The world belongs to the mathematicians and the physicists. We lay people may pump our minds with Discovery Channel specials, but they’re the ones who get to understand how it all really works--how the numbers add up into atoms and stars and gravity. Well…usually. Click to enlarge.
The infographic may seem to some to be a modern phenomenon; but not many know of the true origins and purpose of an infographic. For one thing, it isn’t an invention of the digital medium, it is merely popularized by it. In this article I will be examining the origins of an infographic and how it is more popularly used today. We will take a step back and look at how the data used in these infographics truly enhancing our user experience, and study how much of it is really newsworthy. The Birth of the Infographic
A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a full-length 1000-word article and an infographic that needs a few scroll-downs, they’d probably prefer absorbing information straight from the infographic. What’s not to like? Colored charts and illustrations deliver connections better than tables and figures and as users spend time looking back and forth the full infographic, they stay on the site longer.
Apps are in. There's no denying it. Seems everyone these days has a great idea for a mobile app: apps to find food, apps to find rides, apps to find more apps. The list goes on. But just how do you become an app developer anyway?
The GraphNews project (beta released) has been developed as a new visualization and browsing feature of the Libero WebNews service, part of the Libero portal , one of the major Italian Internet Service providers. Libero WebNews, developed from Arianna Team, allows a fast visualization of the news published on the Web from more than 1.100 journalistic sources online. GraphNews analyzes the content of the news articles processed in Libero WebNews, with the goal of highlighting the main subjects, i.e. the people, the products, the localities, the societies, the institutions, etc., and extracts the relations that elapse between them. The final result of this elaboration is a graph visualization of these subjects and their relations.
It’s been a really long time since we did our last installment series of “Remarkable Examples Of Typography Design.” To be precise, the last post was way back in early February, 2012. With a two month dry period, we thought it was time for an update! Today we present you the latest findings from the wonderful world of typography design. We hope this collection will serve as a great resource for your typography inspiration.
Just recieved an email describing the upcoming release of Webtrends. Looks like Ad hoc analysis is coming in the late August release for OnDemand. This means you get a reanalysis button in OnDemand that costs credits to use.
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The rich get richer. It’s one of those old mantras that’s tough to really calculate. After all, didn’t everyone’s 401k tank in the last few years? Don’t rising gas prices suck equally for everyone? Yes and no. This infographic by NPR/Planet Money’s Lam Vo breaks down “ How The Poor, Middle Class And The Rich Spend Their Money .”
When I meet with people and talk about our work, I get asked a lot what technology we use to create interactive and dynamic data visualizations. At Interactive Things, we have a set of preferred libraries, applications and services that we use regularly in our work. We will select the most fitting tool for the job depending on the requirements of the project. Sometimes a really simple tool is all you need to create something meaningful. On other occasions, a more multifaceted repertoire is needed.
Earlier this year, we peered into the work spaces of some of the most inspiring companies working in the creative economy to glean design ideas for learning spaces. Instead of the tyranny of cubes and boardrooms, we found spaces for serious play, dynamic cross-pollination, and cultivated serendipity. It was easy to find inspiration from the Googles, Pixars, and IDEOs of the world; the grass is always greener. But as architects and designers, we need only to glance at our own proverbial backyard for further inspiration.