In an election year, the arguments both for and against government welfare programs like Social Security always pop up. One such program, the Social Security Disability Insurance program, is undergoing much scrutiny for hemorrhaging taxpayer money, and this infographic does a decent job collecting some of the most devastating statistics.
Prospecting the Internet on a daily basis, looking for infographics, we couldn’t help noticing the increasing amount of infographics produced by the different campaigns. It doesn’t come as a surprise that the marketing teams include infographics in their ‘to-invest list’, but we’ve seen much more that we would expect, comparing with the past election. We leave here some examples of those infographics, as well as some other interesting facts and stats, produced by The Third Way, Resurgent Republic and Grover Norquist.
Here in the US, sports are not just big fun but big business. Maybe that’s no big surprise, but if you break down the numbers on number of games, price of tickets, and salaries of players, you start to see some interesting facts emerge. Facts like the NHL and NBA have similar game counts and attendance figures, but NHL tickets cost on average $10 more, but somehow bring in about $1B less a year in revenue.
All of this, and more, is visible in the new infographic on US Pro Sports Compared, after the break.
Seems we all suffer from insomnia at one point in our lives, but for some it’s a chronic and debilitating condition that leads to lots of complications. Weight loss, inattentiveness, and behavioral issues are common, but there are others you may not know of. This new infographic show some of the risk factors associated with Insomnia and various genetic and environmental causes.
Via: Canada Drug Center
Got a new infographic here from GetApp.com that compares and contrasts 25 of the biggest online Project Management applications available on the web. Covering everything from features to market-share, if you’re in the market for an app (or just unhappy with your current one), this may have some new names for you to check out.
Interactive Displays and televisions are popping up everywhere, from storefront windows to kiosk displays. The ability to show animated graphics, and maybe even add in a bit of interactivity with face-tracking, AR interfaces, or simple touchscreens, all add an extra level to the experience making it more interesting and more likely to remain in a consumers memory at that critical moment. However, you may not realize just how big of an industry it is: It hit $2.9Billion back in 2009, and has been growing a steady 20% every year since.
Check out the numbers in this new infographic below.
Via: Media Signage
Here’s a new infographic showing the impact of “Tom’s Shoes”, a company dedicated to provided shoes to youth in 3rd world countries through their use of a “buy one/give one” program where every shoe sold means another sent to a underpriviledged child. It’s a bit light on Data Visualization, almost all of which is concentrated in the center third, but it’s a good example of using graphic design to help deliver their point. In addition, they do a good job highlighting some of the other “Side effects” of their endeavor such as increasing school attendance since most schools require shoes.
Via: Autism United