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How We Visualized 1 Billion Dollars

How We Visualized 1 Billion Dollars How We Visualized 1 Billion Dollars

Did you ever wonder how an infographic is originated or if your own approach differs from others? We would like to share the development process of our latest work for FreshBooks. Read more

Thoughts Sparked by World Cup Visualizations

Thoughts Sparked by World Cup Visualizations

Following a previous post covering Visualizations for the FIFA World Cup 2010, I've been asked to share some thoughts for an article by Jeremy Wagstaff for the Jakarta Post and the BBC Wold Service. As I'd love to hear your feedback, I decided to post the interview here and invite you to join the conversation. Read more

Datavisualization.ch 2.0

Datavisualization.ch 2.0 Datavisualization.ch 2.0

As some of you may have noticed it's been a bit less busy here over the past days. But don't worry, we haven't been burried under piles of snow in the Swiss alps (which would have been quite probable) nor did we enjoy too much Cheese Fondue (which would have been even more probable). Actually, we've been very busy with the work on the refined version of Datavisualization.ch that you're experiencing as you read these lines. I am very excited about the outcome and would like to guide you through it in more detail. Read more

10 Gifts for Data Lovers

10 Gifts for Data Lovers 10 Gifts for Data Lovers

Did you stumble upon this website because of the browser history of your roommate or did you follow one of the many links your girlfriends constantly send over Twitter? Consider yourself happy then because: I've got some of the best christmas gifts for before mentioned person. (Also, if you want to tell your friends about some gifts you, as a desperate infographic or data art fiend, would really appreciate) Read more

View Source par excellence

View Source par excellence

For any aspiring developer the possibility to view source is one of the most important catalyst for mastering a new language. Jer Thorp from blprnt.com has decided to share the source code of some of his latest and greatest projects. Read more

30 More People you should follow for Info Graphics on Twitter

30 More People you should follow for Info Graphics on Twitter

In the tradition of FollowFriday on Twitter and in response of Randy Krum’s post listing 37 people you should follow for infographics on Twitter I thought it would be nice to extend this list with some of my favourite Twitter users in the field of data visualization. Read more

How can we upgrade a 3D Piechart?

How can we upgrade a 3D Piechart?

I took my struggle to read a stereotypical 3D Pie Chart as inspiration for a quick redesign of the chart. Take it as a small case study on how we can improve readability by reducing visual clutter. Read more

John Maeda on Processing

John Maeda on Processing

John Maeda, President of RISD and former Director of the Media Lab at MIT takes a look back at the evolution of Processing. He tells the story of Casey Reas and Ben Fry and their efforts for both, the scripting language and the community around Processing.org. Read more

Interview with Ben Fry on Creative Review

Interview with Ben Fry on Creative Review

Mark Sinclair from Creative Review interviewed Ben Fry, co-creator of Processing and Director at Seed Visualization. Fry answers questions about his learnings from the MIT, his working process when visualizing data, the Processing scripting language and the importance of understandable data in the future. Read more

Interview with Paul Kahn

Interview with Paul Kahn

As part of the ongoing series "An American Summer" from The French Creative Connection, Thibaut Estellon has interviewed Paul Kahn, information archtitect extraordinary. Read more

Data Scientist » Data Geek » Data Designer

Data Scientist » Data Geek » Data Designer

Catherine from visualizingeconomics.com has written an interesting article about the roles in data visualization. The posts right here are my thoughts about the diagram she created and how I would alter the stages in the process. Read more

Data visualization is a tool, too!

Data visualization is a tool, too!

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

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