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Author Archives: Sam Francis
An exciting development in the international data visualisation world is next weeks Hackathon in Buenos Aires. On 13 August the press room of the Tecnopolis science and technology park in Buenos Aires will play host to a day of computer … Continue reading
As Barack Obama begins his ‘relatively modest’ 50th birthday celebrations in Chicago, Garry Blight, an interactive designer working at The Guardian , and Richard Adams, the Guardian’s Washington journalist, have decided to go all out so he doesn’t have to. Creating this … Continue reading
It’s a tricky balancing act when visualising data, between getting your getting your point across and making something visually striking. Last year the V&A held an exhibit – Decode: Digital Design Sensations – where many data visualisations were displayed, simply … Continue reading
Stanford University made a report on data visualisation as part of their 2008-2009 Knight Journalism Fellow Ship. If you haven’t already, watch it here. Both eerily beautiful and insanely helpful this explains why data journalism is so important, and even … Continue reading
Yahoo Pipes provides an easy to use way of manipulating information from the web in order to create custom feeds. With its easy to use graph based Graphical User Interface (GUI) you can pull together and link data from RSS sources, … Continue reading