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Introduction to data visualisation

By Nick Vaslamatzis

Introduction

This online course offers a quick introduction to scientific data visualisation. It is mainly addressed to UX analysts, designers, developers and project managers of data visualisation systems.

Nick Vaslamatzis — Digital Thinker, Project Manager, UX

Added by Nick Vaslamatzis: “Several models of the data visualisation design process exist and there is no one way to create visualizations but the main characteristic of these models is that the process is always explorative and iterative.

2 The Process of Creating Data Visualizations

Jan Willem Tulp published on June 26, 2012 in Design Jan Willem Tulp is a freelance information visualizer based in The Hague, The Netherlands. With his company, TULP interactive, he creates data visualizations for a wide variety of clients, such as Scientific American, Popular Science, Amsterdam Airport and World Economic Forum. Have you ever wondered how today's beautiful visualizations are

Added by Nick Vaslamatzis: “A simple way to stat thinking of which chart type to use for common use cases.

3 How to Find the Right Chart Type for your Numeric Data

Charts help you visualize numeric data in a graphical format but the problem is there are just too many types of charts to choose from. This diagram will help you pick the right chart for your data type. Charts help you visualize numeric data in a graphical format but the problem is there are just too many types of charts

Added by Nick Vaslamatzis: “Quick definitions of datasets and implications

4 Data: Continuous vs. Categorical

Data comes in a number of different types, which determine what kinds of mapping can be used for them. The most basic distinction is that between continuous (or quantitative) and categorical data, which has a profound impact on the types of visualizations that can be used. The main distinction is quite simple, but it has a lot of important consequences.

Added by Nick Vaslamatzis: “- How to tell a story with data.. - How to easily optimise the clarity and presentation of your charts and graphs. This article is useful in any context: business presentations, data visualisation web design, digital communication initiatives, etc..

5 Storytelling with data: some finer points of data visualization

Last month, I conducted the first storytelling with data Data Viz Challenge. In addition to eternal notoriety, I promised the winner the invitation to write a guest blog post (in case you're interested, a full rundown of the entries and my comments about each can be viewed here). Winner Jeff Shaffer came through with the following post, which I'm excited

Added by Nick Vaslamatzis: “This article presents numerous data visualisation examples. A good overview of how your data can be re-designed for the web!

6 Data Visualization Inspiration: Analysis To Insights To Action, Faster!

Like a vast majority on planet Earth, I love data visualizations. Ok, so perhaps as the author of two bestselling books on analytics I love it a little bit more! There is something magical about taking an incredible amount of complexity and presenting it as simply as we possibly can with the goal of letting the cogently presented insight drive

Added by Nick Vaslamatzis: “While there is a clear role for the Data Visualisation designer, the result should be a world that users can explore, rather than a story that they're told.

7 Stories Are Gateways Into Worlds

Moritz Stefaner recently wrote a posting titled Worlds, not stories. He basically argues that while there is a clear role for the designer of a visualization, the result should be a world that users can explore, rather than a story that they're told. I have a few things to say about this, and will do so in two parts. This

8 The Three Elements of Successful Data Visualizations

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Added by Nick Vaslamatzis: “A quick introduction about User Experience (UX) Needs. This article does not relate directly to data visualisation but provides an introduction to the different states of motivation a user goes through when interacting with a web application.

9 Hierarchy of UX Needs

Wouter de Bres on March 10, 2014 What we want in life depends on what situation we are in. Someone living in a war zone without a roof above their head will probably feel no need for a yoga class, beautiful clothes or classical concert. According to psychologist Abraham Harold Maslow all behavior is motivated by a need, and those

Added by Nick Vaslamatzis: “This resource will help form mult-role teams from inception to testing of data visualisation applications

10 The 8 hats of data visualisation design

Last week I posted a slideshare version of my slides from a recent pair of presentation events in Chicago. The title of this talk was "The 8 hats of data visualisation". In this article I want to follow up these slides with a written accompaniment to contextualise and explain what I was presenting, as slides alone don't really manage to

11 10 Things You Can Learn From the New York Times' Data Visualizations

published on April 2, 2012 in Design The Malofiej 20 awards, known as the Pulitzers of the infographics world, recognize the finest infographics published across the globe. This year, more than 1,500 print and online submissions competed for the prestigious awards. National Geographic Magazine, which won best print map and two gold awards, and Internet Group do Brasil iG (gold)

Added by Nick Vaslamatzis: “Visualising trending datasets - a quick reference point for implementing your Data Visualisation appproach

12 11 Ways to Visualize Changes Over Time – A Guide

Deal with data? No doubt you've come across the time-based variety. The visualization you use to explore and display that data changes depending on what you're after and data types. Maybe you're looking for increases and decreases, or maybe seasonal patterns. This is a guide to help you figure out what type of visualization to use to see that stuff.

Added by Nick Vaslamatzis: “Data Visualisation is more than story-telling

13 Well-formed data- Worlds, not stories

Here is the video of my talk at visualized, presenting the selfiecity project: At the end, I tried to make a more general point, which is of big importance to me, and which I would like to expand on in the following: You will often hear these days, that data visualization is great for "telling stories", to "make the complex

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