Edward Tufte

Visualize your budget with a Sankey diagram ~ Get Rich Slowly

There’s a new fad in the financial independence subreddit, one that might be fun for Get Rich Slowly readers to play around with. People have …

Information Architecture

How to Use Sparklines in Excel 2013 to Create Miniature Charts

The Axis drop-down menu enables you to select a date axis type, show a horizontal zero line, reverse the data or change minimum and maximum vertical …

Information Architecture

The best ‘design‘ books that aren’t explicitly about design.

I asked a whole bunch of designers what books, which weren’t specifically about digital or graphic design, inspired them. And, wow I got a ton of …

Information Architecture

THIS → The gadgets we rely on are intrinsically changing us

Photos by Todd McLellan.<p>On February 1, 2003, Space Shuttle Columbia came apart somewhere over Texas, reminding us that putting people into space is …

Information Architecture

Haircuts, taxis and Big Macs: Comparing economies using purchasing power parity

In the new Foreign Affairs White paper, the graph that seems to have attracted most attention is this one:<p>The message: China’s GDP has already …

Economics

*NEXT WEEK* Tufte course in San Francisco and San Jose

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Information Architecture

The Porcupine’s Quill

We want to rent your brain. Or, you know, just borrow it for a little while. And for the favour, we’re offering a free eBook download of<p>Interested? …

Lifestyle (Canada)

This Google Data Viz Is So Meta, You Can’t Look Away

A data viz about data viz–based on Google search data. Meta, much?<p>What does an information designer with access to Google Trend data do?<p>Make a data viz about data viz. At least, that’s what the designer Anna Vital did. Her interactive graphic, called The Visualization Universe, uses 10,000 data …

Information Architecture

Tufte course in San Francisco and San Jose

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Information Architecture

Visual Literacy and Importance of Imagery in Interpretation (Graphics/ Data/ Blog)

Early man likely shared stories orally. These stories would eventually become text. But, images probably came before written text. While the exact …

Infographics

Primary Source Pairings with Award-Winning Books

Home <b>›</b> Community <b>›</b> AASL National Conference & Exhibiton <b>›</b> <b>Primary Source Pairings with Award-Winning Books</b><p><i>on</i> 11/10/2017 • ( 0 )<p>Joanna Marek, right, talks …

Library of Congress

Tufte CSS

One of the most distinctive features of Tufte’s style is his extensive use of sidenotes.<p>This is a sidenote. Sidenotes are like footnotes, except they …

Web Development

Web Typography: Designing Tables to be Read, Not Looked At

<b>A note from the editors:</b> We’re pleased to share an excerpt from Chapter 2 of Richard Rutter’s new book, Web Typography.Good designers spend a great …

Web Development

Francesco Franchi: On the Luxury of Newspaper

There is a loud and strong cry that the newspaper industry is broken and that the form is outdated in this digital era. For designer Francesco …

Journalism

The 7 Kinds of Data Visualization People

Illustrations by Susie Lu (@datatoviz)<p>Data visualization practitioners are a motley group, and while no two may look exactly alike, they all fall …

Data Visualization

Max Weber Was Wrong

Max Weber, the north German economist, proud reserve officer in the Kaiser's army, literal dueler with academic opponents, and co-founder of modern …

Long-form Journalism

Max Weber Was Wrong

Others of the stunning 100 include Joseph Schumpeter's <i>Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy</i> (1942), John Maynard Keynes' <i>The</i> <i>General Theory of</i> …

John Maynard Keynes

Napoleon’s Disastrous Russian Campaign of 1812-1813. By...

Napoleon’s Disastrous Russian Campaign of 1812-1813.<br>By Charles Minard, 1861.<br>This is Charles Joseph Minard’s famous maps showing the incredible losses …

Military History

An Illustrated Theory of Numbers

Table of Contents<p>An Illustrated Theory of Numbers<p>Base Product Code Keyword List: mbk; MBK; mbk/105; MBK/105; mbk-105; MBK-105<p>Print Product Code: …

Mathematics

PowerPoint: here’s how to keep your audience awake

Sitting through tedious presentations, much like office fire drills, temporarily unites employees in polite umbrage. And we all know the main weapon …

Public Speaking

Data Visualization Design, Part 3: Chart Junk in Data Science

As data scientists one of the tasks we have is communicating what we’ve found during our data analysis to various types of audiences. Data …

Data Visualization Design, Part 2: Data to Ink Ratio Examples

Last week I discussed one of the data visualization design principles I’ve learned this fall semester at Indiana University’s School of Informatics …

Python 3: Create Sparklines Using matplotlib

I recently wanted to create sparklines to show how some values were changing over time. In addition, I wanted to generate them as images on the …

DevOps

Data Visualization Design, Part 1: Data to Ink Ratio

(Image from Tufte’s <i>The Visual Display of Quantitative Information</i>)<p>This fall semester I’m taking a Data Visualization class as part of my Data Science …

Data Visualization

A New Classic in Sabermetric Literature

Renowned sabermetric author Jim Albert is back with a new book.Jim Albert has a new book out. Released on Sept. 17 from CRC Press, it’s called</i> …

Data Science

Online MS in Information Design and Strategy, Northwestern University

Online Master's in Information Design and Strategy<p>Learn to drive effective digital communication<p>Step into an emerging field and learn how to blend …

Web Design

Detailed Financial Breakdown of a Book Kickstarter

In May this year we raised $337k on Kickstarter for the launch of the Handbook. It seemed like a healthy sum.<p>But what does it take to prepare a …

Publishing

Turn Numbers Into Interactive Graphics In Seconds

After the Flood designed a font for writers who want to provide clearer context to their data points in their sentences for readers<p>London design …

Information Architecture

Free Typeface Transforms Numbers Into Graphics In Seconds, Without Code

Screenshot via After the flood<p><b>Consolidating data into</b> easy-to-understand graphical representations has always been cumbersome. Apart from that, …

Typography