Making the blog rounds is Newsmap, a tool for visualizing what’s getting press around the world. It’s based on a visualization style known as treemaps. I addressed this topic in an interview I conducted with Marti Hearst, where we called out Smartmoney.com’s “Map of the Market” as an example of a useful, usable, and engaging [...]
“Looking Offshore: Outsourced UCSF notes highlight privacy risk – How one offshore worker sent tremor through medical system”, SF Chronicle. Investigative reporting showing how the management of sensitive medical information is being outsourced overseas. Bits of it read like a good detective story. “The staggering price of world’s best research”, SF Chronicle. All about how [...]
This picture from JohnKerry.com makes it look like he has his own speech balloons!
So, I wanted to find out more about designer Ann Willoughby, so I googled her. The top link is to a page on AIGA website. So, now I know more about Ann Willoughby. But I’m intrigued. She’s listed in a box called “Meet Our Board.” Also in that box I see Nathan Shedroff listed as [...]
According to this surprisingly savvy look at Orkut, through the lens of the Orkut launch/birthday party. Quotes from Sergey Brin and everything! It should be in Wired News!
Probably sent too late to warrant publishing. For those of us who hoped that Hendrik Hertzberg would refrain from further paeans to Al Gore in his defeat in 2000, we were sorely disappointed by Hertzberg’s attack on Nader in the March 8th issue. Gore’s defeat is Gore’s responsibility alone, as witnessed by the miserable manner [...]
Edward Tufte, “the information designer” (as NYT calls him), offers us a glimpse at his forthcoming book Beautiful Evidence in a section devoted to “sparklines” — teeny illustrations no taller than a line of text, that communicate data patterns. An intriguing notion, particularly relevant to computer/web displays, where such graphics can be dynamic.