Urban zones of Dresden

Coloring Urbanization

Smart cities are providing a rich access to infrastructure services like free internet access, charging stations for electric cars, or open data initiatives. But the progress of smart infrastructures depends on the urbanization of cities. It is common that smart services emerge in regions with a high density of urbanization. But on the other side, [...]

December 16, 2014 | Comments (0) | Category: Visualization
Visual Scalability

The Visual Scalability Hexagon

We can see newly created data visualizations nearly every day around the world wide web. Starting from creating charts in spreadsheet applications to the creation of highly individual data visualizations including new perspectives has changed our way to see and interact with data. Because of this development, i had a question that has to be answered during the last months: Why is the number of visual elements increasing?

August 27, 2014 | Comments (0) | Category: Visualization
Representing the cigarette smoking and alcoholic drinking teenagers in Europe

Social Indicator Chart presented at the DWM Workshop Namur

The usage of design principles is the basis for the development of insightful data visualizations. In particular, the scalability of visualization was the topic at the DWM Workshop in Namur, Belgium. Design principles are not only useful for data visualization but also commonly used in advertising, illustrating complex content, and product design. The basic idea is always the same to shape an idea for clear communication. If you use design principles in your data visualization, you can figure out patterns, outliers, and eliminating noise of data.

March 12, 2014 | Comments (0) | Category: Visualization
Atomic Visualization based on RAPEX data

Atomic Visualization of Serious Risk Products

When a product (e.g. a toy, a childcare article or a household appliance) is posing a serious risk to the health and safety of civilians it will be collected in a central rapid alert system (RAPEX) by the European Commission. The data visualization represents all collected products in 2013 and by clicking on one of the following tabs the products are displayed and structured based on a chosen attribute (e.g. country of origin or product category).

January 09, 2014 | Comments (0) | Category: Visualization
Legionella occurences based on map of Germany

Legionella Outbreak in Germany

The legionella outbreak in Germany reminds on the historical John Snow map about the cholera outbreak in London. An increasing detailing of data beginning from an overview of Germany, federal states, counties until the private residents can help to discover the distribution and investigation of legionella occurrences and potential sources. Discovering the sources is the most challenging part in both cases. In the case of John Snow it was a public water pump on the Broad Street while in the second case it was an evaporation factory in the industry sector of Soest.

December 16, 2013 | Comments (0) | Category: Visualization
The Right to Forget is visualization about the removal requests based on the Google Transparency Report.

The Right to Forget

Google is collecting every removal request recieved from government agencies and courts around the world. The increasing number of removal requests is leaving a black hole in the world wide web. The developed bubble chart represents the collected removal requests by the Google Transparency Report. The analogy was a black hole to point out the increasing censorship in the world wide web but also to emphasize the need to remove content especially for defamation in the same way.

September 25, 2013 | Comments (0) | Category: Visualization
Featured image about the visualzation "Talk about #BigData"

Talk about #BigData

Big Data is an upcoming trend to give people the technology for analyzing massive data sets. One major challenge is to get insight in unstructured data like twitter messages. The provided visualization summarizes the related tags around #BigData by an extraction process. During a period of collection between the 16.02.2013 and 11.05.2013 it is possible to discover short- and long-term conversations about a specific aspect of Big Data. You will see that highly used tags like #Cloud or #Analytics are enjoying a long conversation about the topic.

June 02, 2013 | Comments (0) | Category: Visualization
Visualizing Cancer Statistics

Flow of Cancer Statistics

The analysis of statistical data about cancer occurence is an essential task in epidemiology. It is important to identify risk factors in the early stage of occurrence. The challenge is that every cancer occurence must be analysed under different perspectives. Every occurence contains information about the age, gender, localization of the cancer (e.g. lung) and implication. Through this multidimensional view the visualization of cancer statistics must cover these properties simultaneously.

March 01, 2013 | Comments (13) | Category: Visualization
Network of the German Civil Code

Network of the German Civil Code

A hand-made visualization was done to connect 2385 paragraphs of the German Civil Code by 1896. Every paragraph contains a number of references to other paragraphs. In the physical visualization each reference was visualized through red threads.

February 17, 2013 | Comments (3) | Category: Physical Visualization
A Colored Heatmap to Visualize the German Population

Heatmap Discovery of the German Population

Germany is getting older especially in the forecast from 2015 to 2060. The heatmap shows the German population from 1992 to 2060. Through the use of this visualization technique it is possible to see patterns based on a table of data.

January 08, 2013 | Comments (0) | Category: Visualization