London’s Twitter Languages **Update: You can see a new fully-interactive version here** Last year Eric Fischer produced a great map (see end of post) visualising the language communities of Twitter. The map, perhaps unsurprisingly, closely matches the geographic extents of the world’s major linguistic groups. The cost of being Batman - Infographic by MoneySupermarket We've all wanted to be Batman at one time or another, but how much would it cost to actually become Batman? Of all the superheroes, Batman's wealth is significantly larger than most - with the possible exception of Tony Stark aka Iron Man. Wayne Manor costs $600,000,000 alone with an annual running cost of $37,000. Top that off with $80 million worth of vehicles and a stockpile of weapons totalling more than $10,000 and you will have to save pretty hard to afford to become Batman. Of course Batman hasn't saved or taken out a loan to build up his wealth.
Alma Mater.: InfoGraphic Designs: Overview, Examples and Best Practices Infographics are traditionally viewed as visual elements such as signs, charts, maps, or diagrams that aid comprehension of a given text-based content. Often more powerful than words or imagery alone, infographics utilize visual elements of design and words to convey a message in such a way that context, meaning and understanding are transcended to the observer in a manner not previously experienced. However, visual representation of information can be more than just the manner in which we are able to record what has been discovered by other means. They have the potential to become the process by which we can discern new meaning and discover new knowledge. The observer becomes enlighten, having learned from the visual feast and is motivated to seek out more knowledge in this medium.
3 things the Joker has taught me about content marketing - NewsReach As an avid Batman fan, I thought Heath Ledger’s portrayal of the Joker in the Dark Knight was one of the most terrifying and brilliant examples of acting in modern cinema. He was also brutally honest in the movie and because of this I’d like to take some of his more famous lines from the movie and apply them to what content marketers have had to come to grips with recently. 1. 10 Great Timeline Infographics Timelines infographics visually represent a sequence of events that happen over time, allowing the user to understand the visualized data quickly and effectively. Also referred to as chronological infographics or tabular infographics. Video Game Timeline
5 Tools For Creating Your Own Infographics Five years ago, almost nobody knew what the heck an infographic was. (I sure didn’t, and I was a graphic design major in college at the time.) Now that the infographic craze has saturated us with new visual knowledge (and marketing gimmicks), something interesting has happened: The creation of infographics has become democratized. 20 Infographic Driven Website Designs – the Latest Web Design Trend Infographics have now permeated through all aspects of the modern web world. And it seems that they become more valuable as our need to understand a complex content increases. So, 2011 is supposed to be the year of a huge growth of the infographics influence with the ever-increasing variety of infographic driven designs. Infographics: How to Strike the Elusive Balance between Data and Visualization They started out as a social media experiment and then suddenly everyone wanted a piece. A couple years back, if you dropped the word ‘Infographic’ or ‘Dataviz’ in a conversation, you would have been greeted by a good number of confused looks even if you were among other web designers. Today, so many infographics have gone viral that it’s practically impossible to ignore them. You’ll find them tweeted by your friends who want to share an interesting new find, promoted by companies eager to display their growth trends and utilized by even the White House for its progress reports. No matter what you are searching for online, whether employment statistics or endangered animals, you are sure to find an infographic for it.