I mention aesthetics quite a lot in this blog (and in my upcoming book) but not with any great appreciation for what the term might mean, especially when applied to data visualisation. My own definition probably just covers something that looks visually pleasing. But this post reviews Functional Aesthetics for Data Visualisation by Vidya Setlur […]
How do you create a dataviz themed logo and book cover?
In case you missed the news (where have you been?!) – Questions in Dataviz is to become a book, released later this year. If you are wondering, the current status is that the book is written, the manuscript has been reviewed and submitted, and is currently going through copy editing and production. Rest assured, you’ll […]
Why do I use flowers to visualise data?
My most recent visualisation could probably be described as an unnecessary visualisation but that’s never stopped me before. I was looking to visualise information on the Premier League and the changing squads of each of the twenty teams, and I chose to represent the teams using flowers: Click through to the online version to toggle […]
What happens when you combine map visualisation types?
It’s been a while since I posted – but I wanted to draw attention to one of my recent visualisations and the design thought processes behind it. I’m going through a stage of having a lot of half-finished ideas, not to mention busy times professionally, so in order to get something completed, I wanted to […]
How do you visualise to a pre-determined design?
This is another post that’s quite difficult to frame into a question, but I want to take the opportunity to show off a bit about my latest album cover themed data visualisation project. After all, it’s a niche (some might say pointless) thing I’m doing, so why not justify it with some writing, pictures and, […]