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Randy Krum infographic designerRandy Krum

President of InfoNewt.
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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Monday
Dec152008

Ben Fry's Zipcode Project


Ben Fry is the author of Visualizing Data, and describes the ZipCode project in his book.  Each dot on the map is one zip code, and as you type a zip code, it highlights all of the dots that share that portion of the zip code.  You can turn on the "zoom" feature that zooms farther into the map for each digit you add.

This is built with the open source Processing tool that was recently released to the world as version 1.0.

Here are all of the zip codes that start with "6"


Thanks Steve for sending the link!

Here's a link to Ben's book on Amazon:

Thursday
Oct162008

Brand Tags


BrandTags.net is a project by Noah Brier that gathers user input to create tag clouds for many of the biggest brands in our culture.  You can add your own input into the project on the main page, or browse brand results.  The example above is for Velveeta.

Wednesday
Oct012008

The influence of Josef Müller-Brockmann Typography

Very cool infographic showing the the influence of Josef Müller-Brockmann.  By Quentin Delobel, it's on his site www.quentindelobel.com.
Josef Müller-Brockmann was a Swiss graphic designer and teacher, mostly recognised for his simple designs and his clean use of typography, notably Helvetica.  This visualization is the result of a personal web research about Josef Müller-Brockmann and the international typographical style. It contains 3 key elements: (1) the research of information on the web, (2) chronological information on Josef Muller-Brockmann's life and links to the last part, and finally the last part (3) is composed of a critical article based on information found online. The project is in french.
Thanks to Filipe for sending in the link!

Thursday
Jul242008

What Software do you use for Infographics?

 


A few readers have written emails to me asking about what software to use to create infographics.  My needs are pretty simple for my day job, so I only have a handful of tools that I use loaded onto my MacBook.  But the graphics I create are fairly simple, and don’t use massive amounts of data.

Yes, I included MS Office in the list because there are some really cool things you can do with Excel and PowerPoint.  I’ll post some examples in the future.

 

What software do you use?

Post about your favorite software in the comments and share your “must have” software with everyone here.

Wednesday
Jul232008

Map of Online Communities

Greetings from the Blogipeligo!

A fun infographic from xkcd.com that uses a map image to communicate the relative sizes of the different types of online communities.  I was impressed that I at least recognized most of them, and actually participate in some of them.

Monday
Jul212008

When are you at risk online?

From the Mozilla website, and obviously a part of their sales pitch.  I picked up that the calendar arrangement of the squares is in fact correct for 2006.  Its getting the small things right that help make good infographics.

An independent study shows that, in 2006, IE users were vulnerable to online threats 78% of the time. Firefox users? Only 2%.

“At risk” defined as publicly available exploits with no patch. Source: “Internet Explorer users Unsafe for 284 Days in 2006” Brian Krebs, Washington Post, 1/4/2007

Tuesday
Jul152008

Map of the World 2.0






This world mosaic is created from 1,001 Web 2.0 icons/logos and each one is a clickable link to its respective site.  It was created using AndreaMosaic photo software, by the team at AppAppeal.

Thanks Jelle for sending in the link!

Tuesday
Jul082008

The Internet's Undersea World

An infographic map from the The Guardian in the UK, a map showing the few underwater cables that connect the world.

Found on digg.com

Tuesday
Jun172008

Code Swarm: Eclipse


code_swarm - Eclipse (short ver.) from Michael Ogawa on Vimeo.

Created by Michael Ogawa. Check out the website describing the project here.

This visualization, called code_swarm, shows the history of commits in a software project. A commit happens when a developer makes changes to the code or documents and transfers them into the central project repository. Both developers and files are represented as moving elements. When a developer commits a file, it lights up and flies towards that developer. Files are colored according to their purpose, such as whether they are source code or a document. If files or developers have not been active for a while, they will fade away. A histogram at the bottom keeps a reminder of what has come before.
Thanks Alwyn for sending in the link!

Thursday
Jun122008

WarCraft III DotA Poster


Created by Alwyn B., this hierarchical tree shows the complex Hero Item recipes for the WarCraft III MOD "Defense of the Ancients". As a fan and a player of the game, Alwyn painstakingly created his own infographic and then posted in on the Internet to share with other players. This makes a fantastic poster!

More than just the item combinations, the poster shows:

  • Shows the basic items and how to combine them to form better items.
  • Shows where to buy them, and for how much.
  • Mini Map that shows shop locations
  • Shop Item Layouts
When I looked today, this chart had been viewed over 100,000 times. Great job Alwyn, and thanks for sharing.