Speaking of Data Visualization

16 Oct 2008 - 2:17pm
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SemanticWill
2007

For those so inclined, I recently (last week) got a copy of "Data Flow:
Visualizing Information in Graphic Design" which is all about data
visualization in graphic design - but since many here at one point or
another are asked to do something related to visualizing complex data sets -
you may find some of examples are innovative and effective ways of
communicating and could be useful in your work. warning - some clearly
violate your Tuftian (like Faustian - without your soul involved)
proclivities, and some are beautiful but don't clearly communicate
information - but still impressive book.

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~ will

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and what you innovate are design problems"

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16 Oct 2008 - 2:45pm
Daniel Ribeiro
2007

Can you guys see great conceptual differences between "data visualization"
and 'information visualization'?

Here's a slight distinction:
http://www.visual-literacy.org/periodic_table/periodic_table.html

I've seen these two definitions in some publications, but both are used to
explain the same thing. For example: (
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knowledge_visualization)

"Practical application of information visualization in computer programs
involves selecting, transforming and representing abstract data"

Very briefly, I think that "data visualization" refers to quantitative, raw
stuff. "Information visualization" refers to more conceptual models, like
diagrams, flows, mind maps...

What do you think about that?

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Daniel Melo Ribeiro
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http://www.danielmelo.net

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