Entries in corporations (97)
The design of The Business of Giving from SocialCast does a good job of walking the reader through a story about companies donating to charities. However, they could have done more to visualize the scope of donations instead of just including the dollars values in text.
In the Popular Causes section, I would have built the icons right into the pie chart. They don’t serve much purpose on their own next to the chart.
I love the puzzle piece images used for Partnerships.
Designed by Column Five Media
From Monster Displays, a trade show displays reseller, the Trade Show Displays infographic is a great example of how companies are beginning to use infographics more for business communcations. Most of the infographics posted here on Cool Infographics are intended to be shared far and wide through social media, but you never see the infographics that companies use internally or as part of their sales presentations.
This may not be the best infographic design (there’s too much text for my tastes), but it is what I would call data-heavy. The infographic “shows” the reader the different types of displays, where they are used in a trade show, standard sizes, configurations and even includes an explanation of the mathematical effect of advertising lag. I think they felt they needed to over-explain each illustration with words, and they have some statistics that they didn’t visualize at all.
Trade shows and trade show displays have a science behind them that most casual visitors never see. This infographic begins to explain some of the basics that every trade show attendee and trade show presenter should be aware of. What are the types of trade show booths? What layouts are available for the presenter? What advantages does trade show marketing have over other advertising campaigns? Learn more about the decay effect and advertising lag and how trade show advertising is affected.
This would also make a nice poster, or a handout to give to customers because it provides a good reference of information that customers would refer back to.
Thanks to Shell for sending in the link!
Designed by our friend, Jess Bachman, this one relies heavily on visuals related to the events on the timeline over the last 16 years. A little text heavy for my tastes, but I had forgotten at least half of this stuff that Yahoo! messed up. It’s a little amazing that they’re still as big as they are.
Google has a dominate market share of a very important gateway; internet search. Can they stay impartial when they have their own products to pitch? Whether or not they are a monopoly is up to the government and the best way to predict the future is to look to the past. Examining these four historical monopolies, and their outcomes, should give us a better sense of Google’s fate.
Brian Solis and JESS3 have released v3.0 of The Conversation Prism for 2010. The Conversation Prism is a great infographic showing the major players in each of 28 different online conversation categories. The original 1.0 version from August 2008 (image available on Flickr) only had 22 categories, and some of those only had one player.
One of the best projects I’ve worked on is to use this idea to help companies map out their own corporate online strategy. Which if these categories and tools are you trying to use to drive your business? My advice, don’t try them all, be targeted about which ones are best to reach your target customers. Use this as a guide, but make your own company-specific conversation prism.
George Kokkinidis from Design Language News made another great infographic redesign of the Lawsuits in the Mobile Business. A significant improvement over the original diagrams in The Guardian and the NYTimes.
An attempt at redesigning this chart from The Guardian to make the plaintiffs and defendants a bit more clear.
Although this doesn’t add the additional data dimensions of company revenues like “Who’s Suing Whom?”, this diagram is much easier to read and understand than the originals.
Great job George, and thanks for the link!
Who’s Suing Whom is a great infographic design improvement by David McCandless from InformationIsBeautiful.net. David took existing diagrams (which were pretty poor) from The Guardian and the NY Times, and created a much more compelling and information-rich infographic. My feeling from the news is that there are many more lawsuits that these, but I don’t know the data.
I thought those charts generated more questions than they answered. So, as ever, I tried to answer the obvious questions and convey various contexts simultaneously.
I wondered, too, if I could design the connections so the lines didn’t cross. Almost managed it!
And see if there was a relationship between dropping revenues and litigiousness. What do you think? Is there?
Great job David!
This is a cool infographic timeline, showing the Darwinian Evolution of Microsoft Windows from version 1.0 in 1985 up through the current Windows 7 in 2009. Although it makes for a really tall infographic, I love seeing the visuals of the startup screens and the desktops.
The SoTech Infographic v1.0 was released during the Social Collective 2010 Conference in London last week as a visual way to show how social networks interact with the different functions of business. The infographic was created by Hold, a Brighton based graphic design studio.
Introduced at Social Collective, Darika Ahrens, Shannon Boudjema + Paul Armstrong presented an infographic (created by http://www.wearehold.com) that demonstrates how social technologies work within a business + outside a business -
The infographic is available in a number of formats, like PDF and JPG, Scribd and Slideshare. An online copy of the presentation from the conference is below (using Prezi, a great visual presentation tool!). I agree with their thoughts on using infographics as a conference tool as well.
Both on the SoTech Now website, and the email I got from Paul Armstrong, is the invitation to heavily critique this v1.0 of the infographic. They would like to develop and release v2.0, but are looking to incorporate all of the feedback they can get. Leave comments below or on the SoTechNow site with your own reactions.
Here are some of my initial thoughts (mainly on the design):
- Very text heavy.
- Readability is low. I’m a fan of big infographics that allow you to zoom in and dig deeper into the details, but in this version, by the time you zoom in close enough the read the text, you’re too close to understand the context.
- Use icons, at least for the different business functions
- Show examples of sites in each of the “Social Tech” sections. Otherwise it seems like wishful thinking that there is a product that successfully does each of these functions.
- Show examples of the metrics. Are these actually quantifiable?
I think the infographic does provide a great framework to either develop a social plan, or to evaluate an existing plan. It would be fascinating to review a company’s efforts using this framework as an example of social media being used successfully (or not) by a corporation.
What do you think?