The BBC online has a site dedicated to charting food prices around the world called : The cost of food: Facts and figures. Mostly simple charts, but they've found a handful of really good information. They could make these prettier, but they get the message across. Each chart tells a simple story.
Really neat promotional video for Hybrid Medical Animation. These guys do some amazing work.
Found on CartoonBrew, this circular chart from 1943 shows the development process of an animated film through the different roles within the Disney organization. Not exactly an org chart, this is more of a process map.
How do they make those drawings move? This chart, an separate pull-out from the 1943 booklet, The Ropes At Disney’s (see below), explains the whole process.You’ll note that it all starts with “Walt”. And his main focus was “Story” and “Direction”.
Can you tell I’m going to Walt Disney World today?
NameTrends.net is a fantastic interactive site that charts and maps the popularity of baby names over the last century in the U.S. You can look at the most popular names, or search for specific names to see their results. The chart above shows the top 20 baby names from the 2000's decade (10 boys and 10 girls). You can see that those names also had some popularity at the end of the 19th century.
The site also allows you to map the name popularity by state. The slider across the top allows you to see the geographic distribution by year.
Found on Information Aesthetics.
Last week, Guy Kawasaki posted a good interview with Dan Roam on his blog.
Do you recognize this picture? It's how Southwest Airlines was pitched.
To provide more insight into the process of visual thinking, I tapped Dan Roam. He is the author of The Back of the Napkin: Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures . In this interview he explains why and how to use visual thinking in your business. Click here to read it. To learn even more about visual thinking, be sure to read his book.
I love this very simple but powerful visual comparison of the gambling revenues and the money spent on gambling addiction support programs. The author is only trying to communcate one point, and gets his message across very stongly. I believe it was done by Tim Broderick, from the Daily Herald.
Found on InfographicsNews.blogspot.com. Looks like Chiqui Esteban is starting a series of visual comparison graphics over there.
Really cool use of visualization tools to create this music video for Radiohead's "House of Cards".
Radiohead just released a new video for its song "House of Cards" from the album "In Rainbows".
No cameras or lights were used. Instead two technologies were used to capture 3D images: Geometric Informatics and Velodyne LIDAR. Geometric Informatics scanning systems produce structured light to capture 3D images at close proximity, while a Velodyne Lidar system that uses multiple lasers is used to capture large environments such as landscapes. In this video, 64 lasers rotating and shooting in a 360 degree radius 900 times per minute produced all the exterior scenes.
Watch the making-of video to learn about how the video was made and the various technologies that were used to capture and render 3D data
Over on Think>Map>Draw, Michael DiTullo, the Design Director for Converse, shared his thoughts about design and sketched this parallel design process between the intended design process and the actual design process.
Sketch image: 2008 copyrighted Michael DiTullo and released under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 Unported License.