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Links to information design resources

Time Plots, Infographic research and prints on a variety of subjects; smart and well-designed

Gapminder – visualization tools

http://www.gapminder.org/

NYTimes Visualization Lab—create visualizations with Many Eyes

http://vizlab.nytimes.com/?scp=1&sq=visualization&st=cse

Andrew Kuo, arist/designer

http://earlboykins.blogspot.com/

http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2007/10/28/arts/kuo.html

Daniel Eatock, British designer interested in images and language

http://www.eatock.com/

Informing Ourselves to Death, 1990 speech by Neil Postman

http://www.frostbytes.com/~jimf/informing.html

Infosthetics explores the relationship between design and the field of information visualization, by Andrew Vande Moere, University of Sydney

http://infosthetics.com

Info-Aesthetics: Information and Form, didactic, theoretical, historical and all-around unique site

http://www.manovich.net/IA/

Information for web designers and developers

http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/08/02/data-visualization-modern-approaches/

Dutch architects’ site of information design projects

http://www.catalogtree.net/projects/2007

High school math teacher’s site on information design project

http://blog.mrmeyer.com/?p=366

Visualization of water use, production, etc. by German design firm

http://www.traumkrieger.de/virtualwater/index.html

Ph.D. in Design at NC State Univ.

http://ncsudesign.org/content/index.cfm/fuseaction/page/filename/PhD_design.html

Great Diagrams in Anthropology, Linguistics, & Social Theory

http://www.flickr.com/groups/great_diagrams_in_anthropological_theory/pool/

Knight News Challenge Winners 2008

http://www.newschallenge.org/winners/2008

National Science Foundation Visualization Challenge

http://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/scivis/index.jsp?id=challenge

International Science & Engineering Visualization Challenge 2008 (Science Magazine)

http://www.sciencemag.org/vis2008/show/

Matthew Ericson video, NYT Information Graphics

http://blip.tv/file/186386?filename=KarlGUDE-MattEricsonDeputyDirectorForInformationGraphicsTheNewYo699.m4v

Visual Complexity, Manuel Lima’s comprehensive site on visualization of complex networks

http://www.visualcomplexity.com/vc/

Gallery of Data Visualization, Math department of York Univ, Toronto, Canada

http://www.math.yorku.ca/SCS/Gallery/

Information Architects, design firm site

http://informationarchitects.jp/the-web-is-all-about-typography-period/

Newsmap is an application that visually reflects the changing landscape of the Google News news aggregator.

http://www.marumushi.com/apps/newsmap/

Treemap, Univ of Maryland

http://www.cs.umd.edu/hcil/treemap/index.shtml

19 Cities with 20 million people in 21st Century, Richard Saul Wurman

http://www.192021.org/

Electoral Projections

http://www.fivethirtyeight.com/

Communication Nation

http://communicationnation.blogspot.com/

Presidential Debate in 1 minute – edited presidential debate video

http://www.236.com/video/2008/watch_first_presidential_debat_1_9186.php

IBM Visual Communication Lab

http://www.research.ibm.com/visual/

Many Eyes

http://services.alphaworks.ibm.com/manyeyes/home

Teaching the Bigger Picture: Design Schools Need To Shift Focus, by Peter Hall

http://www.metropolismag.com/cda/story.php?artid=2595

Make Magazine, DIY Technology

http://blog.makezine.com/

Brian Oakes, film graphics designer for I.O.U.S.A.

http://brianoakes.com/

Gong Szeto: Interview with Brian Oakes, Designer of I.O.U.S.A. (Design Observer)

http://designobserver.com/archives/entry.html?id=38814#more

Slate Magazine: Infoviz Art

http://www.slate.com/id/2197749/slideshow/2198211/

Baby Name Wizard

http://www.babynamewizard.com/voyager

The Dumpster is an interactive online visualization that attempts to depict a slice through the romantic lives of American teenagers

http://artport.whitney.org/commissions/thedumpster/

I Want You to Want Me

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZUaXDm4qik

Radiohead House of Cards video

http://code.google.com/creative/radiohead/#data-visualization

MIT Mycrocosm: generator for simple statistical graphs

http://mycro.media.mit.edu/

Data visualization and infographics resources

http://designlabel.blogspot.com/2008/03/data-visualization-and-infographics_30.html

NY Times article on visualization

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/08/31/technology/31novel.html?_r=2&adxnnl=1&oref=slogin&adxnnlx=1220196162-UGXG7+qi9Y9XZ0STgxQAZA&oref=slogin

Feltron Eight – design firm with lots of well-designed work in information graphics

http://feltron.com/index.php

Very Small Array – cartoonist’s site

http://www.verysmallarray.com/

Flowing Data – comprehensive blog for visualization

http://flowingdata.com

Visualization design contest winners

http://flowingdata.com/2008/09/09/winner-of-the-personal-visualization-project-is/

Site of Christian Behrens, recent MA grad in the Interface Design program at Potsdam University of Applied Sciences – thesis project: The Form of Facts and Figures

http://www.niceone.org/

Christian Behrens, information design patterns

http://interface.fh-potsdam.de/infodesignpatterns/patterns.php

Everymoment Now: visualization of news

http://everymomentnow.com/

Visual I/O – visualization application

http://www.visual-io.com/

Patchwork Nation – News and geographic information from Christian Science Monitor

http://www.csmonitor.com/patchworknation/

Campaign ad wars – NYTimes comparison of election campaign spending

http://elections.nytimes.com/2008/president/advertising/index.html?hp

BuzzTracker: World News Mapped

http://www.buzztracker.org/

Craig Mod: designer’s site

http://craigmod.com/archives/data_visualization/

Jason Salavon: artist’s site

http://salavon.com/work.php?sort=ama

iPhone application

http://hunter.pairsite.com/greenmeter/

Charles Blow NYT blog – visual Op-Ed columnist

http://blow.blogs.nytimes.com/

How Much is Your Vote Worth?

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/02/opinion/02cowan.html?ei=5070&emc=eta1

http://thisfuckingelection.com/

History of science timeline

http://historyofscience.com/G2I/timeline/index.php

Lou Dorfsman, designer rememberance

http://www.underconsideration.com/speakup/archives/005402.html

How do different wines taste? NYU grad student project

http://tashian.com/wine-flavors/

NYU IT Program

http://itp.nyu.edu/itp/program.php?c=H79.2720Lect

Designer’s site: My year as info graphics

http://feltron.com/index.php?/content/2006_annual_report/

Red Dot Design Awards

http://www.red-dot.de/

Google search analysis

http://www.google.com/trends

Infopornographic! Many examples of datagraphics

http://www.yayhooray.com/thread/107338/Infopornographic%21-Datagraphic%21-Diagramatic%21?page=14

Data Visualisation Blogs

http://www.tom-carden.co.uk/2008/04/16/data-visualisation-blogs-you-might-not-know-about/

Good Magazine – Our Present Economy

http://awesome.goodmagazine.com/goodsheet/goodsheet011HolidayEconomy.html

Good Magazine

http://www.good.is/

NYT Interactive Map: Electoral Explorer

http://thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/11/14/interactive-map-electoral-explorer/?scp=3&sq=%22matthew%20ericson%22&st=cse

Letter-pairs analysis application

http://www.m-i-b.com.ar/mib/letter_pairs/eng/

NYT: Can a President Tame the Business Cycle?

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2008/10/18/business/20081019-metrics-graphic.html

Public bathroom finder and recorder

http://www.sitorsquat.com/sitorsquat/home#

Weather visualization and forecasting tool

http://www.wind4d.com/

National Archives – exhibitions of collections

http://www.digitalvaults.org/

Making Sense of Modern Art – museum exhibition

http://www.sfmoma.org/msoma#

Twenty-five tall buildings

http://www.moma.org/exhibitions/2004/tallbuildings/main.html

Chinese Painting and Calligraphy exhibition

http://tech2.npm.gov.tw/sung/

Stamen, design studio in San Francisco

http://stamen.com/

Barcelona designers of interactive information spaces

http://bestiario.org/

Info design jobs

http://flowingdata.com/2008/12/10/what-jobs-are-there-in-data-visualization/

Small Korean design studio

http://zeroperzero.com/about/about.html

Skyscraper diagram database

http://skyscraperpage.com/diagrams/

Information Visualization blog

http://simplecomplexity.net/

Data Sources

News Data Sources

Washington Post News Polls

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/politics/polls/

ABC News Poll

http://abcnews.go.com/pollingunit/

CNN News Poll

http://www.cnn.com/POLITICS/

Pew

http://pewresearch.org/

Quinnipiac

http://www.quinnipiac.edu/x1277.xml

Gallup

http://www.gallup.com/Home.aspx

CBS News

http://www.cbsnews.com/sections/opinion/polls/main500160.shtml

Sports Research Databases

http://www.ucalgary.ca/lib-old/ssportsite/database.html

http://staff.lib.msu.edu/bryants/sports/database.htm

http://www.bballsports.com/

Sports Simulations

http://projects.nytimes.com/nfl2009?hp

http://www.sportflashback.com/

National Climatic Data Center

http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/oa/ncdc.html

Center for Disease Control Data

http://www.cdc.gov/DataStatistics/

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss.htm

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/sites.htm

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

http://www.samhsa.gov/

http://www.drugabusestatistics.samhsa.gov/

Kaiser Family Foundation

http://www.kff.org/

http://www.kff.org/kaiserpolls/index2.cfm

http://www.statehealthfacts.org/

US Dept of Justice, Bureau of Justice Statistics

http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bjs/

Roller Coaster DataBase

http://www.rcdb.com/

Cinema Treasures, movie theater preservation and awareness

http://cinematreasures.org/

Internet Movie Database

http://www.imdb.com/

National Priorities Project Database

http://www.nationalpriorities.org/

US Census Bureau
www.census.gov/

National Center for Education Statistics

www.nces.ed.gov/

American Religious Identification Survey
http://www.gc.cuny.edu/faculty/research_briefs/aris/aris_index.htm

Bureau of Labor Statistics
http://www.bls.gov/

Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania
http://www.asc.upenn.edu/centers/

American Bankruptcy Institute

http://www.abiworld.org/Content/NavigationMenu/NewsRoom/BankruptcyStatistics/Bankruptcy_Filings_1.htm

Parsons Info Design 2007-2008

http://pid2007.blogspot.com/

A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods

http://www.visual-literacy.org/periodic_table/periodic_table.html

Mark Lombardi – artist

http://www.pierogi2000.com/flatfile/lombardiavailable07.html

http://www.albany.edu/museum/wwwmuseum/work/lombardi/

Martin Wattenberg – computer scientist and new media artist

http://bewitched.com/

New Mapmakers

http://www.esquire.com/features/best-and-brightest-2008/best-new-cartographers-1208

Charles M. Blow is The New York Times’s visual Op-Ed columnist.

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/opinion/editorialsandoped/oped/columnists/charles_m_blow/index.html

Phrenology map

http://www.uh.edu/engines/phrenologicalchart.jpg

Visual Thesaurus

http://www.visualthesaurus.com/

Google Book Search

http://books.google.com/books

Google Earth Gallery

http://earth.google.com/gallery/index.html

Penn Fine Arts Library Image Collection

http://dla.library.upenn.edu/dla/fisher/index.html

William Playfair Commercial and Political Atlas, 1801

http://dewey.library.upenn.edu/sceti/printedbooksNew/index.cfm?TextID=hf3501_p5_1801&PagePosition=1

Chart Types

http://www.sapdesignguild.org/resources/diagram_guidelines/charts_bk.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chart

Information Design Wikipedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_graphics

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Information_design

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (weather data)

http://www.noaa.gov/

Googlism (search associations ‘game’)

http://www.googlism.com/

Center for Public Integrity Investigative Journalism

http://www.publicintegrity.org/tools/

The Smoking Gun, public documents on crimes, celebrities, politicians, etc.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/

Perceptual Edge, InfoVis consultant

http://www.perceptualedge.com/

http://www.perceptualedge.com/files/GraphDesignIQ.html

Swivel – making data useful

http://www.swivel.com/

Infodesign on WordPress

http://en.search.wordpress.com/?q=infodesign

Strange Maps

http://strangemaps.wordpress.com/

Kuler – Adobe color generator

http://kuler.adobe.com/

Infosthetics: the beauty of data visualization

http://pingmag.jp/2007/03/23/infosthetics-form-follows-data/

TED Conference (Technology, Education, and Design)

http://www.ted.com

Hans Rosling: Debunking third-world myths with great statistical displays

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/hans_rosling_shows_the_best_stats_you_ve_ever_seen.html

Great presentations

http://www.ted.com/index.php/themes/presentation_innovation.html

Tim Brown on Play and Creativity

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/tim_brown_on_creativity_and_play.html

Andreas Fischer – artist works with data

http://anfischer.com/

Visual Thinking

http://mediachops.com/design_chops/1_visual_thinking/html/main.htm

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