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Coralog: A plea to idle no more.

In the paper “Coralog: Use-Aware Visualization Connecting Human Micro-Activities to Environmental Change,” the authors Tanyoung Kim, Hwajung Hong, and Brian Magerko introduce us to, well, Coralog, a computer widget that draws a parallel between computer idle time and the health of coral reefs. In the paper “Designing for Persuasion:Toward Ambient Eco-Visualization for Awareness,” the same

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Visualization in advertisement: Blunt black balloons.

As little lesson on effective communication via advertisement. While we know that information alone is not enough to change the behavior of most people, this Victorian Government campaign created by George Patterson Y&R Melbourne is an excellent visualization, which helps to describe the issue of carbon emissions related to habitual energy use. 1 black balloon

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