blog/Nicolette Hayes

Why Discovery-Driven Data Visualization Prototyping is Essential

Nicolette Hayes | 12.13.22

Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) collect and generate vast amounts of rich data. Those datasets hold power to help NGOs increase their reach by more clearly communicating their mission, vision, and results to a variety of key audiences, including funders, clients, beneficiaries, academics, the media, the public, and employees.  But as any NGO data scientist or communications...

Pollinate Ep. 3- Dan Miller, Eric Brelsford & Mapping Historical New York City

Nicolette Hayes | 02.10.22

This episode of Pollinate introduces some of our recent client work with Columbia University's Center for Spatial Research. A conversation between three members of the project team provides a deep dive into the ins and outs of using modern technology to create a historical experience centered around 100+ year old data. Dan Miller worked with Stamen’s Nicolette Hayes and Eric Brelsford to turn New York City census data from 1850, 1880 and 1910 into a fully explorable interface with enough curation and guidance to tell some meaningful stories.

Environmental Data Visualization: Many Dimensions of Lake Tahoe

Nicolette Hayes | 01.21.20

To some, Lake Tahoe represents the quintessential winter wonderland — a playground of powdery snow and stunning vistas. Others think of those famously blue waters from a different recreational perspective: a place to sail, swim, and even surf. And still others think of the 2 million year old lake as the ecological treasure lying at the heart...

Embracing the Abstract in Visualized Data

Nicolette Hayes | 07.27.16

Getting design feedback from the Dalai Lama Or Tangifying the Intangible Just over a year ago I showed up to my first day as a designer at Stamen Design and was asked to distill 30 years of scientific knowledge about human emotion into an interactive visualization that would be presented to the Dalai Lama in...