Short TED Talk by Jacek Utko that explores how design can not only improve newspapers, but also your product or brand.
Jacek Utko is an extraordinary Polish newspaper designer whose redesigns for papers in Eastern Europe not only win awards, but increase circulation by up to 100%. Can good design save the newspaper? It just might.
Why is another world popoulation map website Cool? Because on GunnMap, by Gunn Interactive, you can load your own data. There are a few example data sets preloaded like population, GDP growth, military spending and birth rate, but the best part is that you can paste in your own data to create a custom world map.
Here's a quick demo video from Arthur Gunn on how to use the site by pasting in data from the CIA website to create a new map:
Thanks Paul for the link!
Created by Cameron Wilde/SquidSpot, The Periodic Table of Typefaces lays out the top ranked type fonts. Makes a great poster for the office.
I found this over on Visual Think Map
Dan Meth did a great job creating his own personal Trilogy Meter showing his personal enjoyment of movies released as a trilogy. This shows that Dan never likes the 3rd movie as much, so he should just stop spending the money.
Although this is based on Dan's personal ratings for each movie, there's no reason why something like this couldn't be done with more official data like critic ratings or box office dollars.
Thanks for the link Jesper and Daniel!
Check out Planets, an interactive solar system visualizer. It lets you change the focal point so you can see the planetary motions as if you were standing on any of the planets. A great way to understand retrograde motion.
Thanks Paul, for the link.
The 2009 SXSW PepsiCo Zeitgeist Twitter Visualizer (long name isn't it?) was a great experiment during the 5-day South By Southwest symposium/conference/party in Austin, TX. Developed by Slash7, the site contains a number of dufferent visualizations using the Twitter APIs.
These real-time visualizations were able to capture only Tweets about the event using the hash-tag #SXSW and highlight the popular topics and show where people were Twittering on a map. PepsiCo has a bigger site with some additional content at http://pepsico.com/sxsw
Found on Information Aesthetics and of course, Twitter.
Infographic from the NY Times (I know, ironic isn't it?) that shows the drop in circulation of major newspapers across the U.S.
Heavy debt has dragged several newspaper companies into bankruptcy. The industry’s dwindling revenues have forced some money-losing papers to close, and papers that are for sale are having trouble finding buyers. Experts say that before long, a major American city could be left without a daily paper. (Related Article)Found on Twitter from @edial