Our UI tools constantly grow more powerful. We collect massive amounts of data from countless sources. It is tempting to try and combine the heaps of data and show them in new and interesting ways.
Pioneers in this field call this idea Data Visualization.
Want some examples?
Microsoft releases Descry
Project Descry demonstrates the power of data and information visualization as a communication tool. As a part of Descry, we are releasing a set of open source, web-based visualizations and an article written by the Jon Udell that serves as a broad introduction to the topic.
Here’s a screenshot of a Silverlight DeepZoom application called ‘A Website Named Desire.
For a sobering look at the fat epidemic in the US look at the The Obesity Epidemic
I was impressed with an animation in the ‘Their First Words‘ application. Check out how the information balloon rotates as your mouse moves horizontally across the screen.
This toolkit looks very promising.