I’m a long-time fan of effective visualizations, and I’ve often written about the effective use of visual information when making presentations or communicating complex information. I’ve subscribed to my share of blogs and feeds on the topic, and have amassed quite a backlog of interesting links … presented here for your hyperlinking enjoyment …
information aesthetics – If you appreciate the good stuff when you see it, and like to see the best (to stimulate your own thinking), this is a great resource
Amazing insights into the relationship between information overload and visual thinking (Chuck Frey) – Slipping some mind-mapping in the discussion of the ability of effective visualizations to help comprehension in a saturated environment.
Baby Name Trends (via kottke.org) – A classic web / info applet – Martin Wattenberg’s Name Voyager – may have been surpassed by NameTrends. This one is significant because it’s a nice example of sparklines in production.
Other Good Stuff
Facebook Social Network Graph (via information aesthetics) – I’ve finally put a bit of work into Facebook – I’m beginning to understand it to be a necessary complement to LinkedIn – so this application looks interesting. Of course, I need to get more than three “friends” …