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fundamental
ways we use
Visualizations
Data
the
the
human
is
brain
amazing
especially at
and
recognizing
shapes
patterns
the
connection
the eye
between
and brain ...
fast
the brain
receives
Mb/s
8.96 megabits
of data8.96 from the eye
every second
Koch, K., (2006). How Much the Eye Tells the B...
the speed
of sight 8.96Mb/s
the average
person
comprehends
120 wordsper minute
reading
that is
equivalent to
b/s
81.6 bits
of data81.6 per second
let’s compare
reading comprehension speed
visual comprehension speed
*not close to fitting on this chart
we are not wired
to read fast
we are wired
to visualize fast
data visualizations
when used
can be
Awesome
right way
Tools the
there are five
we use
fundamental ways
data visualizations
5effectively
Bike Rides and Running Routes Heat Map from Strava Labs
Retrieved from http://labs.strava.com/heatmap/#6/-83.63437/39.3014...
charts
bar
graphs
Line
graphs
Bullet
maps
Heat
lines
spark
plots
Box
plots
scatter
maps
Tree
these tools help us
trendssee
anomalies
correlations
patterns
Waves Interactive Data Visualization From Initial State
Retrieved from https://initialstate.com/Tools/Waves
and make
decisions
Student Performance Dashboard by Stephen Few
Retrieved from http://www.perceptualedge.com/blog/?p=1466
a well-designed
das...
Student Performance Dashboard by Stephen Few
Retrieved from http://www.perceptualedge.com/blog/?p=1466
2To discover
if you need to find
something
buried inside
data points1,000,000
would you rather
reador
1,000,000 data points
See
?
what if you don’t
know exactly what
it is you are even
looking for?
you can’t build a
dashboard
for that!
interactive
data visualizations
Lines Interactive Data Visualization From Initial State
Retrieved from https://initialstat...
3To Support
A Story
the right data visualization can
contextprovide
engagethe audience
emphasizekey points
great speakers
use visuals to
make their
memorable
story
4To Tell A Story
By Itself
sometimes
story
the data visualization
is the
... a story without a sentence
Brazil World Cup 2014: Who’s Your Pick? by InfographicBox IDS
Retrieved from http://visual.ly/brazil-world-cup-2014-who’s-...
5To teach
our brains perform
and
more efficiently
more information
is retained
when we learn from visuals
to analyze
to discover
to support a story
to tell a story
to teach
1
2
3
4
5
the fundamental ways we use
data visualizatio...
https://www.initialstate.com
we build data visualizations
for product debug
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  1. 1. fundamental ways we use Visualizations Data the
  2. 2. the human is brain amazing
  3. 3. especially at and recognizing shapes patterns
  4. 4. the connection the eye between and brain ... fast
  5. 5. the brain receives Mb/s 8.96 megabits of data8.96 from the eye every second Koch, K., (2006). How Much the Eye Tells the Brain. Current Biology, 16(14), 1428-1434 Retrieved from http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0960982206016393
  6. 6. the speed of sight 8.96Mb/s
  7. 7. the average person comprehends 120 wordsper minute reading
  8. 8. that is equivalent to b/s 81.6 bits of data81.6 per second
  9. 9. let’s compare reading comprehension speed visual comprehension speed *not close to fitting on this chart
  10. 10. we are not wired to read fast
  11. 11. we are wired to visualize fast
  12. 12. data visualizations when used can be Awesome right way Tools the
  13. 13. there are five we use fundamental ways data visualizations 5effectively
  14. 14. Bike Rides and Running Routes Heat Map from Strava Labs Retrieved from http://labs.strava.com/heatmap/#6/-83.63437/39.30140/blue/both 1To analyze
  15. 15. charts bar graphs Line graphs Bullet maps Heat lines spark plots Box plots scatter maps Tree
  16. 16. these tools help us trendssee anomalies correlations patterns
  17. 17. Waves Interactive Data Visualization From Initial State Retrieved from https://initialstate.com/Tools/Waves
  18. 18. and make decisions
  19. 19. Student Performance Dashboard by Stephen Few Retrieved from http://www.perceptualedge.com/blog/?p=1466 a well-designed dashboardallows you to Analyzemassive datasets At-a-glance
  20. 20. Student Performance Dashboard by Stephen Few Retrieved from http://www.perceptualedge.com/blog/?p=1466
  21. 21. 2To discover
  22. 22. if you need to find something buried inside data points1,000,000
  23. 23. would you rather reador 1,000,000 data points See ?
  24. 24. what if you don’t know exactly what it is you are even looking for?
  25. 25. you can’t build a dashboard for that!
  26. 26. interactive data visualizations Lines Interactive Data Visualization From Initial State Retrieved from https://initialstate.com/Tools/Lines let you mine data to discover information
  27. 27. 3To Support A Story
  28. 28. the right data visualization can contextprovide engagethe audience emphasizekey points
  29. 29. great speakers use visuals to make their memorable story
  30. 30. 4To Tell A Story By Itself
  31. 31. sometimes story the data visualization is the ... a story without a sentence
  32. 32. Brazil World Cup 2014: Who’s Your Pick? by InfographicBox IDS Retrieved from http://visual.ly/brazil-world-cup-2014-who’s-your-pick
  33. 33. 5To teach
  34. 34. our brains perform and more efficiently more information is retained when we learn from visuals
  35. 35. to analyze to discover to support a story to tell a story to teach 1 2 3 4 5 the fundamental ways we use data visualizations
  36. 36. https://www.initialstate.com we build data visualizations for product debug
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