Visualization

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Unregulated location data industry

For The Markup, continuing their reports on data privacy, Alfred Ng and Jon Keegan discuss the non-regulation of the location data industry: Without government regulation, the current approach from Apple and Google is to play catch-up with data brokers for each new way that location data can be shared, experts said. For example, while app developers could potentially lie to Apple and Google without any way to audit the companies,...

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Best Data Visualization Projects of 2021

Phew, just made it. These are my favorite data visualization projects from 2021. Like last year, there were many Covid-related charts on the internets this year. While they are important to gauge the state of things, I found myself veering away from them to focus on other areas. I craved distraction, practical information for the times, and anything outside the bubble. Read More

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alt.VIS

The IEEE VIS 2021 conference is running virtually this week, and there’s a lot of work that’s caught my eye but I haven’t had the chance to look through it all yet. One of those things is the alt.VIS workshop that lead into the conference. The papers included such topics as Towards a Theory of Bullshit Visualization, Visualization for Villainy, and Manifesto for Putting Chartjunk in the Trash 2021!. I’m...

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A data visualization magazine

Nightingale is a publication from Data Visualization Society that offers more depth for many topics in the field of visualization. They’re working on a print magazine of the same name. Subscribed. Tags: magazine

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Repulsive curves

Chris Yu, Henrik Schumacher, and Keenan Crane from Carnegie Mellon University are working on repulsive curves, which is a method to efficiently unravel curves so that they don’t overlap: Curves play a fundamental role across computer graphics, physical simulation, and mathematical visualization, yet most tools for curve design do nothing to prevent crossings or self-intersections. This paper develops efficient algorithms for (self-)repulsion of plane and space curves that are well-suited...

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✚ Chart Remix: U.S. States Ranked – The Process 135

Welcome to issue #135 of The Process, the newsletter for FlowingData members where we look at how the charts get made. I’m Nathan Yau, and this week I’m remixing a graphic, because sometimes I just want to open my illustration software and click and drag things until the data seems readable. Become a member for access to this — plus tutorials, courses, and guides.

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Data visualization crossword puzzle

This is fun. Lisa Charlotte Rost made a data visualization crossword puzzle. Print the PDF and win all eternal glory of your household. Tags: crosswords, game, Lisa Charlotte Rost

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Best Data Visualization Projects of 2020

It's been a year. We saw a lot of charts. These are the best ones. Read More

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Visualization helping us during the pandemic

Hayleigh Moore for the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland on visualization and the pandemic: With new updates developing by the hour amidst the evolving COVID-19 pandemic, trying to grapple at the most relevant information can be overwhelming. Data visualization has helped to synthesize this complex phenomena and shape the timeline of the Coronavirus pandemic that has drastically changed how we go about our daily lives. While...

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Best Data Visualization Projects of 2019

As I do every year, I picked my ten favorite visualization projects. Here they are in no particular order. Read More

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