Great work in reducing products to its most minimalistic version.
Archive for December, 2010
“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.” Antoine de Saint-Exupery
An updated version of the Bubble Charts which I’ve done last year, this time with a linear scale as well, as well as the Human Development Index used instead of the GDP. So, here one can see the HDI on the x-axis, the per capita CO2 emissions on the y-axis, the total emissions by size of the bubble, the total population by size of the font for the country name, and the region (colored circle) a country belongs too. Plus, the regional aggregates have been plotted too. PDFs can be downloaded here.
“So how to reconcile the appeal that attracts Gapminder with the concerns of the InfoVis mavens not to use bubbles? Simple. Follow one rule, which is to never use bubbles to display the principal dimension of your analysis. Instead, use them to add a categorization variable to an analysis that is principally concerned with one or two other variables.” More here.
Interesting comparison of several mapping engines (GoogleMaps, Bing, YahooMaps) and what techniques Google is using to make their maps more readable.