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The Civic Data Challenge: Creation Phase

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

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

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

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