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Data visualization: Any other "Tuftes" out there?

Asked by blippio (398points) March 20th, 2008

I’m looking for other notable contributors/examples in the area of data visualization, strategic modeling, or graphic/interface design…

for reference: Edward Tufte

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jz1220's avatar

I am a huge fan of the New York Times graphics department. I think they do a great job of applying many of Tufte’s core principles to practical and innovative usage and, in my opinion, are leaps and bounds more forward-thinking and effective than any other major news outlet. They succeed in being concise, accurate, aesthetically intriguing, and in editing. I also like that the department, despite being called “Graphics”, employs not only visual artists, but statisticians and scientists as well. Here is an excellent recent Q&A with the Graphics Director, Steve Duenes. This interview also includes some examples of their best work.

blippio's avatar

that’s awesome! thanks, jz

you also made me think about the layouts they do in “Good” magazine. They have a way of making things come to life.

From their website: A graphical exploration of the data that surrounds us.

sharl's avatar

Check out some of Nicholas Felton’s work at

blippio's avatar

sharl- that’s funny, i just heard about this guy, I think he lives in NY. Apparently he puts out annual reports of his own life every year? Nice idea for self promotion.

thanks for the link.

sharl's avatar

I’ve just received his Annual Report for 2007, and it’s very nice. Pick up a copy at the site, well worth it as an example of this kind of stuff.

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