October 2009 Archives

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NEWEST VERSION!

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Here is the newest version of the cell phone info graphic diagram!
colors are all flat now, hopefully better readability with larger numbers too

more from dropular

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Hierarchy is achieved through size of ships. A good play on the word "bankruptcy" and "sinking of the ship"
-didn't realize until after looking at this for a little while that the top of the ships are on a graphing system as well

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Talking about consumers habits and how they spend their money, broken into categories

A lot of information condensed
use of symbols for each category with color


inspiration

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found this on dropular.com (really cool site!)
-shows the phenomenon of the domino effect, how information is passed from person to person.
-I especially like the "logo" at the bottom right that integrates the faces with the title. Easily readable because of the two colors correlate with the faces made. :) or :(
-I am thinking of using faces in my piece and comparing how many symbols I use in my texts/month compared to the national average and use of the faces symbol.
It is also readable because the text is pulled off to the side and separate from the image-something i am also going to try and do in my info graphics piece.

edited cell diagram

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Simplified a bit since last critique. New title, and more information!


simplicity!

After critique today, I realized simplicity is key in creating a diagram that is easily readable and gets your point across.

simplecomplexity.net 
a good site that shows examples of diagrams/maps that take a lot of information and organize it in a way that is easily interpreted. 
I definitely could spend a lot of time here searching key words and looking at examples..

a few that caught my eye: (under "infographic" as keyword)
1. the immigration diagram showing a 3d model of where the most immigrants are coming from to the US. 
-I might try and make my project a little more dynamic in making the horizontal bars into bar graph data. Possibly making them 3d like this diagram would be cool too.
2. make naps worthwhile diagram
-I think this one is a little to text heavy, its a good organization of data (especially for those who are using illustration in their projects might want to take a look at this one)


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I realize there is a lot going on, I am trying to balance design with the information, any ideas are welcomed!

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project 2 research

Smashing Magazine 
(http://www.smashingmagazine.com/2007/08/02/data-visualization-modern-approaches/)
 has compiled many sites that displays information in an effective way.

some interesting ones:

-informationarchitects.jp/ia-trendmap-2007v2/ (shows a web trend map, most frequented sites are organized)

-http://www.time.com/time/covers/20061030/where_we_live/ (shows a map that has spikes showing the population densities in different cities.)

-http://www.musicovery.com/ (your able to browse through music by a web map where it makes it easier to browse music based on song, artist, or style)

example of good information design

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