I love this sort of thing.
This infographic video from The Economist looks crisp, sensible and appealing, but I am left wondering a few things: 1) Why they would choose a radial chart for something that’s not periodic? 2) What advantage does this format have over … Continued
Infographics are clearly having a cultural moment. They have become pervasive in newspapers, magazines, blog posts, and viral tweets; they appear on television and in advertising, in political campaigns and at art openings. As a Google search term, “infographic” has … Continued
At his blog, Michael Babwahsingh says a number of smart things about the current status and ultimate value of information design. Number 8 is an excellent sample of his sensible macro approach: 8. CommercializationFor several years now, the infoviz/dataviz trend … Continued
Increasingly, it seems, mass media outlets are talking up infoviz. Great news for us here at Synoptical Charts, but more than that, helpful for people in businesses that demand clear, concise and logical communication. In other words, everybody. Today’s installment, … Continued
“A Tour Through the Visualization Zoo” is a fantastic introduction to some attractive and sophisticated new visualization formats. The article and illos were put together by Stanford’s Jeffrey Heer, Michael Bostock, and Vadim Ogievetsky. Heer is an HCI/visualization genius whose journal … Continued
Booth’s Maps are important documents of mass poverty, but by drilling down and giving huge amounts of detail, they do more than analyze it statistically,” said Beverly Cook, curator of social and working history at the Museum of London. “Many … Continued