Visual Complexity

Visual Complexity is a listing of nearly 300 different information mapping projects. Compiled by Manuel Lima, a Portuguese information designer who recently finished his MFA at Parson's School of Design in New York, each entry includes a project overview and a link for more detail. Lima started VC as a method of cataloging research for his thesis, Blogviz—a dynamic map of information diffusion in Blogspace. …

Analog Executive Dashboard

Ambient Devices, makers of that great glowing orb thing, have a new device on the market. The Executive Dashboard has swappable analog displays for monitoring everything from the stock market, to the volume of email in your inbox. Other modules include weather reports, traffic updates and meeting reminders– all at a simple glance. In addition to the charm of providing an analog display to digital …

Mainstreaming RSS

Most simply stated, RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is a format for reading news and information Web sites. You may be reading this right now via RSS, or you may be looking at the actual Web page. For the time being, most people who use RSS do so by putting URLs for feeds in a news reader that allows them to aggregate all the sites they …