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Visual Cinnamon

Nadieh Bremer has a degree in Astronomy and worked as a consultant, where she used Machine Learning to gain insight about data. She realized that she wanted to use these skills to create interactive visuals and became "a self taught Data Visualization designer." On her website, Visual Cinnamon, visitors can explore Bremer's collection of captivating interactive visuals illuminating a wide variety...
NASA Scientific Visualization Studio

The Scientific Visualization Studio (SVS), Conceptual Image Lab (CI Lab) and Goddard Media Studios have teamed up to create "visualizations, animations, and images in order to promote a greater understanding of Earth and Space Science research activities at NASA and within the academic research community supported by NASA." These creations are organized into a number of galleries, including Mars...
Data USA

Data USA was launched in 2014 with the goal of providing visitors with helpful visualizations of data collected by governmental and non-profit institutions. The project is a partnership between the UK private company Deloitte, MIT Media Lab's Macro Connections group, and the web design/programming company Datawheel. Data USA is sleekly designed and easy to use: visitors can simply search for the...
Seeing Theory: A Visual Introduction to Probability and Statistics

As mathematics instructors and students know, lucid visualizations are essential to helping learners understand complex mathematical concepts. Seeing Theory is an online, interactive textbook that utilizes colorful, interactive visualizations and animations to explain concepts like compound probability and Bayesian Inference. This resource was envisioned by Daniel Kunin (currently a master's...
The Pudding Cup

For fans of data visualizations, the online magazine The Pudding recently announced the winners of its 2018 Pudding Cup, which honors "[t]he best visual and data-driven stories." Selected by a team of data visualization experts, these visualizations fall into two categories. The Pay Tier honors websites created on the job, while the more eclectic Passion Tier highlights "stories created for fun, a...
Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2018

Data visualization has become an increasingly valuable way to explore and communicate information. Examples of "dataviz" abound in as many different styles as there are topics. One great place to look for recent work in this wide-ranging field is the Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards. These annual awards "celebrate excellence and beauty in data visualizations, infographics, interactives, and...
Tableau: Data visualization beginner's guide

For readers who are interested in using data visualization but are uncertain of how to get started, this short beginner's guide by the data visualization platform Tableau (whose free product was featured in the 11-17-2017 Scout Report) offers a good jumping-off point. In concise and approachable language, Tableau begins by explaining the importance and value of effective data visualization from...
Makeover Monday

Calling all data designers: Join more than 1,600 fellow data visualization enthusiasts in honing skills and sharing ideas with Makeover Monday. The project offers a free "learning and development appointment with yourself." The site provides prompts and data sets to challenge users' data visualization mastery. Before diving in, it may be helpful to explore the "6 steps to your first...
10 Map Types in Visualization: Make Your Data Eye-catching

The words "geography" and "map" are commonly associated, largely because "map visualization is used to analyze and display the geographically related data and present it in the form of different map types." Readers interested in dabbling in data visualization and map making will enjoy this article, "10 Map Types in Visualization: Make Your Data Eye-catching," which covers some basic principles for...
Data Visualization Society

Data visualization projects serve many purposes: a creative outlet, an information vessel, and often a combination of the two achieved by distilling complex information into fun, digestible infographics. The Scout Report frequently features top data visualizations; perhaps some of these annotations have sparked readers' interest in creating their own project. If so, the Data Visualization Society...
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