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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
Sculptural Maps Tell the Story of Cities’ Darkest Moments

Design

Sculptural Maps Tell the Story of Cities’ Darkest Moments

City maps are the tools of the modern urban explorer, but they also carry the scars of the history that helped create ... keep reading
4 Tips on Using Dual Y-Axis Charts

Design

4 Tips on Using Dual Y-Axis Charts

The dual Y-axis charts raise many eyebrows in the data visualization circles. They are often considered to confuse and ... keep reading
Updating Our Visual Traffic Language

Design

Updating Our Visual Traffic Language

Traffic signs are among the most frequent forms of visual information display. On top of that, they provide extremely ... keep reading
How Much Personal Space Do You Have?

Design

How Much Personal Space Do You Have?

If you live in an urban metropolis, you know how densely packed the population can get. With buildings growing ever ... keep reading