Data visualization tools grow steep in numbers. Difficult to catch up with all developments. Datavisualization.ch has a nice overview over some of these.
Archive for the ‘Design’ Category
Interesting & informative data portal on environmental and climate change/vulnerability stuff. Well presented.
Die Brockhaus Encyclopedia Infografiken. Im neuen Brockhaus sind ein paar Dutzend Infografiken integriert. Sehr schön gemacht, so sieht’s aus.
Interesting, interactive map of the world from NASA to show global/local temperature changes.”The heat is on for the planet as a whole, but what has been happening where you live? Click a place on the map to find out, or enter a location in the search box in the top right-hand corner.”
A clickable guide to the world’s energy use. Nice animation from Nature.
Nice chart creation by Hewlett for their grant program. Really interesting and well done!
Interesting application: Bringing the mindmap to the web. Interactive. Very smooth. But not sure if I would use it; if I would have the patience to click through the different items.
Nice tutorial with a few interesting ideas about how to display distributions.
Interesting idea to use a “panel chart” instead of a broken chart.
Since a couple of years I have the idea to produce an interactive book with great photos, videos and really interactive charts. Here is one which seems to be very good…
Very nice interactive graph, which shows the energy flows. Transport, heating, etc.
Interesting solution to a problem… here.
a. Use the Symbol font. It has several parts of curly and straight braces and parentheses, designed to stack upon eachother with zero extra leading (or slightly less, if you want a smaller brace).
b. Put these into an Anchored object, anchored somewhere at an appropriate place, so its frame will always keep the same relative position to its text.
c. Well, it oughta look like this. On the left: a frame with three parts of a curly brace. In the middle: some random math. The top line “contains” the anchored object, as can be seen by the ¥ sign. On the right, the anchored object itself, positioned relatively to its anchor.
Bret Victor demos some great looking software that connects code to the visual, making the creation process more visceral, and he finishes up with worhtwhile thoughts on the invention process.