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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.…

Who’s Leading Whom? Predictive Markets Versus Polls

This is a guest post from Michael Drumheller, Dirk Karis, Raif Majeed and Robert Morton of Tableau Software. They use Tableau to explore the relationship between polls and predictive markets.…

Comparative View of Length of Rivers and Height of Mountains

I had no idea these comparative views of length of rivers and heights of mountains were so popular - at least in the 1800s. There seemed to be a fascination…

United States Poverty Rates From 1980 to 2007

Thousands of bloggers are taking the time to discuss a single topic today - poverty. As we sit in our cozy homes, go out to eat, watch movies, or simply…

Visualizing YouTube, Blogs, Twitter, Flickr, People…

From the guys who brought you 6pli and other like-minded network visualization tools, Bestiario takes 6pli to the next level. 6pli lets users explore their del.icio.us bookmarks. This work, in…

Browse Political Bias on Memeorandum – Greasemonkey Script

Memeorandum shows up-to-date posts from leading political bloggers, and it is well-known that political bloggers are often very partisan. It's not always obvious to new readers though which side of…

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…

Commercial Air Traffic Seen Around the World

This computer simulation (video below) by Zhaw shows worldwide commercial flights over a 24-hour period. It's been making the blog rounds lately. Watch as flights start in the morning in…

May the Tallest and Fattest Win the Presidency

OPEN N.Y. put together an amusing (and informative) graphic for a New York Times op-chart. It shows the height and weight of presidential candidates dating back to 1896 when William…

Maps for Advocacy – Beginner’s Guide to Mapping

In a follow up to Visualizing Information for Advocacy, the Tactical Technology Collective recently announced Maps for Advocacy: An Introduction to Geographical Mapping Techniques. The booklet is an effective guide…

We Don’t Know Jack About the World – Alisa Miller TED Talk

Alisa Miller, President and CEO of Public Radio International, enlightens us on how little U.S. news coverage there is on the rest of the world. How does she do this?…

Winners of NSF Visualization Challenge 2008 Announced

Remember the NSF visualization challenge announced at the beginning of this year? Nine months have come and gone, and the winners (and several honorable mentions), from five categories, were announced…

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…

Have You Registered to Vote Yet?

PhD Comics has grown to be my favorite comic of the moment. It's unbelievable how much I relate to all of it. I am not alone. Anyways, have you registered…

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…

Beautiful Generative Computer Art – Metamorphosis

Glenn Marshall has released his finished version of Metamorphosis, a beautiful piece of computer generative art programmed in Processing. I wish I knew a bit more about what I was…

maeve Installation Shows Relationships Between Projects

The Interface Design Team at the University of Potsdam revealed maeve last week. It's an installation that lets users place physical project cards on an interactive surface and see the…

Art of Mathematics – Visualization of Dynamical Systems

Dynamical systems are mathematical models used to describe the time-dependent position of a point's position in ambient space. For example, a dynamical system could be used to describe the movement…

Tree Map to Show Losses by Major Companies

Taking after Map of the Market, the New York Times uses tree maps to show a year of heavy losses by major companies. It's a pretty sad state of affairs.…

How Consumers Around the World Spend Their Money

This pseudo-map graphic from The New York Times shows how consumers in different countries spend their money. Squares represent selected countries and are sized and colored according to spending in…

How Eating Ice Cream and Feeling Gross Leads to Alcholism

This stream of consciousness video (below) from Current is complete with animated infographics and some lovely narration. I have no idea why the video was made or if there was…

OneGeology Wants to Be Geological Equivalent of Google Maps

There's lots of free geographical data about what's going on at the surface of our planet. It's a different story for what going on underneath though. OneGeology aims to be…