Entries in spending (76)
What a great infographic product design idea! From designer Mac Funamizu on his site, PetitInvention, Infographic Coins that use the physical analogy of a pie chart to help consumers figure out the currency, especially when visiting a foreign country. You have to ignore some of the benefits of all round coins, but the idea is spot-on. Feeling in your pocket, you could almost always pull out the right coin.
The round shaped coins must have a lot of benefits that other figures such as a triangle or a square don’t. Also, non-rounded coins may have many demerits. Aside from those, travelers and other people who are not accustomed to the currency would be able to easily remember how much each of these coins is (as long as she knows how to read pie charts).
From ebay, a map of the transaction activity on Black Friday 2009 (the shopping day after Thanksgiving). 1 million transaction are mapped in the U.S. over the course of the day!
Activity Level Indicator The color of the point on the map indicates the number of transactions that occurred in the corresponding area.
Data Execution This transaction map was created as a study of the extensive activity that occurs in the eBay Marketplace on the biggest offline shopping day of the year. It is a visualization of all U.S.-based buyer and seller transactions on eBay on Black Friday, November 27, 2009 (12:00:00 AM to 11:59:59 PM EST). Although eBay is an international marketplace, this map is focused on U.S. data, as Black Friday is the traditional beginning of the holiday shopping season for the U.S.It's an interactive, animated timeline, so you can watch the transactions grow throughout the day and zoom in to specific areas of the country by clicking on the map. It's a flash animation, but there's a WMV movie file available for download too.
They also did a map of the even bigger 1.4 million transactions on Cyber Monday 2009.
Found on VizWorld
Diaan Minhardt created this simple infographic for his blog, Dreamfoundry, to show how money being spend on new cars for government officials could have been spent differently to build houses.
I’ve been keeping an eye on the rivers of money haemorrhaging out of the government coffers for idiotic reasons for some time now. What I saw inspired me to create this very simple infographic.Thanks Diaan!
This is one of those simple, but great infographics. Once the news starts talking about "billions" of dollars, the brain goes numb and it all runs together because the numbers are too big for us to comprehend.
Great job David, keep them coming!
First, Jess from WallStats.com has released the 2010 Death & Taxes poster. This is one of the best infographic examples today. It's extremely informative, and the topic has a very wide reach. The Death & Taxes poster from 2007 was my initial post on Cool Infographics, so I'm very excited to see this update. Now the 2010 version is available to purchase as a poster here. Great job Jess!
Second, I'm really impressed by the viewer code for the poster. It's from Zoomorama.com, and lets me embed the interactive viewer. The built-in zoom is pretty nice, but the Quick Find index on the left side is the best part.
Very detailed infographic from the Washington Post showing how the proposed stimulus package is broken out between ares of spending and tax cuts.
SOURCE: Congressional Budget Office | Reporting by Karen Yourish, graphic by Laura Stanton - The Washington Post - February 01, 2009
The centerpiece of President Obama's domestic agenda is an $819 billion economic stimulus plan. The Senate will consider the measure this week, with an eye toward the amount of tax cuts and spending. Republicans and Democrats spar over what to consider a tax cut. An analysis by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office tallies the tax-cut portion to be significantly less than the one-third Democrats claim it to be.
This is a tall flow chart helping describe the financial crisis, from blog.mint.com.