This video examines the benefits and limitations inherent in current mouse-based and window-oriented interfaces, the problems facing other potential solutions, and visualizes my proposal for a completely new way of interacting with desktop computers.Thanks for the link Tyler! Found on Ignore The Code.
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Designed by Mark Edward Campos, this infographic takes the confusing instructions that have been on the Internet for years, and translates them into a simple graphic. 64,000 possible combinations reduced to less than 100 attempts.
This design project was born to understand the inner workings of the padlock, and to develop a notation system to engage the viewer and provide a guide to beat a pad lock.Found on Gizmodo.
In September, GOOD magazine held an infographic contest to illustrate the top CEO compensation packages. The above infographic by Dee Adams wins the prize!
Dee Adams’s piece “The Top 8 of CEO Compensation” does an excellent job of illustrating the massive salaries of CEOs and relating them to regular employees in a clean and simple manner. It’s our winner, and Adams will take home our prize package, including a GOOD T-shirt, a free subscription, and $250. You’ll be able to see her infographic in print in our next issue as well.All of the entries are available for viewing here, but I wanted to include a few of my other favorites:
By Robin Richards:
By Jessica Karle:
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.
From Hu2 Design, cocktail recipe infographics for your wall (drink not included). They've created different ones for Rum, Tequila, Whiskey, Gin and Vodka that show the drink recipes for the common mixed drinks. They're also available in different colors to help coordinate with your wall colors, and the website lets you see the color graphics on different wall colors to find what you are looking for.
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.
They also have bath tub level indicators, cable organizers, and things not to be forgotten as you leave your house. In addition to the infographic stickers, they offer a bunch of fun, decorative and well designed wall decals as well. Go check them all out at Hu2.com
EDIT: You can also follow Hu2Design on Twitter!
From our friends at GOOD transparency, is a simple infographic showing President Obama's worldwide approval rating. I like the use of stamps to help identify the countries around the world, and that the order is representative of highest approval to lowest approval ratings. I think this graphic lacks the use of illustration to convey the data. The actual approval ratings are only communicated with the numbers without any graphic representation.
During the campaign, President Obama argued that his election would help restore the image the rest of the world has of United States. In the six months since his election, his approval ratings at home have slipped, though they remain high. Around the rest of the world, opinion is mixed. A recent study by WorldPublicOpinion.org asked people in 21 countries whether they had confidence that Obama would “do the right thing” when it came to world affairs. Our latest Transparency is a look at their responses.One other criticism would be that the text implies that we should be looking at how worldwide opinion has changed since Obama's election, but the data is actually only a snapshot of opinions six months after the election. No indication is this is higher or lower than the opinions at the time of his election.
Thanks Michelle for the link!
Bestario has created reMap, an interactive portal to view all of the infographics posted on VisualComplexity.com, and it's amazing. They've created semantic connection between the different infographics using tags tat allow for an incredible browsing experience.
An interactive, visual browsing interface to an infographic archive.
reMap displays visualcomplexity.com projects allowing navigation using a semantic approach and depicting relations among them. All images and texts belong to vc portal. Tags are assigned using a semantic engine created by Bestiario.Thanks Jose! I love it!
Our friend, Mike Wirth, has released the 2009 Great American Beer Festival Medal Map, but it's much easier to call it the Best Beer in America Map!
Mike uses the data of the Great American Beer Festival medal winners from 1987-2008, and this year he has added some new infographics to help support the map. If you live in Oklahoma or North Dakota, I hope you're drinking out-of-state beer! I'm just saying.
Nice work Mike!
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!
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.