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Cool Ways to Show Off Data

written by Kristin Vincent
Kristin Vincent
Topics: Design, Technology, Usability
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There’s so much activity on the web that it’s hard to know what information to focus on. The article Data Visualization: Modern Approaches in Smashing Magazine has done an outstanding job pulling together a list of sites that visualize data in innovative ways. The article showcases an array of screen caps so you can see just how diverse data visualization can be. Many of the sites in the article synthesize the collective activity of people online to help you digest what the community at large is up to. Others provide examples of how to display data in compelling new ways using visuals.

Sick of boring pie charts and bar graphs? Because user behavior is constantly changing the data, the image that’s generated is always new. Here are some examples to get your mind churning about how you can punch up the data on your site. These new approaches encourage users to spend more time exploring and consuming the information.

Flickr Time

This is a shot I just took from Flickr Time, a site that arranges images that are being uploaded to Flickr in real time to represent the current time. This is what was going on at 8:37pm on Tuesday night as I write this.

Flickr Time

Time

In a multimedia image entitled This Is Where We Live, Time shows that even data from simple population maps can be shown in new and interesting ways. Instead of the typical color coding, this article uses vertical spikes to show relative population density around the US.

Time Population Map

What information on your company’s site can be displayed in a more compelling way? Check out the other examples in the article to get inspired: Data Visualization: Modern Approaches


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