I'm back! I've been on vacation to Walt Disney World in Florida, but I'm back now and its time to catch up on a bunch of great infographics that have been sent in to me.
First, I'll share this one from Disney. The Laugh System Diagram is from the queue area in the Monsters, Inc. Laugh Floor. I wish they sold it as a poster. It seems simple, but I was amazed watching a five year-old explain it in great detail to her parents.
Of course, there are some inside connections too. The yellow car in the bottom right corner is the car from the animated short on the DVD "Mike's New Car".
This may cross the lines between infographics, advertising and art, but I really liked these advertising posters. They're real subway maps of New York, London and Sydney, with a little artistic twist to add the ear buds.
I found these on Ad Goodness, and they were created by Saatchi & Saatchi.
I know many of my readers would really enjoy the conference VizThink Europe, and the conference is coming up quickly. The Europe version is in Berlin, Germany this year on October 12-14 at Crown Plaza Berlin City Centre.
We'll have lots of opportunities for hands on experiences, learning from industry gurus, and networking with your visual thinking peers. We'll be bringing a few of your favorite facilitators from San Francisco with all new content, plus a whole lot of new facilitators from Europe.The great guys at VizThink have created a discount code for readers of Cool Infographics. Use the code BCRK01 when you register to get €50 ($75-$80 in U.S. dollars these days) off any regular attendance fee (not student, Government or non-profit rates).
If you can get to Berlin (and I have a lot of readers from Europe), you would really get a lot from attending.
Big thanks to the guys at VizThink!
To complete the week of Olympic Infographics from the NYTimes.com, they have created a page to summarize all of the infographics they created. They've been adding to it every day, so it won't actually be complete until the Olympics are over.
NYTimes.com is also tracking the Air Quality Index by day during the Olympics using a heatmap style graphic. There's definitely more pollution and particles in the air than most of the participants are used to. So far, there have been a couple of days in the 90's, but didn't cross over 100 into the "unhealthy" range.
Let's not forget the Maps! NYTimes.com has a number of interactive maps of the Beijing area showing the event locations, new architecture built for the Olympics, the demolition and expansion of the old city over the last 10 years, the new subway routes and some of the routes for the marathon and cycling events.
The Olympics Tracker is an interactive schedule of the events. It now only shows which events are scheduled each day and hour, but you can drag them to rearrange your favorites to the top. Clicking on past events shows the results, and clicking on future events shows the upcoming event details. Medal awarding events marked with a small medal icon. You can even download a desktop version for Mac or Windows.
The History of World Records from NYTimes.com shows how the world record in a number of Summer Olympic events has progressively been beaten over the last 100 years. In this chart, the Men's 100m Freestyle record was beaten three times this year improving the world record by 0.45 seconds. Similar events are all charted together, so you can see other freestyle events on the same chart.