20 Inspiring Uses of Data VisualizationMay 29th, 2009 by in Articles
Data is boring, information is interesting! I’ve always used this statement whenever the issue of data is being discussed. No one is really interested in looking at a large number of data rows, or even a small one. As humans, we tend to better understand a particular issue when it is presented to us in a visual way, and in this roundup you will find 20 sites using data visualization that deliver information to the user in an effective and inspiring way.
A real-time simulation displaying the CO2 emissions, birth and death rates of every country.
A web application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of Google News.
Create typographic maps of current news stories by doodling on a blank canvas.
An overview of currently popular items on social news sites such as delicious, reddit, and digg.
5. digg labs
5 visualizations of Digg community’s activities.
View Delicious bookmarks on a 3D globe.
A visualization of the current global state of infectious diseases and their effect on health.
A visualization of Twitter messages, with 3 options of animating the tweets.
A real-time geographic visualization of posts to Twitter. Make sure to check the 3D version.
Maps live traffic to Flickr. Similar to TwitterVision, the visualization can be viewed in 3D.
A planetary visualization of Flickr tags. Photos are displayed on a 3D globe by clicking the sun.
Shows the pattern of night and day with many options such as a near real-time cloud cover.
Displays in near real-time global earthquakes.
A visualization of edits to Wikipedia (almost) in real-time.
One of the best, if not the best, periodic table of elements.
A powerful language tool that visualizes the meaning of a word.
Explore, create, and share imaginations.
A visualization of human emotions harvested from blog posts.
Go back in time and watch sold items fly by.
An inspiring visualization of real-time HTTP traffic.
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Helpful Articles and Resources
- Data visualization – From Wikipedia
- 175+ Data and Information Visualization Examples and Resources – by Meryl.net
- Data Visualization: Modern Approaches – by Smashing Magazine
- 16 Awesome Data Visualization Tools – by Mashable
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