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A behind-the-scenes look at what we’ve been working on, our thinking, process, and latest news.
April 26, 2017

Our New Interactive Map for athenaInsight

Have you ever wondered what time of year you’re most likely to get a fever? What about the region of the country that tends have more feverish people than others? Do kids really get sick more often than grown-ups? Ponder no more: we’ve teamed up with athenaInsight to create an interactive data visualization that takes on these questions.

April 20, 2017

Training Your Replacement

Machine Readable Signage, 2017

Hello, Justin Manor here. I am one of the founding partners of Sosolimited, and I manage the San Diego studio and act as the Chief Innovation Officer. 

April 13, 2017

2016 Headlines Explorer

Let’s be honest, most of us get most of our news from the headlines. There’s not enough time in a day to read all the articles. And even when we make it all the way through an article, we can’t unread the headline. It has worked its subtle magic, coloring all of the words that followed it.    

March 29, 2017

Connecting healthcare professionals to data-driven insights

How can doctors use the information they collect every day to better understand behavioral health and take care of patients with mental illnesses? Our new interactive for athenaInsight gives healthcare professionals access to data-driven insights into American mental health. 

March 3, 2017

Visualizing the Year in Headlines with MICA Design Grads

Posters by MICA Graphic Design MFA students.

Eric and I returned to the Maryland Institute College of Art last month to lead a weekend workshop with the Graphic Design MFA program. We challenged the students to expand their definition of data visualization by using text as a data source in their design work. The students powered through a fast-paced design process to create an amazing series of posters that visualize news headlines from the past year.

February 2, 2017

5 Insights About the Current State of Design


AIGA and Google Design’s 2016 Design Census is an initiative that aims to help the design community grasp “the complex economic, social, and cultural factors shaping the design practice today.” A survey was conducted from December 1st through the 19th that asked questions pertaining to industry, salary, demographics, and coffee consumption. When the results came in, we partnered with AIGA to create a tool that makes it easier for designers to create their own visualizations.