Lecture 6 – Data Journalism

Part 1  What is Data Journalism? The GuardianData journalism is a report on data to reveal key information to inform a story. It is the ‘Modern way of journalism’Visualising to make the data easier to understand and more engaging for the audience Part 2 History of Data Journalism at The Guardian  Guardian’s first ‘bound edition’ wasContinue reading “Lecture 6 – Data Journalism”

Lecture 7 – Beauty of Data Visualisation

David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization David Mccandless from Ted Global talks about data and the importance of visualisation. Patterns/texture and colours can create impact the way a user interprets data. Data is the new soil – patterns can be revealed by organising and collecting data Data using the eye speaks two languages WhoContinue reading “Lecture 7 – Beauty of Data Visualisation”

Lecture Pod 5 – Graphs

Leo Cmielewski Why we use Graphs? They make comparisons easier by using a range of aesthetics. Shapes or colours eg. Bubble chart Human Visual Perception is important to presenting data, here is an example of ranking visualising data. History of O-Ring Damage Weak graphics of O-ring damage and temperature Fused together into little rockets, unableContinue reading “Lecture Pod 5 – Graphs”

Lecture 4 – Historical and Contemporary (Part 2)

We visualise data to gain insight to understand a complex issues. Creating a visual tool (data visualisation) to simplify hard to read data. The Functional Art – Alberto Cairo Comparison between reading data in numbers to visualising in graph form. When trying to find a certain comparison in data, its to memorise numbers and compareContinue reading “Lecture 4 – Historical and Contemporary (Part 2)”

Lecture 8 – Data Visualisation Case

Nathalie Miebach – Ted Global 2011// The Art made of storms Pressure wind and temperatures graph of data which were read and played by a musicians to show weather changes from Hurricane Nowell. Each bead and band were read as musical notes to create a melody. Nathalie uses visual elements to tell data stories usingContinue reading “Lecture 8 – Data Visualisation Case”

Lecture 3 – Historical & Contemporary visualisation

Leon Cmielewski The story of Napoleon’s army heading towards Moscow, starvation and disease while being attacked and defeated by the Russians. The following is an infographic of the distance between the polish border to moscow – left to right. The diagram displays different variables, indicating the total and strength of the army by the useContinue reading “Lecture 3 – Historical & Contemporary visualisation”

Lecture 2 – Data Types

Basic Data Types Collecting and wrangling data helps to find the right visualisation for your needs. There are 4 basic levels of measurement – nominal, ordinal, interval and ratio Nominal – Named categories of which the data is formed (unordered) Super market example. Used to calculate percentage of eg. Canned, frozen, produce, dairy… Ordinal –Continue reading “Lecture 2 – Data Types”

Lecture 1 – Introduction

Visualization is a mass medium, for data visualization which is essential for communicating information and presentation of data. Data is a measurement of values, either in quantity or qualitive, where it is displayed as graphs or images to create ‘Data Visualisation’ – it is the ‘modern equivalent’ of visual communication. It is information displayed asContinue reading “Lecture 1 – Introduction”

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