Statistics and Data Visualization: Exploring the Lies, Emotions and Subjectivity within them.

Anything that's backed up by numbers and charts is obviously telling the truth, right? Why would scientists, politicians and companies want to purposefully deceive the audience by messing with statistical data in order to make themselves look good? We just answered our own question. In an age where information is demanded and consumed at an…

Photo Manipulation – Visual Storytelling’s Most Controversial Act

The ability to tell a story through visuals is one of the greatest things humans can do. It allows us to present information, to express ourselves and our company, or to fill the public in on newsworthy events that are worthwhile to them. Not everyone, unfortunately, has good intentions. Just as creating a story visually…

Learning, and Visualizing, the Impact A.I. has on our Present and Future

Will there become a future where technology is so necessary, so needed, and so fundamental to human functionality that there would be no way we could ever survive without it? Well, I'm afraid we have already reached that point in our history, and part of this exponential growth in technological dependability comes from the evolution…

Moral Ambiguity in Data Visualization and Statistics – Why and How they Lie

In a world where everything has gone completely digital, the widespread use of making and distributing data visualizations in order to interpret statistics, information, and any form of data is not only making it very easy for the general public to get a better understanding of the more important numbers and information in their lives,…

Faith, Memories, and Joy – A Photo Essay

There are places in this world that strike memories. Everyone has their own childhood, their own beliefs and their own mark on this world. Every moment, every experience, has a chance to live forever, with the click of a shutter. This opportunity is far more widespread in today's society, and every human now has a…

Understanding How Powerful Creative Data Visualization Can Be

Everywhere you look, there is a story waiting to be told: whether it be from a film, an image, a video game, a book, or...a chart or graph?! Yes, visual storytellers can take data and present it in a way that is accessible for those to see certain trends, outliers, or patterns in such data…

Emotional Imbalance – Feeling One Emotion When the Media you are Looking at Portrays Another one.

Emotions and perceptions are a big factor in design psychology. Understanding how people process images and media, how people react to seeing certain types of images or media, or how to properly design something in order to portray the desired emotion are vital concepts to learn if your goal is to one day become a…

Using Images to Show the Same Emotion Through Different Intensities

How often is it that you look at an image, a video, an advertisement, or any other form of media, and immediately feel a rush of images to your head? Probably all of the time, right? Well this is not an accident. Designers who create such media intentionally use a variety of shapes, principles, and…

10 Powerful Images That Can Tell Quite The Story.

Visual storytelling. You may have heard this term quite frequently, but you may not know exactly what it is. Well, as Andrew Losowsky writes, visual storytelling "is a combination of emotional reactions and narrative information." The best visual stories can come from anywhere, whether it is designed, filmed, photographed, or even animated for a video…