A long read, but check out the gorgeous (all HTML/CSS) charts. A List Apart Survey 2008.
There’s an interesting PDF on Backspace.com called “Visualizing Information for Advocacy: An Introduction to Information Design” which includes many examples we’ve seen and haven’t seen in this class. Pretty cool guide to some of the concepts we’ve learned this semester.
Backspace.com also has a blog with posts about socially conscious designs.
I’ve been looking for examples of meta-diagrams, or at least how others have tried to explain complex issues into a simple infographic. I stumbled across this collection of infographics trying to explain “sustainability.” It ranges from the the technical bubbles and lines, to pretty charts, and finally to more savvy illustrations.
Link: Visualizing Sustainability.
A flowchart from PhD comics. For reference, I typically go for “Comberg” in a why-do-I-have-9-AM-class-with-you-four-days-in-a-row kind of tone.
“Yes, it’s true that a team at Google couldn’t decide between two blues, so they’re testing 41 shades between each blue to see which one performs better. I had a recent debate over whether a border should be 3, 4 or 5 pixels wide, and was asked to prove my case. I can’t operate in an environment like that. I’ve grown tired of debating such minuscule design decisions. There are more exciting design problems in this world to tackle.” Read More →