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How do you visualize data?

What about visualization? Sure, we can visualize the world, and some data streams are visualized live. Do you remember the Twitter visualization from a few years back where you could follow the tweets of people from around the globe. Tweets can be visualized, as can buildings, the use of words within a speech, and so on.





This second relationship-visualization shows quite well how different networks relate to each other. Question: What if all of these different network clusters sometimes deal with the same issues?


What data visualizations do you find inspiring or useful when you try to navigate in the plethora of information out there?

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Comment by ninmah on March 5, 2010 at 1:01am
Hi Raymond! Data visualization is a very interesting field. I recently did some research into it for a publication produced by the company I work for, called the Horizon Report (http://horizon.nmc.org). One of the neat examples we found is called Worldmapper (http://worldmapper.org) -- it changes the relative size of countries on a world map based on whatever data you are looking at (population, etc). Personally, I use Wordle often.
Comment by Raymond M. Kristiansen on March 5, 2010 at 6:55am
Hello Ninmah! Yes, wordle is very interesting. It is a very good tool to get a glimpse at longer texts, what the 'nature' of the text is like.

I have Heard of worldmapper before, and I think I also used it a long time ago, but I will definitely check it up again. I have looked at the NMC site and found the 2010 Horizon Report. I will check that out later today! Thank you for the tip. Would you be interested in answering some questions about your work? One of the things I am going to do here on my EVOKE blog is to interview people working within interesting fields. :)
Comment by ninmah on March 5, 2010 at 5:24pm
Hi Raymond -- I would be happy to answer questions about my work. Just let me know how you want to proceed. I hope you find the Horizon Report useful!
Comment by Murray Blore on March 5, 2010 at 6:58pm
If you ever watch Ted.com, search for Hans Rosling. He lectures while talking to an animated graph which is incredibly entertaining and informative. Data visualization is part of the analysis of the data. And remembering thats its increasingly easy to add a Time dimension into visualizations these days.
Comment by Nick Heyming on March 6, 2010 at 12:11am
Awesome! I'm working on a project like this that explores relationships between plants...
Comment by Shannon Henry on March 6, 2010 at 12:56am
Good data visualization is a great way to make information more accessible, so I love that you've brought it up here. I've recently started teaching myself the Processing language so that I can try my hand at some more interesting and interactive visualizations.


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