Posts Tagged ‘infographic’

Robert Kosara’s Stance on Curing A Sick Chart

by Randall Handon December 7, 2009
A recently popular chart from GE and Ben Fry attempted to show the cost of various illnesses across population, attempting to show the high cost of healthcare.  Robert Kosara (@eagereyes) took issue with the chart (as did many others) and thought he could do better, and recently published his attempts.  His came up with some […]

Visualizing Social Media Usage Around the Globe

by Randall Handon December 4, 2009
TrendStream has a new infographic that shows the penetration of various social networks around the world, based on a survey of 32,000 users across 16 countries. “The massive impact of China: The vast Internet population coupled with hugely socially active set of web users, makes for a massive volume of content creators. However due to […]

Enter the “Visualize The BCS” Infographic Contest!

by Randall Handon December 4, 2009
InfoJocks and CoolInfographics have partnered up to bring the “Visualize the BCS” infographic contest. Announcing the “Visualize the BCS” contest from! The Bowl Championship Series causes a ton of debate between sports fans over the holidays. We want you to design an infographic about the BCS. What to visualize is completely up to you, […]

Microsoft details new Vedea visualization language

by Randall Handon December 4, 2009
Microsoft, unhappy with the success of visualization-oriented languages like Processing, has just announced a new language targeted at non-programmers for interactive infographics called “Vedea”.  A sample: myData = DataSet(“mydata.csv”); currentYear := slider.Value + 1900; bubbles := from row in myData where row.Year :== currentYear select new Circle() { X = row.Latitude, Y = row.Longitude, Radius […]

Dreadful Fox News 2012 Election Infographic

by Randall Handon November 30, 2009
Robert Kosara (known to many as @eagereyes) posted a simply abysmal chart recently featured on Fox News showing approval ratings for various possible 2012 presidential election candidates.  A pie chart is really not the proper avenue for this data, and the presentation really makes it look ridiculous, a strange combination of the Google Chrome logo […]

Chart Comparing Data Visualization Tools

by Randall Handon November 30, 2009
Perlita Labs has an infographic online comparing the many topologies, visualizations, and data structures available in a wide variety of popular visualization tools.  It’s pretty comprehensive, including about 13 different libraries and almost 20 different features. Comparing Data Visualization Tools.

9/11 Pager Data Visualization

by Randall Handon November 28, 2009
This week, Wikileaks published a large dataset of intercepted pager messages from the 9/11 World Trade Center tragedy including messages between individuals and emergency services.  Jeff Clark took the data and analyzed various phrases for important and shares the results. The archive is a completely objective record of the defining moment of our time. We […]

American Ingenuity Is Respected, but Newsweek Infographics are not

by Randall Handon November 25, 2009
If you’re still looking for your own entry into Infosthetic’s Ugly Infographic competition, then Newsweek has come to your rescue with their latest collection of infographics showing how the US and China view each other.  There’s a bit of useful information in there, but good luck finding it. I’ve already submitted #4 as my entry […]

Projected Marijuana Tax Revenues, by State

by Randall Handon November 17, 2009
Fans of the funny green leaf have long stated that if it was adopted by the US and taxed like cigarettes or alcohol, the revenues would be immense and crime would be reduced.  But, just how much revenue would there be?  A new infographic at sloshspot compiled the data and has a nice infographic. Love […]

Bad Infographic of Mapping Emissions by Country

by Randall Handon November 13, 2009
The Center for Public Integrity worked with Stephen Rountree to create an interactive infographic visualizing emissions of various countries, and overlays it as bubbles onto a world map.  However, as points out it has some flaws: The data is plotted as a bubble chart on the wold map which makes it basically easy to […]