Research Assignment- Vinicius Manzano

Data Visualization Aggregator
Minimalist. If I had to define the most striking caracteristic of Information is Beautiful, that would be it. The website solely focuses on displaying images of the graphics and data.

Visually is a website/company that focuses on bringing data in different forms like: infographics, videos, interactive tools, among others. They made works for companies like Heineken, Nissan and Cisco.

Discussion Forum
Reddit is the front-page of the internet, as they call themselves. And that is indeed true, you can find almost anything in there, and the sub-reddit for all you can imagine has some interesting discussions and insights on the topic.

Data Collection Tool
A Javascript library for creating a heatmap of the mouse pointer while navigating websites or apps in a computer. Incredibly useful for Information Architecture and UX designers.

A visualization
An amazing example of what can be made with the power of HTML5 and WebGL. It’s a map of all the legal exports and imports of firearms around the globe, with a myriad of filters like military, civilian and year of the transaction.

Visualization Tool
A tool specifically designed for creating data visualizations based on raw spreadsheet information hence the name RAW. Despite being simple, the visualizations are very  complete and can be customized.

Data Ethics
The brazilian designer José Fernandes discusses why Google can’t handle the complexity of human interests in a transparent way. Delivering data filtered by interests defined by previous searches, the search engine can sometimes “hide” meaningful information from the user.

Data Source
A dataset for all thing related to Australia. Some other countries had a similar website, but none of them were as complete and well formatted as the australian one.

A interesting post and video about how data visualization and gathering is changing the Video Game Industry. It describes how some companies are using Data gathered from the players to make real time changes in games in order to increase the engagement and revenue from the games.

A Book
Being already a reader of the books by O’Reilly Media (their book in Information Architecture is amazing) it was only logical to choose their work in Designing Data Visualization. Written by Noah Iliinsky and Julia Steele, it covers a variety of topics. The only downside being that is a book about visual data and yet it is printed in greyscale.