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Gamasutra: Ming-Lun Chou's Blog - A Brain Dump of What I Worked on for Uncharted 4
I always love seeing debug screens from game developers - what they call things, how they conceptually model the work they're doing visually, and what metrics they track. Also, a reminder of the budgets for doing everything a modern game does. This post about Uncharted 4 is full of that sort of thing. Show everything!
ai  programming  games  debugging  visualisation  showeverything  uncharted4 
may 2016 by infovore
Piano Phase
"This site is based on the first section from Steve Reich’s 1967 piece Piano Phase. Two pianists repeat the same twelve note sequence, but one gradually speeds up. Here, the musical patterns are visualized by drawing two lines, one following each pianist." Lovely.
webaudioapi  stevereich  pianophase  music  visualisation 
june 2014 by infovore
(the teeming void): Figuring Data (Datascape Catalog Essay)
"Here we get a glimpse of an alternative figuration of data itself. Rather than some kind of precious (but immaterial) stuff, or fuel for market speculation, data here is a relationship, a link between one part of the world with another, and a trace that can be endlessly reshaped."
data  art  visualisation  mitchellwhitelaw 
june 2013 by infovore
Learnable Programming
A huge, fascinating, braindump from Bret Victor, mainly on the state of how programming is being taught (especially in the "learn to code, live" idiom that's popular at the moment). A lot of it is very good; I'm not sure it applies everywhere, and I'd like to see examples not about geometry (which I think are entirely possible, given Victor's idioms). But still: it's huge, and dense, and well-reasoned, and has lots of jumping off points. Good to see someone thinking about this stuff like this.
bretvictor  code  learning  programming  mentalmodels  visualisation  teaching 
september 2012 by infovore
3D printing: The coolest way to visualize sound
"Realitat is a research and experimental studio founded by Juan Manuel de J. Escalante in Mexico City. Their recent creation "Microsonic Landscapes" visualizes music with physical form as a representation of an algorithmic exploration of the music. Realitat selected some of their favorite albums, including Nick Drake's Pink Moon and Portishead's Third, and converted them into 3D objects. Each album's soundwave were 3D printed in a cylindrical form layer by layer on a Makerbot 3D printer." I don't normally go in for this sort of thing, but it does look nice.
3dprinting  audio  fabrication  visualisation 
august 2012 by infovore
Bringing the London Bus Network home – Blog – BERG
"A service involving 8,500 GPS enabled busses and many servers is very impressive, but it really comes into it’s own when it doesn’t show off." Modest devices again. (This is very nice).
transport  visualisation  data  jamesdarling  quietdevices 
september 2011 by infovore A Few good men
"The recent generation of young turks is doubtless having fun with data scrawling but at some point it will pass people by unless there is a purpose or utility to it. They've got the engagement sorted. These things are mostly usable. What they are not is useful.

That is where people like Few come in. They work in analytics - using data for decision making. They are ideal real-life mentors, solving real life problems. They can point the way to thinking of these apps as tools for whatever outcomes." Max is right - it's a great blog. Good spot.
data  visualisation  informatics  information  stephenfew  blog 
april 2011 by infovore
In Bloom « Bloom Blog
"The ways in which people interact with computation are changing swiftly as we move into more casual relationships with our digital services on tablets, big screens, and across social networks. We believe we have some compelling answers about how digital experiences will evolve into these new contexts. Please, follow along with us and explore these playful, dynamic instruments of discovery together." These guys are going to be worth keeping a very beady eye on; what a team.
bloom  visualisation  information  data  design  friends 
february 2011 by infovore
stamen design | Nike Grid: Using London's phone boxes as goal posts
"Today's video is 'Boys vs Girls', showing the relative points and badges etc. accumulated by boys vs. girls over the course of the day. It ends with a "get running, girls!" message, and I love that data visualization is being used as a way for a brand to tell a story, in something close to real time, in a specific way tailored to the events on the ground."
narrative  visualisation  stories  nikegrid  stamen 
october 2010 by infovore
This isn't f***ing Dalston.
I walked 4.5km down the A10, stopping every 200m or so to ask 10 unsuspecting passers by ... "Excuse me, what area is this?" This is what I was told.
nomenclature  places  visualisation  dalston  hackney  london 
september 2010 by infovore
Chris Heathcote: anti-mega: griotism
"I thought this was a fascinating take on the need within companies for stories... Companies spend a lot of money looking for these stories. Traditional product companies had to ask people and users to tell their stories, normally through market research. Web companies are at a huge advantage: they have rivers of usage data flowing through their servers, and the problem inverses – how to make sense and tease out meaning and interest from such a torrent." This is very good; I'm looking forward to future installments.
data  visualisation  grindr  griot  stories  chrisheathcote 
july 2010 by infovore
Guest Post: How I built ASBOrometer - Jeff Gilfelt |
And yet: this just explains how, and shirks any understanding of what the presentation of that information might signify, and instead, essentially, says "there was information, so I made an app, and everybody likes a league table, so I added league tables". It's data visualisation as technical endeavour, when, of course, it is far more than that; the moment you start presenting any information, you're making a statement about it, and nowhere does Gilfelt talk about what he feels the app signifies, or whether its editorial stance is appropriate, which makes me a bit sad.
asborometer  visualisation  editorial  taste  opendata  datafordatassake 
july 2010 by infovore
Walking in Holden's Footsteps - Interactive Map -
"Trace Holden Caulfield's perambulations around Manhattan in "The Catcher in the Rye" to places like the Edmont Hotel, where Holden had an awkward encounter with Sunny the hooker; the lake in Central Park, where he wondered about the ducks in winter; and the clock at the Biltmore, where he waited for his date." Lovely.
visualisation  geo  jdsalinger  catcherintherye  newyork  manhattan  map  literature 
january 2010 by infovore
"AquaPath is a free Cocoa-based developer tool for Mac OS X Tiger that allows you to evaluate XPath 2.0 expressions against any XML document and view the result sequence in a dynamic, intuitive tree representation." It is really good, and has already saved my bacon today.
xpath  xml  osx  visualisation  software  tool  development 
december 2009 by infovore
Creating an audiogeography from walks through the silence at
"We would then take the data generated from these walks and plot them into a computer representation of the area and generate visualisations from that. Building an audiogeography superimposed on the physical landscape with the sound levels as experienced by somebody who would walk through the area." Some nice work from Alper and Kars.
processing  art  visualisation  sound  silence  rendering  geography  maps 
november 2009 by infovore
"if the Choose Your Own Adventure books are just another Finite State Machine, it should be possible to use some of the same techniques to examine their structure." And so begins a lovely, lovely post on data visualisation, and what visualisation can tell us about the changing editorial strategy of CYOA books. Be sure to check out the "animations" at the top of the page. It's all very beautiful.
visualisation  nodebox  cyoa  books  interactivefiction  statemachines  analysis  trees  networks 
november 2009 by infovore
FIFA Earth | The Football Twitterverse | Football World
Hmn. Visualisation of tweets about the word "FIFA" (do the maths there) and all games played of FIFA 10 - so you can see both which teams are doing well, and which countries have good FIFA gamers in them. There's little bits of stats-fluff, but it doesn't go nearly deep enough. It's lovely EA are doing this... but it could be, you know, useful, rather than just shiny? Bungie's statistics crown is still a long way off.
twitter  visualisation  ea  fifa  games  online  integration  statistics 
october 2009 by infovore
gRaphaël—Charting JavaScript Library
"gRaphaël’s goal is to help you create stunning charts on your website. It is based on Raphaël graphics library." And that's what I've been looking for.
javascript  raphael  charts  graphing  graphics  library  visualisation 
october 2009 by infovore
Raphaël—JavaScript Library
"Raphaël is a small JavaScript library that should simplify your work with vector graphics on the web. If you want to create your own specific chart or image crop and rotate widget, for example, you can achieve it simply and easily with this library." Looks really rather interesting, and potentially beautiful.
javascript  graphics  library  web  vector  svg  design  visualisation 
october 2009 by infovore
White Glove Tracking
"On May 4th, 2007, we asked internet users to help isolate Michael Jackson's white glove in all 10,060 frames of his nationally televised landmark performance of Billy Jean. 72 hours later 125,000 gloves had been located. wgt_data_v1.txt (listed below) is the culmination of data collected. It is released here for all to download and use as an input into any digital system. Just as the data was gathered collectively it is our hope that it will be visualized collectively." This is amazing. And what it leads to is even better.
michaeljackson  motiontracking  video  art  data  crowdsourcing  visualisation 
july 2009 by infovore
Towards A Grand Unification Of Cutlery
"I’ve never seen this visualization before. Whoever created it should be publicly applauded." Yes.
cutlery  visualisation  venndiagram  spork 
may 2009 by infovore
Just Landed: Processing, Twitter, MetaCarta & Hidden Data | blprnt.blg
Mapping where people are leaving and arriving based on nothing more than what they said on Twitter. Pretty, and perhaps the beginnings of something quite useful.
data  informatics  twitter  visualisation  processing  mapping  socialmedia 
may 2009 by infovore
Beautiful Data | O'Reilly Media
"With this unique book, programmers, administrators, and others who handle data can learn by example from the best data practitioners in the history of the field. Modeled after O'Reilly's highly-acclaimed book, Beautiful Code, Beautiful Data lets readers look over the shoulders of prominent data designers, managers, and handlers for a glimpse into some of the most interesting projects involving data. In an engaging narrative format, the authors think aloud as they explain their work, highlighting the simple and elegant solutions to problems they encountered along the way." Oh. This could be lovely.
book  publishing  data  visualisation  informatics  oreilly 
march 2009 by infovore
Lee Maguire – BPM
How did I miss this when Lee first wrote it? This is all-encompassing, wonderful stuff about visualisation, exercise, comics, futurism, privacy, and the whole shebang. Top notch stuff, worth a read.
ubicomp  privacy  everyware  visualisation  personal  comics  informatics  leemaguire  futures 
march 2009 by infovore
Clatter - doktorsleepless
"Clatter is a wireless IM Lens instant messaging system built on to a soft contact lens. Clatter differs from other, commercial lens services by being open source and "riding" other services to create free cross-platform access." From Warren Ellis' Doktor Sleepless.
communication  visualisation  infoviz  warrenellis  doktorsleepless  clatter  contactlens 
march 2009 by infovore
Aaron Meyers tumbls
"Today, I made a little application using the Spore API." Specifically, rendering the skeletons of creatures in Processing. Nice.
programming  games  visualisation  api  processing  spore 
march 2009 by infovore
Matthew Bloch - accidents
"A collection of accidents that happened while working on maps and other graphics." Bloopers from interactive infographics. Delightful; the patina and happy accidents of the 21st century.
infographics  maps  data  visualisation  error  happyaccident  bloopers 
march 2009 by infovore
Energy Information
"Google PowerMeter, now in prototype, will receive information from utility smart meters and energy management devices and provide anyone who signs up access to her home electricity consumption right on her iGoogle homepage."
data  visualisation  google  sustainability  energy  power  energyconsumption 
february 2009 by infovore
Slow data and the pleasure of automated nostalgia « TEST
"I’m much more interested in automated nostalgia than automated presence - data feeds that gradually acrue in your wake, rather than constantly dragging your focus on to the next five minutes." Yes.
information  narrative  history  data  visualisation  slow  pace 
january 2009 by infovore
Fitting curves to data using Ruby and the GNU Scientific Library
"If you need to perform data analysis, provide graphics for your users in your webapp, or produce high quality plots I encourage you to investigate the combination of ruby, GSL and GNUPlot." Looks good. I should probably give this a poke some time; could come in handy.
gsl  graphing  plotting  data  analysis  statistics  ruby  visualisation 
december 2008 by infovore
The Disciplines of User Experience
"...what is user experience design by itself, those areas that aren’t filled up with other bubbles? I tried to answer some of that in an earlier post, but the short answer is: not much, aside from coordination between the various disciplines, or what used to be called creative direction. It’s about the joining of the different disciplines, and not particularly a discipline in and of itself... Without the “raw materials” of the disciplines that make up UX, UX would be empty indeed." Some nice thoughts, clearly delineated, from Dan.
userexperience  ux  design  diagram  visualisation  practice 
december 2008 by infovore
Down the Rabbit Hole of the Pentagon Graphics Machine. | The Art of Information
"I won’t rant about how our tax dollars pay for these images and how we deserve better. But what I do find alarming is that these documents are used to brief major decision makers. These decision makers may know a thing or two about policy and politics, but if decoding and understanding the armed forces budget is the goal of these documents, then there is a huge failure here." Datafail and slidecrime, all under one roof.
military  infographics  visualisation  data  information  charts 
november 2008 by infovore
Databases, Lists, Maps, Rankings - Index - Data Desk - Los Angeles Times
"Maps, databases and other resources that help you dig deeper." A shame the raw data isn't available, but great they're collating this stuff and seeing it as another channel of news they provide.
data  visualisation  resource  latimes  newspaper  journalism  stats 
november 2008 by infovore
World of Goo Player Profiles
Visualising the heights of people's towers by importing their savegame. Lovely.
worldofgoo  games  statistics  highscore  visualisation 
november 2008 by infovore
russell davies: design engaged the second
"The dataspace of the well-tempered environment will soon be invaded by logos, credits, banners and offers. The financial temptations will, I suspect, be too hard to resist." Loads of excellent stuff in here besides this, though. Can't recommend enough.
ubicomp  spimes  design  spam  cities  totalexperiencedesign  data  visualisation  information  advertising 
october 2008 by infovore
Brendan O’Connor’s Blog - AI and Social Science » conplot - a console plotter
"This has to be the most quick-and-dirty data visualizer out there: I wrote an ascii art plotter script that takes a column of numbers on stdin and throws out a plot on your console." Oh, that's going to come in handy.
graphing  data  visualisation  plotting  console  cli  shell  linux 
october 2008 by infovore
xkcd - A Webcomic - Height
I don't normally link to XKCD, simply because it would become repetitive... but "Height" is really lovely.
science  visualisation  comic  xkcd  scale  space  altitude 
september 2008 by infovore
Leapfroglog - Download my travel-time map
Kars releases the source for his travel-time map of the Netherlands. Nice to see the artefact-as-code, as well as the artefact-as-design.
design  karsalfrink  netherlands  map  processing  programming  visualisation  interaction  interface 
september 2008 by infovore
uxweek 2008 (tecznotes)
"Greebles are the parts that "look cool, but don't actually do anything". There's an entire discipline here composed of special effects artists and asset designers working to hide the plywood spaceships and simple game world polygons beneath an encrusted surface texture." And this is the trick to make the little bits look like part of a whole. Lovely talk from Mike at UXWeek.
uxweek  mikemigurski  information  data  effects  greebling  bumpmapping  mapping  visualisation  surface  webofdata  credibility 
august 2008 by infovore
The Amazing Wooden Mirror [pics] | Environmental Graffiti
"a tiny camera gathers light and shape data, before sending it to a computer that processes it and uses hundreds of tiny electric motors to shift the wood blocks into the image in front of the device. Subtle gradations of shade are achieved by both the natural grain of the wood and the angle at which they are displayed, casting shadow if necessary." Beautiful.
wood  mirror  technology  art  visualisation  design  interaction  craft 
august 2008 by infovore
Leapfroglog - The making of a travel-time map of the Netherlands
"I had an example, I had some data, and I had a little experience with making things in Processing." Kars explains the thinking behind his time-travel maps, built in Processing. Really nice work.
visualisation  travel  karsalfrink  processing  data  programming 
august 2008 by infovore :: Git Iterator
"I wanted to generate some visualizations of our project’s growth, so I decided to put together a little shell script that looked at the output from git log to spit out some metrics." Ooh, nice one, Carlos!
git  visualisation  infographics  information  sourcecontrol  metrics  version 
july 2008 by infovore
Radiohead's new video was created using 3D scanning data and animated in software. The video has its own Google Code page. You can download the original data. Squee.
radiohead  music  video  animation  software  visualisation  3d  graphics  data 
july 2008 by infovore
Playing With Complexity — slides and notes for my NLGD Festival of Games talk (Leapfroglog)
"the more sophisticated applications of interactive data visualization resemble games and toys in many ways, and... game design can contribute to the solutions to several design issues ... in the field of data visualization." Kars on top form at NLGD.
design  interaction  play  games  playfulness  dataviz  infoviz  visualisation  ixd 
july 2008 by infovore :: Information radiator screen savers for MacOS X
"There is not a lot to it yet, just a quick hack that displays the current build status in giant NES-like fonts and a little spinning cube"... which is fine by me. Heads-up visualisation for continuous integration. Awesome.
ci  continuousintegration  quartzcomposer  visualisation  cruisecontrol 
july 2008 by infovore
Delighting with Data »
"sometimes we geeks forget about all the delightful and beautiful things we can build. The things that aren’t necessarily useful or purposeful, but pointless, silly and wonderful." Tom on fire with lots of lovely examples.
data  visualisation  interaction  hardware  sensor  input  output  towerbridge  arduino  spimes  talking 
june 2008 by infovore
Yummy Yummy Yummy I've got Tags in my Tummy
"Eats your tags and spits out a tasty timeline."
delicious  api  mashup  webapp  visualisation  timeline 
june 2008 by infovore
Cooking For Engineers - Step by Step Recipes and Food for the Analytically Minded
"Have an analytical mind? Like to cook? This is the site to read!" Also: lots of good, step-by-step instructions, with some lovely diagrams of when to do everything...
cooking  instruction  recipes  visualisation  diagrams  engineers 
june 2008 by infovore
Trulia Snapshot: Images and Maps of Homes for Sale
"Snapshot provides an alternative view of listings from Trulia and was developed in collaboration with Stamen Design." Beautiful - great connection between filmstrip and main panel, and the motion blur hits the delight sensor on the head.
stamen  trulia  maps  mapping  realestate  visualisation  property  flash  infographics  dataviz 
may 2008 by infovore
Ubigraph: Free dynamic graph visualization software
"UbiGraph is a tool for visualizing dynamic graphs. The basic version is free, and talks to Python, Ruby, PHP, Java, C, C++, C#, Haskell, and OCaml."
visualisation  graphing  opensource  software  programming  graphics  statistics 
may 2008 by infovore
cv.jit - main
"cv.jit is a collection of max/msp/jitter tools for computer vision applications." Yasser just showed me these - very impressive, and quite simple, really.
visualisation  maxmsp  video  image  processing 
may 2008 by infovore
Random Etc. - Data Visualisation Blogs You Might Not Know About
Tom Carden links up a few more visualisation blogs he's following that you might not have heard of.
dataviz  data  visualisation  datavisualisation  blog  informatics  information 
april 2008 by infovore
Dolores Labs Blog » Blog Archive » Where does “Blue” end and “Red” begin?
"We showed thousands of random colors like this to people on Mechanical Turk and asked what they would call them. Here’s what they said [...]"
colour  language  color  psychology  perception  survey  visualisation 
march 2008 by infovore
Social Design Notes: An Introduction to Information Design
"Visualizing Information: An Introduction to Information Design is a booklet I wrote and designed to introduce advocacy organizations to basic principles and techniques of information design."
information  design  informationdesign  infographics  visualisation  advocacy  lobbying 
february 2008 by infovore
"This is a site for large data sets and the people who love them: the scrapers and crawlers who collect them, the academics and geeks who process them, the designers and artists who visualize them." Aaron Swartz strikes again. This looks great.
dataviz  infoviz  visualisation  scraping  data  accumulation  processing 
january 2008 by infovore
glTail.rb - realtime logfile visualization
Visualisation of logfile access - "if you can tail it, you can visualise it" - in Ruby and openGL.
ruby  apache  log  visualisation  dataviz  opengl 
october 2007 by infovore
Developer | Slider | Measure Map
"The date slider is a Flash visualization that Measure Map uses as one way to navigate the site. We are happy to provide a version of this date slider to the public." As used on OaklandCrime.
flash  visualisation  development  code 
august 2007 by infovore
Tufte—A New Style for Mint —
A visualisation plugin for Mint: Tufte Mint’s design is focused on maximizing data-ink and minimizing chartjunk and decoration.
mint  theme  stats  visualisation  dataviz 
july 2007 by infovore | Love will tear us apart again
"Using information design principles and graphical techniques, the 85+ recorded covers of Joy Division's "Love Will Tear Us Apart" is mapped in relation to the original recordings by the band." Lovely.
music  visualisation  dataviz  infographics 
july 2007 by infovore
Tour: the review process — Expectnation
Expectnation has launched properly; some of the back-end infoviz for event organisers is really nicely built.
infoviz  visualisation  administration  interface 
june 2007 by infovore
zipdecode | ben fry
Gorgeous Java-based (not Flash) visualisation of US zipcodes. Now, so much more makes sense.
visualisation  graphics  java  zipcode  map 
march 2007 by infovore
feltron vii
FELTRON SEVEN: Mark Feltron's Annual Report, a beautiful (and entertaining) piece of information design, in which Felton summarises his past year as a corporate-style annual report.
information  visualisation  design  informationdesign  infographics  graphic  2006  typography  report 
january 2007 by infovore

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