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Reflections about the Open Knowledge Conference 2013

Reflections about the Open Knowledge Conference 2013 Reflections about the Open Knowledge Conference 2013

I'd like to share with you a few key insights I took with me from the OKCon 2013 regarding contextualization of data, the future of social interaction, data privacy and our role in reshaping society. Read more

Words of Appreciation for Open Knowledge Foundation

Words of Appreciation for Open Knowledge Foundation Words of Appreciation for Open Knowledge Foundation

Open Knowledge Foundation is an important promoter of open knowledge, data and content. I think it's time to show some appreciation by highlighting some of their initiatives. Read more

Review: Designing Data Visualizations

Review: Designing Data Visualizations Review: Designing Data Visualizations

Here's how a rookie experienced his first introduction to visualization from Julie Steele and Noah Iliinsky's new book Designing Data Visualizations. What he learned and how this helps him to move forward. Read more

How We Visualized 23 Years of Geo Bee Contests

How We Visualized 23 Years of Geo Bee Contests How We Visualized 23 Years of Geo Bee Contests

We created an interactive visualization of the National Geographic Bee Contest's history. Here we talk about finding the right story, design decisions, and the dirty work of getting data into a usable form. Read more

How We Visualized 1425 Students’ Learning Environment

How We Visualized 1425 Students’ Learning Environment How We Visualized 1425 Students’ Learning Environment

In this Inside post you can learn how we supported the Zurich International School in cultivating their mission statement and make sure they stick to it. Read more

Visualizing The World’s Well-Being

Visualizing The World’s Well-Being Visualizing The World’s Well-Being

This is a guest post by Mike Tully, designer and student at Parsons School of Design in New York City. In this Datavisualization.ch Inside article he describes the creation process behind his first information visualization project called "The Weather of Well Being". Read more

Introduction to Linked Open Data for Visualization Creators

Introduction to Linked Open Data for Visualization Creators Introduction to Linked Open Data for Visualization Creators

Linked Open Data shows a lot of promise for visualization creators. This article introduces some core concepts and terminology. Read more

How We Visualized 4.3 Million Votes

How We Visualized 4.3 Million Votes How We Visualized 4.3 Million Votes

As you may have read in an earlier post, our team at Interactive Things has been supporting Democracy International with their Election Observation Mission to Afghanistan 2010 by providing visualizations of up to date election data. In this Inside post we tell you the full story of this exciting time-critical collaboration. Read more

Review: Processing for Visual Artists

Review: Processing for Visual Artists Review: Processing for Visual Artists

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

Much to Be Excited About “Data Driven Journalism”

Much to Be Excited About “Data Driven Journalism” Much to Be Excited About “Data Driven Journalism”

Tracy Boyer of Innovative Interactivity has published an Interview with Mirko Lorenz about the Data driven journalism roundtable that took place in Amsterdam on August 24th. Lorenz is journalist / information architect for Deutsche Welle and organizer for the European Journalism Centre, initiator of the conference. Read more

How We Visualized America’s Food and Drink Spending

How We Visualized America’s Food and Drink Spending How We Visualized America’s Food and Drink Spending

Recently we had the chance to meet the people from the Bundle headquarter, to dive into a bunch of interesting data about food and drink spending in America and to develop an exciting infographic. Now we would like to let you take a glimpse behind the scenes. Read more

Visualizing The Health Care Reform

Visualizing The Health Care Reform Visualizing The Health Care Reform

With our recently introduced category, Datavisualization.ch Inside, we want to start a conversation around the processes and tools that information designers use. Following our introductory post, we're happy to present you the first guest post in this category by our community member Marco Giannini. The work he presents here received a "best design" award in the GOOD Magazine competition. Read more

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