Archive for March, 2010

Recently, I’ve seen a number of web applications experimenting with the presentation of tabular data.  In some cases, I’ve noticed them moving away from table presentations and toward a variety of listings using different fonts and presentation techniques.  There are plenty of examples, but a good one is Mint’s credit card recommendation screen: The information […]


Really great TED lecture by Sir Ken Robinson on creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. Exerpt: Creativity…the process of having original ideas that have value…comes about from the interaction of different disciplinary ways of seeing things. Check out the Wikipedia biographies of well known thinkers as evidence of Ken’s statement: Blaise […]


Very cool — This visualisation generates itself from this Google Doc. So when new research comes out, they can quickly update the data and regenerate the image. This concept is a great example of the potential of living textbooks.  It not only applies to figures, but also to Examples (one of the core elements updated in […]