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Week 7 Notes LIS 4810 - 1
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by ZacharyVanStanley on Thursday October 29, 2015. The Class Notes belongs to LIS 4810 - 1 at University of Denver taught by Krystyna Matusiak in Summer 2015. Since its upload, it has received 13 views. For similar materials see Digital Libraries in Education and Teacher Studies at University of Denver.
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Date Created: 10/29/15
Digital Libraries Week Seven 102815 Zach Van Stanley Our guest speaker for today was Joseph D Ryan Head of the Center for Statistics amp Visualization His presentation was Data Visualization The key points are below 0 Scientific visualization uses instruments to depict information not available to the naked eye 0 Problems solved by visualization 0 Building something beautiful 0 Uncovering patterns 0 Communication 0 Examples of information visualization in libraries 0 Publication date histogram on database search results 0 Network graphs related terms for search results in cloud pattern 0 Visualization is communication 0 Parts of communication 0 Audience 0 Clear message 0 E g my visualization will help my audience find my message 0 Cognitive load theory minds are only capable of understanding a certain amount of information at one time 0 Important considerations 0 0 Maintain constant Width in charts If only a few data points use bars instead of lines Make sure colors are distinct Avoid unnecessary 3D Keep backgrounds grounded Take into account color blindness Test out visualization With audience Only depict data relevant to your message in good and sufficient context Do not use visualization if not necessary Create a good title Clarity is key 0 Visualization styles 0 O 0 Time series data data points over a given time interval I Depicts trends well I Line charts bar charts heat maps radar charts Geospatial data specific location data I Maps e g proportional symbol maps choropleth maps shading of regions cartogram variations of size heat maps ow maps depicts direction and amount of movement Topical data answers specific questions I Word clouds tables not necessarily pretty but informative bar charts 0 Tree data data arranged into hierarchy I Tree map relative measure radial tree graph single parent node stems to children nodes radial graph We then broke into our exhibit groups Resources 0 httpVizWtf for examples of bad Visual graphics 0 Tableau information analysis tool 0 httpdataVizduedu
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