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Feb 10

Interesting Data

While nothing groundbreaking in the technique, the subject matter, story, and myth-busting technique are great ways to get and keep people interested in the data:  okcupid’s The 4 Big Myths of Profile Pictures.


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Dec 09

Visual Junk

I’m not sure I understand Digg Labs.  I’ve tried, multiple times, to use the data visualizations and interfaces.  It’s probably pretty cool to be in Digg headquarters with a bunch of flat screens with these things running all the time.  I’m not sure how useful they are otherwise.

Of course, it’s easy to bash without some alternative.  I guess I’d ask Digg this — what was the design brief for each of these visualizations?  Who are the users?  What problems are you solving for them?

In absence of that guidance, I can make a few assumptions.  Maybe I can mock up a few visualizations that are more useful.