Create a Visual Data Mosaic with Quadrification

Quadrification is a chart type that displays data relative to size of your dataset in nested rectangles. This type of chart is similar to tree maps with some notable exceptions. Unlike tree maps, which are conducive to interactivity by “branching out” when selected, quadirifcation does not “branch out” upon selected. That said, quadrification is an… Read more »

Learn how to create beautiful visualizations using networks

Networks Networks are diagrams that are effective at showing intensity of relations among different nodes. Think of nodes as “links” which help establish the relation among properties. Unlike standard chart types, such as the bar chart, which is good for comparison, or line chart, which is good for showing progression over time, networks are effective… Read more »

Design Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your Data Story

When you are presenting, you are essentially sharing your knowledge with your audience. By sharing, you are teaching them something new. As a communicator you need to be sure that the message you are delivering is strong and consistent. In this context, design can be your best friend. By drawing your audience’s attention to the… Read more »

Avoid these 3 Mistakes When Using Bar Charts

If you have used excel, chances are you are familiar with the bar chart. These types of visualization may seem boring to some but they are easy to use and above all, extremely effective in communicating information. These rectangular shapes are designed to parse out data in a clear way that could be understood by… Read more »

4 Steps to Creating Your First Data Story

source: https://xkcd.com/688/ Like with any undertaking, the first steps to starting a project can be overwhelming. Whether it’s a word document or a slide presentation, the blank canvas that appears on the screen can seem frightening. The same thing goes for creating your first data story. Sharing your knowledge with data can be powerful and… Read more »

Civil Hacking at visualizar16

As you probably know, we have been participating in Civil Hacking Visualizar 16, a data visualization workshop held at Medialab Prado in Madrid. During the first days of the workshop, some external projects are invited to be presented and serve as inspiration for those projects which are going to be effectively developed in the workshop. One… Read more »

Charts Explained: Parallel Coordinates

Parallel Coordinates Parallel coordinates are extremely powerful for visualizing complex data. First used for interpreting census survey information, these types of chart date back as far as the 19th century. As demand for interpreting data grew, these visualization types took a more prominent role with the rise of computerized software in the 1960s and 70s…. Read more »

Visualizar 16

Visualizar’16 International Workshop, titled Ciudades abiertas, Open Cities, will take place from September 26th to October 5th. During ten days, eight multidisciplinary teams will develop eight projects dealing with city data. We will present Quadrigram on September 27th and during the workshop, our collaborators Yuri Engelhardt and Ignasi Alcalde will be supporting those who decide… Read more »

Quadrigram v1.6 (Hydra) is out!

We are thrilled to announce our newest version of Quadrigam, one of the finest pieces of software we have ever built. Our latest version includes lots of new and exciting features such as: Improved aesthetics defaults such as colors and transitions Auto-legend; it is no longer required to work with legends as a separate component…. Read more »

España en los Juegos Olímpicos de Verano

Desde 1896, cada cuatro años se celebran los Juegos Olímpicos, el mayor acontecimiento deportivo mundial, una oportunidad para lograr metas deportivas y generar energía que nutra las ilusiones de todo un país. No fue hasta la segunda edición de Paris 1900 cuando los deportistas españoles participaron por primera vez en las competiciones. Un pequeño grupo de… Read more »