Arts & Entertainment

All things entertainment. Music, movies, books, games and funny stuff I like.

programming

About software development, software architecture, design and usablity.

self-improvement

About continuous improvement, learning, communication and culture.

Tools & Technology

About collaboration and productivity applications and social media.

travelling

Photographs taken on my trips to Asia, Australia, Europe, North America and South Africa.

Home » Archive by Tags

Articles tagged with: visualization

Simplicity by Design: History of the London Tube Map

November 26, 2012 – 9:51 am | No Comment | 3,194 views
Simplicity by Design: History of the London Tube Map

Before 1933 London’s various underground lines had been laid out geographically over the roadway of a city map. Here is an example from 1919:

Harry Beck an English engineering draftsman at the …

Mind-blowing Animations of Molecular Machines inside Your Body!

November 24, 2012 – 11:36 am | No Comment | 272 views
Mind-blowing Animations of Molecular Machines inside Your Body!

We have no ways to directly observe molecules and what they do. Drew Berry wants to change that. In this talk, he shows his scientifically accurate (and entertaining!) animations that help you see processes within …

Google Blockly – A Visual Programming Language

November 24, 2012 – 10:30 am | No Comment | 375 views
Google Blockly – A Visual Programming Language

Google Blockly is a visual programming language that allows you to easily combine blocks of logic and functionally.

Look at the Maze Demo to get an impression how it works (Note: It …

User Experience vs. User Interface

May 23, 2012 – 11:58 am | No Comment | 2,338 views
User Experience vs. User Interface

It is quite common for people, even inside software development teams to use the acronyms UX and UI as synonyms, but they are quite different. UX stands for “User Experience” while UI stands for “User …

7 Billion People: How Did We Get So Big So Fast?

May 15, 2012 – 10:11 am | No Comment | 388 views
7 Billion People: How Did We Get So Big So Fast?

It was just over two centuries ago that the global population was 1 billion — in 1804. But better medicine and improved agriculture resulted in higher life expectancy for children, dramatically increasing the world population, …

East Meets West: An Infographic Portrait by Yang Liu

March 28, 2012 – 3:28 pm | 266 Comments | 520,896 views
East Meets West: An Infographic Portrait by Yang Liu

The artist and visual designer Yang Liu was born in China and lives in Germany since she was 14. By growing up in two very different places with very different traditions she was able to …