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Information Design

This blog is focused on information design, the creation of infographics for visual understanding of complex processes, data and ideas.

A flood of RAW joy

I keep hearing about Density Design’s RAW tool and had it filed away in the back of my mind to try out sometime. As usual, necessity is the mother of actually doing something. So, I did something, and now I am a happy camper. What a great tool!

I wanted to show a client how an alluvial diagram would do a good job of expressing some relationships in their data and was not thrilled at the prospect of trying to mock it up in Illustrator. In my search for an easier way, I stumbled across RAW again and had a vector sample in minutes. Brilliant.

Here’s a sample output (not the actual client’s data):

Blueberry
284,192
Blueberry
Chocolate
35,983
Chocolate
Grape
44,578
Grape
Lemon
61,402
Lemon
Lime
52,560
Lime
Orange
39,783
Orange
Gumdrop
23,983
Gumdrop
Ice Cream
76,375
Ice Cream
Lollipop
7,925
Lollipop
Muffin
15,720
Muffin
Pie
297,565
Pie
Tart
96,930
Tart

Thanks Density Design! Sad I waited so long.

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2 Responses to “A flood of RAW joy”

  1. February 27th, 2015 at 4:04 pm

    Chris Martin says:

    Grape pie?

    (Nice diagram though)

  2. February 27th, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    Erik Jacobsen says:

    Sure. Who doesn’t love grape pie?
    http://www.saveur.com/article/Recipes/Concord-Grape-Pie
    The actual data I used this for has to do with network traffic, with applications on the left (e.g. Google Play or FTP) and file types on ther right (e.g. ZIP or PDF). Perhaps a bit more useful than the flavors of desserts. :-)