Visualizing Information

Today I was in a workshop where we encountered some discussions on interpreting information. Interpreting information is done by the brain. We can only display information in a way that enhances interpretation. Visualization helps interpretation and increases the value of information. Today I encountered this great TED video, with great examples from Amsterdam during Queensday! Thanks to @jasperdevalk for the tweet about this video.

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Three Times Information

A little early update today on two books and a blog about information. The first one is a blog by Erik Brynjolfsson about Economics of Information. Mr Brynjolfsson is a professor at MIT Sloan Management School and Director of the MIT Center for Digital Business.

The first book is on Competing on Information by three Dutch consultants from Nolan & Norton. I have ordered it but you can download the book by chapters. In a few weeks I will post a book review about it.

The second book is called Information is Beuatiful by David McCandless. It is a book about visualizing information to make it more understandable. Visualizing will enhance the value of information. This book shows some great examples. You can take a look at the companion site www.informationisbeautiful.net for some online examples.