1. Visualising data with FatFonts

    Sat 26 May 2012

    I recently posted an article on the CGI blog about some Visualizations that I produced with researchers from [St Andrews’ Computer Human Interaction Research Group (SACHI)][] using FatFonts, a tpographic Visualization technique developed by SACHI co-founder Miguel Nacenta and colleagues (Uta Hinrichs, and Sheelagh Carpendale). The initial Visualizations are now on-line, and feature flow matrices for English internal migration and commuting between Irish local labour markets. We have also produced several inforgraphics based on global oceans data that Dr Timothy Stojanovic and I are working with as part of Tim’s work linking off-shore cumulative human impacts to on-shore terrestrial urbanization (more on these graphics soon). I’m still experimenting with FatFonts at this stage, but so far, I’m quite pleased with the results, and find that they offer a nice way to add beauty to my potentially boring data!

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