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A Primer on Information and Data Visualization

There's a nice data visualization 101-type post over at We Make Money Not Art.

Sit Back and Relax with Casual Information Visualization

Zachary Pousman et al. write in their paper Casual Information Visualization: Depictions of Data in Everyday Life Information visualization has often focused on providing deep insight for expert user populations…

Man Takes a Picture of Himself Every Day for 6 Years

Noah Kalina took a picture of himself every day for six years (and still going); above is all of the pictures put together into a time lapse. Now that's diligence.…

News Flowing Through Moveable Type at The New York Times Building

Every day during the summer I walked past "Moveable Type" in The New York Times lobby. Since my adviser was one of the people working on it, I had the…

How Do You Visualize Time in a Drawing?

Icastic has a fun (and growing) collection of (currently) 247 hand-drawings from contributors who have shown how they see time. Some are very detailed works of art while others are…

Showing Large Numbers to Scale

Chris Jordan's series, Running the Numbers: An American Portrait, just opened this weekend in Los Angeles at the Paul Kepeikin Gallery. Chris depicts large numbers in a way that we…

Visualization of Taste Explosions from Ratatouille

By now, I'm sure everyone has heard of Pixar's most recent movie, Ratatouille. If you haven't seen it, I HIGHLY recommend it. Not only is it beautiful animation and a…

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 on interactive design that not…