Web Trends Map from Information Architects, 4th edition

Posted to Data Art  |  Nathan Yau

Information Architects, a design firm with offices in Japan and Zurich, release their annual web trends map. This is the fourth one in the series. Popular domains on the Web are mapped to the Tokyo Metro and organized by how they are most related to the cities. Heights represent success in traffic and branding. Subway lines are colored by area of interest. For example, take the orange line to find the creatives. Notice that there are several colors passing through Apple.

Here's the high-res zoomable version. Go full-screen for the full effect.

While the map would mean a lot more to me if I lived in Tokyo, the designers obviously have taken great care to cover the details, and that's something I can appreciate.

[via TechCrunch | Thanks, Pavan and Max]

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