As Data becomes more and more ingrained and interwoven into our daily lives the more you will see the implementation of “Data Visualization” and all its myriad uses. Here we give you 10 websites that you should know about if you either want to build great looking infographics, if you want to understand how to think about visualizing data, and especially if you want to see cool ways to put data into visual form for others to enjoy.
FlowingData explores how designers, statisticians, and computer scientists are using data to understand ourselves better – mainly through data visualization.
- Smashing Magazine’s ‘Data Visualization: Modern Approaches’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.
- WebDesignerDepot’s ‘50 Great Examples of Data Visualization’Wrapping your brain around data online can be challenging, especially when dealing with huge volumes of information. And trying to find related content can also be difficult, depending on what data you’re looking for. But data visualizations can make all of that much easier, allowing you to see the concepts that you’re learning about in a more interesting, and often more useful manner.
- visual.lyThis video says it all
- DataVisualization.chData Visualization is a transversal discipline which harnesses the immense power of visual communication in order to explain, in an understandable manner, the relationships of meaning, cause and dependency which can be found among the great abstract masses of information generated by scientific and social processes.
- InfostheticsInspired by Lev Manovich’s definition of “information aesthetics”, this weblog explores the symbiotic relationship between creative design and the field of information visualization. More specifically, it collects projects that represent data or information in original or intriguing ways.
- Adam Ostrow’s ‘16 Awesome Data Visualization Tools’From navigating the Web in entirely new ways to seeing where in the world twitters are coming from, data visualization tools are changing the way we view content. We found the following 16 apps both visually stunning and delightfully useful.
- VisualComplexityVisualComplexity.com intends to be a unified resource space for anyone interested in the visualization of complex networks. The project’s main goal is to leverage a critical understanding of different visualization methods, across a series of disciplines, as diverse as Biology, Social Networks or the World Wide Web.
- ManyEyesYou can explore data using your eyes! This site is set up to allow the entire internet community to upload data, visualize it, and talk about their discoveries with other people. Many Eyes was created in 2007 by the Visual Communication Lab, part of Collaborative User Experience group, at IBM Research. It is brought to you now jointly by the Visual Communication Lab and the IBM Cognos software group.
- Data Enthusiast’s “Data Visualization with David McCandless”This is a post from the past that still is very useful in thinking about Data Visualization by a master in the field. David McCandless turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. Good design, he suggests, is the best way to navigate information glut — and it may just change the way we see the world.
Joshua is working to become a Data Scientist with focus on Analytics, Big Data, Machine Learning, and Statistics. His passion for Data and Information are second to none. He is a certified IBM Cognos Expert with more than 10 years experience in Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing, Analtyics, IT Management, Software Engineering and Supply Chain Performance Management with Fortune 500 companies. He has specializations in Analytics, Mobile Reporting, Performance Management, and Business Analysis.
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