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News of the World scandal unfolding on Twitter

All kinds of crazy with News of the World went down this past week, and of course Twitter was abuzz with each development. Taking a page from the Stamen book,…

Access to education where you live

If you're a parent, most likely you want your children to go to the best schools available, but what if you found out that the school that they attend didn't…

Sales receipt redesign

Design firm Berg rethinks the everyday sales receipt under the premise that registers nowadays are connected to a central system, which has access to data about sales, food, etc.…

Takin’ data to the streets. Word.

Whenever I'm out late at night with my bottle of black spray paint while climbing onto the highway overpass, I'm always like, "I wish there was an easier way to…

Anatomy of a computer virus explained

Motion designer Patrick Clair tells the story of Stuxnet, "a Microsoft Windows computer worm discovered in July 2010 that targets industrial software and equipment." Unlike many viruses and worms, Stuxnet…

Imagining the future of information graphics

While information graphics have been around for decades, their current form is brand new (or kind of old, if you're counting in Internet years). Just like the Web, information and…

Words used in commencement speeches

If you've visited YouTube in the past couple of weeks, you've probably noticed the links to this year's commencement speeches by all the famous people (Conan O'Brien's at Dartmouth has…

Households like yours

Accompanying an article on the changing family dynamic, The New York Times provides an interactive graphic that lets you see how many households in America are like yours. You start…

Simple guide to drunkenness

From Aran Kanani on DeviantArt. Try easing up on the tequila and maybe sticking in that middle realm next time, yeah? Have a nice weekend, all.…

Why you shouldn’t eat farmed fish – a graphical explanation

Do you know where your fish comes from? Well, yeah, it comes from the water, but there's a little more to it than that. Nigel Upchurch, who previously explained the…

MacGyver recipe book – All 7 seasons of diversions and mischief

Oh. My. God. Fathom Information Design compiles every recipe from the show MacGyver: Have you ever wondered in how many different episodes MacGyver has made an arc welder (answer: 3…

Flash vs. HTML5

Design firm Periscopic takes a look at the Flash versus HTML5 debate and some considerations you should make if you're deciding which one to use in your projects. The main…

Oil spill amounts in perspective

On the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, designer Chris Harmon puts the amount of spilled oil into perspective in this video (below). It's mostly simplified facts and…

Perceived vs. actual country rankings

Lisa Strausfeld, in collaboration with GE, compares perceived country rankings and actual ones. Innovation is the key driver of business and economic success. In January 2011, GE developed an Innovation…

Women’s dress sizes demystified

Women's clothing sizes have always confused me. My wife always has to try on an array of sizes, and it seems to vary by store. For me, on the other…

Mac vs. PC people

Recommendation site Hunch is another one of those applications that knows a ton of random stuff about its users. In case you've never signed up, you start by answering a…

History of detainees at Guantánamo

On January 11, 2002 the first detainees arrived at Guantánamo. On January 22, 2009, President Obama ordered Guantánamo to close in a year. The Guantánamo Docket is an interactive database…

Water changes everything in motion graphics

In the most recent media push for Charity: Water, a video of motion graphics explains the importance of clean water and what millions have to go through every day just…

See what you and others tweet about with the Topic Explorer

When you first come across a Twitter account it can be hard to know if you want to follow that person or organization, based on the most recent tweets. Jeff…

Mental disorder graphics

Designer Patrick Smith has a minimalist look at mental disorders: I was doing some research about mental health and I came across a list of mental disorders. I chose a…

Sugar consumption buckets

Lovely imagery showing sugar consumption for day through lifetime. The average American consumes 45.3 pounds of sugar in a year. It's a part of a read-later NYT article on the…

More proportions and cocktails

Designers' current obsession with cocktails and proportions continues with Konstantin Datz' recent poster. Engineer's guide to drinks is still the best. Although this one gets plus points for hints of…