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Infographics & Data Visualization

An online list of data visualization resources compiled by Interactive Things:

Two simple to use mapping tools developed by NASA:

A visualization framework developed by Periscopic:


This is a nascent list of resources related to using color in visualizations. Many of these resources also include lists of references that are also very useful. If you have suggestions/additions to this list, please let me know.

The basics of color perception and how they relate to data visualization. Even though they are old, still very pertinent:

How non-experts view data visualization:

  • Phipps, M., Rowe, S. (2010, May). Seeing satellite data. Public Understanding of Science, 19, 3, 311-321.

Describes different color tables for sequential, diverging, and qualitative data, along with a selection of appropriate palettes:

Other resources