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Information Is Beautiful

Information Is Beautiful
My conceit, when I started making infographics, was simple. I believed this was a *new way* of expressing and visualizing information, a thoroughly modern and zeitgeisty fusion of data and design. Oh you muppet David… These infographics were created by students of American African-American activist W.E.Dubois in 1902. They’re so modern looking! Right down to the type. Then there’s ISOTYPE – the International System Of TYpographic Picture Education. There’s a gorgeous small-format book on Isotype by Neurath’s wife Marie and Robin Kinross that’s worth a look. The vibe of ISOTYPE, and its tight visual language, depended heavily on the pictographic work of German artist Gerd Arntz. Nice! Gerd Arntz: Graphic Designer (look inside) is gorgeous book, recently published by 010 Publishers, celebrating his work (Amazon UK | US). So infography has risen and fallen in history.

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Datavisualization Kidipede - History and Science for Kids feltron Mapping Neighborhoods in Boston, San Francisco and New York. Hand-drawn animation of 43 years of the Sun’s weather. (via kottke) William Stone Branching Drawings (identified by wowgreat) Geometric choropleths 1895 vs 1978 Datavisualization.ch Selected Tools arbor.js » halfviz In the editor to the right you can describe your graph symbolically. As you type, the visualization will update to reflect the nodes and connections you have defined. graphs Your code is read line-by-line and matched for patterns of the form: name1 -> name2 The names can be single or multiple words and can include digits, punctuation, or space characters. lone nodes If you want to create a node without connecting it to any of the others, simply list it on a line by itself: name3 comments The semicolon acts as a comment character; anything to the right of it on a line will be ignored. a simple example ; ; ostracism in achewood, ca ; roast beef -> ray ray -> téodor téodor -> roast beef pat ; pat is all alone By default all nodes are displayed as grey boxes with the node name as the text label. colors The node’s color can be set to any value that is a valid CSS color. Setting the color to the special value none will draw the node’s label in black on a white background: labels shapes line weights

Wikipedia Redefined Designing Interactions Interviews with Terry Winograd, Larry Page and Sergey Brin of Google, Steve Rogers, and Mark Podlaseck Professor Terry Winograd teaches computer science at Stanford. He was advisor to Larry Page when Larry and Sergey Brin were developing their first prototypes, before they founded Google. He gives an overview of the development of the Internet, and explains the reasons behind the extraordinary success that Google has enjoyed. Larry and Sergey were interviewed in 2002, when Google was taking hold, but before there was any talk of going public. Steve Rogers is head of production at BBC New Media. Mark Podlaseck, who researches the navigation of large databases at IBM, describes the rationale behind his beautiful design for the glassengine, a Web site that allows you to browse the music of Philip Glass.

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