Posts from

2007

Diet and Weight Loss Tracking with Viz

Weight loss is a difficult task for many, further complicated with so many diets -- Atkins, Jenny Craig, etc -- and lack of motivation. Fatsecret…

CitiStat: Injured on Duty “Data”

I was flipping through the channels the other night and came across a televised CitiStat meeting for June 1. A bit of a coincidence…

Time Series Tool Like Google Finance

Chronoscope is a work-in-progress time series visualization tool that lets you explore data similar to that of Google Finance. It's written in Java, unlike Finance,…

Focus Cloud: Tag Cloud with a Twist

Everyone's familiar with tag clouds, but Aaron Bassett put a slight twist to the now commonplace clouds. Aaron calls them Focus Clouds. Basically, they're still…

Same Big Mac Data, Different Platform

I went to Swivel, to see how they did with the same Big Mac data I visualized on Many Eyes. Swivel uses a Google Maps…

Cost of Big Macs Worldwide

I was playing around at Many Eyes, and it was amazingly easy to map some data on the Big Mac. The data set was simply…

Motivation to Change Behavior

My mom recently, um, as in yesterday, got in a car accident. She was making a left turn at a light, and someone coming from…

Macromedia Flash: First Impressions

Flash or Processing? For now, Flash. For quite a while now, I've been back on forth on my data viz weapon of choice -- Flash…

Increasing Energy Awareness Through Design

The folks with STATIC!, a project led by the Interactive Institute in Switzerland, have been working on some really cool stuff. Their research is focused…

Creating Effective Visualization

What makes a visualization good? It allows people to see what they never would have seen otherwise? It's pretty? The visualization is interactive? Simple? Probably…