Posts Tagged: data vis history

Exhibition review: “Otto Neurath & Fritz Kahn 1920-1945” (Leipzig)

The interwar period in Europe was marked by a whirlwind of contradicting social influences and political turmoil. Revolutionary and socialist policies faced early fascist raids, modern mass media were published with unprecedented speed, and the general atmosphere of complexity was

Exhibition review: “Otto Neurath & Fritz Kahn 1920-1945” (Leipzig)

The interwar period in Europe was marked by a whirlwind of contradicting social influences and political turmoil. Revolutionary and socialist policies faced early fascist raids, modern mass media were published with unprecedented speed, and the general atmosphere of complexity was

Data trails: “The power of trees” (1855)

This beauty of a diagram is considered to be the first organisational chart ever. It was drawn in 1855 and shows the structure of the New York and Erie Railroad Company, a large business of 4,715 employees which operated five railway lines with some 500 miles of tracks at the time. The company is envisioned as a magnificent tree, with its roots forming the center of power in the person of the president and the surrounding board of directors.

Data trails: “The power of trees” (1855)

This beauty of a diagram is considered to be the first organisational chart ever. It was drawn in 1855 and shows the structure of the New York and Erie Railroad Company, a large business of 4,715 employees which operated five railway lines with some 500 miles of tracks at the time. The company is envisioned as a magnificent tree, with its roots forming the center of power in the person of the president and the surrounding board of directors.

Data trails: “81 years of graphical excellence” (1874)

81 years of budget data and various categories in three diagrams – the United States Fiscal Chart from the 1870 US census atlas is a real blockbuster in the history of data visualisation. The atlas as a whole is full of interesting graphics and has a widespread reputation as an early gem of data visualisation.

Data trails: “81 years of graphical excellence” (1874)

81 years of budget data and various categories in three diagrams – the United States Fiscal Chart from the 1870 US census atlas is a real blockbuster in the history of data visualisation. The atlas as a whole is full of interesting graphics and has a widespread reputation as an early gem of data visualisation.

Talk: “Datavisualisation: age-old, brand new” (Potsdam)

The great team over at University of Applied Sciences runs an interface design course for Bachelor and MA students which is buzzing with ideas, relevant research and a great spirit. At the end of the summer semester, students of the

Talk: “Datavisualisation: age-old, brand new” (Potsdam)

The great team over at University of Applied Sciences runs an interface design course for Bachelor and MA students which is buzzing with ideas, relevant research and a great spirit. At the end of the summer semester, students of the