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The Signal Network
"My educated guess is that 50% of my job as a manager is information acquisition, assessment, and redistribution. It is my primary job and the efficiency with which I do this is a direct contribution to the velocity of the team."
communication  information  business  management 
november 2018 by garrettc
Design Better Data Tables
Good data tables allow users to scan, analyze, compare, filter, sort, and manipulate information to derive insights and commit actions. This article presents a list of design structures, interaction patterns, and techniques to help you design better data tables.
css  data  table  webdesign  webdevelopment  information  userexperience  pamoja 
may 2017 by garrettc
Space Dashboard
Space dashboard is a collection of a select few live happenings in space.
space  dashboard  data  NASA  feed  interesting  earth  Information  science 
july 2016 by garrettc
British Road Sign Project by MADE NORTH
To mark the 50th anniversary of the British Road sign, artists & designers transformed circle, triangle and square signs.
design  information  britain  europe  semiotics  signs 
september 2015 by garrettc
Amazing Military Infographics
"After a while you realize that this image could be used anywhere in any paper or presentation and make perfect sense. This is a graphic that defines a way of describing anything that has ever existed and everything that has ever happened, in any situation."
infographics  information  military  war  networks  funny 
may 2014 by garrettc
Chart Chooser
Interactive tool from Juice Labs to help you pick the right chart for your data depending on what you're trying to explain.
data  design  visualisation  information  tools 
june 2012 by garrettc
QR Codes: bad idea or terrible idea?
Interesting comment thread with usage examples. I'm still not convinced though.
design  information  qrcode  data  robotreadable 
february 2012 by garrettc
TK TYPE > Chartwell
Opentype font family for visualising data. Clever.
data  typography  design  information  font  presentation  infographics 
march 2011 by garrettc
A Tour through the Visualization Zoo
A survey of powerful visualization techniques, from the obvious to the obscure
data  infographics  information  visualisation  statistics  graphics  inspiration 
january 2011 by garrettc
WTF is HTML5, an infographic (and quite nice it is too): /via @dknights
html5  html  reference  inspiration  design  infographics  visualisation  information 
june 2010 by garrettc
Can better signs help pedestrians understand London?
I saw some of these wayfinding signs the other week and really liked them
london  design  maps  mapping  travel  information  wayfinding  geography 
april 2010 by garrettc
Pitfalls of parity
"Prior to Flickr, all the competition was focused on printing an a couple of other features. Sharing was under-developed. Rather than competing on printing, Flickr completely ignored this functionality until recently. Instead, Flickr blew the wheels off the competition in sharing. It follows a similar pattern with editing and uploading functionality."
flickr  strategy  webdevelopment  chart  commentary  information 
january 2010 by garrettc
Prepare to spend hours getting lost. Camera geekery heaven.
reference  photography  research  resource  technology  information 
january 2009 by garrettc
How To
The art of instructional design, I love this stuff.
reference  tutorial  howto  inspiration  illustration  information  infographics 
january 2009 by garrettc
REST Anti-Patterns
"...typical examples of attempted RESTful HTTP usage that create problems and show that someone has attempted, but failed, to adopt REST ideas."
architecture  development  documentation  howto  http  information  interface  programming  reference  rest  url  webservices  patterns  tips  restful 
july 2008 by garrettc
Accessible Data Visualization with Web Standards
Absolutely brilliant examples of bar charts and sparklines built using accessible markup and CSS.
accessibility  bestpractice  chart  code  css  data  design  diagram  graphs  infographics  information  inspiration  sparklines  useful  visualisation  webdevelopment  technique  webstandards 
april 2008 by garrettc
Making bridges talk
Tom Armitage has hooked Tower Bridge in London up to Twitter, brilliant!
information  london  machines  technology  twitter  messaging  API  bridge  computer  hacks 
march 2008 by garrettc
Lovelines : From Love to Hate, in Words and Pictures
"Through large scale blog analysis, Lovelines illuminates the topography of the emotional landscape between love and hate, as experienced by countless normal humans keeping personal online journals." Quite compelling in an ambient twitter way.
love  hate  aggregator  analysis  community  culture  design  emotion  information  interaction  life 
january 2008 by garrettc
Flight thru Instruments
Images from "Flight Thru Instruments," a 1945 US Navy pilot-training manual designed by the Graphic Engineering Staff at General Motors
aviation  book  cool  design  flight  graphics  illustration  images  infographics  information  instrument  training  inspiration 
january 2008 by garrettc
The Secret Life Of Machines - The Videos
I loved this show when I was a kid. And they're still as good as ever
animation  education  humour  information  interesting  media  science  technology  video  machines 
october 2007 by garrettc
Internet Maps
Interesting visualisations of country and city internet connections.
art  culture  data  geography  illustration  information  mapping  network  reference  research  structure  maps 
october 2007 by garrettc
Slides and audio from UX Week 2007
Adaptive Path has made slides and audio from the UX Week 2007 sessions available.
design  information  informationarchitecture  interaction  prototype  userexperience 
september 2007 by garrettc
How To Do
Very nice looking drupal site: "HowToDoThings strives to solve people’s everyday problems by compiling reliable information from experienced contributors and making it available to inexperienced readers."
advice  content  drupal  creativity  education  guide  howto  help  information 
september 2007 by garrettc
paper space – an introduction
Interesting infographic on the changing frontpage of the LA Times and the shifting of editorial, images and advertising.
advertising  business  content  design  ia  information  layout  newspaper  online  structure 
august 2007 by garrettc
Data Visualization: Modern Approaches
Some beautiful, some useful, some not so much. All pretty interesting though.
analysis  data  design  diagram  future  graphics  visualisation  information  metrics  presentation  webdevelopment 
august 2007 by garrettc
London Restaurants Guide
Handy site for tracking down new places to eat in the capital
eating  food  guide  information  search  london  toeat 
june 2007 by garrettc
How Ads Really Work: Superfans and Noobs
"The obvious way to make the most money possible is to plaster your sites in as many ads as your visitors can stand. But if you look at your traffic, chances are you'll lose little by turning ads off completely for your biggest fans."
advertising  branding  business  community  ideas  information  marketing  money  psychology  search 
june 2007 by garrettc
Histomap of World History
4,000 years of human history on a global scale.
art  chart  cool  design  education  history  information  reference  tobuy  maps 
april 2007 by garrettc
Machine Tags is an effort to create conventions for making machine tags (or triple tags).
information  reference  machinetags  data 
april 2007 by garrettc
SIMILE Project
"SIMILE is focused on developing robust, open source tools based on Semantic Web technologies that improve access, management and reuse among digital assets." - lots of cool data tools basically.
application  browser  collaboration  content  semantics  extensions  gadget  ideas  information  internet  management  library  science  plugin  projects  socialsoftware  visualisation  webdevelopment  webstandards  computer  tools  hacks 
november 2006 by garrettc
Learn all sorts of interesting things about your flickr account and photos, including if they're being used anywhere else
analysis  api  community  data  flickr  geek  information  interesting  interface  metrics  social  visualisation  useful  flickrinspector  photo  photography  tips  tools  hacks 
october 2006 by garrettc
Well Designed URLs are Beautiful!
Mike Schinkel's succinct list of rules for well designed, hackable URLs
address  design  information  userinterface  browser  url  elegance  webdevelopment 
october 2006 by garrettc
Mac OS X: What Are All Those Processes?
Guide to all the stuff going on under the hood, Geeky and useful.
admin  geek  guide  information  mac  osx  management  process  reference  server  shell  technology  tutorial  unix  sysadmin  computer 
september 2006 by garrettc
Manhattan Timeformations
Interactive animations and exploded timelines mapping Manhattan's development
animation  architecture  art  design  flash  geography  gis  history  information  interaction  reference  space  visualisation  visual  nyc  newyork  maps 
august 2006 by garrettc
LSL Wiki : HomePage
In depth resource for the Secondlife scripting language
api  code  secondlife  software  scripting  programming  reference  language  information  howto  game  lsl  webdevelopment  computer 
july 2006 by garrettc
The Big Here
You live in the big here. Wherever you live, your tiny spot is deeply intertwined within a larger place, imbedded fractal-like into a whole system called a watershed, which is itself integrated with other watersheds into a tightly interdependent biome.
article  awareness  blog  community  culture  education  geography  information  nature  philosophy  science  social  environment  maps 
july 2006 by garrettc
Thought provoking and interesting set of maps where territories are re-sized on each map according to the subject of interest. Population, air travel, tourism, expenditure etc.
cool  data  design  earth  education  geography  history  future  images  information  research  social  sociology  visualisation  teaching  statistics  world  demographics  maps 
may 2006 by garrettc
How C.R.A.P is Your Site Design?
4 principles to analyse your designs: Contrast, Repetition. Alignment. Proximity
advice  art  design  graphics  guide  ideas  information  interface  internet  layout  rules  skills  style  theory  tutorial  webdevelopment  colour  tips  tools 
april 2006 by garrettc
Dark Miracle
A travelogue by Joshua Ellis about visiting the Trinity test site, home of the Manhattan Project.
art  blog  culture  death  government  history  information  philosophy  politics  reading  science  research  nuclear  atomic  bomb  journalism 
april 2006 by garrettc
Infomation resource for the photographic community. Articles, reviews, manuals and discussion forum.
advice  art  camera  community  guide  howto  information  learning  photography  reference  review  skills 
january 2006 by garrettc

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