Chan Chi-Loong, V/R
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...but it ain't worth much if you can't explain why it is important.
The confluence of data and new technologies present opportunities to explore how stories are told.
Exploring digital frontiers requires both artists and engineers.
It is a blend of good design, content and technology.
Data visualization is a graphical representation of data, and is a powerful tool for exploratory analysis / storytelling.
A powerful, visible use case is media. You see examples in New York Times, Washington Post, Straits Times.
Even our prime minister talked about it in his August 21st 2016 National Day Rally speech.
Data, which we mine to derive insights and trends.
UX, which is the interactive interface through which we explore the data.
Story, which supplies the context for us to understand why we are exploring the context.
Electoral Divisions 2015 website
WTF Visualizations: Visualizations that make no sense
...Also known as the unicorn
Where do you fit in for visualization?
I'm a visualization engineer and I want to build beautiful things.
Because I'm willing to spend the time to get exactly the results I want.
It is a specific kind of UX frontend engineer, except that I go deep into visual / audio / interface libraries
To be fair, data.gov.sg is a lot better in 2019, but there is still room for a community site.
Because it is more interesting when we look at the world through different lenses.
Mash-ups of different data sources can yield surprising stories and insights.
Taxi Availability by: Yongquan Ben
Isochronic by: Shangyang, Swarm.is
Schoolpicker by: Datagov.sg (Yong Jun and Li Wei)
I'm looking for people to help grow Viz.sg as a community site. Visualizing Singapore one dataset at a time, for all to use. Come talk to me!
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