Great visualization showing how much radiation people encounter daily and relates that to catastrophic events such as Fukushima and Chernobyl.
Analysis from Pew Research Center suggests that, overall, only 63 per cent of American adults can correctly interpret a scatter plot, a relatively common type of chart for showing the relationship between two variables. The figure was higher (79 per cent) for college graduates, but only half of those with a high school education or less could read the chart correctly.
To address the missing link in chart education, Mr Schwabish has worked with designer Severino Ribecca to produce the Graphic Continuum. He describes it as a “thought starter” for developing ideas that result in better charts: “It’s an answer to the common question ‘what graph should I make with these data?’”. By introducing a much wider range of charts than many people are familiar with (nearly 90), the Graphic Continuum also helps to guard against xenographphobia, a term used by the journalist Maarten Lambrechts to describe a fear of unusual graphics.
Source: Financial Times
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New York Magazine recently took all of this coming Oscar's Best Picture nominees and analyzed them as simple infographics. Nothing mind-blowing, but it's an easy distraction and something to get you in the mood for this Sunday's telecast.
This is a really interesting, interactive visualization of all the actors who have appeared in three or more episodes of at least two HBO programs since 1997. Along the lines of what I'd ideally like to be able to do with my project!
This is an interesting take on mapping... I don't exactly know how the data was measured (probably a little subjective) but it's nevertheless an innovative way of visualizing the experience of riding an airplane. Check it out!
This is pretty funny and interesting as it uses set theory to describe relationships! Ahh… the friend zone. It’s pretty much nowhere near where you want to be with any girl you actually like. Being in the friend zone can keep you from the love of your life. Here’s a handy chart that shows you exactly where the friend zone is… so you can avoid it.
So this is just in light of the humor we are going ot be incorporating. Sometimes even the simplest of things achieve the desired effect.