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Building Effective Color Scales

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?

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

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

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

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

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?

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

Coloring with Association

Coloring with Association

Much color work for designers requires avoiding unintentional associations: Red and blue make any map seem partisan, ... keep reading

Stamen’s Map Stack

Stamen’s Map Stack

For a long time, making highly stylized maps has been an extremely manual process with tedious Photoshopping or drawing ... keep reading

Chart.js Personal Dashboard Challenge

Chart.js Personal Dashboard Challenge

Visually is pleased to be helping out Chart.js and ChallengePost with their Personal Dashboard Challenge. Stew ... keep reading