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LEGO Calendar: a Tangible Wall-Mounted Planner that Can be Digitized

LEGO Calendar: a Tangible Wall-Mounted Planner that Can be Digitized

The LEGO Calendar [vitaminsdesign.com], developed by design and invention studio Vitamins, is a wall-mounted time planner that simply can be photographed to create an online, digital counterpart. The calendar is…

HubCab: Mapping All Taxi Trips in New York during 2011

HubCab: Mapping All Taxi Trips in New York during 2011

The densely populated yet beautiful HubCab [hubcab.org] by MIT Senseable Lab is an interactive map that captures the more than 170 million unique taxi trips that were made by around…

CODE_n: Architectural-Scale Data Visualizations Shown at CeBit 2014

CODE_n: Architectural-Scale Data Visualizations Shown at CeBit 2014

I guess that CODE_n [kramweisshaar.com], developed by design agency Kram/Weisshaar, is best appreciated when perceived in the flesh, that is at the Hannover Fairgrounds during CeBit 2014 in Hannover, Germany.…

Sorting: Understanding How Famous Sorting Algorithms Work

Sorting: Understanding How Famous Sorting Algorithms Work

There are quite a few visualizations of sorting algorithms out there, such as at sorting-algorithms.com and sortvis.org. “Sorting” [sorting.at], developed by Nokia data visualization designer Carlo Zapponi, brings some innovation…

HereHere: Mapping the Concerns of NY Citizens as an Iconographic Map

HereHere: Mapping the Concerns of NY Citizens as an Iconographic Map

Here Here [herehere.co], developed by Future Social Experiences (FuSE) Labs at Microsoft Research, expresses neighborhood-specific public data by mapping it as text labels and cartoon-like iconography. The data is based…

$5000 Dataviz Challenge: Design a Page of My New Book

I got stuck visualising a dataset for my new book, Knowledge is Beautiful (US UK). I wondered if you could help? It’s a dataset on the price of a human…

Exploring Ball Locations and Player Behaviors in Basketball

Exploring Ball Locations and Player Behaviors in Basketball

“Game on!” by Fathom Information Design is an exploratory visualization prototype that allows users to parse through a basketball game’s data, to investigate the behaviors and patterns in terms of…

On The Role Data Visualization Plays in the Scientific Process

On The Role Data Visualization Plays in the Scientific Process

In a new exhibition titled Beautiful Science: Picturing Data, Inspiring Insight [bl.uk], the British Library pays homage to the important role data visualization plays in the scientific process. The exhibition…

Google Maps Gallery Highlights Specialized Maps based on Public Data

Google Maps Gallery Highlights Specialized Maps based on Public Data

Google recently launched a dedicated Maps Gallery [google.com] to showcase a collection of hand-picked maps from several preferred organizations, such as the National Geographic, the U.S. Geological Survey or the…

Visualising Mill Road: Informing Communities by Infographics in the Street

Visualising Mill Road: Informing Communities by Infographics in the Street

Visualising Mill Road [visualisingmillroad.com] by Lisa Koeman, Vaiva Kalnikaite and Yvonne Rogers from ICRI Cities was a community project that combined citizen participation and public data visualization to inform a…