Readers: In Part 2 of this series on data blending, we delved deeper into understanding what data blending is. We also examined how data blending is used in Hans Rosling’s well-known Gapminder application. Today, in Part 3 of this series, we will dig even deeper by examining the benefits of blending data. Again, much of […]

Readers: In Part 2 of this series on data blending, we delved deeper into understanding what data blending is. We also examined how data blending is used in Hans Rosling’s well-known Gapminder application. Today, in Part 3 of this series, we will dig even deeper by examining the benefits of blending data. Again, much of Parts 1, […]

Source: Arvind Satyanarayan, Kanit “Ham” Wongsuphasawat, and Jeffrey Heer, The Lyra Visualization Design Environment (VDE), UW Interactive Data Lab Projects, http://idl.cs.washington.edu/projects/lyra/. What is Lyra? Lyra is an interactive environment that enables custom visualization design without writing any code. Graphical “marks” can be bound to data fields using property drop zones; dynamically positioned using connectors; and directly moved, rotated, and […]

It’s sometimes easy to take for granted the calculated, enormous complexity of the everyday things in the world that make our lives easier and more convenient. For most of us, traffic is a minor (or possibly major, depending on where you are) inconvenience that we have to deal with day in and day out. In […]

Here was a interesting article from Kareen Liez at Naldz Graphics. Enjoy! Michael Flat Design One of the hottest topics in design is Flat UI. Many design blogs and websites have talked about this and there had been various reactions from the audience worldwide. We can also see that many websites had adopted flat design […]

Information Dashboard Design: Displaying data for at-a-glance monitoring, Second Edition, Stephen Few, $40.00 (U.S.), Analytics Press, 2013 The second edition of Stephen Few’s seminal book, Information Dashboard Design, will be released on August 15, 2013. I have been waiting for this book for some time and am very excited about its pending release. Here is a […]

On Tuesday evening, January 29th, 2013, Apollo Group was bestowed the Excellence in Dashboard Design Award at MicroStrategy World 2013. Their entry, a Student Performance Dashboard, was based on portions of the top three entries in Stephen Few’s Dashboard Design Contest that was held last year. Unlike those entries in Stephen’s contest, which were designed […]