Posts Tagged ‘information graphics’

Last.fm Listener Visualizations

May 5, 2009

Last.fm is pretty cool, the fact that it keeps track of your listening habits is pretty fun. The limited charts/visualizations of habits, however, leave something to be desired. Luckily there are a number of other Last.fm visualizers that I think you should probably check out. 🙂


LastGraph produces PDF posters of your listening trends within any time frame you choose.


While not available as an interactive, but you should definitely see the inspiration for LastGraph, this awesome project from Lee Byron.


Not as awesome as the histograms above, it relies on common tags as opposed to artist, but still fun. Get yours!



And I’ve just discovered that Rocket Surgeon, a blog dedicated to music 2.0 and digital entertainment, has put together a more comprehensive list of last.fm visualizations than the one I just started. So go check it out!

Info Design Sources

May 1, 2009

Yes. I’m neck deep in my thesis project and thought I’d share some of my favorite resources.

About my project:
A Self Portrait through Information Design: I am creating a graphic representation of my identity by exploring the data that makes up my past, present and future.

Websites


Visual Complexity


InfoDesign: Understanding through Design. A constantly rolling news feed of information design, but it takes a couple clicks to get to the pretty pictures.


50 Great Examples of Infographics



Notcot
presents the work of Stefanie Posavec.


History Shots


A Periodic Table of Visualization Methods. Wow. This one is not pretty, and it’s cliched use of the periodic table may be called into question, but I find the categorizing of InfoGraphic types very helpful.

Books

My Daily Routine

May 1, 2009

This is exactly my day. It’s accurate, personal, humorous, and it even has three levels of information! I should have drawn this for my thesis instead of all these crazy charts. 🙂