422 South: The Trials and Joys of Creating Animated Data Visualizations

422 South: The Trials and Joys of Creating Animated Data Visualizations

422 South does stunning geo-spatial-temporal animated visualizations. They often contain huge quantities of data, and are rendered with beautiful levels of realism while still highlighting the data as abstract. Here’s a bit about how they land clients, and the ups and downs of creating visualizations.

Right now we are in the pre-production phase on a new series of Germany from Above, while simultaneously we’re talking with another client about the next run of Netherlands from Above. In this preproduction phase our broadcast producer clients usually fire ideas at us, testing our response on different potential subjects for our data visualization. They usually want a fast response on how feasible an idea is, and what it will cost. And money is always tight.

It’s almost impossible to give accurate figures until we’ve seen the data. But the data won’t be available until we actually start work – Catch 22.... keep reading

Visually Marketplace Designer Spotlight: Ernesto Olivares

Visually’s Marketplace connects thousands of designers with clients seeking to commission infographics and data visualizations. In the following weeks, we will feature members of our designer community here, on the blog. If you are interested in participating, please contact us at blogvisual.ly.   Ernesto Olivares Age: 40 Find him on Visual.ly: ernestoolivares    ... keep reading

Lessons from Visualized: Cutting Through Hyperbole With Data Visualization

At the Visualized conference on November 9th, Neil Halloran posed an interesting question: Can DataViz lead to a data savvy society in the same way that the printing press lead to a literate one? One that is prepared to make tough decisions on complex issues? Neil Halloran thinks so. That’s why he created VisualBudget.org... keep reading