Infoviz: a basic example

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When I try to describe the field of information visualization to folks who haven’t heard of it, I end up gesturing a lot, or resorting to vague buzzwords, or talking about bar graphs and pie charts and leaving my companion … Continued

Infographic of the day

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Overnewsed but uninformed– Stefan Bräutigam The explanation, auto-translated from the German by Google (!) and tidied up slightly by me (!!), reads thus: With access to news possible at any time via a variety of communication channels, a broad media … Continued

Musical arrangements

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MinedOriginally uploaded by Champagnerocker Two fab — and overlapping — flickr sets: Song Chart meme and Song Chart. Hours of silly fun (even if, like me, you’re too old/stodgy to know many of the songs). Right now my favorite is … Continued

Meta-information design

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How much do I appreciate an infographic that organizes and explains infographics? Well, OK, that was a rhetorical question, but the answer is: A WHOLE LOT. Check out this Periodic Table of Visualization Methods (part of an online course called … Continued

“Transparency has a posse”

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The Sunlight Foundation resources page lists two dozen “insanely useful” sites that aim to “provide a broad range of information available to track government and legislative information, campaign contributions and the role of money in politics.” It’s a handy list … Continued

Tufte would be pleased.

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Interesting how you can lie with statistics even when you set out to tell the truth. Viveka Weiley at Karmanaut has redrawn a recent Washington Post chart purporting to show how Obama’s tax plan compares to McCain’s. As she notes, … Continued

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