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Remove the legend to become one — Remains of the Day
A good line graph is a fusion of right and left brain, of literacy and numeracy. Just numbers alone aren't enough to explain the truth, but accurate numbers, represented truthfully, are a check on our anecdotal excesses, confirmation biases, tribal affiliations.
charts  visualization  data  presentation 
4 weeks ago by tysone
A 3-D View of a Chart That Predicts The Economic Future: The Yield Curve - NYTimes.com
The yield curve shows how much it costs the federal government to borrow money for a given amount of time, revealing the relationship between long- and short-term interest rates.
nytgfx  visualization 
march 2015 by tysone
The Histomap. - David Rumsey Historical Map Collection
The Histomap. Four Thousand Years Of World History. Relative Power Of Contemporary States, Nations And Empires. Copyright by John B. Sparks. Published by Histomap, Inc. Chicago, Ill. Printed and distributed in the U.S.A. by Rand McNally & Co., Chicago, Ill.
charts  history  toteach  visualization 
february 2015 by tysone
Visualizing Algorithms
Algorithms are a fascinating use case for visualization. To visualize an algorithm, we don’t merely fit data to a chart; there is no primary dataset. Instead there are logical rules that describe behavior. This may be why algorithm visualizations are so unusual, as designers experiment with novel forms to better communicate. This is reason enough to study them.
algorithm  programming  visualization  d3  bostock 
july 2014 by tysone
For Example
Well, here we are at the end. I hope you enjoyed the tour. I endeavored to present a wide gamut—to illustrate the variety of roles that examples can serve, whether visual explanation, demonstration of capabilities, or idea conveniently packaged for reuse. Above all, I hope that you look for little gems in your work that you can share with others. I can’t wait to see what you come up with.
cartography  maps  visualization  d3  bostock 
october 2013 by tysone
Main : Stefanie Posavec
This site is for the work of Stefanie Posavec. It's held together with string and sellotape, so bear with me as I slowly cobble it all together.
inspiration  design  visualization  toteach 
october 2012 by tysone
Over the Decades, How States Have Shifted - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com
Recent elections have placed a heavy emphasis on “swing states” — Ohio, Florida, and a handful of other states most-easily swayed from one party to the other. Yet in the past, many more states shifted between the Democratic and Republican parties. A look at how the states stack up in the current FiveThirtyEight forecast and how they have shifted over past elections.
elections  map  visualization  nytgfx 
october 2012 by tysone
Agreement Groups in the United States Senate
Being interested in social networks and communities, it was only natural to look at how those Senators were linked one to another and the natural community structure which emerged from their interactions. Thanks to GovTrack.us, we were able to construct for each session of the Senate an agreement graph between Senators.
politics  senate  visualization  toteach 
may 2012 by tysone
Worth a Thousand Words: Inside the 'NYT' Graphics Department
Words are not enough—but in some ways, they're more important than ever. That's the main takeaway from this Gestalten TV profile of the graphics department at The New York Times.
nytgfx  nytimes  design  data  visualization  forsnd 
april 2012 by tysone
Where Does The Money Go? by Stamen
In mid-2011, Esquire magazine challenged five designers, architects, and artists to recreate the map of America to reflect the state of the union in 2012. Stamen was one of them, and Esquire's instructions to us were simple: forget about all the tired and divisive ideas of red states and blue states, big states and small states, northern states and southern states, and instead design a new map that somehow reflects something that's happening in the country today.
stamen  maps  data  visualization 
march 2012 by tysone
Tesseract
Tesseract is a JavaScript library for filtering large multivariate datasets in the browser. Tesseract supports extremely fast (<30ms) interaction with coordinated views, even with datasets containing a million or more records; we built it to power analytics for Square Register, allowing merchants to slice and dice their payment history fluidly.
javascript  data  visualization 
march 2012 by tysone
Choosing a good chart - The Extreme Presentation(tm) Method
Here's something we came up with to help you consider which chart to use. It was inspired by the table in Gene Zelazny's classic work Saying It With Charts (p. 27 in the 4th. ed)
data  charts  visualization 
march 2012 by tysone
What They Know - Mobile - WSJ
Marketers are tracking smartphone users through "apps" - games and other software on their phones. Some apps collect information including location, unique serial-number-like identifiers for the phone, and personal details such as age and sex. Apps routinely send the information to marketing companies that use it to compile dossiers on phone users. As part of the What They Know investigative series into data privacy, the Journal analyzed the data collected and shared by 101 popular apps on iPhone and Android phones (including the Journal's own iPhone app). This interactive database shows the behavior of these apps, and describes what each app told users about the information it gathered.
apple  mobile  privacy  data  visualization 
february 2012 by tysone
Postmortem: BusinessWeek’s Year-End Issue
The year-end issue, like all of our special issues in general and 2010’s year-end specifically, was cruel to the graphics desk. 7-day workweeks. Sleep dep. Spiders living in my neckbeard. But it turned out nice, so I’ll walk you through the process of getting my charts on page.
forsnd  data  businessweek  visualization 
december 2011 by tysone
How infographics jumped the shark
Infographics are incredibly useful for cutting through today’s data overload, but their proliferation puts them at risk of being overused, and their impact diluted.
data  visualization  infographics  forsnd 
december 2011 by tysone
HIVE PLOTS RATIONAL NETWORK VISUALIZATION — FAREWELL TO HAIRBALLS
The hive plot is a rational visualization method for drawing networks. Nodes are mapped to and positioned on radially distributed linear axes based on network structural properties. Edges are drawn as curved links. Simple and interpretable.
data  visualization 
december 2011 by tysone
xkcd: Map Projections
What your favorite map projection says about you.
maps  visualization  cartography 
november 2011 by tysone
The Evolving Neighborhoods Along the Marathon - Interactive Map - NYTimes.com
The New York City Marathon course has changed little since it first wound its way through all five boroughs in 1976. But the neighborhoods along the route have seen significant change: they are mostly richer and the ethnic makeup of many of them has shifted.
nytgfx  nytimes  data  census  nyc  visualization 
november 2011 by tysone
Data visualisation: in defence of bad graphics - The Guardian
Are most online data visualisations, well, just not very good? It's an issue we grapple with a lot - and some of you may have noticed a recent backlash against many of the most common data visualisations online.
forsnd  infographics  data  visualization  toteach  from delicious
october 2011 by tysone
When Maps Shouldn’t Be Maps
"Sometimes the reflexive impulse to map the data can make you forget that showing the data in another form might answer other — and sometimes more important — questions. So, when should you use a form other than than a map?"
forsnd  graphics  visualization  data  toteach  from delicious
october 2011 by tysone
ggplot. had.co.nz
<p>ggplot2 is a plotting system for R, based on the grammar of graphics, which tries to take the good parts of base and lattice graphics and none of the bad parts. It takes care of many of the fiddly details that make plotting a hassle (like drawing legends) as well as providing a powerful model of graphics that makes it easy to produce complex multi-layered graphics.</p>
statistics  graphics  visualization  from delicious
october 2011 by tysone
Data Visualization: Journalism's Voyage West
This visualization plots over 140,000 newspapers published over three centuries in the United States. The data comes from the Library of Congress' "Chronicling America" project, which maintains a regularly updated directory of newspapers. 
forsnd  visualization  history  newspapers  from delicious
july 2011 by tysone
How Many Households Are Like Yours? - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com
Explore different types of American households and see how they have changed over time.
nytimes  data  visualization  census  from delicious
june 2011 by tysone
Data Visualization is Not Useful. It’s Indispensable.
One of the reason why we ask ourselves whether visualization is useful or not is because we don’t have a clear focus on those problems in which visualization is not just useful, but plainly indispensable.
forsnd  visualization  toteach  from delicious
june 2011 by tysone
U.S. Open 2011, Congressional Country Club - How Congressional has played - The Washington Post
Explore how the pros have played Congressional Country Club in past tournaments. Using PGA ShotLink data, each shot from the '07-'09 AT&T National tournaments is plotted below. Choose your favorite golfer or analyze eagles, birdies and pars to see how to win at Congressional.
washingtonpost  data  visualization  golf  sports  from delicious
june 2011 by tysone
Improving data visualisation for the public sector
This site supports public sector researchers improve the way that they visualise data, by providing good practice examples and case studies, practical and step-by-step guides on how to visualise data, and links to more detailed resources.
resource  toteach  data  visualization  from delicious
june 2011 by tysone
Foursquare, Breakdown by Gender
We collected every check-in on location-sharing service Foursquare for a week starting at noon Eastern on Friday, Jan. 21 until noon on Friday Jan. 28. Foursquare, which provided the data, removed all material that could identify an individual user.
wsj  visualization  data  foursqaure  from delicious
may 2011 by tysone
Ben Greenman’s Museum of Silly Charts
My interest in charts springs primarily from my disinterest in charts. Reality is so messy. Nothing that passes for a fact ever really is one.
forsnd  visualization  data  from delicious
may 2011 by tysone
Mark Porter: Ethics and infographics
We must educate the editors we work with to understand that design and infographics are journalism too, and the same ethical standards as for text and photography should apply.
visualization  forsnd  data  ethics  from delicious
may 2011 by tysone
Regarding Those Sparktweets → Thanland
Sure, sparktweets are an interesting visual hack that will draw eyeballs to your update, floating aimlessly in the stream of other tweets. But as a device to share information, they’re hardly worth the Unicode they’re printed on.
visualization  data  from delicious
may 2011 by tysone
The New York Times’ R&D Lab has built a tool that explores the life stories take in the social space » Nieman Journalism Lab » Pushing to the Future of Journalism
For the past several months, the R&D Lab has been working, quietly, on a time-based representation of how the Times’ news content is being shared in Twitter’s social space. Its name: Project Cascade. Superficially, it’s a data visualization, but it’s actually a tool that could, ever so slightly, change the way we think about online engagement.
nytimes  nytrd  twitter  visualization  data  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
10 Charts About Sex « OkTrends
All the data below, even the most personal stuff, has been gleaned from real user activity on OkCupid. Some of it our users have told us outright by answering match questions; some of it we've had to learn from observation.
sex  statistics  data  visualization  okcupid  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
Data journalism broken down: what we do to the data before you see it | visualised | News | guardian.co.uk
From the Guardian, "What happens before our data journalism produces results? See how the process works."
forsnd  data  visualization  guardian  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
As government shutdown looms, 5 interactives explain the budget battle
As the possible government shutdown makes headlines this week, news organizations have been creating interactive graphics to illustrate information about the budget in ways that traditional narratives can’t.
nytimes  poynter  forsnd  visualization  government  budget  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
Infographic of Infographics
From Ivan Cash: "Data visualization is a popular new way of sharing research. Here is a look at some of the <br />
visual devices, informational elements, and general trends found in the modern day infographic."
forsnd  data  visualization  from delicious
april 2011 by tysone
The 10 most segregated urban areas in America | Slide Show - Salon.com
The new census numbers provide a sobering reminder of how separate white and black America still are
census  visualization  map  race  from delicious
march 2011 by tysone
Explainer maps locate, contextualize and localize news from Libya, Japan
Is your geography good enough to know that Misurata and Az Zintan are in northwest Libya, that Tripoli is northeast of Kabaw, and that Rikuzentakata is a coastal town in northeast Japan?
forsnd  cartography  visualization  nytgfx  from delicious
march 2011 by tysone
Chartwell, OpenType for data
Chartwell is a family that explores the use of OpenType to interpret and visualize data. The font format is highly portable and can be used in any application that supports standard ligatures. The data also remains editable allowing for easy updates.
typography  opentype  visualization  data  forsnd  from delicious
march 2011 by tysone
d3.js
D3 allows you to bind arbitrary data to a Document Object Model (DOM), and then apply data-driven transformations to the document. As a trivial example, you can use D3 to generate a basic HTML table from an array of numbers. Or, use the same data to create an interactive SVG bar chart with smooth transitions and interaction.
totry  visualization  data  javascript  from delicious
march 2011 by tysone
A Collection of Black History Charts
Linda Eckstein writes, "The stunning charts you see here were hand drawn and colored at the turn of the 19th century, by Sociology students at Atlanta University. Their professor at the time, African American activist W.E.B. Du Bois, was organizing the upcoming “American Negro” exhibit for the 1900 Exposition Universelle in Paris."
forsnd  visualization  charts  race  history  from delicious
february 2011 by tysone
Moki - Visual Evidence: Why Movies Are Getting Worse
If you look at the movies coming out of Hollywood these days, it seems obvious that they're getting worse. Cynics have gone as far as to proclaim the death of storytelling.
cinema  visualization  data  from delicious
february 2011 by tysone
Getting Past the Pie Chart § SEEDMAGAZINE.COM
UNDERSTANDING THE SHORTCOMINGS OF THE PIE CHART CAN HELP US MAKE SENSE OF AND IMPROVE THE EMERGING SCIENTIFIC AESTHETIC OF THE 21ST CENTURY
visualization  data  from delicious
february 2011 by tysone
Joshua Davis Creates the Face of Watson, IBM's Jeopardy Supercomputer
IBM hired designer Joshua Davis to give its faceless room of servers a presence at the "Jeopardy!" podium.
visualization  ibm  forsnd  from delicious
february 2011 by tysone
arbor.js
a graph visualization library using web workers and jQuery
totry  visualization  jquery  javascript  from delicious
january 2011 by tysone
10 Best Data Visualization Projects of the Year
Data visualization and all things related continued its ascent this year with projects popping up all over the place. Some were good, and a lot were not so good. More than anything, I noticed a huge wave of big infographics this year. It was amusing at first, but then it kind of got out of hand when online education and insurance sites started to game the system. Although it's died down a lot ever since the new Digg launched.
2010  visualization  forsnd  data  journalism  nytgfx 
december 2010 by tysone
41Latitude - Google Maps & Label Readability
It turns out that Google uses a variety of techniques and visual tricks to help make its city labels much more readable than those of its competitors.
maps  visualization  google  clarity  design 
december 2010 by tysone
Isarithmic History of the Two-Party Vote « David B. Sparks
Isarithmic maps are essentially topographic or contour maps, wherein a third variable is represented in two dimensions by color, or by contour lines, indicating gradations. I had never seen such a map depicting political data — certainly not election returns, and thus sought to create them.
visualization  politics  history 
november 2010 by tysone
Go Figure! The New York Times Graphics Desk
Amanda Cox shares some of the lessons the group has learned along the way, particularly in the field of data visualization
amanda_cox  data  visualization  design  news_design  forsnd  nytimes  nytgfx 
november 2010 by tysone
Interactivity on a Budget : CJR
It would be unfair, though, to only focus on heavy-hitting sites that have dedicated interactive staff for such time-consuming projects. Across the country, smaller-circulation newspapers had to make the same decisions about how to visualize the data coming in on Election Night, but they had to make those decisions with far fewer resources.
elections  politics  data  visualization  journalism 
november 2010 by tysone
Congress Age Distribution - Infographic - The Wall Street Journal
The 111th Congress, which convened in 2009, is among the oldest in U.S. history. The average age of members of Congress has risen steadily since 1981, with just a slight hiccup in the early 1990s; the rise is likely the result of a high incumbency rate, the aging of the U.S. population, and the first-time elections of older candidates. Roll over the charts below to learn more.
wsj  visualization  politics  congress  standards 
november 2010 by tysone
Election Day Tools, Maps, and Graphics : CJR
"The New York Times maps win again for thoroughness and ease of navigation."
elections  nytimes  nytgfx  visualization 
november 2010 by tysone
Flowchart: Understanding the Web, for Fans of Charles Dickens | Fast Company
In this latest installment, the author of "Everything Explained Through Flowcharts" (out Tuesday) travels to 19th (and 31st) century London--braving the plague, Jack the Ripper, and countless robbery attempts--to explain the 20th century's most life-changing tool.
hilarious  visualization  history  illustration 
november 2010 by tysone
Why it doesn't feel like a recovery | The Washington Post
The nation’s economic woes boil down to this. Compared with a healthy economy, about 7 million working-age people and 5 percent of the nation’s industrial capacity are sitting idle, not producing what they could. The economy is growing again, but at a rate — less than 2 percent in recent months — that’s too slow to keep up with a population that keeps increasing and workers who keep getting more efficient.
washingtonpost  visualization  economy 
october 2010 by tysone
Journalism in the Age of Data
Journalism in the Age of Data is a must-see documentary of about 54 minutes, 'starring' some of the most talented and well-known data visualization practitioners of today.
forsnd  video  visualization  data 
september 2010 by tysone
September 7, 1940: the Blitz, day one mapped | UK news | guardian.co.uk
Using Google Fusion tables, we've produced this map of the first day's bombing. Click on a red dot to get details -once it's loaded
guardian  map  visualization 
september 2010 by tysone
David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization
David McCandless turns complex data sets (like worldwide military spending, media buzz, Facebook status updates) into beautiful, simple diagrams that tease out unseen patterns and connections. Good design, he suggests, is the best way to navigate information glut -- and it may just change the way we see the world.
forsnd  ted  visualization  data 
september 2010 by tysone
Designing a better subway map
“A diagram is a diagram. Don’t cheat me,” says a heated Massimo Vignelli during an AIGA/NY event earlier this year. It’s been over 30 years since the Italian designer’s New York subway map was axed, but it’s still a passionate issue.
nyc  subway  design  visualization  forsnd 
september 2010 by tysone
10 ways data is changing how we live
From The Telegraph: The availability of new sets of data has changed the way we live our lives: here are 10 examples of data which have changed everything from how we assess wars to how companies deliver milk.
forsnd  visualization  data 
august 2010 by tysone
Stamen: Announcing Prettymaps
Everything you see in the image above - every dot, every shape, every blue road, all of it—is its own special snowflake, with its own unique properties, right in the browser—and we're only just beginning to understand what that might mean.
forsnd  visualization  maps 
august 2010 by tysone
Milestones in the History of Data Visualization
This page provides a graphic overview of the events in the history of data visualization that we call "milestones."
forsnd  visualization  toteach  history 
august 2010 by tysone
What They Know - WSJ
he Journal analyzed the tracking files installed on people's computers by the 50 most popular U.S. websites, plus WSJ.com. The Journal also built an "exposure index" -- to determine the degree to which each site exposes visitors to monitoring -- by studying the tracking technologies they install and the privacy policies that guide their use.
visualization  wsj  internet  privacy  advertising 
august 2010 by tysone
A Brief History of Visualization
Introductory notes from SVA professor Shawn Allen.
visualization  toteach  history  data  design 
july 2010 by tysone
Going the Distance: Comparing Marathons
The San Francisco marathon takes place Sunday, July 25. Compare the 26.2-miler with other great American races. See elevation profiles, last year's fastest times, recent race-day temperatures and other details.
graphics  google  maps  visualization  wsj 
july 2010 by tysone
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