It’s become a tradition here at Visually to carve a pumpkin for Halloween — and then turn it into pie. Last year’s pumpkin bore our company logo — and before we cooked it up into delicious pies, made entirely from scratch, we made sure to visualize all ingredients. We called them pumpkin pie charts. This year, we wanted to take things a step further. We started with carving into our pumpkin an actual graphic visualizing pumpkin cost per pound over the past three years. Pumpkinfographic, anyone? by amccartney. Next up: turning the pumpkinfographic into pies. We used the exact same recipes as last year for both the crust and the filling. We doubled the ingredients for the filling, planning to make two pies, but – likely because the single-use pie plates we used this year were 1/4 of an inch smaller in circumference than the reusable glass plates used last… keep reading
Liz Burow teaches information design and collaborative design studios at Parsons School of Design in New York, NY. Short animations are one of the best tools out there for explaining ideas, but they aren’t used often enough for fear they’re too advanced. Yet, creating animations can really help designers understand the power of storytelling,... keep reading
Confession: even when all 160 spots in Visual.ly’s latest meetup, the Introductory D3 Workshop for Beginners, filled up within days and the wait list piled up another 60-strong, we still thought this workshop would be more of a niche, cosy gathering (you know, geeky stuff).