Archive for November, 2011

November 30th, 2011 - 3:00 am § in Data Visualizations, Humanities, STEM

Tablet Owners Define New Category of Shoppers

  Thanks to computers, life is changing faster than ever. I remember a high school friend telling me blackberry’s had become so common that they were banned from the jury in courtrooms because they could look up information about the case. When I got my first cell phone, most people did a[...]

November 30th, 2011 - 2:46 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities, Uncategorized

Map of the U.S. by Ancestry

  There is a story behind everything, as historians know. There is a reason for everything, as scientists know. But what most many people don’t know is their dominant ancestry, and especially the dominant ancestry of those around them. Interest in genealogy has been a recent trend, and th[...]

November 30th, 2011 - 2:17 am § in Humanities, Miscellaneous, STEM

Statisticians and Significant Numbers

First of all, I’d like to apologize for my longer weekend, I’m going to go ahead and post three infographics now, and while I’m not perfect, we can hope I won’t do it again. Second of all, I did not take statistics, I was not a math major, but after a few minutes I thought [&[...]

November 23rd, 2011 - 12:55 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, Humanities, STEM

Who owes what to whom in Europe

In one of my recent posts about public opinion on the Occupy movement, I mentioned that people blame the problems of this country on a variety of things. One of these things is the deficit, and how much money we owe to other countries. This is something I have been thinking about over the years, kn[...]

November 22nd, 2011 - 1:54 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, Humanities

Cost of Everything

Using traditional counting blocks, Randall Munroe of xkcd shows the cost of “everything.” He has cleverly compared all kinds of things using these blocks in a visually alluring way. It is divided into sections based on financial amounts, from dollars (below $1000) to trillions of dollars[...]

November 21st, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, Humanities

Public opinion of the Occupy movement

The Occupy movement keeps growing, and just like anything, from entertainment to politics, people have their own opinion. In this country, it is legal and encouraged to have ones own opinion. It is also beneficial to be able to listen to other opinion maturely, even if you don’t agree with the[...]

November 18th, 2011 - 3:19 am § in Data Visualizations, Humanities, STEM

Visualizing numbers

Thousands of photos are uploaded to Flickr each day. But what does this number really mean? There are a lot of things that can cover thousands. And compared to the number of photos one can view online, its difficult to think of thousands of photos. So one person decided to take it upon themselves to[...]

November 17th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Visualizations

Telling Stories with Data

When I was in school, we didn’t have infographics. In order to get information, we either had to listen to the teacher lecture, or read a book or news article. We read a lot. And this wasn’t that long ago, I graduated from high school in 2004. When we wanted to share information, the mos[...]

November 16th, 2011 - 2:44 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, Humanities

Politilines shows what candidates talk about during debates

Think about your day, and think about the conversations you had? What did you talk about the most? Your weekend plans, politics, a sports game? What you talk most about often shows your priorities. This infographic shows what presidential candidates talk most about during debates. Politicians are tr[...]

November 15th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, Humanities, STEM

You Fix the Budget

The students we are teaching today will be inheriting the deficit tomorrow. It will be their jobs to vote for who will try to solve the problem, or to actually solve the problem themselves. It is time to begin thinking about factors involving the deficit today. In fact, a committee, nicknamed the su[...]