This weekend I started working through the Visualize This: The FlowingData Guide to Design, Visualization and Statistics by Nathan Yau, the writer and data visualisation expert behind flowingdata.com.
I’ve been interested in this field for some time but haven’t invested the time to learn the new technical skills required to really push myself, partly through fear of programming. So, I sat down with the book, opened a text editor on my Mac and fired up Terminal.
Some fun to kick off the new year – an infographic representing yours truly based on my Twitter data. I made it using visual.ly’s Twitterize Yourself wizard.
TweetPysch is a tool that “creates a psychological profile of any public Twitter account and compares it to the thousands already in the database. This identifies those traits that are used more or less frequently by the user analyzed.”
I’ve made a data visualisation showing the top 50 artists I listened to in 2010. The size of the artist photo is proportional to the number of times I listened to any track by that artist in 2010. This post walks you through my process to create the image.