Information Design and Data Visualization - Articles Archive
from July 8, 2006 to December 14, 2005

Want to get a glimpse of what your future computer desktop may look like and operate? Check this video: University of Toronto student//">Anand Agarawala has reimagined the computer desktop in a way that reflects the "fuzzy" way we deal with information, taking its inspiration from the messy ... read more

Jeremiah McNichols - Thinking in Pictures - July 8, 2006
We need to "see" through information. Visual imagery can tell stories and truths which would be very hard to capture and communicate otherwise. While we need to badly see how the world is changing from a comprehensive and ... read more

Hans Rosling - TED Conference 2006 - Ted Talks - July 1, 2006

Informal learning is the realization that we need not force senior staff and self-directed work professionals into training straightjackets and classrooms hoping to be able to enahnce their innate desire for learning and improving their skills and ability to use them in real world applications. Formal ... read more

Robin Good - June 15, 2006

The latest tool from Google is an online application that enables users to explore Google database of search queries and news headlines. It is possible to find out and compare the latest trends in Google searches and immediately see how or when the online news media ... read more

Nonetheless we are surrounded by the tools and features that automatically generate statistical graphs and charts, the majority of the diagrams shown during any typical conference or workshop presentation are nothing that I would call legible or understandable information. Too many years of Microsoft PowerPoint and its ... read more

Robin Good - May 20, 2006

Remote access to your PC from anywhere via mobile phone Podcast search engine allows creation and sharing of channels Server monitoring service makes it easy and free to track server status Desktop music player tracks and reports your music preferences Map creation service allows personal life events documentation Spreadsheet hosting editing ... read more


Is optimizing site navigation become more important than search engine optimization? Does the increased use of major search engines affect the way we should design the content and navigation of our web pages? Prentice Hall Professional, in an article of last October entitled "The Search Lurch: Have ... read more

Robin Good - Prentice Hall Professional - April 20, 2006

Here is a new basket full of new media delicacies for your Sharewood Picnic. Once again I have gotten a great bunch of interesting new media tools, resources and pointers I have run into during my daily research and online explorations. Some of these new media ... read more

Robin Good - March 19, 2006

And finally the day has arrived for announcing the official winner of the MasterNewMedia Design Challenge. I have spent all the time needed to make sure that my final decision on this could have been as fair as possible and uninfluenced by factors that didn't bear any ... read more

Robin Good - March 4, 2006

If you are not completely satisfied with Google's ability to provide a direct and prompt answer to all your needs, you may like the array of integrated search facilities and information mining tools that the new search engine has recently launched. The newly revamped search engine, ... read more

John Blossom - - March 1, 2006

The MasterNewMedia Design Challenge closed its submission doors on this Sunday night. Since then I have been giving a good look at the seven official participants to this interface design contest. The designs submitted attempt to place a new design look on the existing MasterNewMedia site ... read more

Robin Good - February 28, 2006

One of the reasons why visualisation can be so powerful has its roots in the fact that there's a series of identification and recognition operations that our brain performs in an "automatic" way without the need to focus our attention or even be conscious of them. Managing ... read more

Juan C. Dürsteler - InfoVis - February 18, 2006

The MasterNewMedia Design Challenge, an open interface design contest I have launched two weeks ago to improve the look and feel of this very site, met its final deadline yesterday. No official entries were submitted. As I am trying to evaluate critically my communication strategy it appears ... read more

Robin Good - February 16, 2006

Interface designer? Information design guru? Online identity and branding director? UI geek? I am looking for you! Yes, the MasterNewMedia Design Challenge is open. Starting today, I am launching a web design contest open to anyone capable of designing with valid XHTML+CSS. What is it all about? Challenge your design ... read more

Robin Good - January 26, 2006

If you are a web developer, an interface designer, or a webmaster with a strong interest for CSS and web design issues, you must pay a regular visit to Vitaly Friedman' site, who writes, collects and selects the very best resources and tools on these topics. Vitaly ... read more

Vitaly Friedman - Vitaly Friedman Blog - January 12, 2006

Guy Kawasaki, PowerPoint 10-20-30 rule it's all over the blogosphere, and deservedly so... ... read more

Robin Good - MasterViews - January 5, 2006

The R&D team at HFI, also this year has gone out to summarize and report the key usability findings, news and research data that is then presented at their 2005's Putting Research into Practice seminar. To put together this usability seminar the HFI R&D team surveys and ... read more

Dr Eric Schaffer - HFI - December 24, 2005

Sharewood Picnic is my weekly selection of new media gems found along my explorations during the past seven days. Many are new tools that have just been launched and are ready for you to take for a test drive. My goal remains to provide you with constant ... read more

Robin Good and Kevin C. Borgia - December 18, 2005

No matter how many RSS feeds, blogs and news alerts you receive it is likely that to this day you are also a subscriber to multiple email-based newsletters. One of the oldest content distribution vehicles, in existence since before the Web even became a reality, email-based ... read more

Robin Good - December 17, 2005
Just two weeks ago I have introduced to you Glide Effortless, a web-based desktop environment that integrates typical online services such email and image sharing into one seamless experience. A competitive service, out there since already a few months, has made much less noise about its ... read more

Robin Good - December 14, 2005

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