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When journalists first began using Flash to produce multimedia stories, it changed the way news could be displayed. Hyperlinks and long blocks of text still exist (in a much cleaner form), but they are now supplemented by the new form of storytelling.
Taking their cue from people like statistician-fine artist Edward Tufte , many data visualizers have turned numbers and information into museum-worthy pieces.
In September 2011, GE created the healthymagination Challenge to identify and accelerate ideas to advance breast cancer early detection and diagnostics, and ultimately help save lives affected by breast cancer. Meet the first of the winning teams who answered the call with resounding success, and see the ideas that are changing the future of breast cancer diagnosis and treatment.
Most of my happiest memories involve water.
Charts and graphs have found their way into news, presentations, and comics, with users from art to design to statistics. The design principles for these data graphics will vary depending on what you're using it for.
Personal data fascinates me.
Our latest infographic contest asked you to create an infographic about childhood obesity , in partnership with the Let's Move! Initiative . We've received some great submissions, which you can see below. We'll be announcing the winners on July 27, so please let us know in the comments and on Twitter which pieces are your favorites. From Scott Hampton ( view full size ): From Sandra Woodruff:
'Telling Stories with Data' is happening again!
Try out the newest version of IBM Many Eyes! New site design and layout
Cool Infographics - Cool Infographics - Automotive Family Tree: Update, Interview and Poster GIVEAWAY! #autotreeAndy Harris from TooManyCars.info has updated (a few times) his fantastic Automotive Family Tree map of who owns the car companies since the last time I posted about it a couple years ago.
About a year after the launch of the Federal IT Dashboard , business intelligence consultancy Juice Analytics focuses on five areas — message, flow, charts, context, and design fundamentals — where the dashboard could use some improvement. The first tip on message: The information designer is responsible for presenting the data in a way that the message is delivered in a clear and understandable way.
Branding, like you see in ads on TV and the Internet, won't work on mobile phones--the displays are simply too small, and the user's attention too focused, for a tiny brand banner to sink into the consciousness. Yet mobile phones are the future of media.
India hack day bus 2 Photograph: Guardian This week, I was lucky enough to accompany UK Prime Minister's delegation to India . I was part of a small contingent of politically active programmers and civic-minded dataheads out to explore links between tech, transparency and community-based democracy in India .
Fernanda Cozzi , a graphic designer from Buenos Aires, Argentina strived to analyze and display her professional achievements during her studies.