New Techniques In Data Visualization Of Nature & Technology

By: | November 19th, 2014

Data Visualization: Illustrating Nature & Technology: Bioluminescence (Image Courtesy www.tabletopwhale.com & Eleanor Lutz)

Data Visualization: Illustrating Nature & Technology: Bioluminescence (Image Courtesy www.tabletopwhale.com & Eleanor Lutz)

Eleanor Lutz is a designer who spends a considerable amount of time illustrating nature & technology using the latest data visualization software and techniques. Lutz is from Seattle and carries a degree in molecular biology from the University of Washington.

She has been taking a year off from school in preparation for grad school to work on science illustration projects. Lutz has won numerous scholarships including a Washington NASA Space Grant and Mary Gates Leadership Scholarship. Lutz has also worked with Dr. Jeff Riffell in his lab at the University of Washington on several projects, including olfactory studies and and the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

Data Visualization: Illustrating Nature & Technology: Bioluminescence (Image Courtesy www.tabletopwhale.com & Eleanor Lutz)

Data Visualization: Illustrating Nature & Technology: Bioluminescence (Image Courtesy www.tabletopwhale.com & Eleanor Lutz)

Lutz uses a Wacom drawing tablet to make infographics and charts based on scientific sources including textbooks and research papers. Lutz uses GIFs to create infographics that are 25-frame stop motion animations made with Photoshop.

She also uses Illustrator, Indesign, GitHub, Inkscape, TileMill 2, HTML, CSS and Jekyll Templating. For more information, visit Lutz at TableTopWhale her personal blog or see more of her work at Dribble.

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