There’s about a dozen visual thinking blogs/websites that I follow regularly. Most I subscribe to via RSS feed. Some don’t have feeds though or they’re broken so I thought I’d create a little “map” of these sites in Flash using the logos of each which would link to the site.
While I was at it, I thought I’d organize them by what visual thinking content they primarily focus on using a spectrum of focusing on visual communicating ideas and concepts on the far left to visualizing data and information on the far right. Those that are in the middle are broader in scope. Placement is purely subjective of course. It’s skewed a bit heavy on the right. Until I had placed all these I hadn’t realized just how biased my visual thinking surfing was. It’s odd because I’m actually more interested in visually communicating ideas and concepts than I am information and data. But, it’s been easier for me to find sites and blogs relating to information visualization than idea visualization. I’m hoping that VizThink will help raise awareness of idea and concept visualization and that more good sites will become available. And I think the publicity that Dan Roam’s “Back of the Napkin” is getting may help along those lines too.
I know there are dozens, if not hundreds, of other web sites and blogs that fall within the visual thinking realm, but these are the small set that focus on. In the interest of rounding it out a bit, I added a more traditional text list below the map.