Robert Simmon

Subtleties of Color: Different Data, Different Colors

Data

Subtleties of Color: Different Data, Different Colors

About a year ago, we published a blog post framed as a letter to NASA, asking them to stop using rainbow color scales. ... keep reading
The Federal Budget, Visualized: Death and Taxes 2014

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The Federal Budget, Visualized: Death and Taxes 2014

Ten years ago, I created the first in what would become a hugely popular series of annual visualizations of the federal ... keep reading
The Next Data.Gov: More Data Transparency Through Improved Design

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The Next Data.Gov: More Data Transparency Through Improved Design

The White House launched a radically redesigned Data.gov website Tuesday, in an effort to improve government data ... keep reading
Seeing the World’s Economy Through Connections

Data

Seeing the World’s Economy Through Connections

Data scientists have tackled different ways to visually depict the economy since the field of data visualization was in ... keep reading
The Startup Universe: Not Your Average Network Visualization

Data

The Startup Universe: Not Your Average Network Visualization

Visually is a startup, and as a startup, we have a special fascination with data about other startups. The CrunchBase ... keep reading
The Civic Data Challenge: Creation Phase

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The Civic Data Challenge: Creation Phase

The Civic Data Challenge has just completed the ideation phase and entered its creation phase. The ideation phase was ... keep reading
Telemetry Uses Data Visualization to Take Race Cars to the Next Level

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Telemetry Uses Data Visualization to Take Race Cars to the Next Level

Motorsport is one of the world’s most popular spectator activities, and one of the most data-heavy. While the average ... keep reading
Breaking Down the NSA Surveillance Program

Data

Breaking Down the NSA Surveillance Program

The administration, lawmakers and the intelligence community have claimed the National Security Agency (NSA) programs ... keep reading
Mapping the Protests in Turkey

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Mapping the Protests in Turkey

In Istanbul, a small citizen sit-in quickly escalated into a nation-wide movement of anti-government demonstrations ... keep reading
Medical Information Literacy: Pamphlets or Infographics, What Works Best?

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Medical Information Literacy: Pamphlets or Infographics, What Works Best?

Medical pamphlets or posters have been doctor’s office mainstays for many decades. They promote healthy habits, like ... keep reading