Over the course of 2007 and 2008, Dave Bowker has been conducting a series
of experiments in the many ways of representing news and data. Some of these
include experiments in subject areas such as reduction, visualisation,
ranking and sorting, representation, abstract, graphic storytelling,
infographics, motion typography, body language studies, and filtering of
data, to name just a few.
The images shown here are from a study entitled
Thursday, part of the One week of The Guardian series, where
Dave Bowker took the news from one week of The Guardian newspaper and
visually represented it as a series of static visualization experiments.
Referring to the Thursday execution, this is what Dave said: "This
visual was pretty much focused on the relationships created between
headlines, authors, pages, and categories. I wanted to see how much of a
mess the relationships could make if they were all surrounding one container
(like the square graphs we drew as children, linking adjoining sides by
straight lines to create beautiful symmetrical perspectives)".
of the lines are proportionate to the word count of each story, radially
aligned in the main circle, next to authors, pages and categories. The
categories, such as Science, Society, Politics, Culture, among others, also
define the different colors used in the diagram.