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Cool Data Visualization Sites
« on: May 15, 2008, 06:58:02 AM »
Or, visualisation for our friends who drive on the left...

One of our readers, joemako really got this going over on Information Design with Smart Shapes, so I thought I'd spin-off this board with a topic about links to cool data visualization sites.

Let's swipe a few from joemako to start it off:

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Re: Cool Data Visualization Sites
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2008, 07:15:57 AM »
Found some more on Bill Morein's weblog! His Data Visualization tag will get you there fast, but I copied some here:

Periodic Table of Visualization Methods This one will suck you in so much, you won't get to the others!  :D

If you escape the periodic table, then Coding Horror will surely suck you in with: Catalogs of Data Visualization

Lots o' links to tree-map related sites on Loose Wire's: A Directory of Visualizing Tools.

Life-sciences related graphics on the Samb Business Intelligence Blog. You gotta dig the Gene Expression Map Demo, even if you don't understand it!
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Re: Cool Data Visualization Sites
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2008, 03:55:29 PM »
This site looks really cool, and complicated: Visual Complexity

I can't wait to get more time to explore it.

Manuel Lima is the man behind the site, and states his goal for the site as:
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VisualComplexity.com intends to be a unified resource space for anyone interested in the visualization of complex networks. The project's main goal is to leverage a critical understanding of different visualization methods, across a series of disciplines, as diverse as Biology, Social Networks or the World Wide Web. I truly hope this space can inspire, motivate and enlighten any person doing research on this field.

The site seems to focus on visualization techniques, and particularly tracks projects around the globe dedicated to working on specific graphical problems.

The front page of the site is worth a look just for its organization and thumbnail hints at what's going out in visualization land!



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Re: Cool Data Visualization Sites
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Re: Cool Data Visualization Sites
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2008, 01:44:15 PM »
This website is pretty cool, and has lots of interesting, visualized statistics about the USA: Understanding USA

The thing is also available in book form, for those that love paper and hate trees: Richard Saul Wurman's Understanding USA


I guess this thing is a brick, and would look real good on your coffee table. But it's also expensive, so it might look better on your company's coffee table instead!  ;D

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Re: Cool Data Visualization Sites
« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2008, 11:10:06 PM »
Um...COOL.

I need to start a different web site. This is what I'd rather be doing :)
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2008, 07:51:43 AM »
Those look really nifty. Could we do something like this in Visio ?

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Re: Cool Data Visualization Sites
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2008, 01:17:00 PM »
This site is kind of funny. It attempts to put graphics to pseudo-statistics about pop-culture and things that aren't really all that measurable. All in an attempt to make you laugh, or at least "go hmmmm...":

http://graphjam.com/
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Re: Cool Data Visualization Sites
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2008, 04:57:22 PM »
here is another one along those same lines: http://indexed.blogspot.com/

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Re: Cool Data Visualization Sites
« Reply #10 on: August 20, 2008, 04:40:03 AM »
Re: Indexed, have a look at this new Visio Guy article:

‘Indexed’ Shapes – for that Hand-drawn Look

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Re: Cool Data Visualization Sites
« Reply #11 on: March 26, 2009, 04:33:11 AM »
Some pretty wild and creative stuff on Visual Think Map, where they "Exploring creative innovative modes of visual communication of information."

In other words, go have a look and a wonder!
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Re: Cool Data Visualization Sites
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2010, 12:41:08 AM »
I stumbled over this one:
http://richworks.in/2010/04/50-most-stunning-examples-of-data-visualization-and-infographics/

Many old stuff, but also new ones.
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Re: Cool Data Visualization Sites
« Reply #13 on: June 22, 2010, 05:09:23 AM »
I like this paper on why there are too many circular data visualizations and why they are bad. Always nice to poke fun at the hipsters and their style-over-substance excesses! :)

This should take you to a search results page, where you can download a PDF. There doesn't seem to be a published web page, just the document, which is worth a read:

Our Irresistible Fascination with All Things Circular
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Re: Cool Data Visualization Sites
« Reply #14 on: June 30, 2010, 08:58:51 AM »
without much comments...
http://www.lateformass.com/2010/06/whats-most-likely-to-kill-you/

Numbers and graphics.
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