February 5, 2004

Amazing Application of Data Visualization


Type in a zip code and see the scope of it’s location narrowed as you type more digits. Simple but powerful way to visualize data that doesn’t involve listboxes or datagrids.

I’d like s/w engineers around the world to open their minds to the possibility of alternate data visualizations. It is possible for engineers to have these kinds of thoughts. I know because I spent some time learning a little bit about Adobe Illustrator over XMas and then recently was able to build a logo from scratch for a little investment business my brother-in-law and I are starting up. Until I let myself believe that I could do it, I had always let other people do this kind of work for me.

Jeez, I sound like Tony Robbins