Edible Data

This infographic takes data from the Food Network's online recipe database and visualizes it to reveal trends in Americans' eating habits. 

See more: http://www.catalogtree.net/projects/all_the_data_you_can_eat?t=information_design


I dunno if anyone's seen this yet, but it's a pretty clever little tool.  Although I haven't used it, from what I understand it basically provides a WYSIWYG editor for infographic creation (just what we need, more people producing infoporn!)  What's especially cool in my opinion is the level of interactivity they allow.  Click on some of the examples near the bottom to check it out.

All About Process

Yet another entry from Infographic of the Day, I spent a good chunk of time after class reading and digesting an article about this infographic from Pop Chart Lab.  Not just for the pretty graphic above, but for how the designers went about collecting and processing data, and then drafting multiple graphics to come up with the image you see here.  I find it particularly relevant given today's themes about process, showing your work, and the importance of leaving a paper trail to show how far you've come since the first draft.  Definitely worth a read if you have some time, and some needed inspiration for the final.


A Guide to UX Careers

If anybody is into web design or user experience and was wondering what the difference is between an Interaction Designer vs. Visual Designer vs. UX Designer, this infographic does a pretty good job of laying it out for you. I found it a while back but thought I would share it. I particularly liked reading about the "Tools of the Trade" in the section at the very bottom.

Sculptural infographic - Pentagram

I went out in search of some infographics that defy our expectations of medium -- one of the first that I came across was this really well-executed piece from Pentagram.  It was shown in the Tate Modern in London, and you can read a little more about it in the attached article.  Overall, a really cool way to show data. [Link]