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We live in a world steeped in graphic information. From Google Maps and GIS to the proliferation of infographics and animated maps, visual data surrounds us. While we may think of infographics as a relatively recent development to make sense of the immense amount of data available on the Web, they actually are rooted in the 19th century--a fact that I write about in my most recent book .
If you live here in the states, chances are your electricity bill has not been significantly redesigned in more than 20 years. Which would be fine if the thing were easy to read in the first place. But, well, see for yourself. Here is a Chicago ComEd bill in 1988. And here it is in 2011: It nearly makes the butterfly ballot look like an Ed Tufte creation.
by Ginet Vincent - le 24/02/2011 L'art de la visualisation de données progresse de plus en plus vite. Chaque semaine de nouvelles infographies ou webdesigns font leur apparition sur la toile.
Information graphics (or infographics ) are graphical depictions of data and information. By presenting information in a compact and creative approach, infographics are able to quickly convey knowledge and engage its viewers. In this collection, you’ll find forty beautiful and educational infographics , displaying the uncommon spectacle of "art meets science". 1. Coffee Drinks Illustrated The proportion of ingredients for popular coffee drinks and their pronunciation keys.
Visualizing Water Systems In conjunction with Melbourne Water OOM Creative have designed a series of data visualizations to illustrate water as an urban resource. This project developed from an exhibition piece in Melbourne’s State of Design Festival – into a series of large scale prints – and recently released as an online interactive data visualization and foyer prints. OOM Creative were selected as one of four innovative design teams for the 2010 State of Design Exhibition entitled Creating Liveable Cities.
Wrapping your brain around data online can be challenging, especially when dealing with huge volumes of information. And trying to find related content can also be difficult, depending on what data you’re looking for. But data visualizations can make all of that much easier, allowing you to see the concepts that you’re learning about in a more interesting, and often more useful manner. Below are 50 of the best data visualizations and tools for creating your own visualizations out there, covering everything from Digg activity to network connectivity to what’s currently happening on Twitter. Music, Movies and Other Media
[Note: I recently updated this compilation to include some more recent visualizations... you can see it here .] Here’s a collection of terrific social media infographics that might come in handy. As you probably know, infographics are visual representations of information, data, or knowledge.
Things wordy, geeky, and webby Since taking a class that discussed Edward Tufte ‘s work, I’ve been fascinated by turning information into visual data. His site contains many examples that you could easily spend hours on the site. I have.