“ TED Talks Information designer Tom Wujec talks through three areas of the brain that help us understand words, images, feelings, connections.”
“Involvement, motivation and narrative: here’s how the key concepts of game design and 3D learning environments can be successfully applied to the field of data visualization.”
"Data presentation can be beautiful, elegant and descriptive. There is a variety of conventional ways to visualize data – tables, histograms, pie charts and bar graphs are being used every day, in every project and on every possible occasion. However, to convey a message to your readers effectively, sometimes you need more than just a simple pie chart of your results. In fact, there are much better, profound, creative and absolutely fascinating ways to visualize data. Many of them might become ubiquitous in the next few years."
Use this table to figure out what type of information visualisation would be most suited to your project.
"Information graphics, visual representations of data known as infographics, keep the web going these days. Web users, with their diminishing attention spans, are inexorably drawn to these shiny, brightly coloured messages with small, relevant, clearly-displayed nuggets of information. They’re straight to the point, usually factually interesting and often give you a wake-up call as to what those statistics really mean."
EFFECTIVE INFORMATION VISUALIZATION by Matthias Shapiro
"We are swimming in data. Too much to comprehend, at times. Matthias Shapiro walks us through the visualization techniques that can be used to figure out what a data set is trying to tell us."
Simon Chadwick speaks to David McCandless about the art of data visualisation.
Everyone loves a good infographic. It is such an easy way to digest statistics instead of having to read endless lists of boring and confusing figures, and it.
But, what happens if you are searching for a particular visualisation, either for your article or just out of general interest? Yes, there’s the old-fashioned way of searching via Google or trawling through hundreds of sites, but surely you just want a site like Flickr where you can browse through infographics, without having to waste time searching for them?
This is exactly what Visual.ly is. Think of it as Flickr for infographics and visualisations. Signing up is completely free and there’s some exciting features built into it (with a couple more in the pipeline).
"I never thought much about the terminology freely thrown around in design with anything regarding infographics, data visualization or information design. This has been compounded by the popularity of infographics in major publications. As part of my research for a school project about using data and the Processing language, I felt it was important to understand the words being used in this discipline.
In this post, I will discuss the similarities between infographics and data visualizations, the differences as well as why it may or may not matter to really understand the distinction.”
"Hello and welcome to the world’s first global awards for data visualization and information design. We’re out to celebrate and honour the incredible creativity that’s emerging in this growing field.
So, if you’ve created an infographic, a revealing dataviz or a beautiful piece of information art, on any subject, in any media, enter it into our awards. You could be featured on this site. You could be shortlisted. You could win an award.
There are various categories and awards.”
David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization
By visualizing information, we turn it into a landscape that you can explore with your eyes, a sort of information map. And when you’re lost in information, an information map is kind of useful.” (David McCandless)