Wednesday, May 28, 2008

The world as you've never seen it before


Check out WorldMapper! Above is a map of the world based on true Land Mass, but with WorldMapper, you can adjust the size of the countries based on whatever data you are trying to convey.

This is the world map based on Total Population:


This is the world map based on Total Computer Exports:


Alisa Miller, head of Public Radio International, talks about why -- though we want to know more about the world than ever -- the US news media is actually showing less. She uses WorldMapper to communicate her point about the state of today's news in the US.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Approach to Creating Experiences


Found on Think>Draw>Make, the Approach to Creating Experiences is from David Armano from the very influential Logic + Emotion.
It’s a high-level attempt to document an approach to designing an interactive experience within an agency setting.

Monday, May 26, 2008

In the Shadow of Foreclosures


Great graphic from NYTimes.com showing the subprime mortgage foreclosures as a percentage of all subprime mortgages by geographic region of the country.

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Sprint AAA ad video infographic


Why not? One more infographic video Sprint ad for weekend. This features Sprint's relationship with AAA to help stranded motorists.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Sprint Katrina ad infographic video


Another Sprint ad using infographics showing how Sprint responded to Hurricane Katrina. From Superbad, the "brand-driven design and live action production company."

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Sprint Ad infographic video


Great infographic video ad for Sprint Nextel by Superfad.
What to do when you are stranded in the woods with the eminent danger of a bear just around the corner? Just use your Sprint Nextel phone to call for help. Superfad brought this case study and others to life. Watch how real people use the Sprint Nextel Direct Connect system to get the job done right.
Found on See What You Mean, an infographic blog I just learned about. Thanks Richard!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Outdoor Pictogram Headlines


Neat experiment by Dave Bowker over at Designing The News. The idea is to use pictgraphics to visualize news headlines in public places. Specifically in Europe, you could establish a universal set of icons over time that people who speak different languages could interpret and understand.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

TweetWheel


I just found TweetWheel, and its really cool. Made by Augusto Becciu.

Enter a Twitter ID (I used my ID: rtkrum), and in real time it will generate a connection wheel built from 100 people that person is following. Hover the mouse over any of the names, and it will show the connections that that person is also following on Twitter.

It takes a few minutes to load the user data.

Monday, May 19, 2008

LifeMap

Ritwik Dey charted out his life from age 6 to 24 as an infographic timeline project, and shared it on Flickr.

I just discovered Visual Think Map, which is where I found a link to the LifeMap. I added it to my blogroll on the right.

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Beer in Germany this week?


I'm headed to Nuremberg, Germany (also know as N├╝rnberg) for a trade show this week. Anyone in the area want to meet for a drink? Send an email to my Gmail account.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Global Distribution of Water


From the United Nations Environment Programme website, the Global Distribution of Water specifically highlights the scarcity of freshwater.

Found on digg.com

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Airport infographic video

Cool infographic video: airport by iain anderson (as shown in oz digital shorts in the sydney film festival 2005)

Found on funwithstuff.com

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Pac-Man Explained


I thought this was great. This one image tells the whole story of the Pac-Man video game. No further explanation needed.

Found on digg.com

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Microsoft HealthVault Xplaned


Microsoft enlisted our friends from Xplane to help visualize the theory behind the HealthVault system.

I would almost call this a 3D mind map the way it's laid out.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Where Does the Money Go?


From the nytimes.com, this graphic visually represents how average consumer spending breaks down, and the color code shows how much spending in that category has changed in the last year. For example, Gasoline is 5.2% of an average consumer's spending, and it has risen 26% from 2007 to 2008.

As far as I can tell, this is actually a treemap, but in a new shape. More details pop-up when you mouse over each of the individual shapes.

Thanks to Tony, for sending in the link.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Fostering Innovation at Pixar


Only a little bit off-topic. This is a great interview with Brad Bird from Pixar on how they build an environment for innovation. The lessons apply to movies, product development, design and of course designing infographics. Lesson Six is my personal favorite!

Found on Daringfireball.net