I have multiple myeloma (bone marrow cancer) and though I want to do everything possible to regain my health, I'm not a fan of the military metaphors people use. Several studies have found that people who use military metaphors have more trouble with making changes that might prolong their lives. Can the hive mind come up with better ideas? [more inside]
I'm looking for examples of well-designed scientific figures. As a materials scientist I've encountered many horrendous figures that are difficult to understand and read. I've read about collaborations between graphic design and physical science departments, which yield much more attractive and informative figures, but these examples are few and far between. I'm hoping to apply principles from good graphic design and data visualization to my own work. Are there any resources or websites where I can learn more about this?
Hi all, I have a side project in which I want to see the places I frequent on a yearly basis. I have gotten my hands on a beautiful data sheet that logs all my movements in the past year travel wise, and now I want to display that data on a map. [more inside]
I have a database that contains many thousands of time-stamped events each of which has a geographic location. What visualization projects could I use to explore this data? [more inside]
Using a dataset I would like to perform the type of analysis shown here: How would I go about doing this? [more inside]
How can I gamify the tedious parts of my day? [more inside]
How do I visualize the content of six pages on one PowerPoint slide? Graphical palpability preferred. [more inside]
Please suggest, preferably with specific links, images that are metaphors for birth to be used for focusing on and creating visualizations during labor. [more inside]
I'm looking for some free software that will help me turn the CSV export from the Android time tracking app Gleeo into some simple visualizations (multicoloured horizontal bars?) without a huge amount of work. [more inside]
Can people visualize themselves moving faster than they are physically capable of moving? [more inside]
What are the most compelling or interesting uses of municipal open data? [more inside]
Mathematics/Topology: how to untie a trefoil knot in four dimensions? [more inside]
What are the best math instructional sites, resources and (especially) tools for graphing and math visualization these days? [more inside]
What are accepted ways for visualizing this example dataset for a journal or other "professional" endpoint? [more inside]
Do you have recommendations for good data visualization software for the Hans Rosling fan? [more inside]
I'd like to create a data visualization like the Guardian one linked here. I've looked everywhere and can't find out what this kind of chart is called, or what kind of software exists to help me make it. Any ideas?
if you pitch creative web proposals, what high-level information and tasks are most important to you?
What is the most important information for someone who pitches web proposals to clients to have at a glance? what sort of actions would a dashboard displaying this info need to support? [more inside]
I think I can sometimes see the wakes behind cars. Am I deluding myself, or can one occasionally see the turbulence behind a vehicle? [more inside]
What's the awesomest online coverage of an election you've ever seen? [more inside]
The whole BP oil spill (with few legal ramifications so far, although apparently there is a cap on the damages which BP would be required to pay) and the recurrent stories of copyright violations (with many outrageous fines to poor saps who got caught downloading movies and music) got me thinking: is anyone aware of a nice infographic of different fines issued / punitive damages awarded for different crimes? I am basically curious how it would look like for different countries, and if it could be used as a rough "how much we value what" scale. [more inside]
Help me print the unprintable. [more inside]
Hope me understand what's going on on p.144 (footnote 5) of Tufte's Beautiful Evidence. Page 6 in this online excerpt. [more inside]
Carl Sagan famously demonstrated an excellent visualization of gravity. Can someone point me to a similar, elegant visualization of magnetic force?
How to make a vertical timeline? [more inside]