• MobileVis is a website that gathers great examples of data visualizations created specifically for mobile devices. All projects on the site are submitted by contributors (yes, you can con...
  • Choosing a school for your child is no easy task. It’s a veritable minefield out there and reading dozens upon dozens of mostly textual, multi-page school reports is time consuming and of...
  • We’ve been admiring the work of Milan-based designer Martina Cecchi. We particularly love the EMAPS project published earlier this year by Wired Italia which maps an international climate...
  • It's fashion month around the globe with all the top designers showing in New York, London, Milan and Paris during their respective fashion weeks. But how do the world's most de...
  • When you, um, pause whilst talking, you might use a little word like “uh” or “um”. According to some research by forensic linguist Dr Jack Grieve, your particular choice of such...
  • The votes have been counted and Scotland has rejected independence by 55% to 45%. But while the vote required a simple ‘yes’ or ‘no’ answer to the question of whether Scotland should be an independent country, the different issues involved and the ramifications of the result of this month's Scottish independence referendum are many and complex. Which explains why the referendum's Wikipedia entry is so enormous. Scotsman Graeme Lyon's web visualization, however, simplifies things enormously, mapping, as it does, yes or no leanings, different issues and even levels of hope and fear as expr...

  • Creative studio, Dorothy, produced these two posters to celebrate colourful song titles and band names by displaying them in colour wheels designed to look a little like vinyl LPs…
  • You might think that the phrase “endangered species” only applies to a handful of animals such as Pandas, Orang-utans and the indigenous giant tortoises of the Galapagos islands...
  • Comprising the talents of Brooklyn-based duo Patrick Mulligan and Ben Gibson, Pop Chart Lab has but one modest goal: to render all of human experience in chart form. From the ma...
  • Artists Chris Klapper and Patrick Gallagher celebrated a three month trek across Spain by creating a visualization of the journey as a temporary art installation. The resulting circular "mandala", entitled 2751 Kilometres / 2621 Grams, was informed by data recorded during the duo's travels and features geographical coordinates and sequences of binary code. It was created over a period of 30 days using granite and marble which wasn't sculpted so much as grated, using bespoke copper tools.

    Here's a short video about the project: 

    2751kilometers / 2...

  • Apparently, describing what Burning Man festival in the Nevada Desert is like is a bit like trying to explain what a particular colour looks like to a blind person. Tricky. But what does ...