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The visual language of data by JULIE STEELE at Big Data Spain 2013

The visual language of data by JULIE STEELE at Big Data Spain 2013

Data visualization is the language of data: it's the best way to explore the trends and the takeaways from large amounts of data, as well as to communicate those trends and takeaways to other people.
Session presented at Big Data Spain 2013 Conference
8th Nov 2013
Kinépolis Madrid
http://www.bigdataspain.org
Event promoted by http://www.paradigmatecnologico.com
Abstract: http://www.bigdataspain.org/2013/conference/the-visual-language-of-data

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Big Data Spain

November 14, 2013
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  1. The Visual Language of Data JULIE STEELE

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  3. Why visualization? Juliana Freire, University of Utah

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  5. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anscombe%27s_quartet

  6. Efficient Insight Juliana Freire, University of Utah

  7. Efficient Insight Juliana Freire, University of Utah

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  9. Visual Language

  10. Visual Primitives

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  12. Andrew Odewahn

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  14. Moritz Stefaner “Position is everything. Color is difficult.” – Moritz

    Stefaner
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  22. 0 20 40 60 80 100 1st Qtr 2nd Qtr

    3rd Qtr 4th Qtr East West North East West North
  23. http://fiveless.deviantart.com/art/Periodic-Table-of-the-Elements-147350318

  24. squidspot.com/Periodic_Table_of_Typefaces.html

  25. Jessica Hagy, thisisindexed.com

  26. Aaron Koblin

  27. Useful Tools

  28. D3 — d3js.org • JavaScript library for manipulating documents •

    Uses HTML, SVG, and CSS
  29. Processing — processing.org • Builds on Java, but with simplified

    syntax and graphics programming model • Has OpenGL integration for accelerated 3D
  30. ggplot2 — ggplot2.org • Plotting system for R, based on

    base and lattice graphics
  31. Tableau — tableausoftware.com • Proprietary BI software with drag and

    drop UI • Currently only available for PC; Mac coming in 2014
  32. Excel — office.microsoft.com/en-us/excel • Powerful spreadsheet tool with built-in, customizable

    visualization.
  33. Formats (avoiding visual curse words)

  34. The curse: circular layouts Left: http://www.coursehero.com/blog/2011/08/25/infographic-the-pulse-of-education-around-the-world/ Right: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Disk_usage_%28Boabab%29.png

  35. michaelvandaniker.com/labs/browserVisualization/

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  37. Florence Nightingale

  38. http://windhistory.com

  39. The curse: 3D effects http://www.gereports.com/a-good-look-at-the-cost-of-chronic-diseases/

  40. http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/technology/Jobs_08_keynote_dsc_0143x.jpg The curse: circular + 3D

  41. http://eusoils.jrc.ec.europa.eu/ The curse: rainbows

  42. http://sedac.siecin.columbia.edu/place/

  43. http://krugman.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/12/special-bulletin-fractions-have-denominators/ The curse: inequitable axes

  44. The curse: gradients

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  46. Robert Palmer

  47. Eric Fisher Eric Fischer

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