Friday, 27 March 2009
Donato and his friends at density design through flickr do amazing work and must have been blogged by everyone who has even the slightest quivering appreciation/interest in data visualisation. On their flickr I found this piece originally thoguht to be by themselves but it is by http://similardiversity.net/project/, a project by Philipp Steinweber and Andreas Koller.
This is great that they are squeezing data visualisation off of the web and into the mainstream, i mean dont get me wrong, i might be naive and it is in gallerys, exhibitions, museums far and wide that i am unaware of, but its good to see they are.
this is partly why i wanted to make visualisation magazine to get it off the web and feeds and fed into the colleges, uni's for students, artists, other fields to engage in their subtle brilliance. i know i am probably hyping them too much... but i cant restrain my love of data vis etc.
well enough of my rants, see more shots of this here http://www.flickr.com/photos/densitydesign/1323400157/ and check out the haul of data vis by density design and donato on flickr with their work also at http://www.densitydesign.org/
be fed by them now: http://www.densitydesign.org/feed/
nice message paper folding: http://www.densitydesign.org/2009/02/19/sustainability-message/
Wednesday, 25 March 2009
by member mike. check out the other periodic's here Periodic table of Typefaces.
There's been a recent flurry of discoveries, it can be subverted into so many forms. I quite like this Console controllers, makes me nostalgic to SNES. Check this post too, Nintendo Map.
Great to visualise the marks on a pad without the shape and just the buttons. Spotted on vi.sualise.us great sort of clipmark, image bookmarking tool. great way to compile inspiration. Saves searching through links, or places you discovered work.
Monday, 23 March 2009
Friday, 20 March 2009
absolutely brilliant. ok the classifying isn't perfect but the execution is
top notch. they're must know fonts for designers from gunter gerhard ith akidenz
grotesk, goudy, cassandre, baskerville, tshichold, benton, renner... and... the
dates they were created.
when i did the periodic table of design and when i did type timeline... i
thought that there had to be one made for typefaces. it has gratefully been
fulfilled in excellant style.
love it, enjoy it, share it.
see more periodic table subversions here: http://visualthinkmap.ning.com/main/search/search?q=periodic+table
quite a few.
from: via @azaaza: Periodic table of Typefaces: http://tinyurl.com/ar8cz7
you might like: Type Timeline Half 1
A new map of knowledge based on electronic data searches in which users moved
from one journal to another, thus establishing associations between them.
A new map of knowledge has been assembled by scientists at the research
library of the Los Alamos National Laboratory. It is based on electronic data searches in which
users moved from one journal to another, thus establishing associations between them.
The map includes both the sciences and the humanities in a hub and wheel
arrangement, with the humanities at the center and the sciences arrayed around
them. The arrangement fell out naturally from the data and is not contrived,
said Johan Bollen, the leader of the research team.
In the map, published in the current issue of PLoS One, it has some great clustering and is excellant to realise through distance and colour their revelance to each other. The journals are color-coded as follows: physics, light purple; chemistry, blue; biology, green; medicine, red; social sciences, yellow; humanities, white; mathematics, purple; and engineering, pink. The interconnecting lines reflect the probability that a reader will click from one journal to another on the computer screen.
Similar maps have long been constructed on the basis of footnotes in one journal’s articles that refer to articles in other journals. Dr. Bollen believes that his electronic click map better represents scholars’ behavior than does citation analysis, as the footnote method is called.
Monday, 16 March 2009
love the size ratio and soft pastels colours.
Thursday, 12 March 2009
Friday, 6 March 2009
this magazine collates some of the most creative and innovative visualisation of information that try to simplify the complex. this volume is based around circles.
featured at flickr:
or on you tube:
next is based on isometrics. example layout featuring work by julienbayle.net
With excellant help and collaboration from pedro montiero at whattype.wordpress.com it has had an excellant revamp. More work featured by,
T D Architects: Theo Deutinger, Johannes Pointl, Beatriz Ramo
Wesley Grubbs, Nick Yahnke
Roaxanna Tran (at telegeography.com plus other members)
stephen p anderson
2spot et al
Andrew Vande Moere
Jarke J. van Wijk
please send your examples of isometrics for the future issue 3. also please give feedback. and observe the copyrights of non commercial, no derivatives, attributation to myself and pedro.
All items featured at http://visualthinkmap.ning.com
Version 1 here:
or more visualisations featured at