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Month: April 2017

Data on Daily: Banksy

Data on Daily: Banksy

Lynsey and I have been exploring the Tableau Public Gallery. We hope to start developing a few dashboards based on data we think are fun. Up first, conceptualizing a viz involving data from the National Park Services. In our exploration for inspiration, we came across this viz of Banksy art. The piece by André Oliveira serves as a sort of gallery of Banksy’s art with data that is simplified.If you are wondering how this works, simply select a bubble (or a city). When you select a…

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Data on the Daily: OpenVis Conf or BUST

Data on the Daily: OpenVis Conf or BUST

THIS happened this week! With topics like… Designing Data for Empathy, Why Does Data Vis Need a Style Guide, Data as a Creative Constraint, and Hacking Your Health with JavaScriptyou can imagine why we are crushed to have missed it. On the bright side, the OpenVis Conf schedule and talk descriptions are serving as some ultimate quantification inspiration for our week. And…we think you should check them out too!

Data on the Daily: Ted Talk Tuesday

Data on the Daily: Ted Talk Tuesday

There’s nothing we love more than a Ted Talk. We can’t be alone on this…right? We recently found this oldie-but-goodie from 2010 with David McCandless. David is an incredible data visualizer and author. His enthusiasm sparks from the ability to condense complex information into a beautiful and clear graphical representation, easily consumed and understood by everyone (data geek or not). And he gets it…just have a look at his book: If you find yourself wondering if humans can predict the…

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Data on the Daily: Earth Day!

Data on the Daily: Earth Day!

To celebrate Earth Day, we’re sharing this interactive data viz on energy use by state. We stumbled upon this gem on Tableau Public. The visualization uses open data to show the proportion of energy that comes from each major energy source, broken down by state. States are represented by a hexagon. Viewers can change energy source (coal, natural gas, nuclear, renewable, hydro, petroleum) by selecting the timeline for each source. The fill inside the state hexagons represent the proportion of a state’s energy that…

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Data on the Daily: The Art of Simplification

Data on the Daily: The Art of Simplification

The Netflix series Abstract: The Art of Design, has us pretty captivated and inspired these days. Christoph Niemann is the featured artist of episode 1. As an illustrator, Christoph is inspired by the shared human experience. What pieces of an object or image are actually necessary for recognition? How simplified can a form be expressed while still allowing the viewer to inference the whole? Christoph’s comedic use of Legos to represent this simplified concept really reached us as parents…and as…

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We Want to Data Visualize YOU

We Want to Data Visualize YOU

Don’t let the title scare you off! We promise, it’s not nearly as creepy as it sounds.  Here’s the deal…Our site has been upgraded! It’s pretty subtle, but we’re so happy with it and it’s got us all sorts of excited to hit the ground running with some new data visualizations. So, have a look around and let us know what you think. A few things you may notice: Data on the Daily: We’re sharing how data affects our lifestyle…

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