Designing Infographics & Data Visualizations

Do you know what story you’re trying to tell with that data? And secondarily, how do you create a visualization that effectively communicates that story? Find out if you’re on the right track with Noah Iliinsky. In our next virtual seminar, Designing Infographics & Data Visualizations, he’ll help you identify the information needs of your audience, figure out the right story, and showcase it through user-friendly designs tailored to your audience. Draw from the science of cognitive perception to make design decisions based on user behavior. You’ll learn how to Start with user-centered design Select your relevant content Structure your visualization Format your visualization Ever wish someone could teach you best practices for data visualizations so you could talk about them with your organization? Some wishes do come true. Save your team’s spot...

Brian Suda – Data Visualizations that Pack a Punch

[ Transcript Available ] Creating visualizations from data can be a powerful and intriguing way to present findings. But way too many design teams sit on vast amounts of data. They also spend entirely too much time making static images rather than interactive tools. In his virtual seminar, Data Visualizations that Pack a Punch, Brian Suda outlines different types of meaningful data visualizations, from charts and graphs to more interactive models. He also discusses the importance of using the right tools and newer technologies and higher resolution displays as they emerge. The audience asked a slew of great questions during the live event. Brian comes back to chat with Adam Churchill and tackle some of those questions in this podcast. How do you approach accessibility challenges, such as color blindness? How do you communicate that the data you’re presenting is “fresh”? Is there a good way to demonstrate the ROI of good visualizations? What can you do to encourage people to start exploring and using data? Are there any examples of companies currently using visualizations well? Should you try to do this in-house or is it better to outsource to an agency? What is the best way to get started? Recorded: August, 2013 [ Subscribe to our podcast via ?This link will launch the iTunes application.] [ Subscribe with other podcast applications.] Full Transcript. Adam Churchill: Hello, everyone. Welcome to another edition of the SpoolCast. Recently Brian Suda joined us to present his awesome virtual seminar “Data Visualizations that Pack a Punch.” Brian’s seminar, along with 110 others that teach the tools and techniques you need to create great...

UIETips: The Top 20 Data Visualization Tools

In this article, Brian Suda dives into 20 different tools for creating simple to complex visualizations. Part of making great visualizations is lots of practice. But you also have to think about the life of your visualizations, which tool is best to address your need, and where coding can save some time. Brian covers all this in the next UIE Virtual Seminar, Data Visualizations That Pack a Punch on August 22, 2013. Here’s an excerpt from the article: One of the most common questions I get asked is how to get started with data visualizations. Beyond following blogs, you need to practise – and to practise, you need to understand the tools available. In this article, I want to introduce you to 20 different tools for creating visualizations: from simple charts to complex graphs, maps and infographics. Almost everything here is available for free, and some you have probably installed already. Read the article: The Top 20 Data Visualization Tools Have you created some amazing visualizations? What tools did you use? Share them with us...