Monday, March 24, 2008

More NY Times Goodness

The Times employs some pretty skilled chart-makers. It takes some ingenuity to show dry data in an engaging and logical way, but the Times regularly publishes well-researched, well-designed visual representations of otherwise mind-numbing numbers and statistics. Here are two examples, with more likely to follow.

The Ebb and Flow of Movies: Box Office Receipts 1986 - 2007

How Generation Influences Party Affiliation

UPDATE: MoMA in New York currently has an exhibititon called "Design and the Elastic Mind" that includes a discussion of the visualization of mass quantities of data.

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