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Data Visualization

Using data to make agile decisions and to tell your story is a common challenge. This guide will provide information and resources on presenting data visually.

Principles to Consider in Presenting Data

Stephen Few

Ben Shneiderman

Visual Information Seeking Mantra:  "The Eyes Have It:  A Task by Data Type Taxonomy for Information Visualizations"  July 1996, http://www.cs.ubc.ca/~tmm/courses/cpsc533c-03-spr/readings/shneiderman96eyes.pdf

  • Overview first
  • Zoom and filter
  • Then details on demand

Matthias Shapiro

"Once  Upon a Stacked Time Series", in Beautiful Visualization:Looking at Data Through the Eyes of Experts, Eds. Julie Steele & Noah Ilinksy, CEAS TK7882 .I6 B427 2010 and online through Safari E-Books

  • Question + Visual Data + Context = Story

Websites

Perceptual Edge/Stephen Few:  http://www.perceptualedge.com/

Stanford Vis Group: http://vis.stanford.edu/

Story Telling With Data: http://www.storytellingwithdata.com

 

Presentations from UC's January 24, 2013 Data Visualization Day: http://business.uc.edu/centers/analytics-center/events.html

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