Visualization

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Visualization helping us during the pandemic

Hayleigh Moore for the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland on visualization and the pandemic: With new updates developing by the hour amidst the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, trying to grapple at the most relevant information can be overwhelming. Data visualization has helped to synthesize this complex phenomena and shape the timeline of the Coronavirus pandemic that has drastically changed how we go about our daily lives. While...

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Best Data Visualization Projects of 2019

As I do every year, I picked my ten favorite visualization projects. Here they are in no particular order. Read More

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How Charts Lie

Charts can reveal truths that we never would see otherwise, but they can also be misused to show us something in the data that doesn’t reflect reality. Alberto Cairo’s new book How Charts Lie is a guide on how to better spot the latter. It’s about reading charts more critically and understanding data better, which are necessary skills for everyone these days. I’m putting this at the top of my...

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How practitioners learned data visualization

Visualization is still a relatively young field, so people learn about and how to visualize data in a lot of different ways. For instance, there weren’t any visualization-specific courses when I was in school, so I picked up a lot ad hoc. Alli Torban, looking at responses to the 2018 Data Visualization Survey, shows how others learned. The top three: examples, collaboration with those more skilled, and books. Tags: learning,...

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What to expect data visualization job interviews

Krist Wongsuphasawat, who recently interviewed for a healthy helping of visualization jobs, outlines the questions asked and the general flow of things. [T]here are some sessions that your data visualization skills will play the key roles, but there will be tests for other skills as well. As I have mentioned earlier, data visualization is one of the main skills, but having only that is usually not good enough to land...

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List of visualization best-of-year lists, 2018

The end of a year is always a good time to look back at past work, because the day-to-day can sometimes feel like an endless churn. There’s also just no way to remember everything, and because of the volume, there’s really no way you can see everything that everyone made. Hence, lists. And Maarten Lambrechts compiled a list of all the visualization lists for 2018 for your perusal. I am...

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Applying for a PhD program in visualization

Niklas Elmqvist provides a detailed guide for finding and a visualization PhD program: Unless you have a specific reason to choose a specific university (such as a geographic one; maybe you can’t relocate), don’t start from the university you want to go to, but start with the faculty member you want to work with. This is where all that idle web surfing experience can come in useful: you need to...

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Context to the stock market rise and falls

The stock market is in a state. So finicky the past few months. Kate Rabinowitz and Leslie Shapiro for The Washington Post provide a view further into the past for more context to the recent flux. The stretching time axis as you scroll makes for an easy-to-follow visual cue. Tags: stock market, Washington Post

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Best Data Visualization Projects of 2018

Visualization continues to mature and develop into a medium. There's less focus on visualization the tool and more focus on how to use the tools. That is a good thing. Read More

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✚ Google Fusion Tables Shutdown, Lack of Preservation, and Finding Alternatives

Google announced that Fusion Tables will be laid to rest, which highlights a need for preservation of visualization for the long-term. Read More

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