background preloader

Colours in Cultures — Information is Beautiful

Colours in Cultures — Information is Beautiful
EXTRA: A short photo story about how a version of this image ended up as the 91st and final cover design of our book, Information is Beautiful. Yes, 91 versions!Read on. Share 6.8k 5.6k 45.6k See the data Subscribe to our newsletter Subject belief Related Posts Credits DESIGN: and David McCandless. Show comments Older:What Does China Censor Online? Gender Pay Gap UK Spot the UK jobs where women are paid more than men Common MythConceptions Misconceptions & myths debunked - now interactive Making data into art A short film Intermental Towards a classification of tech-induced mental disorders Out of Your Hands Which medical conditions are most associated with your gender & descent? The Internet of Things – An Interactive Primer What is Meditation / Mindfulness Good for? Cocktails 77 drinks everyone should make Age of Genius Who old are you? Plane Truth – Every single commercial plane crash of the last 20 years Novels Everyone Should Read – Interactive Snake oil Superfoods? Subjects Close

Related:  Information visualisation & semantic web

Paperscape About Paperscape Paperscape is an interactive map that visualises the arXiv, an open, online repository for scientific research papers. Each paper is represented by a circle, with the size of a circle related to how often that paper has been cited (referred to) - a measure of its impact. The papers are clustered together according to how they reference each other i.e. share information. This is done by modeling the papers as particles in a physical system, with references acting as attractive forces between papers - read more. Created by Damien George and Rob Knegjens.

The Color Strata – Color Names, Common And Less So, Compared I’m an incorrigible data hound. So, once the tempting aroma of XKCD’s color name survey results tickled my nose, I had no choice – but to run to the dining room, stand up on my hind legs, and yank that statistical top sirloin off the table. Om nom nom yum yum yum! For those unfamiliar, XKCD is the popular webcomic, and on its sister blog, author Randall Munroe announced his survey as follows: I’d like your help for a color name survey! The survey shows you colors, and you type a name (word or phrase) you might use for that color.

Color Psychology by David Johnson Like death and taxes, there is no escaping color. It is ubiquitous. Beyond Pink and Blue: A Look at Gender Colors It goes beyond culture. There is science behind the gender-relationships when it comes to colors. A study by John Hallock compares the color preferences among various demographics and takes into account information collected from 22 countries. HSL Color Picker - by Brandon Mathis HSL (Hue, Saturation, Luminosity) allows us to describe meaningful relationships between colors. Give this brown color, hsl(36, 73%, 10%), it's clear that if we desaturate 40 steps and lighten 70 steps we get hsl(36, 33%, 80%), a cream color. Look at that in hex, #2C1D07 to #DDCFBB, or in rgb, rgb(44, 29, 7) to rgb(221, 207, 187), and the relationship between colors isn't evident in any meaningful way. In graphics software I pick colors in HSB (Hue, Saturation, Brightness) because it feels more natural to work with than RGB or CMYK.

OWL - Semantic Web Standards Overview The W3C Web Ontology Language (OWL) is a Semantic Web language designed to represent rich and complex knowledge about things, groups of things, and relations between things. OWL is a computational logic-based language such that knowledge expressed in OWL can be exploited by computer programs, e.g., to verify the consistency of that knowledge or to make implicit knowledge explicit. OWL documents, known as ontologies, can be published in the World Wide Web and may refer to or be referred from other OWL ontologies.

Colors of the Social World (Wide Web) [Infographic + Video] by COLOURlovers When a social network like Twitter allows a user to select a theme to represent themselves in the digital world, that user is choosing to identify their digital persona with colors... And we wanted to look at who chooses what colors... If the world is made up of people and those people have a color preference... what then is the color of Texas? What color are mothers? What color are we?

Effective Use of Color Psychology in Web Design Colors are vital elements it web designing. It can make a site look visually attractive. It is important for web designers to consider colors for it can greatly influence the site and the visitors as well. The choice of colors has different effect to a person. The Most Powerful Colors in the World by COLOURlovers When we released our report on the colors of the social web, based on data analyzed by our Twitter theme tool, we were surprised that blue was such a dominant color in people's profile designs. Was Twitter's default color influencing their design decisions? Or is blue really THE most popular and dominant color online? ...We decided to look at the colors in the brands from the top 100 sites in the world to see if we could paint a more colorful picture. [click to view in full size]

Related:  jasmeencolor