Archive for March, 2010

March 16, 2010 2

A How-To on Designing Infographics

By in Guides for Info Design

I’m more interested in using the right form to display data and less in the “prettification” that is found in a lot of infographics, but it is a skill at which I’d like to improve.  Designing something that is beautiful and informative is, I think, the ultimate goal.  Here is a great article on getting [...]

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March 16, 2010 0

Pretty graphs without flash

By in Tools

Just HTML5 and javascript sexiness.  I like it.  A lot.  I might have to try it. Linky

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March 12, 2010 2

FlowingData Challenge 2: Nutrition vs Subsidies

By in Experiments in Info Design

I’m going to ignore the blatant flaws in logic that go into the below chart and focus on the redesign challenged here.  There are two inherent problems with using 3-dimensional surfaces like spheres or pyramids for comparing data.  First, humans have a more difficult time understanding the magnitude of a change in volume than they [...]

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March 9, 2010 0

Canadians Heart Hockey

By in Neat Visualizations

Hilarious….and a great chart!  It’s simple and tells a story. http://thepuckdoctors.com/2010/03/breaking-news-canadians-love-hockey-pic/

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