This is one of those simple, but great infographics. Once the news starts talking about "billions" of dollars, the brain goes numb and it all runs together because the numbers are too big for us to comprehend.
Great job David, keep them coming!
Great job David, keep them coming!
Don't get all worked up by the headline, Sinophiles. We're talking about the 60th birthday of the founding of the People's Republic, which Mao Zedong declared on October 1, 1949. Here's a look at China then and now.Most people would have used a bar chart, but a little good design work makes this a compelling infographic.
Not easy to find the designer credit, but the infographic is from Nicholas Felton.
Chris Jordan's photography is focused on visualizing the huge numbers and statistics from life in America. His photos put the large quantities into a visual scale that our brains can understand.
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Hu2 Vinyl Stickers are designed to be applied to any smooth surface including walls, windows & furniture. The vinyl’s are completely removable and leave no residue.Also available is a cocktail ingredients by percentage infographic.
EDIT: You can also follow Hu2Design on Twitter!
Artist Chris Jordan shows us an arresting view of what Western culture looks like. His supersized images picture some almost unimaginable statistics -- like the astonishing number of paper cups we use every single day.
Chris Jordan runs the numbers on modern American life -- making large-format, long-zoom artwork from the most mindblowing data about our stuff.Thanks to Ben Fry for posting this on his site.
Here's a glimpse of Chris Jordan's current project in-progress on the island of Midway Atoll (http://www.midwayjourney.com/).
Personas shows you how the Internet sees you. Upon entering a name, it scours the Internet looking for characterizing statements to use in its analysis. After suitable information has been found, the viewer watches as the machine tries to make sense of the displayed text. Once it has reached its final conclusions, the resulting "Personas vector" is displayed and annotated with a minimal legend.
Personas is just one part of the Metropath(ologies) exhibit, now currently on display at the MIT Museum through September 2009 (it needs a new home!). Metropath(ologies) is a participatory installation about living in a world overflowing with information and non-stop communication, a world in which you are simultaneously the audience and the subject. It is deliberately ambiguous about the desirability of this communication abundance, riding the line between serene and sinister.Found on VisualThinkMap.
If you don't already follow me on Twitter, I'm rtkrum. I post links to all of the Cool Infographics posts, and hold a few side conversations with people there. I don't know how some people keep track of following thousands of people, but TweetDeck has become an indispensable tool for me. The main reason is that I can create groups among the people I follow and of course I keep an infographic group.
Instead of featuring an infographic today, I thought I would embrace the Twitter tradition of Follow Friday and share the list of people and companies I follow related to infographics. So here is my list of who to follow for infographics on Twitter (in alphabetical order):
I know I have to be missing some, so that's the selfish part of this request. Who else do you follow?
In this exhibition panel, I mapped the possible escape routes of a chief suspect in the Jack the Ripper murders. Upon closer examination, one can see the different types of wounds and removed organs of each of the victims. The piece is meant to dispel the notion that the murders were random occurrences.
Psst…Ryan is looking for work in New York…I’m just saying.
The website is designed to allow users to explore crime patterns, discover more about potential risks and take action to prevent crime. The site features a specifically commissioned crime map of Oxford created with data supplied by the city's emergency services.
Why are you using heatmaps?
There are a number of methods for mapping crime. Currently, the technique most often used is to map crime data according to geographic areas such as postcodes, census output areas or police 'beat-codes'. The geographic areas chosen to map crime data – such as 'beat-codes' by the police – are often done so because these services deploy their resources according to their chosen geographical areas.
However, as these geographical areas vary greatly in size, when crime data is plotted on a map it is often difficult for a member of the general public to properly see and understand which areas have high or low crime rates. A large area may seem to have more crime than a small area even though this is simply because there is more space and people in that area. A small area with high crime might be hard to spot because it is simply physically smaller on the map, and therefore harder to see.
After extensive consultation with a host of experts in this specialist area, we have decided to use 'heatmaps' to display our crime data, since these offer a clear way for us all to see patterns of crime, without requiring us to have the expert knowledge of crime data analysts, nor a prior knowledge of arbitrary geographical areas. These 'heatmaps' represent the relative amount of crime according to a sliding scale of colour (as detailed in the "Key"), and provide a sense of the area where a type of crime is happening without disclosing the exact location that it took place – so as to protect the anonymity of victims
Heat maps such as these have not previously been used to any great extent in the UK, but have been used in the USA and Canada.