Here's an amazingly cool website that shows a wealth of different ways in which data can be graphically presented for maximum effect.
In response to my original blog on the mega-cool graphical interface employed by The Visual Thesaurus (see article #214500683), my old chum Bob Paddock pointed me in the direction of a rather interesting site called Infosthetics (http://infosthetics.com).
Inspired by Lev Manovich's definition of "information aesthetics", this weblog explores the symbiotic relationship between creative design and the field of information visualization.
To put this another way, the site presents a multitude of different ways in which data can be presented graphically. Some of these are really exceptionally clever and make you say things like Wow, that's really exceptionally clever" (you see, it must be true) ... on the downside, however, it could take weeks to wend one's way through all of the past examples...
2009 New Year Resolution (Goal: Walk 1000 miles at ~3 miles a day)
[A=Actual, C=Current, P=Plan-to-Date, R=Remaining, T=Total]
|Days:|| T=365, C=55, R=310|
|Miles:|| T=1000, P=165.00, A=198.67, Δ=+33.67, R=801.33|
|Note:|| Only one-and-a-bit miles to the 200-mile marker...|
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