Strategy & Tools for Data Visualization
Data visualization is the study of the visual representation of data, meaning “information which has been abstracted in some schematic form, including attributes or variables for the units of information”. According to Friedman (2008) the “main goal of data visualization is to communicate information clearly and effectively through graphical means. It doesn’t mean that data visualization needs to look boring to be functional or extremely sophisticated to look beautiful.
Data Visualization Strategy
Edward Tufte @EdwardTufte delivered a great presentation about data visualization strategy for the star studded Tech@State event audience. Tech@State ( @techATstate ) connects tech innovators and those interested in diplomacy and development to enable 21st century statecraft by improving education, health and welfare of the world’s population. The Edward Tufte: Beautiful Evidence (Highlights) video is available here. Edward Tufte’s complete data visualization strategy presentation video is available here, his presentation begins at 14:24.
If your display isn’t worth 1000 words, to hell with it – @EdwardTufte
Data Visualization Tools & Services
Google Data Visualization Services
Google Data Visualization Service provides a variety of charts that are optimized to address your data visualization needs. These charts are based on pure HTML5/SVG technology (adopting VML for old IE versions), so no plugins are required.
Sencha ExtJS Data Visualization Tools
Highcharts Data Visualization Tools
Current Data Visualization Twitter Game Board
Diversity fuels innovation. Sports fanatics have their fantasy football teams. This is my fantasy innovation team. This Data Visualization twitter game board represents people focused on sharing ideas about how to make data make sense.
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