Archive for January, 2012

January 6th, 2012 - 2:10 am § in Data Visualizations, STEM

Study shows China and India’s social media users are more engaged than US counterparts

It is common knowledge (to many) that in many parts of Asia students attend school 6 days a week rather than 7. They are pushed farther, and are held to a higher degree (at least as portrayed in many films, which I hope have some truth in them). What is also widely know is the […][...]

January 5th, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources

Data on Top Stories of the Year

Thursday is data day, and I’m pointing you to some data from the Pew Research Center’s Project for Excellence in Journalism.  They have looked at the major stories of 2011, measuring the percentage of the newshole for its week of occurance.  Their analysis identified five times when a [...]

January 4th, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Humanities

What seven billion people looks like

There’s nothing new about density maps. But this one, Dencity, is perhaps clearer and mor interesting than most. From the Dencity site: Denci­ty maps pop­u­la­tion den­si­ty using cir­cles of var­i­ous size and hue. Larg­er, dark­er cir­cles show areas with fewer peo­ple, while sm[...]

January 3rd, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Data Visualizations, Humanities

Real-Time Visualization of What People are Looking At

The description from the author of this visualization reads Live activity visualization of photo sharing app We’re connecting the location of a visitor and the location of the photo he’s looking at. As I watch this Information Aesthetics shared data visualization, I can’t h[...]

January 2nd, 2012 - 1:01 am § in Data Visualizations, Health, Humanities, Miscellaneous, STEM

The Best Data Visualization Projects of 2011

It seems a good way to start the new year, by looking back at the previous one.  Perhaps we should have done that sooner, but IGaD has been on a bit of a hiatus.  I will direct you, then, to Nathan Yau’s FlowingData and his list of the Best Data Visualization Projects of 2011. I’m [&he[...]