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With every piece of data out there today, there is – more often than not – a human story behind it. That’s the idea behind Dress For Our Time, an installation unveiled at the Science Museum in London that delves into the global refugee crisis and the complex matter of human displacement in a bid to change the social narrative of the topic. Created by award-winning artist and designer, Professor Helen Storey MBE RDI (London College…

I recently wrote about how Facebook and others could be about to take online socializing to the next level with virtual reality. But the implications of the growing presence VR is going to take in the tech industry in the next few years go far beyond a new breed of chatrooms. A lot of excited discussions have been taking place around how it will affect the way we visualize data in general – and obviously that includes Big Data.…

Any great story means visualization and detail. It takes the small additions of those details to build a picture in someone’s mind to truly make the story complete. The same goes for analytics and data. These inclusions to our marketing strategies make it so that as marketers we can tell the stories that make for successful campaigns and customer journeys. However, interpreting all the data correctly and turning it into a great story can be an…

Infographics have become an increasingly popular data visualization tool which enable users to quickly give an overview of pretty much any topic. They rely on using images to accompany bite-sized pieces of information, in keeping with the theory that our brains are better at storing and recalling images than words or numbers alone. Luckily thanks to their explosion in popularity there are a good number of affordable or even free tools to help even the most artistically-challenged data…

One of Bill Gates’ favorite infographics.MAX ROSER, OUR WORLD IN DATA The story of progress is complicated and that’s why Bill Gates is always looking for a better way to communicate it. Recently, Gates shared an infographic that tells the story simply, clearly and visually. Gates is part of a group of thinkers, authors, statisticians and historians who attempt to explain why today is the greatest time to be alive in all of human history.…

Cross-platform and real-time, the 3Data Analytics platform aims to provide full situational awareness through immersive data visualization and AI. As far as buzzwords go, it’s hard to find one more pervasive than “data.” I’ve lost count of the times I’ve heard folks call it the “new oil” over the past few years—the logic being that those who have access to data have power. But that belies the simple fact that in many cases, people just need…

Big Data and the ever-growing access we have to more information is the driving force behind artificial intelligence and the wave of technological change sweeping across all industries. But all the data in the world is useless – in fact it can become a liability – if you can’t understand it. Data visualization is about how to present your data, to the right people, at the right time, in order to enable them to gain insights most effectively. Luckily visualization…

Data analysis isn’t just about assembling, ordering and interpreting data; it’s also about educating, simplifying, clarifying, and persuading. In the hands of skilled analysts, data can make a powerful impression on its viewers. Data can change opinions. It can instil values and translate experiences. It can influence society and inform human behavior. Data analysis and visualization isn’t only about reporting change; data can bring about change. Using data to encourage change ‘Press Freedom is at risk in different countries…

If you’ve ever wondered whether your county has more pigs, chickens, or people living in it, stat geek Bo McCready, 31, has got you covered. McCready, of Austin, has become a mainstay on Reddit’s r/data is beautiful over the past seven months thanks to creative data visualizations on everything from farm animals to the history of one hit wonders. McCready’s biggest posts to date include a look at the most popular film genres since 1910 (which collected nearly 38,000 votes), how “Game…

The late data visionary Hans Rosling mesmerised the world with his work, contributing to a more informed society. Rosling used global health data to paint a stunning picture of how our world is a better place now than it was in the past, bringing hope through data. Now more than ever, data are collected from every aspect of our lives. From social media and advertising to artificial intelligence and automated systems, understanding and parsing information have become highly valuable…