Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Following up on my previous 'information visualisation' posts for mapping the influence, I've been researching the 'aesthetics of information presentation'. Primarily I've focused on the different ways in which data can be displayed to make it more useful to the researcher.
This has led me to the Infosthetics site run by Andrew Vande Moere from the University of Sydney:
This site is a rich collection of article on different data visualisations and in doing so shows the beauty they can create.
One particulalrly intersting and clever project that is mentioned is the
This interactive graph reorganises the London Underground map based on the times of travel from that station.
It goes to show that for columns and tables of data, usefulness and aesthetics aren't necessarily at opposite ends of the spectrum.