Data + Design Project

Data + Design Project: The Bubble Charts of March

Tuesday 04.17.2012 , Posted by
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Here at Visual News, we’ve been looking for designers/illustrators to participate in an ongoing design series called the Data + Design Project. As an off-shoot of Column Five Media, we are ardent supporters of the union between data and design, so in February we started curating the Data + Design project gallery as a way to show how flexible and beautiful data visualizations can actually be.

Each month, a few designers are invited to create a data visualization piece, using data about a subject which interests them. Last month the theme was Bubble Charts, a style of graphic which plots data using points of varying sizes and locations to visually represent a value. We’re very excited about the beautiful, interesting and informative results we’ve received from this months four designers: Dan Matutina, Matt Naylor, Nate Luetkehans and Matt Chase.

Check out the designs contributed for “Bubble Chart March” below, then see the main Data + Design Project page for full-sized versions. You can always find the project through the link on our menu bar.

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Known in some circles as the most amazing man in the universe, he once saved an entire family of muskrats from a sinking, fire engulfed steamboat while recovering from two broken arms relating to a botched no-chute wingsuit landing in North Korea. When not impressing people with his humbling humility, he can be found freelance writing, finding shiny objects on the internet, enjoying the company of much-appreciated friends and living out his nomadic nature. He is Managing Editor of Visual News. Follow his movements on Twitter:

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