I love minimalism in any form of art. I feel that the minimalist aspect of this infographic works well in a lot of ways. Both Android and Apple are known for their sleek, streamlined, and minimalistic design in their products. The infograph presents the information in a legible and organized manner. This is what all infographs should look like!
I really love playing video games, and the Call of Duty series is no exception as it has probably taken hundreds of hours out of my life. So, stumbling upon this graphic as I searched the web was perfect. Battlefield is another series of war based first person shooters that have an overall different scheme in terms of storyline, gameplay, and other features when compared to Call of Duty. Fans of both games constantly bicker about which game is better and something like this informational chart presents the information quite well. In ratings, the games seem to generally trade places as to who comes on top, while the amount of units sold falls in Call of Duty’s favor. Even researching further to find the results of Modern Warfare 3’s sales and rating, I found that the rating was identical to Battlefield 3, with the units sold in the first 24 hours being 6.5 million clearly overshadowing Battlefield. I really liked this because the information is not hard to see at all. It is very clean cut and organized and also integrates the color scheme used in the interfaces for each game which I feel was a nice touch.
Truthfully, I think most visualizations are stupid. Why do you need all these flashy colors and all this text to illustrate a simple idea. If a visualization is concise, I feel that it has done its job. I should be able to look at it for no more than 10 seconds and immediately understand the basic gist of what is being represented.
I think this is pretty straightforward. Don’t you?
I found this in my perusal of Wired one day and I found it quite intriguing. The pictures depict the country of Switzerland presenting it in terms of “language differences, with topography introduced as a barrier factor.” Something like this certainly interests me because I feel that having these graphics link up allows for clearer, more concise understanding of the subject matter present.
I found this site by chance the other day and I was sure lucky that I did. As a graphic designer, I have always been interested of cool, new ways of presenting something as simple as a word or number. The site here takes the idea of a word and brings it to a whole new level.
By writing something in the search box such as Queen as I did, or even some random word and choosing a website along with whether you are looking for a book, cd, or movie you can create a really cool looking visualization and at the same time, find what you are looking for. The site takes your word, searches for all media with that word in it, and tiles them all while making the individual media interactive, so you can click it and be sent to its Amazon page.