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The Science of Visualization

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In this era of “Big Data,” businesses rely on the accumulation and analysis of raw data to help them understand an uncertain environment. Yet the sheer quantity of available information can overwhelm even the most sophisticated data miner. The problem of transforming spools of statistics into decipherable figures is one all too familiar to the…

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A Year in Visualization

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We’ve made a case for visual processes in the workplace time and time again this year. In case you blinked and missed a post, or perhaps are just joining us, here’s a rundown of some of my personal favorites: Visualization is Genius, Not Juvenile We’ve always heard that a picture is worth a thousand words,…

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The Visual Revolution

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As human beings we’ve always been fascinated by images. From the dawn of time, we’ve attempted to record moments or events that we wanted to share with others through the power of visuals. The technical advancements we’ve seen over the last several years has made it possible for more people to share their stories through…

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Q&A with James Davenport, blogger at “If We Assume”

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James Davenport is an astronomy PhD candidate at the University of Washington whose research focuses on the evolution and destruction of open clusters of stars. But when he’s not looking at the heavens, Davenport enjoys analyzing and compiling visuals of a more terrestrial nature. His blog, If We Assume, spotlights data-driven graphics on topics both…

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Infographics as Tools for the Mind

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With so much emphasis and popularity around infographic design today, it makes sense to take a step back and look at infographics in the larger picture. Why do we use them? What is their purpose? Everyone loves a good infographic, they help us see patterns that would otherwise go unnoticed, they entertain and educate us,…

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Let’s Get Visual

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Earlier this week, I highlighted some tips to help you tell a more engaging story. That post got me thinking, remember the old saying “a photographic is worth a thousand words”? Well if you haven’t noticed, the last year has been all about the photo. From Instagram to Pinterest, there has been an explosion of…

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Data Visualization Trends Favor Simple Design

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The inaugural Information is Beautiful awards ceremony has come and gone, but we’re still deep in thought over the results. Created by David McCandless, founder of the popular site informationisbeautiful.com, the entries were split into six categories and evaluated by an all-star panel of judges: musician and visual artist Brian Eno, senior curator of the Museum of…

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