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From International Journalism Festival in Perugia: Tips are from Gregor Aisch, visualization architect and interactive news developer. We’re delighted he could join us to lead the workshop: “Making Data Visualisations, A survival Guide.”
From Fast Company: Charts can help us understand the aggregate but they can also be deeply misleading. Here’s how to stop lying with charts, without even knowing it.
Lilach Bullock at Socialble has compiled a hefty list of resources for creating infographics. Included are tools to use for making infographics and tips on the best ways to create them for maximum readability and interest.
Saturday, March 16, 2013 · Topics: information-architecture
From Usability Friction: First developed by Richard Saul Wurman in his book Information Anxiety — there are 5 ways to organize information: by location, alphabet, time, category and continuum. Every way you can think of to organize data will fit in to one of those groupings.
The organization of information is one of the most powerful factors influencing the way people think about and interact with a design. The Five Hat Racks principle, developed by Richard Saul Wurman, asserts that there are a limited number of organizational strategies, regardless of the specific application. · Watch video →
By George A. Miller. “My problem is that I have been persecuted by an integer. For seven years this number has followed me around, has intruded in my most private data, and has assaulted me from the pages of our most public journals. This number assumes a variety of disguises, being sometimes a little larger and sometimes a little smaller than usual, but never changing so much as to be unrecognizable. The persistence with which this number plagues me is far more than a random accident. There is, to quote a famous senator, a design behind it, some pattern governing its appearances. Either there really is something unusual about the number or else I am suffering from delusions of persecution.
“I shall begin my case history by telling you about some experiments that tested how accurately people can assign numbers to the magnitudes of various aspects of a stimulus. In the traditional language of psychology these would be called experiments in absolute judgment. Historical accident, however, has decreed that they should have another name. We now call them experiments on the capacity of people to transmit information. Since these experiments would not have been done without the appearance of information theory on the psychological scene, and since the results are analyzed in terms of the concepts of information theory, I shall have to preface my discussion with a few remarks about this theory.”
Ward Shelley works as an artist in Brooklyn, New York. He specializes in large projects that freely mix sculpture and performance. Utilizing eclectic influences and a variety of media, Shelley’s installations defy classification. Over the last five years, Shelley has concentrated on bizarre functioning architectural pieces in which he lives and works during the exhibition monitored with live surveillance video equipment.