Data Visualisation

23 Oct 2007 - 9:04am
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Daniel Williams
2005

Hi all

I am looking for good examples, tools, techniques, readings on data
visualisation. Apologies this is so broad but I just want to do a scope of
what is out there on this subject.

Let me know if you have any good resources.

Many thanks

Dan

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23 Oct 2007 - 9:27am
aschechterman
2004

Dan,
Keeping an eye on the Information Aesthetics
<http://infosthetics.com/> website had
helped me with such . . .
- AS

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On 10/23/07, Dan Williams < dgwillia at googlemail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi all
>
> I am looking for good examples, tools, techniques, readings on data
> visualisation. Apologies this is so broad but I just want to do a scope of
> what is out there on this subject.
>
> Let me know if you have any good resources.
>
> Many thanks
>
> Dan
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23 Oct 2007 - 9:33am
Matt Nish-Lapidus
2007

This is the obvious answer I guess... but Edward Tufte is probably the
best in the data visualization design area... here's his official
site: http://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/

On 10/23/07, Dan Williams <dgwillia at googlemail.com> wrote:
> Hi all
>
> I am looking for good examples, tools, techniques, readings on data
> visualisation. Apologies this is so broad but I just want to do a scope of
> what is out there on this subject.
>
> Let me know if you have any good resources.
>
> Many thanks
>
> Dan

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23 Oct 2007 - 9:39am
Alexander Baxevanis
2007

You may want to take a look at the work done by Ben Shneiderman (one of the
pioneers in this field) and the HCI Lab in the University of Maryland:

http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/research/visualization.shtml

For many of the projects mentioned in this page you can download the
software and datasets and get a first-hand experience with many
visualisation methods.

Good luck,
Alex

On 10/23/07, Dan Williams <dgwillia at googlemail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi all
>
> I am looking for good examples, tools, techniques, readings on data
> visualisation. Apologies this is so broad but I just want to do a scope of
> what is out there on this subject.
>
> Let me know if you have any good resources.
>
> Many thanks
>
> Dan
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23 Oct 2007 - 9:37am
Celeste Cefalu
2007

Smashing magazine has a really great post that surveys some of the best
dynamic data vis out there right now.

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/08/02/data-visualization-modern-approaches/

enjoy:)

Celeste

On 10/23/07, A S <aschechterman at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Dan,
> Keeping an eye on the Information Aesthetics
> <http://infosthetics.com/> website had
> helped me with such . . .
> - AS
>
>
> =====
> Andrew Schechterman
> User Experience Architect
> www.linkedin.com/in/andrewschechterman <aschechterman at gmail.com>
> aschechterman at gmail.com
> 303-886-2440
> ======
>
> On 10/23/07, Dan Williams < dgwillia at googlemail.com> wrote:
> >
> > Hi all
> >
> > I am looking for good examples, tools, techniques, readings on data
> > visualisation. Apologies this is so broad but I just want to do a scope
> of
> > what is out there on this subject.
> >
> > Let me know if you have any good resources.
> >
> > Many thanks
> >
> > Dan
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23 Oct 2007 - 9:45am
Becubed
2004

> I am looking for good examples, tools, techniques, readings on data
> visualisation.

** Be sure to read "Magic Ink" by Bret Victor:

http://worrydream.com/MagicInk/

** Here's a summary of techniques from Smashing Magazine:

http://tinyurl.com/yo3a6q

** And a few websites where you'll find visualizations:

http://www.processing.org/exhibition/

http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/research/visualization.shtml

http://dashboardspy.com/

http://www.bewitched.com/research.html

23 Oct 2007 - 9:34am
Daniel Ribeiro
2007

Take a look at this

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/08/02/data-visualization-modern-approaches/

Daniel Melo Ribeiro

23 Oct 2007 - 9:18am
Matthew Loff
2007

Have you taken a look at Visual Complexity? --
http://www.visualcomplexity.com/vc/

I realize the scope of your question was intentionally broad, but perhaps a
hint about the specifics of your particular domain may help.

Regards,
Matt

On 10/23/07, Dan Williams <dgwillia at googlemail.com> wrote:
>
> Hi all
>
> I am looking for good examples, tools, techniques, readings on data
> visualisation. Apologies this is so broad but I just want to do a scope of
> what is out there on this subject.
>
> Let me know if you have any good resources.
>
> Many thanks
>
> Dan
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23 Oct 2007 - 9:42am
Petteri Hiisilä
2004

Dan Williams wrote:

> I am looking for good examples, tools, techniques, readings on data
> visualisation. Apologies this is so broad but I just want to do a
> scope of
> what is out there on this subject.

This has been very useful:
http://www.visual-literacy.org/periodic_table/periodic_table.html

Thanks,
Petteri

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23 Oct 2007 - 10:05am
Jack L. Moffett
2005

Visualization Examples

http://www.gapminder.org/
http://www.historyshots.com/index.cfm
http://services.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/app
http://charts.jorgecamoes.com/

Jack L. Moffett
Interaction Designer
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First, recognize that the ‘right’ requirements
are in principle unknowable by users, customers
and designers at the start.

Devise the design process, and the formal
agreement between designers and customers and users,
to be sensitive to what is learnt by any of the
parties as the design evolves.

- J.C. Jones

23 Oct 2007 - 10:45am
Dan Harrelson
2007

Check out Google Analytics and Visual Sciences for web analytics
visualization examples.

http://www.visualsciences.com/
http://www.google.com/analytics/

...Dan

23 Oct 2007 - 1:02pm
Jeff Howard
2004

Hi Dan,

Check out IBM's Many Eyes project:
http://services.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/

Their goal is "to democratize visualization and to enable a new
social kind of data analysis." Anyone can upload data, choose a few
options and generate a visualization that's then open to the public.

// jeff

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24 Oct 2007 - 4:43am
Daniel Williams
2005

Thanks guys for all the links. I know it was a broad question but you have
returned some real useful stuff for me.

Thanks again

On Tue, 23 Oct 2007 11:02:29, Jeff Howard <id at howardesign.com> wrote:
>
> Hi Dan,
>
> Check out IBM's Many Eyes project:
> http://services.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/
>
> Their goal is "to democratize visualization and to enable a new
> social kind of data analysis." Anyone can upload data, choose a few
> options and generate a visualization that's then open to the public.
>
> // jeff
>
>
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25 Oct 2007 - 1:41pm
Mitchell Gass
2004

At 07:04 AM 10/23/2007, Dan Williams wrote:
>I am looking for good examples, tools, techniques, readings on data
>visualisation.

Dan,

A resource that I don't think was mentioned is a new O'Reilly book,
Visualizing Data. A prepublication version is available at

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596515935/#top

I haven't looked at it, but O'Reilly books are often quite good. I'd
be interested to hear reactions from anyone who's used it.

Best,

Mitchell Gass
uLab | PDA: Learning from Users | Designing with Users
Berkeley, CA 94707 USA
+1 510 525-6864 office
+1 415 637-6552 mobile
+1 510 525-4246 fax
http://www.participatorydesign.com/

25 Oct 2007 - 2:07pm
Danna Hudson
2005

> At 07:04 AM 10/23/2007, Dan Williams wrote:
>> I am looking for good examples, tools, techniques, readings on data
>> visualisation.

Some of my favorites:

[book] Information Design
http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/0262600358/ref=sib_dp_pt/104-6586663-6036740
#reader-link

[book] Mapping: An illustrated guide to graphic navigational systems
http://www.amazon.com/gp/reader/2880467071/ref=sib_dp_pt/104-6586663-6036740
#reader-link

[article] Data Visualization: Modern Approaches
http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/08/02/data-visualization-modern-approac
hes/

[example] The Homicide Map: A visual interface to The Times' Homicide Report
http://www.latimes.com/news/local/crime/homicidemap/

25 Oct 2007 - 2:21pm
Sarah J. Geitz
2007

We use "R" to develop prototype statistical visualizations. I'm amazed
at the number of libraries available. If you have supporting data and
can imagine it should appear, you can do it in "r".

http://www.r-project.org/

http://addictedtor.free.fr/graphiques/

I also LOVE Processing..thank you Casey Reas and Ben Fry

www.processing.org

It's much easier for an artist or designer to use than "r" and people
are adding libraries all the time increasing its capabilities.
Processing also has hardware and mobile computing initiatives.

Sarah Geitz, Senior Design Manager
SPADAC Inc.
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At 07:04 AM 10/23/2007, Dan Williams wrote:
>I am looking for good examples, tools, techniques, readings on data
>visualisation.

Dan,

A resource that I don't think was mentioned is a new O'Reilly book,
Visualizing Data. A prepublication version is available at

http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/9780596515935/#top

I haven't looked at it, but O'Reilly books are often quite good. I'd
be interested to hear reactions from anyone who's used it.

Best,

Mitchell Gass
uLab | PDA: Learning from Users | Designing with Users
Berkeley, CA 94707 USA
+1 510 525-6864 office
+1 415 637-6552 mobile
+1 510 525-4246 fax
http://www.participatorydesign.com/

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26 Oct 2007 - 9:01am
mauropin
2007

On 10/25/07, Danna Hudson <danna at yahoo-inc.com> wrote:
> > At 07:04 AM 10/23/2007, Dan Williams wrote:
> >> I am looking for good examples, tools, techniques, readings on data
> >> visualisation.
>

I would add Tufte's books to your list.

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information
Envisioning Information
Visual Explanations: Images and Quantities, Evidence and Narrative
Beautiful Evidence

http://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/books_vdqi

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26 Oct 2007 - 10:17am
Chris Borokowski
2007

This is now one of my favorite interface examples, and it's not just
nostalgia for every time I stepped over a corpse on my way to work in
Los Angeles.

--- Danna Hudson <danna at yahoo-inc.com> wrote:

> [example] The Homicide Map: A visual interface to The Times' Homicide
> Report
> http://www.latimes.com/news/local/crime/homicidemap/

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29 Oct 2007 - 10:38pm
Al Matthews
2007

re: Processing and the O'Reilly book: It will also be of interest to
some to link Ben's PhD thesis, from Media Lab, on this topic.

http://benfry.com/
(see 25 Aug 05)

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30 Oct 2007 - 11:20am
Sarah J. Geitz
2007

Here's another visualization link of interest:
http://prefuse.org/

AND it looks like they just (last week) posted an alpha release of
"flare" http://flare.prefuse.org/
(Prefuse for Flash) on Sourceforge -
http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=98962

Sarah Geitz, Senior Design Manager
SPADAC Inc.
sarah.geitz at spadac.com
703.740.3933 office
571.344.1358 cell
703.893.8131 fax
7921 Jones Branch Drive
McLean, VA 22102-3399
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Matthews
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re: Processing and the O'Reilly book: It will also be of interest to
some to link Ben's PhD thesis, from Media Lab, on this topic.

http://benfry.com/
(see 25 Aug 05)

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Al Matthews
http://fatmilk.tv

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