Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Data Visualization

“Data presentation can be beautiful, elegant and descriptive. There are a variety of conventional ways to visualize data – tables, histograms, pie charts and bar graphs are being used every day, in every project and on every possible occasion. However, to convey a message effectively, sometimes you need more than just a simple pie chart of your results. In fact, there are much better, profound, creative and absolutely fascinating ways to visualize data. Many of them might become ubiquitous in the next few years.”

Smashing Magazine put together a remarkable collection of visualization projects as well as related articles, resources and tools:

Thoughts and resources:

  • AdAge article on how data visualization is reinventing online storytelling:
  • Many Eyes is a free site where anyone can upload, visualize, and discuss data. It is an experiment created by the Visual Communication Lab. Create your own date visualization:
  • New York Times article on Many Eyes, Aug. 31, 2008:

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