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Twitter Reverb: how we made a new #dataviz tool

Anybody who tells you that working with big data is straightforward is probably lying. Often, what you’re trying to do is to filter it down, make it simpler and easier to deal with. Twitter data is no exception—there are more than 500 million tweets sent every day and if you’re “non-eng” (not an engineer), that is … Continue reading

Gallery: taking #dataviz beyond infinity

If you were in downtown San Francisco recently, you may have seen a blue box in the middle of the street (yes, it was Tardis blue), next to the Embarcadero centre. Inside was a data visualisation conceived and created by Roundhouse in collaboration with Universal Everything. “Data visualisation” is underselling it. I got to work on the data part of … Continue reading

#SOTU2014: Visualizing the State of the Union

Just a quick post to highlight this interactive I got to work on with Nicolas Belmonte on the Twitter visual insights team. The idea is that you can use it to navigate around the speech and see the instant reaction on Twitter to each part of it — themed by geography and subject. Pro tip: When … Continue reading

Taking maps to the edge

We published an interactive map this week showing the world’s response to Typhoon Haiyan earlier this year. Click on a link and it shows combinations of the word “help” (in 22 languages) with terms around the disaster. The lines symbolically represent the flood of response going from each continent around the world to the Philippines. … Continue reading

Goodbye #NelsonMandela: visualising the response

One of the best things about being at Twitter is getting to work with designers like Miguel Rios. Miguel works with the great Visual Insights Team, which specialises in bringing the key data to life. This visualisation is something we created yesterday in the hours after Nelson Mandela’s death to show the outpouring of grief … Continue reading

What is data visualisation (for a non-technical audience)?

I asked Twitter how to explain data visualisation to a non-technical audience. Is it form, or function? Is it more important now to tell a story visually than ever? This is what Twitter replied. Do you agree – I’d love to know what you think in the comments field at the bottom of this article. … Continue reading

Chart: A data journalism workflow – translated into different languages

The Data Journalism workflow was originally designed by Guardian graphic artist Mark McCormick to illustrate our work on the Datablog. It’s since found its way into talks, presentations and the Data Journalism Handbook. Now it’s been translated by reporters around the world. This is all I’ve found so far – have you seen more (and … Continue reading

John Snow, data journalist

First published on the Guardian Datablog How often does a map change the world? In 1854, one produced by Doctor John Snow, altered it forever. In the world of the 1850s, cholera was believed to be spread by miasma in the air, germs were not yet understood and the sudden and serious outbreak of cholera … Continue reading

A conversation with Stephen Few about data visualisation. Kind of

UPDATED WITH LATEST DISCUSSION – scroll down to see them Stephen Few is a bit of a hero to those interested in data visualisation and his blog, Perceptual Edge is required reading for anyone interested in the field. Yesterday he published a cogent and fascinating piece about the latest version of Tableau, Tableau Veers from … Continue reading

Gallery: new images from Facts are Sacred

Just seen the proofs for Facts are Sacred, out in April – these are some of Kari Pedersen’s amazing designs

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