Posts Tagged ‘infographic’

xkcd Gravity Well Infographic

by Randall Handon December 28, 2009
XKCD is back with another great infographic, this time demonstrating the power and strength of the various Gravity Wells associated with our solar system. xkcd – A webcomic of romance, sarcasm, math, and language – By Randall Munroe.
Periodic Table of Elements

The Photographic Periodic Table of the Elements

by Paul Adamson December 28, 2009
Theodore Gray, of Mathematica fame, has created a periodic table using pictures to actually show the elements. As you roll over the elements with your mouse, a picture of the element is shown along with details about the element, such as its atomic weight, density, melting point, boiling point, and uses. Some of the uses […]

Visualizing The World’s Most Profitable Companies

by Paul Adamson December 23, 2009
Ever wonder where the most profitable companies are in the world? Ever wonder how much money you would receive as a Christmas present if they gave you their profits? Well, has a graphic just for you. Using data from 2008, they show that where the most profitable companies are located, and how much they […]

Radial Bar Charts – How would you improve this?

by Randall Handon December 23, 2009
Recently, Jeff Heard was approached to convert a 3D Excel Spreadsheet into something more understandable, and allow comparison of columns for balance, comparison of third dimension alternates, comparison of rows for balance, and comparison of overall sums.  His solution (shown) : Radial Bar Charts. Along the ring are the names of the columns of data […]

BibliOdyssey’s Victorian-era Infographics

by Randall Handon December 22, 2009
BibliOdyssey has compiled a huge list of classic Victorian-era infographics including insect collections, astronomical charts, time differences, and (shown right) this impressive chart of Human History. This is a fold-out print depicting all of human history from the time of creation (4693 BC = Adam & Eve; the great flood = 3300 BC) up to […]

GOOD and Frank Chimero show Jailbirds

by Randall Handon December 21, 2009
GOOD Magazine collaborated with Frank Chimero to create a new “Transparency” all about the US Penal System and how it stacks up against other US endeavors and other country’s penal systems. There are currently more than 2.3 million people incarcerated in the United States. What does that look like, exactly? That’s equivalent to putting the […]

CNN’s “Powering the Earth” Infographic

by Randall Handon December 17, 2009
CNN has another infographic online showing the growth in population, CO2 emissions, and electricity consumption from 1950 to present around the world.  The chart looks pretty, but I have a few issues with it: Comparing disparate values – Population vs Tons of Emissions vs Watts.  What’s the relationship between them? The use of Circles.. that […]

FREE Infographic Holiday Cards from Funnel, Inc

by Randall Handon December 16, 2009
Cool Infographics has the tip on free Infographic Holiday cards from Funnel, Inc while supplies last!, available by simply registering for their mailing list. If you can’t get the cards, then maybe you’ll enjoy their infographic desktop wallpaper.  I particularly like the Hot Cocoa one. Cool Infographics: FREE Infographic Holiday Cards!.