Entries in charts (140)
From the October issue of Fast Company,
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.
For those of us that enjoy dark beer, it may come as a surprise that there really is a technical difference between a porter and a stout beer. The guys over of GeekBeer.com have attempted to explain it, along with this great infographic by Ethan John. Ethan was kind enough to put the images up on his Flickr Photostream.
Great job Ethan!
Infographic from the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, this is their estimate for the total U.S. Energy Consumption for 2008. Although not depicted in the graphic, their estimate for energy usage dropped by 2% from 2007 to 2008, and use of alternative energy sources like wind and solar increased.
Found on CleanTechnica.com
Estimated U.S. Energy use dipped in 2008 to 99.2 quads (quadrillion BTUs), down from 101.2 quads in 2007. Energy flow charts show the relative size of primary energy resources and end uses in the United States, with fuels compared on a common energy unit basis. The amount of energy in one quad is equivalent to that produced by the burning of 36,000,000 tonnes of coal.
Create a graph of your own network of friends on Facebook with Nexus. You've seen many visuals of Twitter and Facebook connections, but this one is especially cool because it's your own network. That's my network chart is above, but you don't care about mine...go create your own!
Found on Twitter
The original chart (below) is unnecessarily complicated and hard to comprehend. I generally don't post about bad infographics, but in this case Ed was able to re-do Microsoft's chart into the improved, simpler version you see above.
Honestly, the upgrade process is still too complicated and Microsoft should be ashamed of themselves. This deserves a new Mac vs. PC ad just by itself.
Here's the official "horrendous" (I don't get to use that word often) chart from Microsoft.
Found on meettheboss.com, a decent infographic of the acquisitions that Amazon.com has made over the years. Drawn like an org chart, I like that each branch represents another year, so it becomes a timeline.
I really like this one from gimmiethescoop.com. It’s pretty simple (it’s a 3D column chart), but it get’s it’s point across well. The accumulated debt for the average American continues to outpace their annual income. The concept of living beneath your means is foreign to a lot of people.
Found a link on nerdmodo.com