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Entries about information-design

Jan 25, 2007

The New York Times’ impressive infographics

I’m continually impressed with The New York Times. Not only for its journalistic writing, but especially for its well-designed infographics. The Times’ recent coverage of Bush’s State of the Union address features two superb pieces of information design. One shows the relationship between applause and speech length for each address over the past seven years. […]

Sep 8, 2006

Who says index cards are boring?

Indexed, a blog I just discovered via Design Observer, combines plain index cards and simple diagrams to make funny little commentaries on life. Each day, a new set of index cards delivers small morsels of humor. Proof that diagrams can both explain and amuse. If you have a hipster PDA, this blog might just make […]

Sep 1, 2006

6 illuminating concept maps you should know about

My friends at Dubberly Design Office (DDO) have just posted a small sample of concept maps they’ve designed within the last 7 years. Each map takes a difficult–almost mystical–subject and attempts to rigorously map out its many complexities and relationships. There are six maps, each answering one of the following questions: What is Java technology […]

Aug 15, 2006

Data visualizations keep spreadsheets sexy

The Michelle Pfeiffer of software, Microsoft Excel manages to remain sexy despite its age. The blog at Juice Analytics is ripe with clever ways to keep those spreadsheets looking good. Several tips spread across three posts reveal clever ways to visualize data within spreadsheet cells. The first post covers showing bar graphs within cells. A […]

Jul 7, 2006

Edward Tufte’s new book, Beautiful Evidence, is now available

Edward Tufte, the guru of data visualization and information design, has just released his new book, Beautiful Evidence. It’s been long anticipated and is the fourth in a series of books on displaying and designing information. Those unfamiliar with Tufte can check out his website for information on his other books and his nationwide tour […]