Tag: dataviz

Exploring Our Changing Language Via Data Visualisation

by Daniel Dewar on

Using Google and the New York Times’ search engines to chart our changing language with data visualisation. Last week the New York Times “NYTLabs” team opened up a tool called Chronicle to the public. With the Times’ back catalogue now digitised, we can use the search engine to explore the changing language of the news from the beginning of the New York Times to present day. I came across this post exploring the use of the words “theater” and “theatre”, with the visualisation showing a sharp drop in “theatre” in [...]

Find out what’s happening in the Brand World Cup

by Will Hetherington on
bav brand world cup

Forget the Fifa World Cup. GPY&R and BAV launch the Brand World Cup. The Fifa World Cup began on Friday in Brasil. There’s been some amazing matches so far, as well as upsets and controversies. In true English style, England’s team physio was stretched off the field after dislocating his ankle celebrating a goal. I can only imagine the carnage that awaits the English training staff if they actually win a game. There’s been some great content put out around the World Cup. I particularly love this satirical article that [...]

That’s Hot: Visualising NASA Climate Science Data at SxSW

by Christian Bartens on

Datalicious Managing Director Chris Bartens is at SxSW this week, reporting live from the field.   I’ve only been in Austin, Texas at SxSW for a couple of days now. It’s hard to imagine what this city is like when SxSW isn’t happening. Everywhere is packed, lineups around the street for coffee, food, presentations, trade shows, Kevin Bacon… Uber is charging a $165 minimum fare. It’s a huge buzz being surrounded by so many innovative companies and driven individuals. Everyone here is passionate about something, so if I can give [...]

Boost Business Intelligence With These Tableau Dashboard Tips

by Will Hetherington on
tableau data visualisation

Tableau is a powerful business intelligence tool and great for data visualisation projects.   We use it often as part of our dashboards and data visualisation services. It’s an excellent way to produce simple graphic representations of complex datasets. For new users it can be daunting to try and wrap your head around it. Here are a few tips to help you ease into the world of Tableau. For an extended list, see 7B Software’s Mark Smith on his top ten Tableau tips. Use Excel for practice Instead of diving [...]

What Big Data tells us about the Super Bowl

by Daniel Dewar on
SAP AG predict Denver winning the Super Bowl.

Is it still worth watching the Super Bowl if Big Data analytics can predict the winner?   The Denver Broncos will win the 2014 Super Bowl. At least that’s what predictive analytic algorithms are telling us. SAP AG predict Denver winning the Super Bowl. German-based software vendor SAP AG used the data available in the NFL’s public statistics database to compare the offensive and defensive stats from each team during the season. SAP uses a HANA in-memory analytics system to develop its algorithm. Despite the Seahawks having a league-best defence, [...]