These images show gathered data from my home environment, how much and how often energy was consumed.
In order to help me monitor my consumption I've used this website
Later my fellow classmates and I combined our gathered data in order to visually display it. We were given colour threads and unlimited space to create our visualization. Our approach was quite unique but probably not very reliable if data needed to be reviewed.
Data presentation can be beautiful, elegant and descriptive. There is a variety of conventional ways to visualize data – tables, histograms, pie charts and bar graphs are being used every day, in every project and on every possible occasion. However, to convey a message effectively, sometimes it needs more than just a simple pie chart of particular results. In fact, there are much better, profound, creative and absolutely fascinating ways to visualize data. Many of them might become ubiquitous in the next few years.
Data visualizations, when properly done, have major advantages in comparison to raw unorganized data.
The old saying is that "one picture is worth a thousand words." So a good data visualization should be better than showing a table with a thousand numbers and words.
No cameras were used to "film" this music video. Instead, a rotating scanner and lasers were used to collect 3D data. And what we see in this music video is a visualization of all that data.
The BBC has released series called Britain from Above. They take a look at Britain from the skies using satellite technology and GPS data. Watch patterns emerge as taxis, ships, and planes travel back and forth and information and data pass through Britain's national telephone network.
Smart, responsive and elegant, the Copenhagen Wheel is a new emblem for urban mobility. It transforms ordinary bicycles quickly into hybrid e-bikes that also function as mobile sensing units. The Copenhagen Wheel allows you to capture the energy dissipated while cycling and braking and save it for when you need a bit of a boost. It maps pollution levels, traffic congestion, and road conditions in real-time.