Napleon’s Russian battle map – a history


I really like this use of narrative and visualization

How you draw a circle


New data show that the way you draw a circle holds clues about where you come from.

Infogram data viz checklist


It’s our one-page guide to mastering visualizations that make an impact, full of helpful tips and friendly reminders. Download here  

Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics


I have a confession – I love statistics and how they can make sense of a seemingly chaotic world. You may have already guessed this from my fangirl post on Florence Nightingale and my geeky post on a company building 3D graphs. On the flip side of this is a hatred of misused and misunderstood statistics. […]

New try with Tableau path map

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It was a good practice to add different icons in several spots. Thinking we need more chemical relevant icons. Also the first time to create a path map on Tableau combining the icon map.                    

Creating a bold identity with 3D graphs

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I love work in 3D as you might remember from my blog post on Irma Gruenholz’s modelled illustrations and Wellcome Collection’s 3D type. And I enjoyed the post last year by Scarlett on the 3D printed infographics by Belgian design studio Soon. Those infographics (see above) were created for the 2015 annual report of pharmaceutical company Ablynx. Well […]

2017 Tableau Visual Analytics Forum@HK


It was a great experience attending the 2017 Tableau Visual Analytics Forum in Hongkong last week. There were more than 700 Tableau users joined this event. Here are some highlights to share. Four sections of the conference -Visual Analytics and Innovative Thinking Two interesting case studies shared by TC Gan, APAC Presales Director First set of […]

Another great Tableau infographic

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Amazing use of Tableau – i think they must be linked up to a database for this – an a lot of time put in to creating this.   Each tree has an id number and you can search street by street of New York city  

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infographic – excellent


one of the best I’ve seen – clear, impactful, genuinely interesting. Doesn’t indicate the pressure or density variation by elevation, but at each altitude it does show the composition – the Space Station has to be given a little boost regularly, because that bit of trace atmosphere slows it down. Source is

Dear Data project


Dear Data is a year-long, analog data drawing project by Giorgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec, two award-winning information designers living on different sides of the Atlantic. By collecting and hand drawing their personal data and sending it to each other in the form of postcards, they became friends. Each week, and for a year, we […]



You may have seen an article called ‘This Google-Backed Data Viz Platform Was Designed For Non-Coders’ doing the rounds on social media recently. Intrigued?

Malofiej 25


The 25th Malofiej Infographics World Summit recently took place in Pamplona. The event also includes the presentation of awards, which serve as a feast for visual inspiration…


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This Tableau infographic is one of the better ones I’ve seen, and does give inspiration as to what can be achieved, as most of the visualisations have been bland. Save

Is your commute worth the pain? The real cost of getting to work

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Find out how six world cities rank by commuter ‘drag’ — time, cost and punctuality – interesting infographic by Financial Times supplied by Dan Thisdell, features editor of Flight International

Responsive data table roundup

Responsive data table

We’ve all seen data tables online and on our own sites. Why is it some of them look so rubbish and how can we improve the look and feel of them across devices and screen resolutions? Here are some helpful hints and tips on what other people are doing and what may work for your […]

Visual Journalism

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The world infographic awards Save

17 Data Visualization Tools & Resources You Should Bookmark

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Using data helps enhance your arguments by making your writing more compelling. It gives your readers context. And it helps provide support for your claims.

‘Steampunk’ Infographics


When information graphics designers look to the past for inspiration, the results say a lot about information visualization today. Save

Island of Knowledge


The island of knowledge and the shoreline of wonder: Using data visualization to prompt exploration “A graphic may tell you a compelling story, but it can also invite you to expand the shoreline of wonder in ways that its creators didn’t predict.”

Storytelling, Big data, and Data visualization

Economist working with financial analitics holding smart phone with empty green screen

Interesting piece from Technology for Publishing blog


Excellent infographic: nuclear arsenals


This from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, they of the minutes-to-(nuclear)midnight doomsday clock. The scale at the right is in 10s of 1000s!

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Visual: Greek’s debt


An interesting article that visualises the amount of money Greece owes and who to.

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After effects templates and filters, plus more

Useful library site for effects, code, themes etc


Doomsday Timeline


The world is a step closer to utter destruction, so what better way to reflect on this than by checking out this timeline to see how we got here. It’s quite a simple design (which could do with some major improvements – it’s small, doesn’t give the user clear indications of what to do), but […]

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Dataviz tools

datavisualization_selection_021 It includes libraries for plotting data on maps, frameworks for creating charts, graphs and diagrams and tools to simplify the handling of data. Even if you’re not into programming, you’ll find applications that can be used without writing one single line of code.

Infographic: How we’ve paid for music

music-industry-change.0 have put together an inspired infographic in the form an animated gif, detailing our music purchasing habits from 1983.

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Interactive video: The rise of the Islamic State

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The BBC have put together “an interactive” video, charting the recent turmoil in Iraq. Personally, at times I find the presentation suffers from information overload, but it’s certainly a good example of how to present videos with additional data and information using traditional HTML/CSS.

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Visualizing Algorithms

Visualizing Algorithms

The power of the unaided mind is highly overrated… The real powers come from devising external aids that enhance cognitive abilities. —Donald Norman Algorithms are a fascinating use case for visualization. To visualize an algorithm, we don’t merely fit data to a chart; there is no primary dataset. Instead there are logical rules that describe behavior. This […]

Article & Demos

Reuters Digital News Report 2014

This year’s report reveals new insights about digital news consumption based on a YouGov survey of over 18,000 online news consumers in the UK, US, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Brazil, Japan, Denmark and Finland. This website contains data about the growth of tablets and smartphones, generational and country based differences in media usage. Also analysis […]

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Immense data viz by the New York Times


  Five years since the end of the Great Recession, the private sector has finally regained the nine million jobs it lost. But not all industries recovered equally. Each line  below shows how the number of jobs has changed for a particular industry over the past 10 years. Scroll down to see how the recession reshaped the […]

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Data visualisation

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  A curated collection of data and research presented as an A3 book for Unilever. It shows the strength of a limited colour palette and simple design. 

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The 10 Commandments of Typography

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Simple type-base commandments by Evan Brown at DesignMantic Even though typography is an art and art is supposed to be subjective with minimal parameters, these rules can still be applied in order to save time and too much experimentation,”… “It’s always good to know the few basic do’s and don’ts in order to save yourself the trouble […]

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The agony and the ecstasy – What makes the perfect penalty?

Penalty shootout

Of the 204 shootout penalties at World Cups, 60 have been saved or missed and Italy’s talisman Roberto Baggio said his penalty failure in the 1994 final affected him for years. So, what makes the perfect World Cup shootout penalty?   “All you need to do is walk 50 yards, take a penalty and score, […]


Fat or fiction

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CURIOUS ABOUT CALORIES? SERIOUS ABOUT SUGARS? FLUMMOXED BY FAT? Collaborative infotography project by Christina Winkless, Anna Brooks and David Rosser shows an interesting take on infographic visuals.

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Lack of pirates causes global warming – How not to use data


Do not assume that because two things are happening at the same time, they exist in a cause and effect relationship with each other.


Game Design – some thoughts from Popcap


Popcap: the 10 secrets of casual game design audio-visual feedback in a casual game provides the grammar of the experience for players who don’t speak the vocabulary of gaming. “Without the history of gaming at your finger tips, you’re not going to say, ‘okay, where’s my level up mechanism’, you don’t walk into it with […]


Guardian Election Map

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The Guardian have put together an animated map that shows geotagged tweets mentioning each of the major political parties and their leaders on last weeks election day. You can view the rest of the Guardians Data Blog coverage below.


The leaked New York Times innovation report is one of the key documents of this media age


It’s an astonishing look inside the cultural change still needed in the shift to digital — even in one of the world’s greatest newsrooms. As bad as this report makes parts of the Times’ culture seem, there are two significant reasons for optimism.
First: So much of the digital work of The New York Times is so damned good, despite all the roadblocks detailed here. Take those barriers away and think what they could do.

And second: While it was a group effort — full list on page 3 here — the leader of this committee was Arthur Gregg Sulzberger, the publisher’s son and the presumed heir to the throne, either when his father retires in a few years or sometime thereafter. His involvement in this report shows that he understands the issues facing the institution. That speaks well for the Times’ future.

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Qatar Worldcup 2022


Quite a powerful piece of Data Journalism here by A simple, but very effective example of getting a point across.


The shirt on your back

The shirt on your back

It’s almost a year since Bangladesh’s Rana Plaza clothing factory collapsed, killing more than 1,000 people. To mark the event, the Guardian has released a powerful interactive exploring life in Dhaka’s factories and the journeys our clothes make from factories to shop floors.


The History Of Graphic Design, In Icons


Start at the top, left-hand corner, of A Stylistic Survey of Graphic Design, and read from left to right. Each era (say, Arts & Crafts or Art Nouveau) is represented by a rectangular box that includes several squares that graphically represent the style described. The Modern movement, one of the largest movements depicted here, includes Bauhaus, […]


Graphics, Infographics, and Data Visualization:

Employ simple strategies to make graphics better and help emphasize the data


Artic Interactive


This is the Artic – Greenpeace Interactive In ancient and up until recent times the arctic was believed to be a place of mythical power. today, the mythical tales stand pale in comparison to reports on the effect of climate change and oil drilling, but people visiting the arctic still speak


Winter Games in NYC – Concepts


Former Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s vision of new sporting venues across the boroughs fizzled, and New York lost its bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics. But what if the city had tried to get the Winter Olympics instead? It would probably take more hubris than even this city can muster, but the exercise provides some […]