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Sketching Around Personal Brand Tracking

This is a guest post by Miguel Jiménez, a user experience and interaction designer based in Madrid. There's a lot of noise today around Personal…

Playful Infographics Triumph Over Pure Analytics (Sometimes)

The New York Times shows how presidential candidates have spent more than $900 million so far with this bubbly graphic by Lee Byron, Hannah Fairfield…

Why Should Engineers and Scientists Care About Color (and Design)?

I studied electrical engineering and computer science in undergrad and now as a stat student, I still work with a lot of engineers and scientists.…

A Little Bit of Design Goes a Long Way With Infographics

If I've learned anything about designing information graphics, it's that attention to detail and small changes make a mediocre graphic into a really useful and…

A Chat with The New York Times on Making Data More Engaging

Everybody knows about The New York Times graphics. Here are two people that their hand in a lot of it.

Symbiosis of Engineering, Statistics, Design and Data Visualization

Andrew Vande Moere writes in his 2005 paper Form Follows Data: [W]e can perceive a current trend in portable input and output devices that trace,…

Bars as an Alternative to Bubble Charts

Are bubble charts effective? This seems to be a recurring question. Some say people suck at comparing areas in the form of bubbles, or rather,…

John Maeda Speaks About Simplicity

John Maeda, a professor in the MIT Media Lab, gives his talk on simplicity and how it plays a role in his position between…

Displaying Data as Efficiently as Possible

The above picture isn't totally related, but I just had to put it up. It's so amusing. A family of five plus groceries on one…

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…