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    2010 Post a comment Maps By Vu Nguyen I think the guys over at Bing did a great job with this redesign The map tiles look much cleaner and more aesthetically pleasing The only thing that I still miss is the map of bus stops that Google has Read the full review at 41Latitude this was not some incremental improvement that Microsoft gave to Bing Mapsâ no this was a vast overhaul In truth it seems as though Microsoft has left nothing unchanged in the â œnewâ Bing Maps And yet even though the â œnewâ maps are unusually light on detail especially in how few cities they seem to show theyâ re now among the most aesthetically pleasing maps on the web How to win at rock paper scissors every time Aug 4 2010 One comment Funny By Vu Nguyen Click on image to view full size via Starcraft 2 vs productivity Aug 3 2010 2 Comments Funny By Vu Nguyen Uhmm I can t help it It s too good Feel like the old time all over again Page 1 of 2 1 2 Browse by category 3D Apple Architecture Arts Awards winners Books Cartoons Design Expedia Funny Illustrations Infographics Maps Miscellaneous msnbc com New York Times Open source Personal Politics Portfolio Programming Social networks Sports Travel Tutorials Typography Videos Browse by date March 2013 December 2012 April 2012 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 February 2010 January 2010 November 2009 August 2009 May 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 February 2008 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 Latest projects Responsive homepage redesign at Expedia Today Moms site responsive design Responsive design at msnbc com Msnbc com new mobile site design for modularity The answer is in the stars View more projects People

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    perspective or hyper perspective view This provides a strong sense of parallax which adds to the immersion We call this form of sliding sideways while looking at a street faà ade a street slide Thanks Tom The roadmap to becoming a web designer Jul 27 2010 Post a comment Funny By Vu Nguyen via graphjam com USAToday Getting a grip on government debt Jul 21 2010 Post a comment Design Politics By Vu Nguyen Click here to view the chart The time series show U S revenue spending and debt since the 1940s You can also compare national public debt as a percentage of the GDP for different countries in the world I am impressed with what USA Today has been doing lately Nice job guys For the 3D and physics lovers Jul 20 2010 Post a comment 3D Videos By Vu Nguyen NYT Behind the scenes of a live World Cup Jul 16 2010 Post a comment New York Times By Vu Nguyen Click here to view the post Most serious referee mistakes during World Cup 2010 Jul 15 2010 Post a comment Sports By Vu Nguyen via Rianovosti What the average American consumes in a year Jul 14 2010 Post a comment Infographics By Vu Nguyen via visualeconomics Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 Browse by category 3D Apple Architecture Arts Awards winners Books Cartoons Design Expedia Funny Illustrations Infographics Maps Miscellaneous msnbc com New York Times Open source Personal Politics Portfolio Programming Social networks Sports Travel Tutorials Typography Videos Browse by date March 2013 December 2012 April 2012 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 February 2010 January 2010 November 2009 August 2009 May 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 February 2008 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 Latest projects Responsive homepage

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    the graphics with the aid of Times staff writers Lee Roop and Kenneth Kesnet who interviewed NASA scientists and other Huntsville area technological brains The quotes they brought back formed the meat of our graphic centerpiece each day And a few words about the author Charles Apple is a freelance visual journalist and instructor A long time news artist and designer he is the former graphics director of the Virginian Pilot and the Des Moines Register He teaches design and graphics workshops and seminars and spends way too much time online Visualization of the U S electric grid Jun 24 2010 Post a comment Maps By Vu Nguyen Via NPR The U S electric grid is a complex network of independently owned and operated power plants and transmission lines Aging infrastructure combined with a rise in domestic electricity consumption has forced experts to critically examine the status and health of the nation s electrical systems Jon Stewart on BP oil spill Jun 23 2010 Post a comment Funny Politics Videos By Vu Nguyen The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Mon Thurs 11p 10c Day 62 The Strife Aquatic www thedailyshow com Daily Show Full Episodes Political Humor Tea Party via Infrastructurist Apple design fail Jun 22 2010 5 Comments Design By Vu Nguyen Jamis mentions this over at 37signals and I totally agree with him The keyboard shortcut icons don t make any sense I rather have the Microsoft s way of annotating shortcuts with all the keys spelled out e g Ctrl C or Ctrl Alt Del my personal favorite combination Or even better Apple could just print the icons on the keys themselves U S jobs growth forecast interactive from USA Today Jun 21 2010 Post a comment Maps By Vu Nguyen USA Today and Moody s Economy

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    have seen in a while Here are a few of my favorites I had a hard time choosing since they are all pretty darn amazing Enjoy Is Washington Bankrupting America by BanktruptingAmerica com Continue reading As much light as you need May 28 2010 Post a comment Design By Vu Nguyen From Yanko Design Iâ m not a big fan of study table lamps simply because I canâ t stand the surrounding darkness Always creeps me out but Iâ m sure most of you students need to invest in one Sharing dorm rooms you canâ t disturb your mates right So when you use oneâ how much light is sufficient for you How about a lamp that lets you decide the luminance Swipe a finger or span your palm to get â œAs Much As You Need Lightâ Just the right amount of focus and light Design by Hong kue Lee Top 10 greatest maps that changed the world May 27 2010 Post a comment Maps By Vu Nguyen Click on image to go to the article By Peter Barber Head of Map Collections at the British Library From the USSR s Be On Guard map in 1921 to Google Earth a new exhibition at the British Library charts the extraordinary documents that transformed the way we view the globe forever If I get to choose a favorite from this collection it would be the London subway map above For me the map is one of those very few that are still shaping our current trend in design aesthetics Dismissed as too revolutionary when it was first submitted in 1931 Harry Beck s Underground map solved the problem of how to represent clearly and elegantly a dense complex interweaving of train lines Placing the stations at similar intervals regardless of their true locations amplifies the area of central London increasing its clarity while the straight lines and interchange symbols confer a simplicity and order on the network A cartographic icon Read the rest of the article via Jason Kottke Skype in numbers May 27 2010 One comment Infographics By Vu Nguyen When eBay sold Skype in 2009 many of us wondered about the future of Skype I personally love Skype and use it all the time In fact I don t recall last time I talk to my parents on the phone Since they live abroad we always communicate through Skype Luckily for people like us Skype is doing well actually better since its divorce with eBay Christopher S Dean Chief Strategy Officer at Skype talks about how Skype s been growing over the last few years at Meet the Boss TV World cup schedule May 27 2010 Post a comment Infographics By Vu Nguyen Martin Oberhà user designed this beautiful schedule for the FIFA World Cup 2010 in South Africa The schedule shows the date time and location for games in each group and leaves space for you to enter and keep track of the results The central circle

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    the future and less on criticizing Apple for leaving the past behind Ouch Although I agree with most of what he said I still think that Flash is not going away anytime soon On a side note it appears that the next version of Google Android will support Flash Axis Maps releases indiemapper a web based thematic map application Apr 29 2010 Post a comment Maps By Vu Nguyen From the creators Indiemapper is in part a reaction to the frustration confusion and difficulty we as cartography students teachers and practitioners have encountered in using GIS for thematic mapping Our most important principle which I hope is visible in the image above is simple clarityâ being easy to learn easy to understand and easy to use Ben Sheesley and Mark Harrower have worked tirelessly to design an interface that fits that bill Notice that the whole thing consists of only a half dozen or so components the most complicated of which is the layers panel on the left side which is a real feat of Flex AS3 wizardry by Zach I must add and even that can be mastered with minimal effort Head over to Andy Woodruff s blog to learn more Cooking an MVC framework for data visualization Hello World Apr 27 2010 One comment Programming Tutorials By Vu Nguyen For the last few years MVC frameworks have become a hot topic in the developer community Many people love them and for a good reason They make writing code much easier and more fun to do The programs written in MVC are more scalable and easier to maintain One of the biggest benefits is that if you learn one you can probably learn others pretty quickly A few words about my background I am a web developer and designer who specializes in data visualization I have been using a few MVC frameworks such as Django ASP NET MVC and more recently iPhone SDK for my work and I can tell you they are very similar Since I am still learning these concepts myself please let me know if I don t make sense or I am completely wrong I promise I won t feel bad about it Preparation In this series of tutorials I will introduce you to the MVC world You will learn how to make your code cleaner and your applications more modular Along the way you will learn a few useful design patterns one of which is MVC and how to apply them to your work Although the main focus is on building a data visualization framework many techniques are applicable to any kind of work These tutorials assume that you have general knowledge of object oriented programming and understand AS3 syntax If you are not familiar with these please go here and here Continue reading Introducing the wallet walker Apr 26 2010 Post a comment Funny Videos By Vu Nguyen I never know what I want for my birthday until I found this Money s

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    the belt was not moving So hereâ s what Iâ ve been doing the last couple of months Continue reading Adversity Index Map Feb 24 2010 Post a comment Awards winners Maps msnbc com Portfolio By Vu Nguyen Click on image to view the map Update Feb 24 2010 I just learned that this piece won a Best in Business award for creative use of online media from Society of American Business Editors and Writers I want to thank all the participants who made this project possible Cheers The Adversity Index from msnbc com and Moodyâ s Economy com measures the economic health of 381 metro areas and all 50 states Each area is in recession at risk recovering or expanding On this map you can explore changes in the four components of the index employment housing starts housing prices and industrial production each shown as a percentage change from a year earlier This map contains more than 350 000 data points It was a challenge because we didnâ t have appropriate database tools to support the map We had to split the data set into five big chunks and merged them in Flash I wrote a tool that allow loading data from different subsets and merged them into one data structure that was plotted on the map Click here to view the map Awards and honors 2010 â Best in business from Society of American Business Editors and Writers Browse by category 3D Apple Architecture Arts Awards winners Books Cartoons Design Expedia Funny Illustrations Infographics Maps Miscellaneous msnbc com New York Times Open source Personal Politics Portfolio Programming Social networks Sports Travel Tutorials Typography Videos Browse by date March 2013 December 2012 April 2012 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 February 2010 January 2010 November

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    fast It is a pleasure to see the parser churns through thousands of lines almost instantly Another factor that made my life much easier was the map framework I used I want to thank the people at stamen com and the developers of modest map for creating an amazing framework With just a few tweaks I managed to plot thousands of points on a map It seems like the story got a lot of attention It was mentioned by The New York Times and Daily News To view the map please click here Browse by category 3D Apple Architecture Arts Awards winners Books Cartoons Design Expedia Funny Illustrations Infographics Maps Miscellaneous msnbc com New York Times Open source Personal Politics Portfolio Programming Social networks Sports Travel Tutorials Typography Videos Browse by date March 2013 December 2012 April 2012 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 February 2010 January 2010 November 2009 August 2009 May 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 February 2008 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 Latest projects Responsive homepage redesign at Expedia Today Moms site responsive design Responsive design at msnbc com Msnbc com new mobile site design for modularity The answer is

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    allows flash to communicate with the server and to make requests in real time The framework makes it easy to parse responses from the server and deliver them to different parts of the application With that we are able to support deep linking back button and breadcrumb Last but not least important is the new map engine I built recently There are two parts to this The first part is the script I wrote that runs through any ESRI shape file and parses it to native AS3 code The second part is the engine that takes the code and renders it on the screen With this engine we can create pretty much any kind of maps quickly and efficiently View the tracker Browse by category 3D Apple Architecture Arts Awards winners Books Cartoons Design Expedia Funny Illustrations Infographics Maps Miscellaneous msnbc com New York Times Open source Personal Politics Portfolio Programming Social networks Sports Travel Tutorials Typography Videos Browse by date March 2013 December 2012 April 2012 August 2010 July 2010 June 2010 May 2010 April 2010 February 2010 January 2010 November 2009 August 2009 May 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 February 2008 November 2007 October 2007 September

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