Archive for the ‘Data Visualization’ category

Live Coding example with D3 and Mike Bostock’s chord diagram from gabrielflor.it

March 17th, 2012

Bret Victor is a genius. His recent CUSEC 2012 talk, Inventing on Principle, is one of the best talks I’ve ever seen. If you watch only one talk this year, make sure it’s this one.

I was blown away by his ‘live coding’ idea, but couldn’t find any actual live examples, so I put together a quick demo using d3 and Ace. I 100% totally based it on Bret’s idea – down to the clever book styling. Imitation is the sincerest… etc etc.

The default code is Mike Bostock’s beautiful chord diagram, tweaked to fit the Twilight theme. And remember, click the pulsing red numbers and hold down the alt key!

via gabrielflor.it.

Fast Thinking and Slow Thinking Visualisation | Spatial Analysis

March 11th, 2012

I have seen bad examples of both slow thinking and fast thinking maps but there is undoubtedly more rubbish in the latter category. I blame the rise of infographics in addition to the increasing ease with which data can be mapped (I note, this latter point has also facilitated many great maps). It’s not all bad though, much like tabloid newspaper headlines I think clever fast thinking visualisations have required a lot of slow thinking by their creators and are good for portraying simple but important messages.

via Fast Thinking and Slow Thinking Visualisation | Spatial Analysis.

World Economic Forum – Visualization Challenge – Jan Willem Tulp

March 11th, 2012

World Economic Forum - Visualization Challenge - Jan Willem Tulp

Found this visualization from Jan Willem Tulp: World Economic Forum – Visualization Challenge. Looks very much like the visualization I did for Old Testament and New Testament references, but overall much more professional and polished. Since it was written using protovis, I might see if I can port OTNT to mimic his view. Also uses grid960.css, which I’ve wanted to use. Sounds like a fun challenge…