Fools Gold: Inside the Glenn Beck Goldline Scheme is a new infographic posted on The Big Picture blog. Designed by our friend Jess Bachman from WallStats.com, Fool’s Gold is a controversial visual explanation of how Glenn Beck’s comments on his shows can drive viewers to purchase gold coins from Goldline, who is one of his show sponsors.
Another great use of infographics, illustrations and visual examples used in a video to better communicate a message. How Does Diet Soda Cause Weight Gain? is a video from Wellness-Works.net. I wish they would credit the artist so we knew who made the video for them.
An informative, fun video about the importance of your food’s pH and its impact on your health.
How Do I Win Rock Paper Scissors Every Time? is a cool infographic from chacha.com.
When you think you’re really good, move up to Rock-Paper-Scissors-Lizard-Spock! Notice how the graphic shows who wins all of the combinations.
From VisualEconomics.com “What BP Could Have Bought With All the Money They Lost” is a long, side-scrolling visual of some examples of what BP could have done with $100,000,000,000. I like the use of photos to help tell the story, and it stands out from the crowd by scrolling to the side instead of down.
Two things I think are wrong about this one though. Although all of the possible expenditures add up, the number values aren’t visualized in any way. Also the $100,000,000,000 is the loss in stock market capitalization, not $3.5B in cash that BP has spent on recovery efforts. It’s not actually money that BP has spent.
GE is looking to hire a Leader of Data Visualization located in Fairfield, CT. It’s very interesting to watch the data visualization field become an official function within mainstream companies.
Although, I think the the job description should be an infographic instead of text for this one…
Job Number: 1182874 Date Posted: 08 July 2010 Function: Marketing - Advertising and Brand Marketing Business: GE Corporate - Corporate Commercial and Communications Career Level: Experienced Location: Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Over the past year, GE has worked to build the brand and competitive advantage by using design to simplify complex data, i.e. data visualization. Examples of GE’s data visualization work to-date can be found on the healthymagination web site: http://www.healthymagination.com/stories/decoding-data/
GE’s data visualization strategy consists of four separate work streams:
- Developing proprietary data visualization applications to tell the GE story, focused on the pillars of the brand and advertising strategy: ecomagination, healthymagination, and innovation.
- Supporting communications and PR about flagship business initiatives with data visualization.
- Incorporating world-class data visualization into product design and user experience.
Developing an open source visualization site.
The Leader, Data Visualization will be part of GE’s Corporate Commercial and Communications team and will be responsible for execution of the corporate data visualization strategy, including the development of interactive data visualization applications and information graphics for brand building, customer-focused data visualization applications and ongoing support of the new data visualization web site.
GE businesses may also be managing Data Visualization projects independently. The Leader, Data Visualization will be responsible for providing consultative support to businesses working on their own data visualization projects.
Key responsibilities include:
- Interpreting data to develop a storyline and creative brief consistent with GE’s overall brand strategy and priorities.
- Identifying and obtaining GE’s proprietary data and relevant third-party data.
- Managing several creative agencies simultaneously, to ensure projects are aligned to the goals of the brand, on budget and on time.
- Presenting GE’s data visualization strategy to marketing, communications and design teams throughout GE.
- Coordinating timely launch of data visualizations across functions, including legal, IT, public relations.
- Monitoring discussion of data visualization in traditional media and blogsphere to identify emerging trends and new design partners.
- Managing awards submissions to ensure GE is recognized for leadership in visualization.
- Bachelors degree, undergraduate experience in design, advertising or communications.
- Ability to analyze and interpret large data sets.
- Strong design sense, ability to lead creative teams.
- Ability to work in a matrixed environment.
- Creative thinker who thrives in a collaborative setting.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Strong project management skills with an ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
- Ability to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure.
- Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
- Must be a team player with an ability to work independently.
As a visual treat, I took my Twitter list “Cool-Infographics-People” and visualized the entire list on the interactive tool Web Trend Map from iA and Craig Mod. Visit often, and you can see the hot trends being tweeted that day by some of the best infographics people.
I don’t know how Twitter lists are doing in general, but I know that with 436 followers, the “Cool-Infographics-People” list is one of the most followed lists in the design community. Out of the 228 lists I’ve been included on, this one is the most followed, and I see that for many other designers too. I’d love to see (and visualize) the stats from Twitter, but most lists I see have under 10 followers.
HackFwd is a European tech investment firm, and they posted this flowchart on their front page to help startup companies see what it’s like to work with them.
We’re experienced tech entrepreneurs looking to support and invest in Europe’s most passionate geeks. We’re a pre-seed investment company designed to enable great people to launch great ideas. Our start-up and support process accelerates the route to beta, profitability, and success.
We want you to feel good at every step along the way. Here’s how your experience might look:
Found on FlowingData.com
From Mashable.com, Google’s Long History of Forays’s into Social Media is a timeline of acquisitions, deals and updates showing Google’s attempts to get involved in Social Media.
Google hasn’t had the best track record when it comes to social media attempts. Rather than a boring old list of past efforts, we decided to put together a graphical timeline with text by our very own Stephanie Marcus and graphics by Shane Snow.