World of Warcraft: Looking for Group Documentary

As a former World of Warcraft player myself, I found this documentary very interesting. If you have never played the game, try to see if you can get past the nerd factor of this to appreciate a look into the artwork, game design, engineering, server data/analytics, and overall user experience of, quite possibly, the greatest game of our lifetime. I have a new respect for the team at Blizzard after seeing this film.

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A Week of Check-ins on the Path to One Billion

I’m a huge Foursquare nerd and lover of data visualization. Thought I would share this!

“Because we’re data nerds, we put together a video of what a week of check-ins looks like on foursquare. We think it’s pretty, but, more than that, there’s some really awesome data there. Watch it a couple of times to see the patterns as night settles over the globe, as venue categories ebb and flow on different continents, and as teeming cities wake up and fall asleep. It’s even more awesome in full-screen, in all its HD glory.”

Nike+ Maps a Year of Running

Two of my favorite things: running+data visualization!

“For Nike+ City Runs, YesYesNo developed an installation for Nike retail stores which visualized a year’s worth of runs from the Nike+ website. We developed custom software that played back runs throughout three cities: New York, London and Tokyo. The runs showed tens of thousands of peoples’ runs animating the city and bringing it to life. The software visualizes and follows individual runs, as well as showing the collective energy of all the runners, defining the city by the constantly changing paths of the people running in it.”

Planetary – iTunes Visualizer

“Stunning iTunes Visualizer, Powered By Bold Experiment In UI Design”

-fastcodesign.com

Planetary is an all-new, stunningly beautiful way to explore your music collection, available only on iPad. Fly through a 3D universe dynamically created by information about the recording artists you love. Visit planets that represent your favorite albums and control the playback of your music on iPad by browsing and selecting astronomical objects.