O slideshow foi denunciado.
Utilizamos seu perfil e dados de atividades no LinkedIn para personalizar e exibir anúncios mais relevantes. Altere suas preferências de anúncios quando desejar.

idalab seminar #20 - Sandra Rendgen

36 visualizações

Publicada em

Data visualisation is a young and buzzing field, or so it seems. Many related projects are focused on mastering new technologies, on navigating the unprecedented wealth of data and on supporting the human-machine-interaction of the future. Interestingly, in most professional debates and talks today, we can detect a near total lack of historical perspective or awareness. While everyone is looking forward, there doesn’t seem to be much use in looking back.

Or is there? The current surge in information visualisation has been going on for about three decades. And this is just the tip of the iceberg. We have hundreds and thousands of historical examples of information visualisation, showing that the systematic use of infographics dates back as long ago as the European Middle Ages. Why should we study these old masters today? What can we learn from history for inventing the future?

Publicada em: Dados e análise
  • Seja o primeiro a comentar

  • Seja a primeira pessoa a gostar disto

idalab seminar #20 - Sandra Rendgen

  1. 1. Agency for Data Science Machine learning & AI Mathematical modelling Data strategy Sandra Rendgen Inventing the future, one visualisation at a time idalab seminar #20 | August 15th 2019
  2. 2. INVENTING THE FUTURE, ONE VISUALIZATION AT A TIME Sandra Rendgen, independent author and concept developer
  3. 3. MAIN QUESTION Why should we study historical data visualisation?
  4. 4. D.F. Sotzmann: Statistische Charte von der Churmarck Brandenburg 1786
  5. 5. Medieval diagrams and religious maps Scientific cartography (from ca. 1500) Statistical graphics (from ca. 1780)
  6. 6. Charles-René Fourcroy de Ramecourt: Tableau Poléométrique (1782)
  7. 7. William Playfair: The Commercial and Political Atlas: Representing, by Means of Stained Copper-Plate Charts, the Progress of the Commerce, Revenues, Expenditure and Debts of England during the Whole of the Eighteenth Century (1786)
  8. 8. STATISTICAL GRAPHICS AS A NOVELTY (around 1800) „The advantage proposed, by this method, is not that of giving a more accurate statement than by figures, but it is to give a more simple and permanent idea of the gradual progress and comparative amounts, at different periods, by presenting to the eye a figure, the proportions of which correspond with the amount of the sums intended to be expressed.“ William Playfair: The Commercial and Political Atlas (1786)
  9. 9. William Playfair: Inquiry into the Permanent Causes of the Decline and Fall of Powerful and Wealthy Nations, designed to show how the prosperity of the British Empire may be prolonged (1805)
  10. 10. William Playfair: Inquiry into the Permanent Causes of the Decline and Fall of Powerful and Wealthy Nations, designed to show how the prosperity of the British Empire may be prolonged (1805)
  11. 11. (STATISTICAL GRAPHICS AS A STANDARD) 1800-1900 „You complain that your report would be dry. But I should say, the drier the better. Statistics should be the driest of all reading; what I complain of is that on reading your report I am conscious of receiving a wrong impression, because your details are not sufficiently dry…“ William Farr in correspondence with Florence Nightingale, 1858
  12. 12. (STATISTICAL GRAPHICS AS A STANDARD) 1800-1900 „You complain that your report would be dry. The drier the better. Statistics should be the driest of all reading; what I complain of is that on reading your report I am conscious of receiving a wrong impression, because your details are not sufficiently dry…“ William Farr an Florence Nightingale, 1858 „Notwithstanding all the truly remarkable things that have been done, the graphical representations might never achieve the precision of a table of numbers.“ Maurice Block, Traité théorique et pratique de statistique, 1886
  13. 13. Charles-Joseph Minard: Mouvement des marchandises en Belgique … (1847)
  14. 14. Charles-Joseph Minard: Mouvement des marchandises en Belgique (1847)
  15. 15. Charles-Joseph Minard: Cartes figuratives et approximatives des tonnages des marchandises qui ont circulé sur les chemins de fer et les voies d’eau de France… (1850-1863) 1852 1855 1857 1857
  16. 16. 1852 1855 1857 1857
  17. 17. STATISTICAL GRAPHICS AS A NORM (around 1900)
  18. 18. TAKE-AWAYS
  19. 19. TAKE-AWAYS Graphics are not just plotted, they are constructed. Automatic tools tend to blur this process and the decisions involved in it. Graphics are never neutral, they are always made by someone for someone, with a specific purpose.
  20. 20. THANK YOU!

×