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12 Visualizations That Will Change the Way You View Scale in Your World

12 Visualizations That Will Change the Way You View Scale in Your World
Scale is a simple concept. From a very early age, children know about big and small, heavy and light, more and less. Extreme scales, however, are another story. Try to imagine, for example, the size of the universe… or $1 trillion made up entirely of dollar bills. Exactly. Grasping the actual quantities involved in extreme scales can be difficult, which makes managing scale in visualizations an interesting problem. Below are 12 visualizations that try to show things at extreme scales. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. Infographic originally published on Mashable.com. 10. xkcd’s creator, Randall Munroe seems to enjoy visualizations of scale. 11. 12. Humans all fit within a small range of sizes, weights, and lifespans, and the quantities we deal with typically fit in small ranges as well. Drew Skau is a PhD Computer Science Visualization student at UNCC, with an undergraduate degree in Architecture.

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What topics science lovers link to the most Hilary Mason, chief scientist at bitly, examined links to 600 science pages and the pages that those people visited next: The results revealed which subjects were strongly and weakly associated. Chemistry was linked to almost no other science. Biology was linked to almost all of them. Health was tied more to business than to food. But why did fashion connect strongly to physics? Infographic Captures The Amazing Scale Of Space, Through Scrolling Depending where you define the edges, our solar system has a diameter of at least 10 billion kilometers (and arguably more). How can the human mind begin to process such an expanse? We can’t compare it to any meaningful time/distance relationship we’ve experienced--neither a football field nor a long road trip can serve as a reasonable metric--so what do we do? This extra-long infographic of our solar system, by Information Is Beautiful Studio, uses clever design schemes to scale the unfathomable expanses of planetary systems right within our browsers. Prepare to scroll for a looooong time: At its core is a waveform that serves as a scaling legend of distance.

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The Manual Photography Cheat Sheet The Manual Photography Cheat Sheet by Miguel “Mig” Yatco is a very cool infographic for anyone who is ready to move off of Automatic Mode on their camera! Yes, that means you! Quit taking average photos with average settings! No matter if you shoot with film or digital, understanding of these four aspects of photography are key to taking good shots. I love how each one shows the reader the range of values, the impact of moving along the range to the pcitures and what the actual display looks like in the viewfinder on both Nikon and Canon cameras.

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