Tag: Data Visualisation
we were very proud of our user interface and the fact that we had a way to browse 16,000(!!) pages of documentation on a CD-ROM. But browsing the hierarchy felt a little complicated to us. So we asked [Edward] Tufte to come in and have a look, and were hoping perhaps for a pat on the head or some free advice. He played with our AnswerBook for about 90 seconds, turned around, and pronounced his review:
"Dr Spock’s Baby Care is a best-selling owner’s manual for the most complicated ‘product’ imaginable — and it only has two levels of headings. You people have 8 levels of hierarchy and I haven’t even stopped counting yet. No wonder you think it’s complicated."
Easy, object oriented client side graphs for designers and developers…Thank you to Phil Factor for tweeting this. Here is a very helpful tutorial to get you started: http://www.webdesignermag.co.uk/tutorials/build-html5-charts-with-chart-js/
Great book from Edward Tufte that explains that how to “escape from the flatlands of both paper and computer screen, showing superb displays of high-dimensional complex data.” Available to buy directly from the following link
|Some excellent references for data visualization from .net magazine and also The Guardian|
Some knowledge of HTML5, SVG and CSS is required. There are tutorials available on github to get started.
|A new book called Information Graphics by Julius Wiedemann explores the development of data visualizations and info graphics.|
A new website is available at http://www.visualizing.org/ that showcases many ways of presenting data. There is sample data on the site that allows you to try for yourself.