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A new infographic – please comment

November 2, 2011 by


This is going to be a short post. I recently made an infographic for a client.  It actually started out as a poster for an academic conference, which was why I went with a simple, white/blue/black design, but they wanted a web-compatible format as well.  I have almost no experience with this kind of work, […]

[Repost] Taxonomy vs. iconography in data visualization

October 3, 2011 by


This is a repost from a previous date. During college I worked at the University of Chicago Special Collections, where they keep the old, valuable, and/or particularly noteworthy volumes in the Library’s collection, among other things. It is a very, very cool place (if you are in Chicago, it is definitely a place to see […]

African Mobile Phone Subscriptions

April 11, 2011 by


From the wonderful Afrographique comes this visualization of the number of mobile phone users per 100 people in different African countries. There is nothing particularly innovative or complex about this graph; the data could have just as easily have been presented in a tabular format. What I love about it (beyond the colors of course!) […]

Why visualize data? We don’t know (yet)

March 13, 2011 by


What is the ultimate goal of data visualization?  A recent post on Jan Willem Tulp’s blog outlines some of the controversies in how, and why, you communicate data visually.  Writing about the Dutch InfoGraphics Conference 2011: The keynote was presented by Gert K. Nielsen, the founder of Though he is a great speaker and […]

W.E.B. Du Bois, radical visualization, and the transformative power of information

February 28, 2011 by


First of all, I apologize for my brief absence.  I was at Morehouse College presenting a paper (that doesn’t really have anything to do with my blog).  While I was at the airport waiting for my late flight, however, I stumbled on a post over at L. Eckstein’s fantastic blog, All My Eyes.  Her post uncovers a set […]