Category Archives: Data Alchemist Projects

Blogs on the projects where I am (or have been) working on. The blogs show intermediate results, project news and progress.
Note: the complete results of finished projects are not available here, but on the project page.

World in need of water: interactive visualization and game

The world is in need of water: nature, human, animals… we all need water to survive. For World Water day, March 22 2011, I created this interactive visualization and infotainment game. The interactive map and scatterplot enable you to explore … Continue reading

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Data Alchemist visualization takes the win!

Great news after returning from my holidays: I took the win in a visualization challenge! My interactive visualization of the ecological footprint and biocapacity was part of a challenge where participants were asked to visualize “the value of nature”. The … Continue reading

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Ecological footprint and biocapacity

Much of the discussion on finite global resources has focused on the depletion of non-renewable resources, such as petroleum. It is increasingly evident that renewable resources, and the ecosystem services they provide, are also at great or even greater risk. … Continue reading

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Animation: when Facebook beats Google

Watch how this animation chart shows how the corporate publicity of Google and Facebook do change over time. In 2008 Google celebrates it’s 10th anniversary and is the big winner. A year later the spectacular user growth of Facebook boosts corporate publicity. Continue reading

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New view on tax paid salaries (Balkenendenorm)

Great data visualization which shows how your tax is spent on top salaries. Uses image bubble chart to get you insights within seconds (instead of reading boring data tables). Prachtige visualisatie van publiek gefinancierde salarissen boven de Balkenendenrom, het salaris van de minister president. De image bubble chart geeft in enkele seconde inzicht. Continue reading

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Which jobs are paid by your tax?

Update: click here for complete project release. Interested in where your tax money goes? Just finished the first preview of an upcoming collection of visualizations on public paid slaries in Holland. This picture shows the public paid salaries, in case … Continue reading

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