Wednesday, 21 February 2018

TOOLS > SOFTWARE

Data Visualization refers to the techniques used to communicate data or information by encoding it as visual objects (e.g., points, lines or bars) contained in graphics. The goal is to communicate information clearly and efficiently to users. It is one of the steps in data analysis or data science. According to Friedman (2008) the "main goal of data visualization is to communicate information clearly and effectively through graphical means. It doesn't mean that data visualization needs to look boring to be functional or extremely sophisticated to look beautiful. To convey ideas effectively, both aesthetic form and functionality need to go hand in hand, providing insights into a rather sparse and complex data set by communicating its key-aspects in a more intuitive way. Yet designers often fail to achieve a balance between form and function, creating gorgeous data visualizations which fail to serve their main purpose — to communicate information".

One such tool, Onodo, may be just what you are looking to visualize a certain topic you are currently researching and thanks to Crowdsourcer Robin M. for bringing it to this admins attention.

View a sample – Richard Quinn's complex web of relationships and influence.

911bodysnatchers322, the Moderator at Reddit/TruthLeaks shared his awesome Webbrain map.

1. Creating a visualization from scratch

2. Editing your visualization

3. Customizing your network

4. Share your visualization

 

 

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