Latest As I mentioned in my previous post, our collaboration with the Sabeti Lab is aimed at creating new visual exploration tools to help researchers, doctors, and clinicians discover patterns and associations in large health and epidemiological datasets. These tools will be the first step in a hypothesis-generation process, combining intuition from expert users with visualization techniques and automated algorithms, allowing users to quickly test hypothesis that are “suggested” by the data itself. Researchers and doctors have a deep familiarity with their data and often can tell immediately when a new pattern is potentially interesting or simply the result of noise. Visualization techniques will help articulate their knowledge to a wider audience.
Mike Bostock December 27, 2014Mapping Every Path to the N.F.L. Playoffs December 20, 2014How Each Team Can Make the N.F.L. Playoffs November 5, 2014The Most Detailed Maps You’ll See From the Midterm Elections November 3, 2014How To Scroll 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. Cool Infographics - Blog Very cool report that uses data visualization and infographics design to communicate complex information about International Criminal Tribunals from the Leitner Center for International Law and Justice at Fordham Law School, New York City. The Leitner Center launches a new report, “International Criminal Tribunals: A Visual Overview,” providing an introduction to the work of the international tribunals and the conflicts which led to their establishment. Despite widespread interest in these tribunals and the view that they represent a definitive advance of international law and justice, there is also much confusion and misconception about their work. Awesome use of different styles of data visualization to summarize the often-complex information behind these tribunals. Timelines, maps, area charts, polar grids, rose diagrams and treemaps.
Matthew Ericson – ericson.net The winners of the 34th Edition of the Best of News Design contest were released today, so I’ve updated my interactive crosstab of SND winners that lets you see at a glance which publications won awards in which categories. One particularly interesting thing to me: There were only 19 awards give in the information graphics categories — 17 for individual works and 2 for portfolios. That’s down from 97 just three years ago. I’d be curious to know how much of the decline comes from fewer print graphics being produced in general in newspapers — and probably also fewer entries in the contest — and how much is from a different, and much tougher, set of judges than in past years. Just pushed out an update to the Adobe Illustrator MultiExporter script that lets you specify if you want to export PNGs and JPGs at a different scale factor so that you can generate versions of the images at double resolution for iPhone retina displays. I’ve posted the slides from my presentation as a PDF.
37 tools It's often said that data is the new world currency, and the web is the exchange bureau through which it's traded. As consumers, we're positively swimming in data; it's everywhere from labels on food packaging design to World Health Organisation reports. As a result, for the designer it's becoming increasingly difficult to present data in a way that stands out from the mass of competing data streams. One of the best ways to get your message across is to use a visualization to quickly draw attention to the key messages, and by presenting data visually it's also possible to uncover surprising patterns and observations that wouldn't be apparent from looking at stats alone. And nowadays, there's plenty of free graphic design software to help you do just that.
About What this is Zoom.it is a free service for viewing and sharing high-resolution imagery. You give us the link to any image on the web, and we give you a beautiful new way to experience it — along with a nice short URL. How it works Hand-drawn maps Wed, 2 Mar 2011 | By Tom Banks Would-be cartographers have produced 11 hand-drawn maps for a new Museum of London exhibition charting their own perceptions of London. The museum has teamed up with London news and culture website Londonist.com to ask members of the public for annotated pictorial narratives explaining their own regional stories, including The tree of Brixton pubs and cafes, by Liam Roberts.
chartsnthings 19 Sketches of Quarterback Timelines On Sunday Eli Manning started his 150th consecutive game for the Giants, the highest active streak in the NFL and the third-longest streak in NFL history. (One of the other two people above him is his brother, Peyton.) The graphics department published an interactive graphic that put Eli’s streak in the context of about 2,000 streaks from about 500 pro quarterbacks. The graphic lets you explore the qbs and search for any quarterback or explore a team to go down memory lane for your team. It’s not particularly important news, but the data provided by pro-football-reference is incredibly detailed and the concept lended itself to a variety of sketches.
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.
Free Vector Maps and Country Outlines This collection of free vector graphics features an extremely useful compilation of country and map outlines from across the web. A great addition to any designer’s toolbox! A detailed world map complete with lines of latitude and longitude from Macdaddy: Download World Map A vector dotted map with three different sizes to cater for different needs and purposes from Jay Han. Download Dotted World Map Junk Charts Via Twitter, Bart S (@BartSchuijt) sent me to this TechCrunch article, which contains several uninspiring charts. The most disturbing one is this: There is a classic Tufte class here: only five numbers and yet the chart is so confusing. And yes, they reversed the axis. Lower means higher "app abandonment" and higher means lower "app abandonment". The co-existence of the data labels, gridlines, and axis labels increases processing time without adding information.
Vintage InfoPorn No.1 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!