Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Journalism in the Age of Data - Video

Fantastic video on the state of things in information design, the best people, the best software, and more. It's an hour long but you must look at it, it's required. I will put some simple questions based on this video in the final quiz. Thanks to Ricialg Panlaqui for sending the link. Click on image to see video.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Google Public Data Explorer

Hi Everyone,

This is Yan again. I just want to share the Google public data explorer with you, it's a useful tool to look up some of the major things such as current U.S. unemployment rate, Population in the U.S., and more. Google will be opening up a download link to those data in the future, but for now it's a good source to use for research.

Data visualizations for a changing world

The Google Public Data Explorer makes large datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate. As the charts and maps animate over time, the changes in the world become easier to understand. You don't have to be a data expert to navigate between different views, make your own comparisons, and share your findings. More...

Monday, September 20, 2010

Data Visualization: Modern Approaches

Hi, Everyone!

This is Yan, and I found some good information designs while I was researching for my index card project. Smashing magazine is one of the design websites that I go often.

I'm listing some examples, and I will leave the rest for you to view.


Informationarchitects presents the 200 most successful websites on the web, ordered by category, proximity, success, popularity and perspective in a mindmap. Apparently, web-sites are connected as they’ve never been before. Quite comprehnsive.

Articles & Resources

The project presents the most beautiful methods of data visualization as well as further references and book suggestions. The gallery has over 450 entries.

Displaying connections

Munterbund showcases the results of research graphical visualization of text similarities in essays in a book. “The challenge is to find forms of graphical and/or typographical representation of the essays that are both appealing and informative. We have attempted create a system which automatically generates graphics according to predefined rules.”

The rest is HERE.

Smashing Magazine