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Sources for Infographics and Data Visualization

Written by Elyse Eidman-Aadahl
January 03, 2011

Inspired by Lev Manovich’s definition of “information aesthetics”, this weblog explores the symbiotic relationship between creative design and the field of information visualization. More specifically, it collects projects that represent data or information in original or intriguing ways. Since its conception inDecember 2004, several other terms have been introduced within the academic world for similar phenomena, ranging from ‘Information Aesthetic Visualization‘ (PDF) over ‘Casual Information Visualization‘ (PDF) to ‘Artistic Data Visualization‘ (PDF).







The greatest value of a picture is when it forces us to notice what we never expected to see.

—John W. Tukey. Exploratory Data Analysis. 1977.

FlowingData explores how designers, statisticians, and computer scientists are using data to understand ourselves better – mainly through data visualization. Money spent, reps at the gym, time you waste, and personal information you enter online are all forms of data. How can we understand these data flows? Data visualization lets non-experts make sense of it all.

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