Saturday, July 31, 2010

the business behind Facebook

Thursday, July 29, 2010

What BP could have bought...

BP lost 100,000,000,000 dollar on the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. A lot of zeros, a lot of money ... Exactly how much?
The beauty of this infographics lies in the selection of comparisons. There are themes socially responsible (water, scholarships for children...), bit of teasing (Toyota hybrid for each BP employee), absurd (ice sandwich for every inhabitant of the Earth) and some niche humor (Wolf Moon T-shirt.)
I really like is the fit of comparisons to the target group. In my view, this kind of infographics is targetted to Internet users aged 25-35. According to my observations, reaction of this group is very enthusiastic.

Definitely recently one of my favorite infographics. :)

Source: Visual Economics

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Facebook economy

Probably this infographics is clearer to U.S. citizens. For me showing on the map critical applications and Facebook pages is not convincing. Are these shapes referring to the particular states? Certainly an interesting idea, but ...
The data presented below the map are very interesting. It is a pity that presented in not creative ways. In fact, the calculation of the cost of time spent per day on Facebook is a subject in itself.

Source: Visual Economics

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

stop drinking bottled water

Do you feel convinced?

Source: Term Life Insurance

Sunday, July 25, 2010

U.S. entertainment spending

A large amount of data. Maybe even too big ... But the whole creates a fairly coherent story.
We start from a pie chart with the structure of expenditures. Itis very clever to introduce already at this stage symbols for categories of the expenditures, which are later displayed on the map of states. The only pity is that the colors are inconsistent. Could be easier to read. I would also consider combining graph with the table next to it.
Breakdown of expenditures on entertainment below the chart is well done. 
I wonder what is the rationale behind placing on the map pre-tax income next to the expenditures. What is the value added from this information? If you want in addition to say something about savings, it would be better to present disposable income, ie after tax.
The last section on the types of entertainment probably could be improved. Let's compare data on ticket sales in cinemas and home entertainment (DVD...) in 2008 (the bottom of the crisis?). Expenditures on entertainment outside the home decreased, while slightly more was spent for entertaining at home. Interesting phenomenon, is not it?

Source: Visual Economics

Saturday, July 24, 2010

What are we doing online?

Nice. Just nice.
A few statistics presented in an aesthetic manner. Unfortunately, there's no story. A pity, because there is potential.
By the way: lack of reference from which year data is. :)

Source: Visual Economics

Thursday, July 22, 2010

History of the euro

I imagine that it could be a great illustration of the article in a magazine. I miss a little comment here putting together graphs, maps and final data on the relationship of the euro against the dollar in 2010.

Source: Visual Economics

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Real estate market bubble

Above infographics is not outstanding, but I attach it because the first chart. "Sunshine" is an interesting alternative to the typical bar chart.

Source: Visual Economics

Monday, July 19, 2010

most dangerous countries

I have some doubts about Caucasus. It is not so bad everywhere.

Source: Home Insurance

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Censorship in China

Actually, I do not know if that is infographics, or rather the draft leaflet.
Chart presenting availbility of popular sites in China certainly deserves attention. Good selection of addresses and an interesting visualization.

Source: Visual Economics

Friday, July 16, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

What are Americans eating?

Little information, but nicely presented and appealing. After all, it's just a pie chart and a few comparisons. I think the charm of this infographics lies primarily in the visual layer.

Source: Visual Economics

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Water consumption

Excellent example of infographics, which "tells the story". I particularly like putting on one graphics individual consumption and consumption at the national level.
The structure of water consumption in selected countries is noteworthy. Do not you think that Canada looks at this drawing a bit strange and negatively? I wonder if the author made it by purpose...

Source: Visual Economics

Saturday, July 10, 2010

U.S. tourism and travel spending

Example of professionally done infographics, which is unfortunately overloaded with data. I miss highlighting of the key findings and, consequently, do not even have the patience to analyze the details ...

Source: Visual Economics

Friday, July 9, 2010

childhood obesity awareness campaign - competition winners

Best design
Best content
The Winner
Great use of infographics to educate people. Congrats to smart agency, who organized this competition.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

bloggers population

Nothing spectatular in design, but interesting data.
Ane only 33% female bloggers?!

Source: Flowtown

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Facebook facts and figures

Interesting source of data. Lots of data. But design is not killing.

Source: Website Monitoring

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

rise of mobile games

Very comprehensive mobile games market analysis. In fact it looks like putting on one long graphic several powerpoint slides. :) Look, there are even nice headers for each section.

Source: JackpotCity

Monday, July 5, 2010

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Financing by international organizations

I do not know whether it was done intentionally, but the first look at the top chart creates the impression that the IDA gives much more funding for the programs than IBRD. A difference in reality is not so drastic. Is it a little manipulated?
Graph showing the World Bank loan by sector is quite interesting (an alternative to bar chart), but I think that one could use it when the series shifts do not disturb data comparisons year to year . In the current design it is rather difficult to compare subsequent years of funding levels for finance, health and industry sectors.

Source: Visual Economics

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Lifetime summed up

Interesting statistics, but limited educational value. Anyway, it's fun to show it to students. 

Source: Online Schools

Friday, July 2, 2010

California vs. the world

I'm not impressed by design, but I like a lot the idea to present the basic statistical information about the state of California. Very interesting and appealing comparisons.

Source: Visual Economics

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Consumption of electricity in U.S. households

An excellent example of infographics, which is very appealing. It starts with what everyone knows - consumption in households. Then it identifies the sources of energy and compares US with other countries. I wonder if there are countries that have higher than the U.S. per capita consumption? If they are, probably author deliberately omitted them. Including Haiti is also not accidental - after the recent earthquake it is quite firmly engraved in the minds of Americans. 
And now everyone feels motivated to turn off unnecessary lights.
Source: Visual Economics