Tag: data

Explanation first, then overview, zoom, and the rest of it

In reply to my previous post about the functions of interactivity Eugene Tjoa advocates more attention to explanation in interactive infographics. I totally agree with him. Information visualization has a very fruitful influence on the design of infographics but most […]

Datavis in motion: pitfalls and possibilities

This blog has been hibernating for far too long. I have promised myself many times to revive it, but there always were other and more urgent things to do: preparing workshops, teaching classes, reading theses, and, last but not least, […]

Looking forward to the Infographics Creation Tool

Visual.ly is a nice website that collects examples of data visualizations. But it’s also a company that is building a tool that promises you to easily create sophisticated (interactive) infographics. In the Eager Eyes of Robert Kosara this tool holds […]

Cool stuff from the lab

It may sound like some obscure location where the US military conducts experiments but the DoD Lab actually is a very interesting Dutch website about open data, visualization, and journalism. It offers a extensive list of links to Dutch and […]

Head start for new and ambitious site

Visualizing.org is a brand new and ambitious website about data visualization that allows designers to showcase their work. It’s still in beta (search for example is still a bit buggy) but already some interesting visualizations have been submitted. German designer […]

Telling stories with data, the movie

After the nice video portrait of the graphic department of the New York Times in July and the very inspiring TED-talk by David McCandless in August, September brings us the ultimate video about telling stories with data. Geoff McGhee, who […]

Journalisten moeten meer experimenteren met InfoVis

Information Visualization, InfoVis voor ingewijden, mag zich verheugen in toenemende belangstelling. Ook in Nederland. Journalisten zouden meer moeten experimenteren met nieuwe technieken om informatie in beeld te brengen. Daarbij geldt het aloude adagium: vorm volgt functie.

Information overload bestaat niet

Het is een ritueel. Je komt thuis van vakantie, zet de ramen open, neemt weer bezit van je eigen huis. En dan komt het moment waarop je gaat zitten om de stapel kranten door te bladeren. Wat is er gebeurd tijdens mijn afwezigheid? Wat heb ik gemist?