A disclaimer is in order: The following post is not original content, rather it is a collection of links provided by various people on a private mailing list. The initial request (from Memo Akten) was for “really hot data visualization”, and the following suggestions were made by some fairly knowledgeable people.
They are presented here as an unedited list of links, they are listed in the order they appeared on the list. Some are fairly new projects while others are well-known canonical works. Two new favorites are shown above, namely Social Collider and Synchronous Objects.
Some pseudo-random Info Viz links
- Tom Carden: “As always VisualComplexity and Infosthetics are good places to start.” Tom’s Delicious bookmarks on the subject is a treasure trove in its own right.
- A good survey article by Mitchell Whitelaw: Art Against Information: Case Studies in Data Practice
- Data Flow is an excellent book from Die Gestalten presenting an unconventional eye to visualization practices.
- Karsten Schmidt recommends:
- The ever-present Ben Fry: benfry.com/projects (Ben’s blog is an excellent read, by the way)
- Martin Wattenberg et al.: History Flow
- Marius Watz: Knight Capital Group
- Tom Carden’s work, see Stamen and www.tom-carden.co.uk.
- Karsten Schmidt & Sascha Pohflepp: Socialcollider (a Twitter visualization made as an experiment for Google Chrome)
- Karsten Schmidt: Base-26
- William Forsythe and ACCAD (lead generative designer Matthew Lewis): Synchronous Objects
- Emily Gobeille & Theodore Watson: Zanyparade (programmed elements combined with hand-drawn forms)
- Syl Eckermann & Gerald Nestler: Plastic Trade-Off
- Edward Tufte: Ask E.T. forum