From Oslo's Nobel Peace Prize Museum 07/30/2016
fig2_large 05/24/2015
oecd_kriszucs 05/17/2015
now you see it 08/02/2013
bf1 08/01/2013

Simplifying data-and why it can be dangerous

May 4, 2013
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Is simplicity in data always desirable? Part 1 I recently stumbled on a really cool blog post looking at the alignment of buildings on the Open Street Map (OSM) database.  The author loaded the OSM database for the British Isles, and then calculated the azimuth* of each building.   His results are interesting. What does […]

Data visualization and educational efficiency

January 12, 2013
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Can data visualization be used in the classroom? I recently stumbled on some research suggesting that presenting information visually may have significant benefits over text-based materials. The BBC reports that interpreting visual data requires fewer cognitive resources than reading texts. The results showed that when tasks were presented visually rather than using traditional text-based software […]