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Amsterdam City Dashboard: a City as Urban Statistics

Amsterdam City Dashboard: a City as Urban Statistics

Amsterdam City Dashboard [waag.org] presents the city of Amsterdam through the lens of data, including demographic statistics, traffic reports, noise readings or political messages. The small collection of information graphics…

Flight Risk – Every Major Commercial Plane Crash of the Last 20 Years

An interactive visualisation of every major commercial passenger plane crash of the last 20 years. What are the major causes? Which year was the worse? What’s the overall pattern? How…

Islamic Sects, Schools, Branches & Movements

Sunni? Shia? Hanbali? Ismali? Deobandi? Taliban? ISIS? A visual guide to the major notable sects, schools movements within Islam. Much confusion and chaos reigning in Iraq, amid the complex territorial,…

Antibiotic Resistance

A lot of fear and furore around the increasing resistance of bacteria to antibiotics. We took a look at the numbers. See our visualisation. The datasheet has more info: http://bit.ly/KIB_Antibiotics…

Bouncing Graphic Replays Human Heartbeat Dynamics of Yesterday

Bouncing Graphic Replays Human Heartbeat Dynamics of Yesterday

One Human Heartbeat [onehumanheartbeat.com] by data scientist and communicator Jen Lowe displays the dynamics of Jen’s heartbeat from about one day ago. The data is captured by a Basis B1…

Browser Plugin Maps Your Browser History as a Favicon Tapestry

Browser Plugin Maps Your Browser History as a Favicon Tapestry

Iconic History [shan-huang.com] by Carnegie Mellon University interaction design student Shan Huang is as simple as it is beautifully revealing. The Chrome browser plugin resulted as an accidental discovery while…

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…