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Best of the visualisation web… April 2017

At the end of each month I pull together a collection of links to some of the most relevant, interesting or thought-provoking web content I’ve come …

An Architect Designed This Soft, Immersive Jungle Gym For His Autistic Daughter

University of Michigan professor Sean Ahlquist studies how immersive architecture could treat autism.<p>When computational design and material systems expert Sean Ahlquist learned that his toddler had autism, he quickly refocused his work on how it could serve a medical purpose. At SXSW in Austin last …

A San Francisco startup is 3D-printing entire houses in just one day

If you’re looking to move but can’t find the house of your dreams, you may be able to just print out what you’re after in the near future.<p>A San Francisco-based 3D-printing startup, Apis Cor, has come up with an exceedingly affordable solution for building new houses. It can 3D-print concrete walls …

Dropbox’s New Headquarters Has A Room For Every Mood

Focused? Chatty? Annoyed? The new San Francisco office is designed to suit all the moods employees cycle through in a day.<p>The mission of the popular file hosting and sharing platform Dropbox is to make it easy for people to work comfortably from anywhere. So when it came time to design its new …

Take a look inside this Hyperloop pod to allay your claustrophobia

While its rival Hyperloop One is more focused on using the far-out transportation system to move freight — the startup recently announced plans to study using the Hyperloop to move cargo between the Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles — Hyperloop Transportation aims to convince skeptics that its …

An iPhone User's Guide to Falling In Love With Android Wear

When you buy an Apple product you buy into the ecosystem more than with any other company, but that doesn’t mean you’re stuck with only what they …

Wear OS

The Truthful Art by Alberto Cairo: Interview & Giveaway

<i>The Truthful Art</i> is the newest book by Alberto Cairo, and the second book of a longer, planned series. Following the huge acclaim and success of his …

Data Visualization

Cool Data Visualization Inadvertently Reveals "America's Secret Weapon"

Max Galka and Dr. Michio Kaku connect the dots<p>Here's a wicked data visualization showing America absorbing a certain something from 1820 to …

Geotaggers’ World Atlas: Photo Spots Reveal the Most Interesting Places on Earth

It was five years ago that we first covered Eric Fischer’s Geotaggers’ World Atlas project. His goal was to gain insight into the world’s most …

The Geotaggers' World Atlas

Make your data come alive on the iPad with Vizable

Released this week is a new app for transforming your data into beautiful visualizations. The app is called Vizable and provides interactive graphs …

A Beautiful, Incredibly Detailed Radial Calendar

Learn about the cycles of the sun, moon, and much, much more.<p>Anagraphic is a Hungarian design studio known, among other things, for its annual release of gorgeous radial calendars which track the movements of the sun, moon, and planets. Since 2010, each year has brought a new, intricately designed …

This Heat Map Reveals The Secret To IKEA's Store Design

In our recent tour of IKEA's store in Brooklyn, we kept thinking back to a 2011 lecture from Alan Penn of the UCL Bartlett School of Architecture.<p>Penn and his assistants analyzed IKEA's layout by following customers through one of the enormous stores. He was surprised to find an extremely uniform …

MIT's new visualization tool is a goldmine for data nerds

Love impressing your pals with all there is to know about computer science? Or perhaps state geography is more your thing?<p>MIT Media Lab, in partnership with Deloitte and the data visualization startup Datawheel, has just gone live with perhaps the most extensive tool ever created for mining and …

Data Storytelling: The Essential Data Science Skill Everyone Needs

Once your business has started collecting and combining all kinds of data, the next elusive step is to extract value from it. Your data may hold tremendous amounts of <i>potential</i> <i>value</i>, but not an ounce of value can be created unless insights are uncovered and translated into actions or business …

6 Books Bill Gates Recommended for TED 2015

Bill Gates, long an avid reader, attended the TED conference again this year and continued his tradition of recommending books to fellow attendees.<p>1. …

Medical community is fighting a new germ: celebrities

NEW YORK (AP) — When celebrity and science collide, harmful side effects may occur.<p>The latest case happened last weekend when the Tribeca Film Festival pulled a documentary from its program by a discredited former doctor whose research into the connection between vaccines and autism has been …

Mesmerizing infographics stitched together from millions of selfies and snapshots

The next frontier in infographics is already on your mobile phone.<p>In 2015, people around the world <b></b>took a staggering 1 trillion photographs, according to research firm InfoTrends. By 2017, 4.9 trillion images will be stored online. But what good is this deluge of selfies, dog pictures, travel …

DJI's Phantom 4 is the iPhone of drones and so much fun to fly

If we all start flying drones it’ll be DJI’s fault.<p>The company’s new Phantom 4 drone is not only the best-looking drone of its class, it also puts an …

Drones

Microsoft has a new data visualization tool you can use for free

Microsoft Research has released SandDance, a free data visualization app that lets you gain insight in your surveys and research projects.<p>Simply fire it up in your browser, upload a data set (TXT, CSV and JSON formats are currently supported) and you can analyze it in a variety of ways. Whether …

Data Visualization

The Link Between Income Inequality and Physical Pain

The United States is in a pain crisis. The use of pain killers increased by 50% from 2006 to 2012 and one recent estimate put the cost of physical pain on the U.S. economy at $635 billion — a 1,000% increase from 20 years earlier. At the same time, a widening income gap, growing sense of financial …

Sketching with Data Opens the Mind’s Eye

When does drawing become design? When does design become a story?<p><i>(An edited version of this article appeared on the</i> <i>Data Points blog</i><i>, National</i> …

Infographics for non-designers: the complete guide

Even if you’re not a graphic designer, you can quickly and easily create attractive marketing infographics for your website and social media …

The Global Economy's Shifting Center of Gravity in 11 Charts

The rise of China and other emerging Asian markets has pushed global economy eastward, but there's much more to the move than just GDP.<p>Published Jan. 20, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. ET

Your Ability to Read This Message Reveals Something Fascinating About The Mind

Not just a viral FB post.<p>The above passage, written in a combination of letters and numbers, has been circulating social media for years and purports …

Online Life

All the water on Earth fits into a shockingly small space

Since most of the Earth's surface is literally covered with water, it's easy to assume that we have a useable surplus of the stuff. But the total …

Dramatic Time-Lapse of an Intense Supercell Thunderstorm Off of Australia’s Sunshine Coast

An intense supercell thunderstorm that formed off Australia’s Sunshine Coast near Maroochydore on February 1, 2016 was captured in dramatic …

These Inversion Face Optical Illusions Will Blow Your Mind

'Inversion' is a powerful optical illusion which suggests that, when an edited image of a face is seen upside down next to the original, both will …

Why The Shape Of A Company’s Logo Matters

Welcome to a world in which curves are a good thing.<p>Think about the iconic brand names you know: Apple, Target, McDonald’s, Gap. What images come to mind? For many of us, probably their logos. That’s because whether it’s an apple or big golden arches, a logo is crucial to a company’s identity. Now, …