I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. It feels like a user’s browser history is an incredibly rich seam of valuable information just waiting to be presented in a more interesting way.
This could be a handy replacement for some Google Charts images of graphs. It uses SVG and is responsive by default.
I bet it wouldn’t be too tricky to use this to make some sparklines.
A nice navigable timeline of historical events from Wikipedia.
What a lovely bit of progressive enhancement—styling data tables to display as charts.
This infographic offers a visual way to explore the various stages of the Earth’s history using a 12 hour clock analogy.
A nice little pattern for generating a swish timeline in SVG from a plain ol’ definition list in HTML.
Curiosity’s journey so far, nicely visualised.
Beautiful visualisations of science and nature.
Made with love by a designer with a molecular biology degree.
Cleanup of Silicon Valley Superfund site takes environmental toll | The Center for Investigative Reporting
A terrific piece of well-illustrated data-driven journalism.
A lovely visualisation that combines two of my loves: space, and the correct use of the subjunctive.
A lovely bit of data celebration from Ravelry on the occasion of their 4 millionth user.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: if you want to see a successful example of a real social networking site, don’t look at Facebook; look at Ravelry.
A beautiful real-time visualisation of winds on our planet.
Data visualisations that make no sense.
On the one hand, this is yet another Snowfall clone. On the other hand, the fact that it’s responsive is impressive.
A gorgeous interactive visualisation of our local galactic neighbourhood.
A long-zoom data visualisation.
This powerful timeline illustrates how drone attacks have increased dramatically under Obama’s administration.
A damning analysis of the Empire’s military strategy at the battle of Hoth, complete with illustrations. The comments are good too:
Guys, cut Palpatine some slack. He’s still in his first term as Emperor…
A beautiful timelapse visualisation of code commits to Flickr from 2004 to 2011.
I know have a visualisation of my public data in the form of 3D-printed snowflake, thanks to Medaler.
Eight of Jan White’s excellent books on graphic design are now available for free online, licensed under CC0 …they’re in the public domain now.
All he asks in return is that you might buy one of his books still in print, and maybe make a donation to the Internet Archive.
Jan V. White is a mensch.
A really nice interactive timeline of data from ten years of scrobbling music to Last.fm.
A nice visualisation of Apple’s transition From desktop to mobile over ten years, one Daring Fireball article at a time.
Oh, and happy birthday, Daring Fireball.
A nice timeline visualisation of recent history.
Kyle’s Matryoshka phones are as cool as they are cute.
Dan writes about how data saved his life. That is not an exaggeration.
He describes how, after receiving some very bad news from his doctor, he dived into the whole “quantified self” thing with his health data. Looking back on it, he concludes:
If I were still in the startup game, I have a pretty good idea of which industry I’d want to disrupt.
A beautiful and disturbing piece of data visualisation. The numbers are quite astonishing.
Explore the shape of the underwater world of internet backbones.
Mashing up Angry Birds and spreadsheets to better visualise project time-tracking.
A stroke of genius: turning money itself into the carrier for infographics on wealth distribution in America.
This is may just be the best thing on the internet about data visualisation and statistics. And sex.
These lovely visualisations of geotagged photos and tweets are almost indistinguishable from aerial views of cities at night.
A dataviz demo of creepiness: displaying the movements of Malte Spitz by correlating her phone activity and web usage.
I really like this idea: one street in Brighton is openly displaying its electricity usage over time.
A very pretty visualisation of tweets on a map using canvas.
The New York subway schedule converted into sound by treating each line as a string.
Visualising the Republic of Letters.
This looks like it could be a good book: a collaborative project to find patterns and stories in the data of one city.
Oh, and the site is lovely and responsive.
Some beautiful pieces of data visualisation.
Visualisations of the history of controversial Wikipedia articles.
A very handy tool for planning intercontinental communication.
A glanceable indication of the current Thames tide, from James Bridle.
A visual representation of each track on the new Girl Talk album.
Telling stories with data — the video.
A beautiful SVG visualisation (with source code) of the Rattle team's experience of dConstruct 2010.
Cute illustration of different content types in HTML (though, personally, I would put sectioning content — section, article, nav, aside — into their own group).
New from BERG: superimposing historical events onto familiar landscapes.
Beautiful map visualisations by Aaron Straup-Cope.
Aaron's lovely visualisation of Flickr's shapetiles.
Brian documents his beautiful Geonames SVG maps.
A site on designing with data from the author of Visual Language For Designers: Principles For Creating Graphics That People Understand.
Mike Stenhouse has graphed civilisation longevity: a nice bit of long zoom perspective.
Beautiful mapping visualisations of crime data.
Excellent news: Brian is writing a book.
A thoroughly well-researched and data-heavy blog post ...complete with interactive charts!
This is a gorgeous-looking website. I have no idea what it's about.
The redesign of everyday things.
The geography of musicians.
Matt gets an opportunity to use the Chernoff effect for visualising school data.
Microsoft are trying to patent sparklines. Twunts.
An in-depth study mapping all the permutations in "choose your own adventure" books.
A blog devoted to data visualisation.
Unbelievable 3D visualisation created by extracting common points from millions of pictures on Flickr of Rome, Venice and Dubrovnik. As Matt Haughey would say, "Holy shitballs!"
Table of Condiments That Periodically Go Bad
Jack Schulze goes into detail on the genesis of the wonderful Here & There map/visualisation.
This is the best location visualisation I have ever seen.
A visualisation of Twitter messages designed for display in public spaces. From the mad genius that is Cameron Adams.
A Cederholm-designed site for tracking trends on Wikipedia. Check out the HTML5-based class names.
The Guardian has released a shedload of data for us to play with. Go forth and hack.
"I love this graph because in one small space, it shows the time of Sunrise and Sunset across the entire world throughout all Latitudes throughout the entire year of this tilted planet."
Information Graphics about WWII for WWII magazine and for the book proposal "A Visual Miscellany of World War II".
Dopplr Blog Â» Blog Archive Â» Dopplr presents the Personal Annual Report 2008: freshly generated for you, and Barack Obamaâ€¦
I can't wait to get my personal annual report from Dopplr! In the meantime, I'll content myself with the very pretty example of Barack Obama's annual report.
A visual real-time simulation that displays the carbon dioxide (co2) emissions, birth rates, and death rates of every country in the world.
Interactive visualizations of what's happening right now.
A collection of network diagrams and visualisations from the simple to the sublime.
A crazy way of viewing news stories courtesy of Brendan Dawes.
The new Radiohead video isn't really a video at all. It's data visualisation. Here you can interact with the data points while the song is playing. I love this.
A tool for generating beautiful visualisations from commits to code repositories.
A really nice interactive infographic from the New York Times.