Visualization Blog "Cool Infographics"
Theresa Valentine (AND)
I stumbled on this interesting company called Cool Inforgraphics, The site uses charts and graphs to communicate data and turn data into information. Rany Krum, President also has written a book called Cool Inforgaphics: Effective Communication with Data Visualization and Design. All the figures in the book are available at http://www.coolinfographics.com/figures/ . Check out the Awesome Tower of Beer, and The Lifespan of Storage Media, What's so hard about Search?. Chapter 7 has a list of design resource links, including Inkscape, Chartle, DIY Chart (Do it yourself), and lots of others. Many are open source options. One last link is A Periodic table of Visualization Methods http://www.visual-literacy.org/periodic_table/periodic_table.html where you will find interesting methods such as tree map, force field diagram, argument slide, and the heaven n hell chart.