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Ben Cerveny of Stamen Designs was speaking before me at the Webtrends Engage conference yesterday. Stamen, an eight-person shop in San Francisco, produces fascinating and provocative visuals from big data sets. He showed data of everything from real estate to news as squiggling, morphing blobs and lines. Sometimes it looked like cell biology, but Cerveny pointed to another science. He said Stamen was looking for rule sets for the ..."physics of information...."
Youth social networking researcher danah boyd has observed that many people presume the way they use social networks is the way everyone uses them.
Microsoft Future Data Visualization, 3D Lifelike Experience and more… A picture is worth 1000 words. We all know this… if we can visualize, we can easy find something we weren’t able to see before. I was looking at some amazing futuristic videos from Microsoft about future data visualization. Look on this – I’m sure you will find it cool.
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Most interaction designers understand the concept of timelines and other time-based data. Blogs, calendars, and to-do lists are all examples of time-based data. However, if you are trying to fit 400 data points into a 1024 x 726 screen you’ll quickly see how challenging time-base data can be. Currently, many interaction designers are turning to visualizations to overcome many of the issues associated with this form of data representation. Below you’ll find a list of some of the best time-based visualizations on the web. Please use the comments section of this post to let the community know of any useful resources I’ve left out.