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Data Visualization

The Persuasive Power of Visual Language

Phil Simon | Posted 04.04.2014 | Business
Phil Simon

As a public speaker and frequent conference attendee, I have plenty of opinions about speaking, slides, and presentation styles. What's more, I just p...

Watch Detroit's Population Disappear In 4 Seconds

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 03.07.2014 | Business

A new GIF shows just how far the Motor City has fallen since 1970. And its population had already started to drop twenty years before that. As ...

This Interactive Sochi Calendar Completely Reinvents How We Understand Scheduling

VisualNews.com | Posted 04.13.2014 | Sports
VisualNews.com

Calendars are a fairly well-understood, unquestioned form of linear organization. But once you see this new interactive circular calendar, you'll wonder how you ever thought you'd understand the Sochi Olympics without it.

Your State's Economy Is As Big As An Entire Country's

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.05.2014 | Business

The American economy is so massive that your home state has a GDP (or gross domestic product) roughly equal to that of an entire country. Here's a cle...

Sample from The Visual Organization

Phil Simon | Posted 03.15.2014 | Books
Phil Simon

In a little over two months, my sixth book will be released: The Visual Organization: Data Visualization, Big Data, and the Quest for Better Decisions...

These 2 Cities Are Now Exclusively For Rich People

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 12.20.2013 | Business

Few cities in the U.S. embody the growing divide between rich and poor quite like New York and San Francisco. In just the past 20 years, both have cha...

Speed Your Company's Social Transformation, From Inside Out

Kare Anderson | Posted 03.26.2013 | Business
Kare Anderson

The more that we, as the new "social workers" can see and successfully suggest holistic models for adoption in our own company, the greater the chance that we can use our best talents with others, and choose to stay at a firm, doing meaningful work together.

Starting a Business at 24 Is Not Easy; Sticking With It Is Even Harder

Ekaterina Walter | Posted 01.06.2013 | Small Business
Ekaterina Walter

Starting and running your own business is hard, but doing it in your twenties is even tougher.

Graphing the Spillway of Big Data: Interview With Tagasauris CEO Todd Carter

James Grundvig | Posted 10.17.2012 | Technology
James Grundvig

With a limited number of hours per day, the time-consuming platforms of the current, receding social media wave -- Facebook and Foursquare -- will face stiff competition from the next wave of personalized search and full engagement. Don't believe me?

A Closer Look At Unemployment Data Finds Big Variations

The Huffington Post | Dan Froomkin | Posted 11.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For each one of the 12.7 million officially unemployed Americans, joblessness is a particular agony. But the overall number is actu...

Visualizing Respect for Groundwater

Robin Madel | Posted 01.07.2012 | Green
Robin Madel

Like Rodney Dangerfield, groundwater gets no respect. So says Michael 'Aquadoc' Campana. Groundwater is being depleted at an unsustainable rate and s...

Turning Data Into Art

J. Michael Welton | Posted 02.27.2012 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Thomas Goetz's exhibit celebrates a new generation of visual pioneers -- part graphic designer, part statistician, part artist -- who have a facility for turning data into meaning.

Intel's The Museum of Me: An Education in Data Privacy

Christina Gagnier | Posted 08.01.2011 | Technology
Christina Gagnier

While it is hard not to be taken with the tool just by virtue of it being really cool, I found it inspiring for how we can perhaps teach people about their personal privacy.

Who Gives The Best Info? A Short History Of Information Design

Paula Scher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Paula Scher

Last month, FAST COMPANY magazine published the best info-graphics of the year from their design blog. The choice was derived from FC's own postings o...

Visualizing Global Foreign Relations

Steve Schohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Schohn

Paul Butler at Facebook recently did a really nice piece of work of displaying friendships geospatially, allowing us to see the global scale of Facebo...

Exclusive Video: Women's Economic Opportunity Worldwide in 6-Minutes by the Economist and JESS3

Rahim Kanani | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rahim Kanani

This information animation is a tour de force in data visualization on an issue of global social, political, economic and legal concern.

The Age of Data?

Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology

In these videos, IBM experts walk through how analytics can be brought back to earth to have some practical implications -- anything from managing neonatal intensive care to diverting traffic -- using data in the right way can quite simply, make things work better.

Visualize Data to Win Political Debates

David All | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
David All

The key to disseminating facts and figures that are vital to building support for an argument is through data visualization.

Lundry: Graphing the Stimulus

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

Alex Lundry is a political pollster, microtargeter, data-miner and data-visualizer. He spends most of his time searching for big ideas hidden inside o...

Usher & Omero: Hey Pollsters, Time to Make a Better Chart!

Guest Pollster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guest Pollster

Doug Usher is Senior Vice President and Research Director at Widmeyer Communications. Margie Omero is President and founder of Momentum Analysis LLC ...

Free the Data: Breaking Down Silos With Google; Liberating Spreadsheets, Collaboration Beyond the Cell

J. Carl Ganter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
J. Carl Ganter

Fusion Tables is a powerful research and story-telling tool -- equally accessible to journalists, scientists, students and the public.