Entries in timeline (231)
I couldn’t believe that I hadn’t posted this one by David McCandless from InformationIsBeautiful.net. Timelines: Time Travel in Popular Film and TV is one of my favorites, and you can tell how much effort went into the design and getting the details right.
Here’s a visualisation of time travel plots in various films and TV programs. I had a lot of fun doing this!
This is a straight data visualisation, rather than information design. That is, it’s not particularly useful, nor useable, nor meaningful. The inspiration was the coolness of the idea, really. I was excited to see what shape all the plots would make, and whether it could be shaped into something beautiful.
What I really love about this image, though, is the idea that this information has never been seen before. Despite the fact that it exists, in some way,somewhere, wrapped in various plots, it’s never been given form. I have to say, it was a joy to untangle it all :)
David, I would love to help design one for Dr. Who!
From Mashable.com, Google’s Long History of Forays’s into Social Media is a timeline of acquisitions, deals and updates showing Google’s attempts to get involved in Social Media.
Google hasn’t had the best track record when it comes to social media attempts. Rather than a boring old list of past efforts, we decided to put together a graphical timeline with text by our very own Stephanie Marcus and graphics by Shane Snow.
As football fever sets in we decided to make a very handy World Cup game tracker. There’s no need to ask your pals ‘who’s playing who’ anymore because this automatically updates daily with all of the fixtures & match results.
An interactive infographic that let’s you see the past results and the future scheduled games on a circular timeline. The center arc shows you how much of the schedule has passed up to the current date, and there are clickable arcs for Group Matches, Last 16, Quarter finals, Semi Finals and the Final match.
Thanks to Mike Jenkins from Positive for sending in the link!
Created by Phil Laver, the Planet of the Apes Timeline of Events covers events across all five of the movies.
The facts and dates recorded here are only those that are generally accepted by POTA statisticians. No reference to the comics or graphic novels have been given as these follow a substantially alternative timeline. Tim Burton’s POTA narrative has been similarly ignored.
Phil also had his timeline infographic displayed during an exhibition, you can see a couple photos here.
Google posted this infographic, A Modern History of Human Communication, on the Official Google Mobile Blog as part of their opening up the Google Voice service to everyone. It’s no longer an invite-only service.
To put things in context, we created this infographic to visualize some recent history of human communication and how Google Voice uses the web to help people communicate in more ways than ever before (click the image for a larger version):
Timeplots has released their second infographic poster, A Visual History of the American Presidency. Timeplots was launched by Nathaniel Pearlman and Frank Hamilton in December 2009 with the release of the Visual History of the Supreme Court infographic poster, which is now hanging in many schools, law practices and political offices.
This large-scale print is like nothing else available on the history of the American presidency. It places each president in historical context, visualizing a remarkable range of political, social, and economic measures to succinctly tell the story of the presidency. Narratives are displayed within the larger context of American political history by aggregating and annotating hard data on population, presidential elections, Congress, the Supreme Court, the Cabinet, the U.S. economy, and the federal budget and debt. The Timeplot provides a new lens into American political history; it is not intended to be absorbed at a glance, but rather to be visited and revisited over time.
A beautiful poster, and a very impressive infographic design. Very Tufte-like in its infographic design, which is no surprise since Nathaniel was a student of Edward Tufte at Yale.
At its heart, this is a fantastic mix of timelines. Additionally, the poster is an incredibly detailed infographic that includes things like the time period of each President, the balance of Congress during each term, approval ratings, population growth, the U.S. GDP, the Federal Budget, unemployment, election cartograms and statistics, a biography of each President’s political history and so much more.
The high-resolution infographic is available on the Timeplots site using Zoomify, but it really shines as the printed poster. You can order the printed 32”x48” poster from the Timeplots.com site for $45, or a smaller 24”x36” version for $30.
Great job to the entire team at Timeplots! Later today, I’ll post a behind-the-scenes interview with Nathaniel.
The Evolution of the Television looks at the last 84 years of TV’s history. Brought to us from the Sterling Satellite blog.
Did you know it took 13 years for television to reach 50 million users? TV has evolved from the time it started with just a few programs airing each day into 24/7 news and hundreds of stations to choose from.
People didn’t immediately embrace the new technology though. 10 years after its debut in 1936, the head of 20th Century Fox Darryl F. Zanuck (seeing TV as a competitor to movies) famous last words were predicting it would not catch on. He said he thought “People will soon get tired of staring at a plywood box every night.”
But they have not.
Thanks to @Matt_Siltala for the link!
Steve and the infographic team from WeatherSealed.com bring us this great infographic that visualizes the historical U.S. income tax brackets.
Yes, in the 1950’s and 1960’s the top tier tax bracket was a staggering 90%!
To illustrate, Weather Sealed’s infographic team charted the historical U.S. income tax brackets for singles, adjusted for inflation, from 1910 to present. The colors indicate the marginal tax rate: black for low, red in the middle, and yellow for high. The horizontal axis is the tax year, and the vertical represents taxable income, log-scale, normalized to 2010 dollars with the Bureau Of Labor Statistics’ monthly CPI-U figures. The bracket data comes from The Tax Foundation and the IRS, and the effects of Social Security, capital gains, AMT, and other tax varieties are not included.