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October 27, 2011

Hey Everybody-
I decided to share the website
It was recently mentioned in a blog post by infodesignbyline and proved to be a very interesting resource.’s purpose is to “make sense of complex issues through data and design.” It is essentially a platform for designers, educators, bloggers, journalists, anybody and everybody who would like to contribute, to address some of these complex issues such as the economy, energy, health, the environment and more. The principles of librarianship exist throughout this site, promoting knowledge to change lives, provide a forum for folks to discuss complex issues, and having it all be absolutely free.

Poke around the site.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 27, 2011 5:19 pm

    This is a fantastic site! I especially enjoyed the map of taxi use in Vienna. I think it is important to keep in mind that not all people (and thus, not all library patrons) understand complex concepts in the same way. Providing equal access to free information through a variety of lenses is essential in librarianship.

  2. October 28, 2011 12:45 pm

    Absolutely. What I liked most about the site was the “challenges” they propose. And the fact that educators and their students can get involved and even win some cash! A cool site indeed!

  3. October 28, 2011 9:48 pm

    Have we mentioned Edward Tufte in this class yet? He is a genius of presenting data. I also like the woman who does the charts in the New York Times. I just read a rant against charts that are “too pretty.” I am blanking now…is there a site that helps you make artsy charts?

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