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Interactive Visualization of Big Data

By O'Reilly Strata
December 20, 2013

By Jeffrey Heer Human judgment is at the center of successful data analysis. This statement might initially seem at odds with the current Big Data frenzy and its focus on data management and machine learning methods. But while these tools …

Visualization of the Week: Booze, tipple, imbibe, or whatever you’d like to call it

By Ann Spencer
June 19, 2013

Sooooooo. This is what happens when Jenn Webb attends Velocity this week and I briefly step in to cover the Strata Visualization of the Week element. I could have focused on the Governments Search for Google Data visualization from Chris …

Data Journalists Gather, Transparency, and Data Viz

By Janaya Williams
June 13, 2013

Data journalism is becoming a truly global practice.  Data journalists from the UK, China, and the US are sharing data-oriented best practices, insights, and tools. Journalists in Latin America are meeting this week to push for more transparency and access …

Visualization of the Week: Real-time Wikipedia edits

By Jenn Webb
May 15, 2013

Stephen LaPorte and Mahmoud Hashemi have put together an addictive visualization of real-time edits on Wikipedia, mapped across the world. Every time an edit is made, the user’s location and the entry they edited are listed along with a corresponding …

11 Essential Features that Visual Analysis Tools Should Have

By Ben Lorica
May 11, 2013

After recently playing with SAS Visual Analytics, I’ve been thinking about tools for visual analysis. By visual analysis I mean the type of analysis most recently popularized by Tableau, QlikView, and Spotfire: you encounter a data set for the first …

On becoming a code artist

By Ann Spencer
May 7, 2013

Scott Murray, a code artist, has written Interactive Data Visualization for the Web for nonprogrammers. In this interview, Scott provides some insights on what inspired him to write an introduction to D3 for artists, graphic designers, journalists, researchers, or anyone …

Fruit or mobile device: learning concepts through connections

By Anna Smith
February 20, 2013

Social media gives us the power to share content and engage with a wide range of internet users. As a person or brand, we are often concerned with who we are talking to and how we can better serve our viewers. …

Facet: The recursive approach to visualization

By Vadim Ogievetsky
February 13, 2013

Visualizing data and extracting it from its data store are two activities that go hand in hand. Typically, when you try to use a data visualization toolkit such as Raphael, Protovis or D3 to create a non-trivial visualization, you spend …

Visualizing book production

By Adam Hyde
February 4, 2013

Data visualization is one of the hot topics of the last year or two. So what does this offer publishing and book production? Open data activists in particular have been lobbying governments for access to databases which they use to …

NASA launches second International Space Apps Challenge

By Alex Howard
January 31, 2013

From April 20 to April 21, on Earth Day, the second international Space Apps Challenge will invite developers on all seven continents to the bridge to contribute code to NASA projects. Given longstanding concerns about the sustainability of apps contests, …

Exploring web standards for high data density visualizations

By Nicolas Garcia Belmonte
January 30, 2013

Strata Editor’s Note: Over the next few weeks, the Strata Community Site will be providing sneak peeks of upcoming sessions at the Strata Conference in Santa Clara. Nicolas’ sneak peek is the first in this series.  Last year was a …

CartoDB: TOC Startup Showcase Finalist

By Kat Meyer
January 28, 2013

As mentioned earlier, we wanted to give our readers a chance to get to know our TOC Startup Showcase Finalists a little bit better before the big showdown in NYC. We’re featuring the startups with a personality profile here on …

Visualization of the Week: Visualizing D.C. homicides

By Jenn Webb
October 24, 2012

Residents in Washington D.C., or citizens considering a move to D.C., have a new tool to assess the city’s homicide rate. As part of a 15-month investigative study, The Washington Post has created an interactive map of the homicides in …

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