Another great visualization creation from xkcd, this time showing “Movie Narratives” for Lord of the Rings, Star Wars (Original Trilogy), Jurassic Park, 12 angry men, and Primer. Of course the last few are mainly a joke, but the Lord of the Rings & Star Wars ones really are impressive, showing locations, battles, how the character’s parties formed and dispersed throughout the story.
Smartphones are rapidly replacing the older classic phones as the “phone of choice”, integrating their multimedia capabilities (music, video) with internet connectivity. The four leaders in the smartphone arena are Apple’s iPhone, the Palm Pre, the current leading Android phone from T-Mobile, and the upcoming Motorola Droid. A new infographic from BillShrink does a great job at categorizes each phone’s pro’s and con’s along with the total cost of ownership, giving you a great at-a-glance comparison of them all.
Me, I’m sticking with my iPhone.
Every country in the world approaches health care differently, but the end goal is the same: Keep citizens as healthy as possible at the lowest cost . . . This is a look at 12 countries around the world that examines how far the money they spend on health care goes toward affecting the health of their citizens.
It’s a great graphic showing life expancy, various mortality numbers (per 100k population), and cost per capita on healthcare. It’s a great way of understanding why President Obama is looking to Canada and Australia for ideas on US Health Care Reform. However, much data is still missing, particularly on how much money is spent on cutting-edge, experimental, or research treatments.
This info graphic shows the immense threat of the Swine Flu compared to other manners of death. Today’s the 300th day of the year 2009, so I used the numbers of deaths of the Poodwaddle’s World Clock for a quick comparison – I know that’s no real scientific source, but it will work for what I want to show you. click, to zoom image!
Last Friday President Barack Obama has declared the swine flu outbreak a national emergency. This should make you think! The number of swine flu deaths is from the official german epidemic info site.
This week’s recommended resource comes from the mind of David McCandless, creator of Information is Beautiful. His newest book, “The Visual Miscellaneum” showcases several of his best infographics and charts, many of which we’ve covered here before like The Political spectrum: Left vs Right. The book isn’t actually available yet, it comes out November 10th, but pre-orders are live so go ahead and reserve your copy now!
A new interactive from MSNBC shows the employment, single family housing starts, housing prices, and production statistics from all 50 states and catalogs them as expanding, recovering, at risk, or in recession. You can browse the data for the last 15 years and drill down to individual metro areas.
The Adversity Index, from msnbc.com and Moody’s Economy.com, measures the economic health of 381 metro areas and all 50 states. Each area is in recession, at risk, recovering or expanding. On this map you can explore changes in the four components of the index: employment, housing starts, housing prices and industrial production, each shown as a percentage change from a year earlier. (The change in housing prices will be updated at the end of the quarter.) Roll over a state to see its numbers. Click on a state to see details for its metro areas. Slide left or right to see data for different months. Click play to see all the months. Use the forward and back buttons to step a month at a time.
This poster (800×1000mm) was designed to summarize and explain the summer holiday of 2009: a roadtrip/ moving house expedition undertaken by my partner Marthe and I, from Norway to England and back.
It started as a tool for keeping track of costs, but was developed into a full trip overview as more details were added. Key data such as cost, distance and time are presented in various ways to create a rich data log.
Hit his site for a downloadable PDF and zoomable graphic.
The latest issue of the IEEE Spectrum is dedicated to Mars: Getting there, what do do once we’re there, and why we aren’t there already. The part most interesting to me is their graphic visualizing the various missions to Mars from 1960 to present.
I never knew there were so many, and that the success rate was so low.