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Randy Krum infographic designerRandy Krum

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Data Visualization, Infographic Design, Visual Thinking, Product Development and Marketing professional fascinated by good infographics.  Always looking for better ways to get the point across.

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Google Insights

Wednesday
Mar192008

Name that Color

From blog.doloreslabs.com, they showed 1,300 different colors to people on Mechanical Turk, and asked them to name the color.

The above picture contains about 1,300 colors and the names for them that Turkers gave. Each is printed in its color and positioned on a color wheel. Just looking around, there sure seem to be different regions for different names. But there are also rich sets of modifiers (”light”, “dark”, “sea”), multiword names (”army green”), and fun obscure ones (”cerulean”).
They also created a Color Label Explorer tool to only show those color names that match your search term, but still keep them in place on the color wheel graphic.

Wednesday
Mar192008

Iraq by the Numbers


From foreignpolicy.com, a really tall chart showing statistical information covering the last five years of the Iraq war. I'm not sure I like the idea of this big chart that covers so many different types of data. The information on the bottom half of the chart tends to get lost to the reader.

Tuesday
Mar182008

New York Talk Exchange


Currently on exhibition at MOMA, The Museum of Modern Art, from Feb 24th - May 12th is an exhibit called "Design and Elastic Mind". New York Talk Exchange is included as part of the exhibition.

New York Talk Exchange illustrates the global exchange of information in real time by visualizing volumes of long distance telephone and IP (Internet Protocol) data flowing between New York and cities around the world.
Thanks Oliver!

Saturday
Mar152008

The Ebb and Flow of Movies

From nytimes.com. This is a very cool way to visualize the spike in movie ticket revenue when movies are released in theaters, and then slow down quickly after the first week. The graphic covers 1986-2007, and when you look back you can only find a few movies that maintained high ticket sales for more than a couple weeks. Star Wars Episode 1 and Titanic both had high sales for almost 6 weeks. Highlight and click any "wave" to see the details for that movie.

Summer blockbusters and holiday hits make up the bulk of box office revenue each year, while contenders for the top Oscar awards tend to attract smaller audiences that build over time. Here's a look at how movies have fared at the box office, after adjusting for inflation.
Thanks for sending in the link Dániel!

Thursday
Mar132008

The Eisenhower Interstate System


What a fantastic way to simplify the U.S. interstate system into an easy to understand graphic. From Chris Yates on chrisyates.net. Style looks like a subway map.

Found on Digg.

Wednesday
Mar122008

Ocean's Thirteen infographics


I can't upload the video (for obvious copyright reasons), but the movie Ocean's Thirteen uses some cool infographics to show the real-time winnings at each table in the casino.

Tuesday
Mar112008

Steve Jobs photo mosaic from Apple products


This one is just fun. Steve Jobs portrait photo mosaic made from Apple products and icons from OS X. Another version of this from the same artist was used in the March 17, 2008 issue of Fortune magazine.

Found on digg.com

Tuesday
Mar112008

Tribute to Gary Gygax


From the nytimes.com

Saturday
Mar082008

See the World in Words

I thought this was really cool!

Thursday
Mar062008

Design Journal interview


Design Journal is the magazine for members of The Society of News Design (SND). The Editor, Jonathon Berlin, approached me a while back for a quick interview to include in an upcoming issue. The interview was just published in the Winter 2008 issue (#105), which has a whole theme about data and graphics.

Unfortunately, the magazine is for members of SND only. However...


...Jonathon also published most of the interview on the SND Update blog, so you can read the interview online.

Jonathon, thank you very much for the visibility and the press!