Data Analysis & Visualization
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What is Data Visualization?

A website that aims to recognize the role of data visualization in today's society with resources to help non-experts develop their ability to make sense out from of data your data.
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Information is Beautiful

Information is Beautiful is dedicated to helping you make clearer, more informed decisions about  the world.
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New York Times - The Upshot

The Upshot is a website published by the New York Times which spreads  articles combining data visualization with conventional journalistic  analysis of news.
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Visual perception & the principals of Gestalt

Understand design principles based on Gestalt theory with practical use cases and examples...
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Sparkline theory and practice by Edward Tufte

Tufte is an expert in the presentation of informational graphics such as  charts and diagrams. The following is a comprehensive list of sparklines and the theory behind them...
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Perception in visualization

Learn about the importance of human perception and how it plays a role in the area of visualization.
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Help Me Viz

The site is for everyone who is looking to improve their visualization design by asking for a constructive feedback from the community
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Color Brewer

Place where you can find color advice for use in cartography
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Sometimes we must raise our voice

Learn how to design your graphs in a proper way to tell a story.
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Principles of information display for visualization practitioners

This paper is intended to give the visualization practitioner an overview of Edward Tufte's work on information display
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Effectively communicating numbers

This paper is intended to give the visualization practitioner an overview of Edward Tufte's work on information display
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Visual encoding

Learn how can you help people understand data faster by understanding how people perceiving information.
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Practical rules for using color in charts

Understand how colors work in charts, what they do well and what to avoid in order to improve the meaning and clarity of data.
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Choose the right chart type for your data

Find the right chart for your data type.
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A Tour through the visualization zoo

A survey done by Stanford University presents a list of a mixture of chart types ranging from basic ones to more sophisticated with additional commentary.
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A periodic table of visualization methods

Excellently presented reference guide for choosing the right visualization technique to correctly present your data.
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Common pitfalls in dashboard design

Dashboards are popular for quickly delivering important information for the user, but it will not provide valuable insights if it doesn’t incorporate the right visual design.
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Narrative visualization: Telling stories with data

A study was done by Stanford University where it systematically reviews the design space of this emerging class of visualizations.
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Eager Eyes | Blog

Robert Kosara’s a research scientist at tableau software, reflects on the world of visualization, intending to help understand things that are occurring in the field.
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Visual complexity

Manuel Lima's collection of the most compelling examples of information design.Manuel is a leading voice on information visualization and has spoken in numerous conferences, schools, and festivals around the world.
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Our life presented in weeks

A motivational chart that helps to emphasize how finite our lifetime is.
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What the world eats

A storytelling dashboard considering daily diets around the world.
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Better life index

Compare well-being index across countries, based on 11 topics the OECD has recognized as a necessity, in the areas of living conditions and quality of life.
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What's really warming the world?

Visual presentation of understanding how natural and man-made factors contribute to global warming.
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