Archive for February, 2010

February 26, 2010 Off

FlowingData Challenge: The Economist Graphic

By in Experiments in Info Design

FlowingData presented a fun challenge:  redesign a chart that first appeared in the Economist while adhering to the 290 x 300 pixel original image size.  Since I used annual data, I disclosed this with markers on each year.  It also eliminated the need for vertical gridlines.  Other than that, I really just tried to clean […]

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February 22, 2010 Off

Visualizing Last.fm Usage

By in Neat Visualizations

A friend referred me to LastGraph today.  It’s a way to graphically visualize and create a poster from your Last.fm usage history.  A neat Monday-night nugget of visualization fun.

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February 21, 2010 Off

Powers of Brand

By in Experiments in Info Design

Here is a quick graphic I created for a class I’m auditing. I kept the science pretty basic, so I’m sure I missed a step or two. The purpose was to go from the scientific basis for the feelings we experience when we use a certain product or service to the enormity of these products […]

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February 17, 2010 Off

Tableau Posted

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Thanks to FlowingData for letting us know about Tableau Public.  Tableau is a high-powered professional visualization tool, and the public version is free.  The real benefit is Tableau’s export feature, which make adding visualizations to a website incredibly easy. I downloaded it and it helped me create this visualization in 2 minutes (and yes, I […]

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February 15, 2010 Off

Windows 7 Mobile Announced

By in Interface Design

Engadget has their first impressions of the new Windows 7 Mobile Interface, which was announced by Microsoft today.  Most exciting is their comment that the interface has “no shaded icons, no faux 3D or drop shadows, no busy backgrounds (no backgrounds at all), and very little visual flair besides clean typography and transition animations”.  Who […]

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February 7, 2010 Off

History of Graphic Design

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There is no information design without graphic design.  Here is a history of graphic design in a very interesting format.  I particularly enjoyed the discussion of symbols and how they represent language. http://www.designhistory.org/

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February 6, 2010 7

Comparing NHL Forwards

By in Experiments in Info Design

I’ve been in far, far too many arguments about the relative feats of NHL players like Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux, Gordie Howe, and Alexander Ovechkin. So, I decided to do something about it.  After a few nights in Excel and a few more in Illustrator, I think I’m satisfied with this as a first draft. […]

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