Speaking of Data Visualization

16 Oct 2008 - 2:17pm
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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.

~ will

"Where you innovate, how you innovate,
and what you innovate are design problems"

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16 Oct 2008 - 2:45pm
Daniel Ribeiro

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

Here's a slight distinction:

I've seen these two definitions in some publications, but both are used to
explain the same thing. For example: (

"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?

Daniel Melo Ribeiro

Daniel Melo Ribeiro

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