As part of some recent work with the Open University I explored the use of Google Fusion Tables as a queriable data source to use with Google Charts. This post highlights the result and notes some limitations and opportunities of using Google Fusion Tables as a datasource.
In this presentation I will demonstrate simple techniques for generating data visualisations: using tools (including MS Excel and Google Spreadsheets), drawing packages (including Illustrator and Inkscape) and software libraries (including d3.js and timeline.js). As part of this participants will be introduced to basic visual theories and the concepts of exploratory and explanatory analytics. The presentation will also highlight some of the skills required for discovering and reshaping data sources.
“Sankey diagrams are a specific type of flow diagram, in which the width of the arrows is shown proportionally to the flow quantity.” In this post I introduce a basic wrapper to render data from a Google Spreadsheet with a d3js generated sankey diagram
I should say this post contains a lot of technical information, doesn’t give much background and is mainly for my hard-core followers This is a very lose sketch of an […]
In this post I highlight some of the new features of NodeXL’s Twitter Search tools that make it a useful tool for community/resource detection and analysis
Notes on my first play with Carrot2 Workbench (a search term clustering/analysis/visualisation tool). In this example reformat tweets from #or2012 using Google Refine into a Carrot2 XML format. Still loads to learn about C2 so if you have any pointers I’d be very grateful
In this post I highlight some data hacks I came up with during the course of #iwmw12. These include a network diagram of how UN University Twitter accounts follow each other, a search archive of tweets and some timestamped map data
Originally posted on CitizenRelay Telling stories with data is a growing area for journalism and there is already a strong community around Data Driven Journalism (DDJ). I’m not journalist, by […]
On Tuesday 19th June I’ll be presenting at the Institutional Web Manager Workshop (IWMW) in Edinburgh … twice! Tony Hirst and I are continuing our tour, which started at the […]
Lou McGill from the JISC/HEA OER Programme Synthesis and Evaluation team recently contacted me as part of the OER Review asking if there was a way to analyse and visualise […]