Mega Shark Infographic
Pitching this WCYDWT style would be awesome.
Any crazy physics teachers out there willing to give this a shot? I was utterly bored by physics both times2 I took it but I’d have spent a happy week trying to figure stuff like this out.
Found via the always awesome Super Punch
We’re trying out a new site idea for the online digital sociology program. Once again, Matt came up with an idea that really got me excited and I started wandering around trying to figure out how to make it work. At some point I found CensusReporter.org. This is a pretty amazing site that is a KnightThat’s the same group who brought us TimelineJS, StoryMap etc. News Challenge-funded project. What we want to do is figure out roughly where the viewer/visitor is geographically and give them a glimpse of that area through some data. Nothing too deep, just a taste of the interesting ways technology, data, and visualization can blend together to do interesting things. We don’t want the exact address for a few reasons. One, we don’t want to be too creepy. Two, getting a rough location through the IP address doesn’t trigger the browser approval request that more exact location data requires. My goal is not to subvert the approving/denying of location data but I worry too many people will miss that approval prompt and we’re not keeping this data. Get Location To get local data I have to figure out where the person is. To do that, I’m just grabbing the IP address and getting a location bounced back. There are a few ways to do this. I […]
This is meant to be a general survey of a fairly large swathe of concepts and examples with lots of links for additional specificity. I encourage you to follow links.May own pattern is to command click to open interesting looking links in new tabs as I read. I also end up with many, many open tabs. I’ve tried to also mix it with quotes from a variety of designers.I’m not doing as well with diverse representation as I’d like so if you have cool people who aren’t white men please throw them my way. Those people are also worth exploring and most links will lead you to something that will lead you down an associative trailh/t Gardner and Thought Vectors for getting me to read some of the old stuff. of links/searches.. Portfolio design considerations are grounded in many of the same design decisions that are foundational to good data visualizations. Many portfolios also include, maybe should include, elements that meet the typical definition of data visualizations although usually of small data sets.You do want to be careful about over simplifying or arbitrarily simplifying your skills into something like “The Arbitrary ‘Skills’ Chart.” Both portfolios and data visualizations can be thought of as heuristics. You’re helping people think. You’re helping them understand you, a concept, a relationship, etc. Rich content […]
Google spreadsheets now lets you share editing by sending out a custom form. This is a huge deal. No, really. Huge. It solves so many problems I see happening all the time in schools. This is such a great way to get large amounts of information from all sorts of people of varying technical skill levels so you have it one place to manipulate. No need for the hassle of Adobe PDF and the complications of those forms or the need to create custom web forms of various types. It’s free and dead simple. I’m going to use it to collect testing information on programs for our upcoming Vista move. Previously, I was going to use cforms ii (awesome WordPress plug in by the way- especially if you need to fully customize the CSS- see an example I did for the NSDC here– it is real so don’t fill out fake info please). But there’s no real easy way to share that information. You could give people the password to the blog but that’s no always a good thing and the information that’s there is really just for looking at or exporting. I wanted something more dynamic. I think you could write some custom php pages and pull the info out but that’s a hassle and it takes time. I […]