Satire in the Data Visualization Community

Satire in the Data Visualization Community

We’ve seen our fair share of parody Twitter accounts — and had our fun reading their sarcastic take on the news, politics or celebrities.

Twitter Throwdown by Ernesto Oliviares takes a look at some of the most popular ones.

 

The problem is, many of those explode into the Twitterverse and sizzle out fairly quickly. @AngiesRightLeg had more than 30,000 followers at one point — it is now closed. It takes effort, time and dedication to maintain such an account. Even @PaulRyanGosling, run by five women, has not been updated since February.

It was through such a Twitter account and Facebook page that we found Eagerpies.com — a... keep reading

The Psychology of Percentages

We are all familiar with percentages: we learned about them in grade school and we encounter them everywhere. The concept of abstracting a quantity to a common range can be extremely useful. Percentages let us compare relative quantities of groups, measure changes in quantity over time, we use them in how we calculate interest,... keep reading

Visually Marketplace Designer Spotlight: Neo Mammalian Studios

Visually’s Marketplace connects thousands of designers with clients seeking to commission infographics and data visualizations. Every week, we feature a member of our designer community here, on the blog. If you are interested in participating, please contact us at blogvisual.ly. Name: Ian Irving Age: 28 On Visually: NeoMam In design: 6 years   1.... keep reading