Practical Data Visualization

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January 31, 2014

Practical Data Visualization

A review of data visualization that is useful for the workplace, with an emphasis on visualization for clarity. A brief review of data visualization followed by practical examples of simple and complex visualizations.

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Tom Schenk Jr

January 31, 2014
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  1. PRACTICAL DATA VISUALIZATION

  2. Manipulating shapes to enhance learning & memory -paraphrased—poorly—from Andy Kirk.

  3. [A] new kind of professional has emerged, the data scientist,

    who combines the skill of software programmer, statistician, and story teller/artist to extract the nuggets of gold hidden under mountains of data. -Hal Varian, Chief Economist @ Google
  4. Nicholas FELTON

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  8. A SIMPLE TAXONOMY Basic Charts A simple combination of bars,

    circles, lines to show the relationship of data to itself or between other data. Complex Diagrams A sophisticated interlinking of several lines, often, using overplotting to reveal macro-trends, clusters, and grouping. Infographics A combination of words, basic charts, or complex diagrams to communicate a thesis.
  9. WHICH BAR IS BIGGER?

  10. WHICH BUBBLE IS BIGGER?

  11. DATA VISUALIZATION IS MINIMALIST

  12. Edward TUFTE edwardtufte.com The Visual Display of Quantitative Information

  13. ADD NARRATIVE

  14. CHANGE IT UP DOT PLOT

  15. BULLET CHART

  16. CHANGE IT UP FACET

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  20. USE A MAP

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  23. ANIMATE

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  28. COMPLEX DIAGRAM

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  35. TOM SCHENK JR TOM.SCHENK@CITYOFCHICAGO.ORG