Will Scully-Power

How to: tell a story with DATA
July 11, 2011, 11:16 am
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Aaron Koblin: Artfully visualising the DATA of our humanity
June 1, 2011, 2:51 am
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Using data to determine your valentines day approach
February 13, 2009, 12:01 pm
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Well who could let Valentines day pass without some sort of data visualiation.

Ok, so there are two variables:

1.) How much money you want to spend on her?

2.) Where in the relationship you are at?

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Visualising air traffic globally
October 8, 2008, 9:13 pm
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This computer simulation by Zhaw shows worldwide commercial flights over a 24-hour period.

Voice enabled data visualisation using dashboards
October 7, 2008, 10:39 pm
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Check out this dashboard app that allows you to change the display of data in a dashboard.

Wonder if they could handle multiple languages?

New York Times Lobby – These guys love visualising data
October 6, 2008, 11:44 pm
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The New York Times is probably the number 1 media organisation globally for the visualisation of data.

Check out how they display data in their lobby in New York. Pretty Cool.

There is always two sides of data
September 19, 2008, 1:00 am
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Why do clients always ask the following question: Why am i getting two different sets of numbers?
Here’s an interesting example from the NYTIMES blog of how different graphical presentations of the same data can hit the eye differently.


Compare this with the depiction at chartjunk, which presents the same data, but this time with a scale that also emphasizes the number of people in each category:




It looks like it tells a different story, doesn’t it?

Here’s a third chart that gives emphasis to the total tax paid by each group rather than the number of people in each group. (Note that the numbers here are only approximate.)




You will surely protest that this scaling exaggerates the importance of the rich, which it does. But if you are concerned about balancing the budget, the rich are very important. The chart above does a useful job of trying to assess whether (and how) each tax plan pays for itself. (This chart would be more useful if it weighted people by their taxable incomes rather than their tax burdens.)

For those who prefer to see the raw numbers, the latest Tax Policy Center analysis was released on Friday, and is available here. (Note that the charts above were based on their previous analysis.) More generally, I highly recommend the Tax Policy Center analysis; it is careful, non-partisan, and broadly accepted by professional economists.

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