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Interaction Design Pilot Year Churns Out Great Student Projects

In a collaborative initiative between Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design and The Danish Design School, the Interaction Design Pilot Year brings together students and faculty…

37 Data-ish Blogs You Should Know About

You might not know it, but there are actually a ton of data and visualization blogs out there. I'm a bit of a feed…

Here & There: Horizonless Perspective of Manhattan

Jack Schulze provides this horizonless view of Manhattan: Here & There is a project by S&W exploring speculative projections of dense cities. These maps of…

10 Visualizations for Number of Days to Pay Your Taxes

A couple weeks ago, FlowingData ran another Visualize This challenge. I posted a dataset on the number of days it takes the average person in…

Spectrum of Online Friendship

This graphic, from Mike Arauz, describes different levels of online friendship, starting at passive interest (read your blog but not much else) up to investment…

What Drugs Pose the Greatest Danger?

While The New York Times continues to produce excellent work, GOOD Magazine has been churning out interesting graphics on the other side of the spectrum.…

Is Your Country Involved in Open Source?

Red Hat, an open source leader best known for their Linux distribution, maps open source activity around the world. If you're not a developer or…

Tracking Swine Flu Worldwide – Where and How, Plus Data

Just about everywhere you go there's something in the news about swine flu, and so naturally, when I first heard about it, I waited for…

Visualizing the United States Power Grid

NPR provides an in depth view of the U.S. electric grid, exploring the network, power sources, and where in the country power is coming from:…

A Couple New Looks for Google News

The ever popular newsmap (above), a tree map view of Google News, got a facelift a few days weeks ago. Markos Wekamp, the creator, has…

How Long Will the World’s Natural Resources Last?

This graphic from New Scientist shows when certain natural resources will run out in the world if we continue at the current consumption rate. However,…

Visual Guides to the World of Street Vendors

There are over 10,000 street vendors in New York City. But how much do you know about them? The Street Vendor Project, in collaboration with…

Visual Representation of Tabular Information – How to Fix the Uncommunicative Table

This is a guest post by Martin Krzywinski who develops Circos, a GPL-licensed (free) visualization tool that can help you show relationships in data. This…

Jobs Vanish Across Our Country

As a nation, we gained jobs every month during 2007 compared to the same month one year before. However, since July of 2008, we've seen…

Creating a World in Holograms

This holographic video by Bruce Branit is completely fictional but oh so sexy. Can you imagine a digital world at that level of interaction -…

Demographics in World of 100

Designers seem to have taken a liking to the idea of showing world statistics as a village of 100. For example, if the world were…

Geography of Buzz In Los Angeles and New York

Elizabeth Currid (USC) and Sarah Williams (Columbia University), collaborate to map the geography of buzz in Los Angeles (above) and New York (below). The two…

Campaign Contributions to the 110th Congress

This network graph shows common contributions between representatives in Congress: A relationship exists between two elements in the visual if they share a relationship with…

Zappos Maps Sales in Real-time

Zappos, the online shoe retailer, maps sales across the United States in real-time. We've seen this before in Twittervision and other Google Maps mashups, but…

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.…

Sprint Commercial Tells Us What’s Happening Right Now

Sprint's "now" promotion seems to be in full swing. In line with their dashboard to the universe, they're currently airing this commercial (below) that shows…

24 Hours of Geotagged Photos on Flickr

Daniel Catt from Flickr maps 24 hours worth of geotagged photos (about 64,000 of them) on this animated 3-D globe (below). The project was implemented…