“Yes, it’s true that a team at Google couldn’t decide between two blues, so they’re testing 41 shades between each blue to see which one performs better. I had a recent debate over whether a border should be 3, 4 or 5 pixels wide, and was asked to prove my case. I can’t operate in an environment like that. I’ve grown tired of debating such minuscule design decisions. There are more exciting design problems in this world to tackle.” Read More →
Not really information visualization in the traditional sense, but a very clever way of presenting ideas. I’ve posted a few of my favorites here; be sure to check the rest of them out here!
Very relevant to the project we just finished: Mapping with Isotype
Visualizing the relationship between books and SAT scores: Books That Make You Dumb
By Dan Meth.
Via Ben Fry.
It seems like every day I’m coming across more and more infovis-related stuff on the Internet. Here’s a small sampling (!) of just the past two days:
- NY Times Super Bowl infographics: two decades of Super Bowl ads and Twitter posts during the game
- Similarity Maps, an interesting way of analyzing and organizing images
- Two great posts from the blog of Ben Fry: Piet Mondrian goes to the Super Bowl (note the tree maps, which Matt Ericson discussed during his lecture!) and Songs Off the Charts, a “sonification” of various graphs
- And, finally, a paper by Lee Byron (the NY Times intern who did the Box Office Revenue graph): Stacked Graphs – Geometry and Aesthetics