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Randy Krum infographic designerRandy Krum

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Data Visualization, Infographic Design, Visual Thinking, Product Development and Marketing professional fascinated by good infographics.  Always looking for better ways to get the point across.

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Thursday
Apr172008

The Growth of Wal*Mart


Great video found on blog.kiwitobes.com that show the store expansion of Wal*Mart starting with the first store in 1962. Based on the publicly available data on freebase.com.

Monday
Apr142008

Treemaps for drive space

I don't think I've posted much about specific software programs, but there are a number of infographic programs that anyone can use. These two are programs that analyze what's on your hard drive, and show it you in a treemap display.

The one above is Disk Inventory X for the Mac (which I use), and the one below is WinDirStat for Windows. Both are free, and are real-life examples of how you can use infographics in your life. So take a minute, and clean off some of that old junk taking up space on your hard drive.

Tuesday
Apr082008

On The Map


Found on notcot.com, On The Map is a cool project by Stefanie Posavec that maps the rhythm and flow of literary works into some stunning visual posters. Breaking a story down into chapters, paragraphs, sentences and finally individual words. Then color coded to capture the topics as they reappear throughout the story. The level of detail is really impressive. Click the images to see the high-resolution images from notcot.com.

Thanks Jonathon and Jason for sending the link.

Stefanie also created a number of additional visualizations of the same story.



Friday
Mar282008

17 Ways to Visualize Twitter




Also from FlowingData.com, this post about the many ways to visualize the Twitter universe is really cool. Twitter has really been gaining some momentum lately, but I keep looking for better ways to follow the posts.

Sunday
Mar232008

Map of Creativity


Check out the Map of Creativity from the Next Generation Foundation.

The Map of Creativity is a user-friendly, interactive database of innovative educational projects throughout the world.

Wednesday
Mar192008

Name that Color

From blog.doloreslabs.com, they showed 1,300 different colors to people on Mechanical Turk, and asked them to name the color.

The above picture contains about 1,300 colors and the names for them that Turkers gave. Each is printed in its color and positioned on a color wheel. Just looking around, there sure seem to be different regions for different names. But there are also rich sets of modifiers (”light”, “dark”, “sea”), multiword names (”army green”), and fun obscure ones (”cerulean”).
They also created a Color Label Explorer tool to only show those color names that match your search term, but still keep them in place on the color wheel graphic.

Thursday
Mar132008

The Eisenhower Interstate System


What a fantastic way to simplify the U.S. interstate system into an easy to understand graphic. From Chris Yates on chrisyates.net. Style looks like a subway map.

Found on Digg.

Saturday
Mar012008

Lance's Last Tour


I found two good newspaper infographics from 2005 covering Lance Armstrong's last Tour de France on newsdesigner.com where you can get larger PDF files that make good posters. Both are two-page graphics (doubletrucks). The first is from The Oregonian (above), and the second is from the St. Pete Times (below).


Found on NiXLOG.

Friday
Feb222008

National Gruntledness Index


New interactive map on CareerBuilder.com charts the results of user survey data on how gruntled (or disgruntled) people are with their jobs across the country. You can even narrow the map results to a particular industry.

The map doesn't change that often, but when you roll your mouse over the map, it highlights the cities where the score has changed.

Thanks Kevin for the email.

Wednesday
Feb202008

Family Movement Map


Cool infographic project on Flickr, this map of the living room tracks the movements of a family over the course of only one hour on Christmas Day in 2006. Posted on Flickr by The Bumblebee.

Thanks Oliver for sending me the link.