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Web Trends Map from Information Architects, 4th edition

Information Architects, a design firm with offices in Japan and Zurich, release their annual web trends map. This is the fourth one in the series. Popular domains on the Web…

One Song Sang By 2,088 Voices – Mechanical Turk Rendition

Aaron Koblin and Daniel Massey team up to give us Bicycle Built for Two Thousand, an Amazon Mechanical Turk rendition of Bicycle Built for Two. They used custom software written…

Review: Data Flow, Visualizing Information in Graphic Design

Data Flow: Visualizing Information in Graphic Design isn't an Edward Tufte book. It's not an instruction manual nor is it a guide to analytical and statistical graphics. Rather, Data Flow…

Explore Flickr Videos On Flickr Clock by Stamen Design

Stamen Design, whose work you've most definitely seen, comes out with their most recent collaboration with Flickr, the photo and video sharing service. It's called Flickr Clock. It lets you…

Nokia Collaborates With Generative Artists for Beautiful Interactive Pieces

In collaboration with generative artists Marius Watz, field, and others, along with Universal Everything and Wieden+Kennedy, Nokia has put together a beautiful art series involving communication as a promotion to…

Microsoft’s Vision for 2019 is Data Visualization

Google's chief economist tells us statistician will be the sexy job of the next decade. Now Microsoft provides its vision for 2019 (video below): Video: Future Vision Montage The future…

The Universe in 2009 from Seed Magazine

Seed Magazine, a publication dedicated to cool things in science, give us The Universe in 2009: In 2009, we are celebrating curiosity and creativity with a dynamic look at the…

George Dubya Bush Bull’s-eye

Linda Eckstein sent this graphic along to show the main ideas of Russ Baker's Family of Secrets. In Linda's words, "[T]he idea was for me to come up with a…

Showcase of Student Personal Annual Reports

Some of the best stuff comes out of student projects. During the Screendesign workshop in Fachhochschule Potsdam last summer, students were asked to collect, analyze, and visualize personal data. Topics…

Twistori for the Inauguration

Remember Twistori? It's the Twitter mashup that shows tweets of love, hate, think, believe, and wish. I guess naturally, there's an inauguration version. It's not as effective, but still worth…

Fun With Words that Collectively Make Pictures

People have fallen in love with word clouds that make pictures. Zoom in and you see a bunch of individual words. Zoom out and you see a famous person's face.…

Sculptural Data Visualization – Stock Market and GDP

In his latest data sculptures, Andreas Nicolas Fischer places data visualization in a physical space when we're so used to seeing it on a computer monitor. Above is a piece…

Typographic Illustration for Jay-Z’s ‘Brooklyn Go Hard’

Evan Roth from the Graffiti Research Lab, uses typographic illustration in Jay-Z's music video for Brooklyn Go Hard. As the song plays out, we see sketches of Jay-Z drawn using…

Visualization Projects from Database City – Visualizar’08

This is a guest post by Greg J. Smith, a Toronto-based designer and researcher. Greg writes about design, visualization and digital culture on his personal blog Serial Consign. A few…

Explore Your Feeds in a Cloud of Posts – RSS Voyage

I'm not exactly sure what I'm seeing here, but Voyage, by Andy Biggs, is an abstract RSS reader that places posts in a 3D cloud. As you click on items,…

Mmm, Chocolate Pie… Chart

In the spirit of turning pie charts into food, Mary and Matt kick it up a notch with some design and 5.5 ounces of chocolate. It's a chocolate pie chart…

Word Portraits of Famous People – Einstein and Ginger the Cockapoo

Jeff Clark of Neoformix has been doing some cool stuff with words lately. Above is a word portrait of Albert Einstein looking very chipper. Einstein's entire face is composed of…

Showing This Many Per Second – Data Humanized

I've always thought one of the best ways to make data relate-able is to humanize it. Wouter Walmink, from studio:ludens, does this quite literally in so_many_a_second. I'm sure you've across…

A Bunch of Japanese Women’s Bra Responses

Uniqlo gathered hundreds of responses from a couple hundred Japanese women about bra size, makeup, and shopping and put it into this sort of 3-d world of short video clips.…

Daily Design Workout – DONE by Jonas Buntenbruch

DONE is a sketching project by Jonas Buntenbruch. He takes 30-60 minutes per day and puts his design skills to work. He began at the beginning of this year on…

Doodle Your Way Through the News – DoodleBuzz

I feel like I've been seeing and writing a lot about artistic visualization lately. Maybe it's because summer's ending and all the designers are finishing up their side projects. I…

Visualization Workshop in Madrid – Database City

It's hard to believe that it's been almost a year since I was in Madrid at the Medialab-Prado for the Visualizar workshop. It was a two-week event where designers from…