Data into art and connecting to humans

Jun 29, 2015

Visualization tends to rest in the realm of efficiency and accuracy. From a research perspective, these are easier things to measure than say, emotion and connection to the data that a visualization represents. In decision-making and well, just overall opinion about the world we live in, social aspects of data play a significant role. The Creators Project interviewed data artists who work on this fuzzier side of insight.

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This is an American Workday, By Occupation

I simulated a day for employed Americans to see when and where they work.

A Day in the Life of Americans

I wanted to see how daily patterns emerge at the individual level and how a person’s entire day plays out. So I simulated 1,000 of them.

How We Spend Our Money, a Breakdown

We know spending changes when you have more money. Here’s by how much.

10 Best Data Visualization Projects of 2015

These are my picks for the best of 2015. As usual, they could easily appear in a different order on a different day, and there are projects not on the list that were also excellent.