Noreen Seebacher

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Noreen Seebacher   2/12/2013 10:04:09 AM
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Feel free to share your favorite examples of good or bad data visualizations...

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Noreen Seebacher   2/12/2013 10:14:51 AM
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This is nice: 



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Not so bad ...
BethSchultz   2/12/2013 10:25:42 AM
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Hi Noreen, I don't really think the Enliven Project data visualization was so horrible myself. It certainly met its mission of raising awareness, even more so because of the brouhaha that followed from it! The lesson I take from it is that at times data visualizations are meant to be taken more conceptually than in hard numbers -- but the designers and editors must make that distinction clear in their presentation.

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philsimon   2/12/2013 10:26:05 AM
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Wow. The rape one is very powerful.

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Phoenix   2/12/2013 10:53:02 AM
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One of the most helpful data representations I receive comes in the form of our electricity and water bill. At the back of the bill you get two graphs showing the national average for water and electricity consumption for my house type along with my monthly consumption. This generates awareness. Inevitably if I have consumed more than the national average I would become more conscious about that fact. The next month I would most likely try to conserve more.  

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Noreen Seebacher   2/12/2013 11:11:34 AM
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SAS has a nice blog post on Make better business decisions with Visual Analytics

Take a look.

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Nice is a 4-letter word for "We're screwed."
Callmebob   2/12/2013 1:10:15 PM
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Noreen - Whoa boy. I guess this falls into the "good" data visualization but showing a bad result. About the only improvement that would help the visualization is to put a piece of toast on the Really Scary Things row next to the "Ocean floor methane released causing runaway climate change. Possiblity of mass extinction."

At least it will only take up to 300,000 years to re-absorb the atmosphere's CO2 and we can start over again.

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Noreen Seebacher   2/12/2013 1:34:14 PM
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LOL callmebob

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BethSchultz   2/12/2013 5:22:03 PM
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I'm not sure about that. My household consumption is so out of whack in the energy report comparison my electric utility sends me that I find it really hard to believe its using good comparables. I don't think, for example, that it's enough to show comparisons between houses on the same block. My house is virtually the same as the one two doors down -- except there only two people are in residence and here five (and six when my daughter is home from college). That's generally three times the amount of laundry being done, and dishes, and cooking, etc. Plus there's the fact that I work in a home office, and so on. 

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Noreen Seebacher   2/12/2013 10:08:44 PM
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I like to compare my own usage year-over-year and my electric bill lets me do that with a simple bar graph

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