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We've been designing and building maps and data visualizations in San Francisco's Mission District for happy clients since 2001. Stamen is a 100% independently owned and operated company.

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Digg Pics

Digg Pics is a dynamic visualization of images as people vote for them.

The recent launch of Digg's image section has given the images on Digg a home of their own. Building on our work in Digg Labs, Stamen built a structure for these images to flow in and out of, providing a view of the Digg community's visual browsing interests on a moment-to-moment basis.

Images flow in as people vote on them

Pics is divided into horizontal image strips, one for each section of Digg. As users vote on these images, they flow in from the left side of the screen. Over time, a mosaic of the images that people care most about builds up, and an overall impression of digg's users' activity becomes clear very quickly. Each of the images and sections can also be investigated on their own.

Stamen is proud to have worked with Gabriel Dunne on this new visualization for Digg.

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Images range from the scientific...

...to the offbeat.