Investigating Visual Media

The Art of Data Visualization: A video homage

An 8-minute video depicting the emerging art of data visualization from its early stages up to recent days.

This 8-minute video is a homage to the emerging art of data visualization

It begins with the golden rule of visualizing your data, that "every single pixel should testify directly to content" and goes on to tell the story of visualising data from Galileo through to Google Maps, via some of the most iconic visualisations. It also tells how our brains react to visualised data  how we recognise patterns and derive meaning from a sea of information, and underlies the importance of the data that underlies any beautiful design.

First published on September 14, 2015