Quick Links for the Weekend – 26 June 09

Posted to Miscellaneous  |  Nathan Yau

Tufte's Invisible Yet Ubiquitous Influence - Edward Tufte combines a policy wonk's love of data with an artist's eye for beauty and a PR maestro's knack for promotion.

Look at these &$(*@^@# Statistics - It's heavy on the swear words and light on the actual data, but I guess it's amusing. Just don't click if you're offended by potty mouth. [Thanks, j2]

Why Making Maps Guides Us to Be Greener - A picture is worth a thousand words, and that's the case for maps too. Turns out, using some visual mapping helps groups show people their purpose and get the support they need to accomplish their goals.

Financial Responsibility in the United States - In the growing trend of financial applications posting infographics to drive traffic, here's another one.

Is Information Visualization the Next Frontier for Design? - I don't know. What do you think?

2 Comments

  • Regarding your second link, the potty mouth, how do they figure out that the occurrence of a shark attack has the probability of 1 in 271257 ?

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