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.
- First place gets a Tableau Desktop license from Tableau Software. They also get a full conference pass ($1945 value) to the upcoming Strata Conference + Hadoop World happening in New York, Oct 23-25. In addition, Visual.ly is throwing in $500 to help ease the travel expenses.
- Second place gets an ebook reader of their choice (up to $200 value).
- Third place gets a signed copy of I Love Charts: The Book by Jason Oberholtzer, as well as a copy of Show Me How by Derek Fagerstrom and Lauren Smith, and Listomania curated by Mariah Bear.
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.
- Robert Kosara, Visual Analytics Researcher at Tableau Software, Associate Professor atUNC Charlotte, and Advisor at Visual.ly.
- Aleks Todorova, Editorial Director at Visual.ly.
- Drew Skau, Visualization Architect at Visual.ly.
- Show something interesting.
- Use good visualization practice.
- Pay attention to aesthetics.
- Do all of the above better than the competition.
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.
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.