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Soft Drink Industry Structure The illusion of diversity: visualizing ownership in the soft drink industryPhil Howard,1 Chris Duvall2 and Kirk Goldsberry3August, 2010 BackgroundThree firms control 89% of US soft drink sales [1]. This dominance is obscured from us by the appearance of numerous choices on retailer shelves. Steve Hannaford refers to this as "pseudovariety," or the illusion of diversity, concealing a lack of real choice [2]. To visualize the extent of pseudovariety in this industry we developed a cluster diagram to represent the number of soft drink brands and varieties found in the refrigerator cases of 94 Michigan retailers, along with their ownership and/or licensing connections.

Data visualisation DIY: our top tools What data visualisation tools are out there on the web that are easy to use - and free? Here on the Datablog and Datastore we try to do as much as possible using the internet's powerful free options. That may sound a little disingenuous, in that we obviously have access to the Guardian's amazing Graphics and interactive teams for those pieces where we have a little more time - such as this map of public spending (created using Adobe Illustrator) or this Twitter riots interactive. But for our day-to-day work, we often use tools that anyone can - and create graphics that anyone else can too. So, what do we use?

ImpulsBauhaus As the year marking the 90th anniversary of the establishment of the Bauhaus, 2009 was an appropriate year for an exhibition dedicated to the understanding of the social networks of the Bauhaus movement. In preparation for this project, biographical details of all of the members of the Bauhaus were systematically structured and entered into an online database. The impressive volume of information resulting from this effort was then presented within an illuminated 4x4meter cube at the Bauhaus University in Weimar. The exhibition is an immersive yet highly-structured digital archive rich with historical details, where complex interrelationships are made more accessible through the implementation of an innovative graphical interface. All visualizations of the complex network are drawn directly from the research database and presented in an intuitive computer-generated form. Here is a video on the project.

9 Of The World's Most Inspiring Infographics We spend lots of time here at Co.Design hunting down the smartest and most creative infographics to feature daily, but we’re limited by what’s available on the web, what we have permission to publish, and what languages we (and you) can understand. Here to pick up where Infographic of the Day leaves off is Information Graphics (Taschen, April 2012), a 480-page doorstopper of a book that offers up a mind-boggling selection of infographics, many plucked from the furthest reaches of the media firmament. It has more than 400 examples, ranging from an illustration of stalled building projects in a Dutch design rag to a Nicholas Felton-designed chart of traffic to a map of sonar and whale songs courtesy of a Danish geological institute. Preorder Information Graphics here.

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Low-Poly [Isometrics] Illustrations for Kapstone Paper Company. Art Direction, Digital Art, Illustration2014 SNCF - Défi Ingénieurs 2 (Engineers Challenge #2)Animation, Art Direction, Digital Art2014 Concept art for Flippfly's new upcoming puzzle game, Hexarden.Digital Art, Game Design, Illustration2014 A commissioned piece for someone's home. Printed at 20" x 20" and displayed inside the owner's home.Architecture, Digital Art, Illustration2014 Illustrations for MakerBot's new 'Famous Flyers' model collection.Art Direction, Digital Art, Illustration2014 An illustration commissioned by BBH-London to be printed in-house as a mural in celebration of Weetakid.Art Direction, Digital Art, Illustration2013 Conceptual illustrations for Amplify, an educational service using tablets in schools. Digital Art, Illustration, Landscape Design2013 Commissioned re-design of YoungBlood Brass Band's cover art for their album, "Pax Volumi."

BlogLESS: A Blog about Design Ethics More 2011 Review: Year in Color To add to our review of year-in-reviews from last week, check out Imprint's Year in Color. Written by Andrea on January 2, 2012 Ok, we’re biased, since the list references our collaboration with FICTILIS for the Colors of Commerce exhibit. But author Jude Stewart highlights some other notables in color from 2011: #1: On This Day calendar Brain Wiring Continues Into Young Adulthood By Rick Nauert PhD Senior News Editor Reviewed by John M. Grohol, Psy.D. on September 23, 2011 New medical research tends to confirm that the human brain does not stop developing in adolescence, but continues well into our 20s, according to investigators at the University of Alberta. “This is the first long-range study, using a type of imaging that looks at brain wiring, to show that in the white matter there are still structural changes happening during young adulthood,” said researcher Catherine Lebel, Ph.D. “The white matter is the wiring of the brain; it connects different regions to facilitate cognitive abilities.

Visual Literacy: An E-Learning Tutorial on Visualization for Communication, Engineering and Business RoCC Management Insights - Prof. Martin Eppler on Visualizing Knowledge for Management Research demonstrates the Value of Visualization for Knowledge Sharing (for Researchers) Improving Meetings through Interactive Visualization: Evidence managers can use (for Managers) Eppler, M.J., Hoffmann, F. & Bresciani, S. (forthcoming).

Graphical visualization of text similarities in essays in a book Early stages in the process While developing the visualization algorithms, we plotted out a lot of different approaches that in the end we discarded for one reason or another. Here you can look at some of them. Examples of final results Decision Explorer Discover how Decision Explorer® can help give you a clear picture of your ideas Decision Explorer® is a proven tool for managing “soft” issues – the qualitative information that surrounds complex or uncertain situations. It allows you to capture in detail thoughts and ideas, to explore them, and gain new understanding and insight. The result is a fresh perspective, and time saved through increased productivity, release of creativity and a better focus.