Visual.ly launches health data visualization challenge

Visual.ly, a startup that provides data scientists and designers tools to bring spreadsheets to life as inforgraphics, has partnered with Tableau Software to issue an open call for submissions to their new Health Data Visualization Challenge.

Teams can use any data available at healthdata.gov to create infographics in any format conceivable and the best entries will be featured on the Visual.ly blog, and I will feature them here on iMedicalApps as well.

Visual.ly will take any visualization format you can imagine. Static infographics, infovideos, interactive visualizations, mobile apps, physical visualizations. No matter what format you chose, make sure to document the process and the end result.Your aim should be to communicate the data (and any stories you find in it) clearly and effectively.

The Judges

Judging Criteria

  • Show something interesting.
  • Use good visualization practice.
  • Pay attention to aesthetics.
  • Do all of the above better than the competition.

Instructions

“Email submissions (or links to them) to [email protected]. Don’t upload your submissions to Visual.ly until after the contest is over. Submissions will be anonymized before the judges see them.

Please do not put your name or brand on the version of the visualization that you send in. Do not post any part of your submission to social media until after the competition. Do put your name or brand in the submission email. We will need this info for the announcement.

All submissions must be received by 9 p.m. Pacific time on Sunday, July 8, 2012. Judging will take place the following week and the winners will be announced on Monday, July 16, 2012.”

The following infographic was created by the team at Massive Health from the data they have generated through their mobile app which is meant to encourage and analyze healthy eating habits.

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Author:

Brian Edwards

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2 Responses to Visual.ly launches health data visualization challenge

  1. hsuarez July 2, 2012 at 11:54 am #

    Disappointing that we can only use healthdata.gov, a US centric site and therefore only using data based in the US.
    Data visualisation is only as good, or relevant, as the data itself.

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