In preparation of the Winter Olympic Games 2014 in Sochi, we helped the Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung publish a long-form article about Iouri Podladtchikov, a professional snowboarder and – since yesterday – freshly baked Olympic gold medalist. To help readers better understand the sport, we created a series of illustrations and an interactive animation. Read more
We recently attended an interdisciplinary visualization workshop that was all about creating a dialogue between scientists, technologists and designers. It was interesting to discuss the different ways in which these groups think about visualization and how they use it for different purposes. Very bluntly put, each group lacks something another group knows and cares deeply […] Read more
We spent the last week at the Eyeo Festival in Minneapolis and were blown away by the inspiring and creative atmosphere and the many, many talented and fun people we had the chance to meet. Read more
Linked Open Data shows a lot of promise for visualization creators. This article introduces some core concepts and terminology. Read more
The Google Books Ngram Viewer shows the power of visualization: instead of offering a huge but abstract data set, Google created a simple visualization tool that shows the data and makes it easily queryable. Read more
In a friendly and informal style, Andrew Glassner lets the reader peek over his shoulder to learn how to program from the ground up to create expressive images and interactive art. Read more
A common conception is that data visualizations should be understandable by everyone because – in contrast to a multi-page scientific text – it is their purpose to be easily readable. Our contributing author Peter believes that this may be an unnecessary restriction we put on ourselves. Read more
MA in Interaction Design, open source enthusiast, vegetarian and naturally skilled in roughly every programming language he comes across.