Organizing and visualizing information is not easy. If you're successful, the data can take on a whole new set of perspectives and reach wider audiences in more colorful ways (quite literally). Or, it can produce a pretty picture that is impossible to extract data from.
Gregory Hubacek is a freelance designer in Los Angeles who specializes in identity, branding, infographics, web design, print, and motion. He believes in design's ability to solve problems and much of his work, which can be seen on
Derek Watkins is a graduate student of geography at the University of Oregon. Stemming from his research interests in place, culture, representation, technology, and cartography, he has created this intriguing visualization entitled "Picturing Urban Decay...An Exploration of Blight as Depicted Through Online Photography," posted on his
Many news organizations are beginning to feature interactive graphics online to come up with alternative ways of presenting complex data. As part of its Project for 9/11, newspaper USA TODAY launched an interactive graphic on its website called 9/11 Plus Me. Created by a team of editors, web developers and designers, the graphic is a compendium of news data that seeks to comprehensively illustrate the decade-long impact 9/11 has had on the United States from various perspect...
During the summer of 2010, UN Global Pulse, an innovation initiative in the Executive Office established by the Secretary-General, launched an unprecedented, large-scale SMS survey to participants in 5 countries around the world: India, Iraq, Mexico, Uganda, and Ukraine. The study aimed to gather data about how people in these different regions are coping with the ongoing impacts of the global economic crisis. Researchers hope that gathering such data will aid a larger effort to develop a...