Rani Molla

Freedom Fonts: ZXX protests the NSA

Design

Freedom Fonts: ZXX protests the NSA

Ahead of our nation celebrating the Fourth of July and our independence from Great Britain, designer Sang Mun released ... keep reading
Communicating Temperature

Design

Communicating Temperature

Temperature is an interesting value. It’s something all of us experience at every moment of every day. We feel ... keep reading
Animated GIF Infographics

Design

Animated GIF Infographics

Animated infographics are a relatively rare thing, but they can be a powerful way to convey certain types of ... keep reading
Orders of Magnitude

Design

Orders of Magnitude

Infographics often deal with large numbers or large concepts, with the goal of making the viewer understand just how ... keep reading
The Civic Data Challenge: Creation Phase

Design

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
Rain Room Won’t Rain on Your Parade

Design

Rain Room Won’t Rain on Your Parade

The best interactive designs feel natural — like they weren’t “designed” to begin with. They ... keep reading
When Bad Vis Practice Goes Right

Design

When Bad Vis Practice Goes Right

Bad visualization practice plagues many infographics, degrading the legibility of the data and harming the reputation ... keep reading
Building Effective Color Scales

Design

Building Effective Color Scales

Color scales have always been a tricky topic. They need to look good, and still represent data. And our eyes have some ... keep reading
How Long Does it Take to Make an Infographic?

Design

How Long Does it Take to Make an Infographic?

Infographics often contain time-sensitive information. Current events need to be covered within a certain timeframe ... keep reading
3 Design Lessons from Edward Tufte’s Megaliths

Design

3 Design Lessons from Edward Tufte’s Megaliths

Design ideas can come from anywhere, but a trusted source is always welcome. This week we look to data visualizer ... keep reading