Readers: This is something I find to be very worthwhile and a great tool to have available when you have data, but can’t decide on which visualization is best to use. The Data Visualisation Catalogue is currently an ongoing project developed by Severino Ribecca. Originally, Severino started this project as a way to develop his […]

Readers: This is something I find to be very worthwhile and a great tool to have available when you have data, but can’t decide on which visualization is best to use. The Data Visualisation Catalogue is currently an ongoing project developed by Severino Ribecca. Originally, Severino started this project as a way to develop his own […]

Hang Tags I came across a blog entry written back in September 2013 by Igor Ovsyannykov, who describes himself as a geek, blogger, and designer. Mr. Ovsyannykov discusses how best to design a Hang Tag for a piece of merchandise, in his case, apparel. In the apparel industry, the hang tag designed and used can influence whether a […]

Source: Richard S. Chang and Josh Reitz, Led Zeppelin’s ‘Black Dog’ Lyrics as a Flowchart, redbull.com, January 31, 2014, http://www.redbull.com/us/en/music/stories/1331631044382/led-zeppelins-black-dog-lyrics-as-a-flowchart.

[1] Source: John Brownlee, A Periodic Table of Storytelling Tropes, Fast Company, Infographic of the Day, February 5, 2014. You probably won’t recognize these storytelling elements from creative writing class. The design of Dmitri Mendeleev’s Periodic Table of Elements has been used to catalog many things besides atomic structures, from cocktail recipes to heavy metal […]

Readers: Here is a great Groundhogs Day infographic that was created by HERO. HERO is a multidisciplinary design studio dedicated to producing hand-crafted illustration and design, run by Long Beach, CA -based husband and wife team, Beth Manos and Mark Brickey (pictured above). Formed in 2003, Hero focuses primarily on design and illustration for the […]

Readers: This is an important read for anyone who works in the data visualization profession. I ask you to be reflective as you read this. I use myself as an example of what not to do. For the past two years (2013 and 2014), I have submitted an entry into the MicroStrategy World Dashboard Contest. […]

There are cases in which a dynamic prompt is used to qualify attributes selected to be part of a report, but the attribute list is very long. Attributes like ‘Street Address’ may contain keywords like ‘St’, ‘Ave’, ‘Dr’ that can be used to reduce the list of selected elements. It is possible to filter the […]

*sigh* So, here we are at the end of 2013. I came across this infographic the other day and have been debating whether to post it or not. It is an infographic of a taxonomy of the word “shit”. Now, to be fair, I did post an infographic months ago about the composition of poop. And, […]

Another great infographic poster from the team at Pop Chart Lab!  A Visual Compendium of Cameras lines up the 100 most influential cameras in history in Chronological order. A meticulously illustrated catalog of 100 landmark cameras, culled from over a century of photographic history, depicting both professional and consumer models and tracing photography’s history from […]