This Big Article about Wee Things is my higlight of the week. Explains a few common visualization techinques and introduced me to some new concepts… all with a Waldo twist. Visualizing comparisons, showing processes, providing orientation maps, conveying meaning by usage of iconography, microinteractions, feedforward—all’s there, as well as some invaluable mini interaction design guidelines for dataviz. So go on and give it a read… becasue in the end “if you’re in the business of displaying data, [you want to] avoid the Waldo strategy.”
Spent few minutes playing with Ispirograph this morning. Sweet.