In an amazing moment when I was struggling for inspiration, life handed me this amazing example. Object:Photo is a project done by MoMA to visualize the Thomas Walther Collection of photographs. This example that shows connections between photographers beautifully encapsulates what… Continue Reading →
Reuter’s released this interactive visualization of the history of Nobel Laureates (made with D3!). There are pretty extensive elastic animations between the different kinds of displays. I think they could have been improved by making the animations less elastic, and… Continue Reading →
I really like this visualization! While their list of “famously creative people” is somewhat disappointing, I really like the interactions and exploration encouraged by this vis. You can see overall trends (so few people have day jobs, but food/leisure was definitely… Continue Reading →
The Icelandic Saga Map project is led by Emily Lethbridge of the Miðaldastofa (Centre for Medieval Studies) at Háskóli Íslands (University of Iceland). It’s a visualization of Íslendingasögur (Icelandic Sagas) geographically and chronologically. Granted it’s almost entirely in Icelandic, but I still like the… Continue Reading →
MapBox has released a (new?) type of map that integrates time to destination as a visual overlay. As they describe their thought processes on this blog post (https://blog.mapbox.com/a-new-kind-of-map-its-about-time-7bd9f7916f7f), they sought to create a map that more reflects how people communicate… Continue Reading →
I think crochet patterns can be categorized similarly to how we categorized maps: representing objects spacially, but still in the realm of visual abstraction. This pattern shows the how the individual stitches are constructed in a shawl.