May 2, 2009

oh i see what yo talkin about

So what the deal with all of this? Well its an emerging trend within journalism using visualization as a way of telling stories. These images were ripped from Visual Editors, a social network of photo, video and designed skilled journalists.
I have over the past 6 months or so become somewhat obsessed with data visualization and utilizing visuals for storytelling. There has been a plethora of appetizing content at there on the subject including NY Times, FlowingData, Flickr, Fidgt, and Visual Journalism. Oh, and I couldn't forget the godfather of data visualization that Himmelsblog turned me onto recently: Edward Tufte.
Delivering visuals and using data visualization has been a creative way for storytelling, but more importantly provides robust information in a digestible and comprehensible form.

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