Modern Data Visualization @ ThatConference

1e56679c0384d36280c82f450ac8c473?s=47 Ash Dzick
August 07, 2019

Modern Data Visualization @ ThatConference

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Ash Dzick

August 07, 2019
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  3. Modern Data Visualization That Conference

  4. agenda brief overview best practices tools to get started

  5. agenda brief overview best practices tools to get started 


    after the session: •find me in person •email me: adzick@gmail.com •tweet me: @ashleydzick
  6. data vis helps with important discoveries

  7. Cholera Dr. John Snow - Cholera Cluster Map

  8. Florence Nightingale - Army Mortality

  9. Minard's Visualization Of Napoleon's 1812 March

  10. Minard's Visualization Of Napoleon's 1812 March

  11. Minard's Visualization Of Napoleon's 1812 March

  12. data vis helps with explanation

  13. Simpson’s Paradox

  14. StitchFix Algorithms Tour

  15. best practices

  16. don’t make humans remember stuff 1.

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  18. How many times do you have to see something before

    you remember it?
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  20. humans are bad at approximating area 2.

  21. Stephen Few, Perceptual Edge

  22. Stephen Few, Perceptual Edge

  23. Stephen Few, Perceptual Edge

  24. convey meaning with more than just colors 3.

  25. USA Today Gas Price Heat Map

  26. USA Today Gas Price Heat Map

  27. Joshua Stevens using NASA Visualization Studio

  28. Joshua Stevens using NASA Visualization Studio

  29. think beyond static graphs 4.

  30. Simpson’s Paradox World Bank Visualizations, Infant Mortality

  31. National Geographic When Children Lack Nutrition

  32. National Geographic When Children Lack Nutrition

  33. give them a story to follow 5.

  34. Simpson’s Paradox NY Times, Punishing Reach

  35. Gates Notes, The Deadliest Animal in the World

  36. Simpson’s Paradox NY Times, Changing Nature of Middle Class

  37. best practices 1. don’t make humans remember stuff 2. humans

    are bad at approximating area 3. convey meaning with more than color 4. think beyond static 5. give them a story to follow
  38. tools to get started

  39. process cleanse your data color is important choose your visualization

    tool
  40. In no order.. • ColorBox • ColorBrewer • Adobe Color

    • Colormind • Chroma.js • Colorgorical • Plus dozens others
  41. Simpson’s Paradox projects.susielu.com/viz-palette

  42. michelf.ca/projects/sim-daltonism

  43. Flourish Web based Fairly easy to pick up Free (Paid

    option available) Excel upload Check out:
 flourish.studio
  44. Tableau Little to no programming Fairly easy to pick up

    Connect to most data sources Expensive
  45. R Leader in data visualization Favored in academia Great for

    statistic learning and predictive analytics Check out:
 ggplot2, htmlwidgets, Leaflet
  46. Python Huge community Incredibly customizable Similar syntax to other languages

    Great for machine learning Check out:
 Matplotlib, pandas, bokeh
  47. Which should I use? Fast one-off visualization: Flourish Don’t want

    to code: Tableau, PowerBI Software Engineering: Python Academia: R Machine Learning: Python Statistical Modeling: R
  48. reading • The Functional Art — Alberto Cairo • Visual

    Display of Quantitative Information — Edward Tufte • Design for Information — Isabel Meirelles • Storytelling with Data — Cole Nussbaumer Knaflic • Presenting Data People Can’t Ignore - Hubspot eBook
  49. more visualizations to check out 1. How 2 M.T.A. Decisions

    Pushed the Subway Into Crisis
 Great use of SVGs and CSS3 to make incredibly fast “animated” visualizations 2. What’s Your Major? 4 Decades of College Degrees, in 1 Graph
 Simple graph with powerful story 3. Why Budapest, Warsaw, and Lithuania Split Themselves in Two
 Good use of colors and animation, uses multiple visualizations to tell the story 4. Trucks and Beer
 Analysis of country music with good use of static graphs
  50. questions? 
 slides will be on: thatconference.com, @ashleydzick (twitter), &

    dzick.com
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