/23/5-misconceptions-about-visualization/ LICENSE Creative Commons BY-NC 1. Visualization is for making data flashy This is probably the most common one. It’s easy to look at a lot of the best visualization projects and want your data to look and feel the same way. So people ask, “I have [...]

Geoff McGhee: Journalism in the Age of Data

Creator(s) Geoff McGhee Description An annotated video report on data journalism Use Data journalism is an excellent way to get into data visualization because it teaches you tell a story visually with a specific goal Date 2010 License Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License View Go to interactive website, or view the series of nine [...]

Stephen Few: Data Visualization for Human Perception

Creator(s) Stephen Few Description Book chapter in Soegaard, Mads and Dam, Rikke Friis (eds.). The Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, 2nd Ed. Aarhus, Denmark: The Interaction Design Foundation. Use Understand basic concepts of good data visualization. Date 2013 License The Creative Commons Attribution-NoDerivs Licence & The Interaction Design Foundation Addendum to the Creative Commons licence. Review full [...]