Data Visualisation Examples.

1. A Thousand Milieus – http://datavisualization.ch/showcases/a-thousand-milieus/

Berlin based designer and programmer Christopher Warnow had a closer look at the interest graph between people reading the same books. He developed an application that loads recommendations for a given book on Amzon.com and converts visualizes the information as a network. Soon, milieus of interest emerge showing related topics and additional literature.

The application is written in Processing leveraging the power of the open source graph visualization library Gephi Toolkit. You can download the tool and read more information on Christopher’s website.

2. The Lambent Shopping Trolly handle – http://www.changeproject.info/projects.html

The Lambent Shopping Trolley Handle clips onto any supermarket trolley and incorporates a display connected to a scanner to provide shoppers with nutritional, ethical and environmental product information. The display consists of 16 multi-colour LEDs which allow product information to be visualised via changes in pattern and colour. An inital lab-based study showed that the display can be read at a glance and used to select items based on a product’s properties. These product properties can be nominal (for example, it is organic or contains nuts), ordinal (for example, has low, medium or high food miles), as well as a combination of the two at the same time.

3. Stats of the Union (app released for iPad) – http://fathom.info/latest/462

It’s called Stats of the Union, and we built it for GE as a tool to look at health stories in America.

Stats of the Union is powered by the Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) report from 2009, which consists of data from federal agencies including the Census Bureau, Department of Health & Human Services, Department of Labor and the Environmental Protection Agency.

With all this data you can look at population, risk factors, and indicators of health. Zoom in to get the specific data for a county. Zoom out and compare your county to an overview for each state or for the whole country.

4. Pennant – http://www.creativeapplications.net/openframeworks/pennant-ipad-openframeworks/ (iPad)

Created by Steve Varga and what originally began as his thesis in the MFA DT program at Parsons the New School for Design, Pennant is an interactive history of baseball now available for the iPad. Pennant’s rich interface allows fans to browse and view data from over 115,000 games that have taken place from 1950 to 2010. Seasons, games and events are graphically represented and visualised in a manner that takes them beyond the numbers.

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