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Data Visualization Inspiration

In the spirit of sharing responses to Twitter questions (see last post on business cards), I wanted to post the list of resources that were sent to me when I asked the following question:

I’m working on a project that will probably need to show trend data and since I’m beginning to work on the wireframes, I wanted some inspiration. These links are highly varied and wildly interesting stuff. Take a look for yourself, and feel free to add other links in the comments.

Daytum
Fox News Election Map
Search results for “data visualization” on Delicious
My Mile Marker
Mint.com
Digg Labs
FiveThirtyEight
@alexlines’s data viz bookmarks
VisualComplexity.com
Gapminder
information aesthetics
@apolaine’s visualization bookmarks
Data viz article in Smashing Magazine
Kottke’s election maps
New York Times’ election results maps
A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods

It would take too much time to go back and match responses to people, so I hope a general THANK YOU to these folks will suffice:
@kkinlen, @mptado, @alexlines, @semanticwill, @mdbraber, @apolaine, @mikepratt, @aapjerockdt, @tipjoy, @tdeletto, @BryanFromBoston, @SpE_NYC, @tikkers, and @AmyCueva.
I’m sorry if I missed anyone.

[And thanks to @meredi for inspiring the post!]

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  • http://brian.shaler.name/ Brian

    Gah! I was going to leave a comment, but I just realized you already have the one I was going to post: “Data viz article in Smashing Magazine”

  • http://www.uxdiva.com Gretchen3d

    This is a great resource. Thanks for posting it, I'm sure I will refer back to it in the future.

    • http://www.whitneyhess.com/blog Whitney Hess

      Happy to hear it!

  • http://www.rachelhpeters.com Rachel

    This is one of my favorite data visualizations, even though it's more art than practical. http://www.chrisharrison.net/projects/bibleviz/

  • jyamasaki

    Great post. Have you seen http://flowingdata.com/? Lots of resources regarding data visualization

  • catenation

    Check out http://musicplasma.com/

    Enjoy.