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Fathom Information Design is looking for developers and designers. Come join us!
- Developer – Looking for someone with a strong background in Java, and some C/C++ as well. On Monday this person would be sorting out more advanced aspects of a client project. On Tuesday they would hone the Processing Development Environment, mercilessly crushing bugs. On Wednesday they would refactor critical visualization tools used by brilliant scientists. On Thursday they could put out a fire in another client project without breaking a sweat, and on the fifth day, they would choose what we’re having for Beer Friday. This messiah also might not mind being referred to in the third person.
- Junior Designer – You’ve finished your undergrad design program and feel the need to make beautiful things. Your commute is spent fixing the typography in dreadful subway ads (only in your head, please). You are capable of pixel-level detail work to get mobile apps or a web site just right. And if we’re lucky, you’re so good with color that you’ve been mistaken for an impressionist painter.
- Senior Designer – So all that stuff above that the Junior Designer candidate thinks they can do? You can actually do it. And more important, you have the patience and humility to teach it to others around you. You’re also an asset on group projects, best friends with developers, and adored by clients.
At the moment, we’re only looking for people located in (or willing to relocate to) the Boston area.
Please send résumé or CV, links to relevant work, and cover letter to inquire (at) fathom (dot) info. Please do not write us individually, as that may void your contest entry.
Visualizing Data is my book about computational information design. It covers the path from raw data to how we understand it, detailing how to begin with a set of numbers and produce images or software that lets you view and interact with information. Unlike nearly all books in this field, it is a hands-on guide intended for people who want to learn how to actually build a data visualization.
The text was published by O’Reilly in December 2007 and can be found at Amazon and elsewhere. Amazon also has an edition for the Kindle, for people who aren’t into the dead tree thing. (Proceeds from Amazon links found on this page are used to pay my web hosting bill.)
Examples for the book can be found here.
The book covers ideas found in my Ph.D. dissertation, which is basis for Chapter 1. The next chapter is an extremely brief introduction to Processing, which is used for the examples. Next is (chapter 3) is a simple mapping project to place data points on a map of the United States. Of course, the idea is not that lots of people want to visualize data for each of 50 states. Instead, it’s a jumping off point for learning how to lay out data spatially.
The chapters that follow cover six more projects, such as salary vs. performance (Chapter 5), zipdecode (Chapter 6), followed by more advanced topics dealing with trees, treemaps, hierarchies, and recursion (Chapter 7), plus graphs and networks (Chapter 8).
This site is used for follow-up code and writing about related topics.
- Processing 2.0 alpha 3 released
- Processing 0195 now posted
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- Always makes me giggle to see the phrase “aesthetic appeal” used scientific papers (proxy for “we thought it was pretty” or “looked cool”) 2012-09-17
- @andybak They don't have an answer. If bzfileids.dat gets larger than 1GB, you'll have to uninstall, reinstall, & restart from scratch. 2012-09-10
- @L05_ @codeanticode this is not an appropriate place for bug reports. 2012-09-08
- @vhgalvao @processing_org @REAS documentation is in revisions.txt in the meantime. 2012-09-05
- @arctic_sunrise @alignedleft @REAS just a server config issue I need to fix with the new beta update. 2012-09-05
- After a promising start, very disappointed with @backblaze... Too many files corrupts backup w/o warning; now patronizing customer support. 2012-09-04
- @novalsi I think they're all backwards-compatible, but several can be simplified based on additions to the language. 2012-09-04
- Processing 2.0 beta 1 has arrived! http://t.co/jtgijsJ3 and the damage here: http://t.co/jGRH5ZSN 2012-09-04
- @cheesedeath nah, oddly enough it worked without any changes 2012-08-30
- (...bonus points if you misread "think C" as a reference "Lightspeed C"...) 2012-08-30
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