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DSMP Week 9: Infographics

Visualisation
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Richard Treves

on 24 March 2014

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Transcript of DSMP Week 9: Infographics

Infographics
History: Static
First Graph
Playfair, 1786
Info-map
Smith, 1815
http://interactiondesign.sva.edu/classes/datavisualization/updates/
Circular Charts
Nightingale
1858
Minard
1869
Tufte
Current:
Dynamic e.g.
Narrative
Viz Types
(the Stepper)
Interactive
early thematic map
cross section
mapping 3D!
bottom up
( Drill Down)
How Does
Prezi
Tours
fit in?
Interactive
+ Dynamic
(Martini Glass)
http://datajournalism.stanford.edu/
Tuftesque view:
Just because we can/
Chart Junk
(to about half way)
Usability vs Versatility
Interactivity can be very confusing
Value
Entertainment or Artistic vs Cognitively Efficient
Flowing graphic
music (production and distribution)
newspapers
encylopedias
libraries
pornography
maps
Gapminder
Graphs better
showing change
than maps
China Timeline
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/interactive/2012/mar/23/china-decade-change-interactive-timeline
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-14846456#chapter2
Phone Hacking Graphic
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2009/07/02/business/economy/20090705-cycles-graphic.html
http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/02/09/sports/olympics/2010-olympics-venue-map.html
http://boingboing.net/2009/08/04/us-health-care-debat.html
Modern:
Repubs vs Dems
Conclusion
Static: tho' Historic, still useful
Current: Dynamic + Interactive

Value - Chart Junk vs Extrinsic Value
Purple Cow

Good or Bad points about Static?
No 'disappearance'
Have time to see detail
No 'Hunt the Content'
Paper is simple

Motion cognition helpful
e.g. change over time
a way of organising lots of data
Interesting Content
Good Visualisation?
Good At
Comparing shapes, not numbers
Lengths more than areas
Areas more than shades
Intrinsic vs Extrinsic value (Purple Cow)
http://googleearthdesign.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/google-earth-tours-research-update.html
Remember This?
Critique the following
- Use of Persistence
- Base map
- Data story
Beyonce Tweets
Boris Bikes


Bad things about this



Design an animated map to show this
And a set of multiples


http://cartonerd.blogspot.co.uk/2013/12/the-flawless-map.html

http://www.theguardian.com/news/datablog/interactive/2012/sep/25/five-million-boris-bike-trips-mapped-video

adesquared.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/socialwebinvolvement.jpeg
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