Category Archives: Inspiration

ProtoVis

ProtoVis is an awesome resource for both quick prototypes of visualizations (please don’t use for actual projects…this class is all about creating custom visualizations from the ground up…) as well as getting a quick overview of almost every popular data … Continue reading

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Inspiration Infographics

IBM Smart Planet This is a snapshot from an interactive Flash-based site developed by IBM about smarter cities. Although it is not by itself an infographic, it uses infographics within the narrative to take its point across, and it uses … Continue reading

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Kepler Exoplanet Canidates

This is a really interesting 3D visualization by Jer Thorp (blprnt) ▶ Vimeo – Kepler Exoplanet Canidates on Boing Boing

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Typfaces of the World

This is a beautiful poster showing typfaces of the last century and where they came from:

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Lauren Gibbons: Inspiration 2.4.11

Nike Grid by Stamen Design I love the style of this visualization- it shows how maps don’t have to always be standard but can be a bit retro. The hexagon icons and insets also fit with the “grid” theme. Also … Continue reading

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Inspiration: Complexity Graphics by Tatiana Plakhova

http://www.behance.net/gallery/COMPLEXITY-GRAPHICS/413277

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Two Inspiring Examples of Data Viz

Locals and Tourists is an interesting map-based visualization of photo data tracked through Flickr uploading activity, that illustrates hotspots within various popular cities for tourism (New York, Venice, Toronto etc.) and color-codes the geolocation from each with the following (taken … Continue reading

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Assignment 1: Inspirations

Dynamic: Recently I have been in love with Google Maps 5.0 for Android. This latest version finally does what I’ve always thought a mobile app ought to do. It allows the user to tilt and rotate the map, which makes … Continue reading

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Inspiration from Ryan Oh

Inspiration_Dynamic This visualization gives an overview of the whole citation network. The colors represent the four main groups of journals, which are further subdivided into fields in the outer ring. The segments of the inner ring represent the individual journals, … Continue reading

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Sweet, Sweet Inspiration

Statically inspiring from my idol over at xkcd.com: I totally respect the dude over at xkcd.com—he is always able to combine unbelievable nerdiness and accuracy with really funny (albeit still nerdy) humor. This comic has an impressively detailed Lord of … Continue reading

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