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Misc. Visualization

How Genetics Works

Simple yet effective. Any questions? [via 9gag | Thanks, Barry]…

Man as Industrial Palace, Animated

In 1926, Fritz Kahn illustrated man as a working factory in his famous poster, Man as Industrial Palace. Tiny guys in each body system perform their own specific job. A…

Excessively Labeled Airplane Tells You Where the Big Cheese Sits

In case the in-flight pamphlet isn't enough for you, everything on this Kulula airplane is labeled for your convenience.…

Dropped Food. Should You Eat it?

Since you'll be trying every single drink recipe in the engineer's guide this weekend, you're most likely going to drop some food on the ground. Consult this flowchart to decide…

Timescapes to Compare Chopin Recordings

How do you compare music visually? You can break it down into data by quantifying the notes, volume, etc and then visualize it with timescapes (above). The horizontal axis represents…

Information vs. Confusion

You gotta love Jessica Hagy. If you've got the skills you should be able to widen the valley in that curve significantly. Have a nice weekend all. [via Cool Infographics]…

An Addiction to Charts and Graphs

Haha, Jason Segel is hilarious. In this episode of How I Met Your Mother Segel's character Marshall has an interesting addiction that I think many FD readers can relate to.…

Google Acquisitions Subway Map

Tack another graphic to the growing list of subway map metaphors. Meet the Boss "maps" Google acquisitions and investments, color-coding tracks by industry. The maroon track, for example, represents video,…

Getting a Good Night’s Sleep – Good Night and Tough Luck

Hilarious as always, Christoph Niemann illustrates in his graphical New York Times op-ed how getting a good night's sleep is easier said than done, especially when you have a small…

A Road Map to Success

May you make it to the top of the mountain of success. I think I'm somewhere around the mountain of lack of preparation. Where are you? [via Strange Maps] UPDATE:…

Highs and Lows of Being a Young Man

i-am-bored graphs the horrible to awesome of becoming a man. Growing up ain't easy. So who's going to do the highs and lows of being a young woman? Have a…

Total Eclipse of the Heart (Flowchart)

Jeannie Harrell takes Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler, and puts it in flowchart form. Yes, you guessed it. It's Friday. And what better way to start the…

Pepsi and Coca-Cola Logo Design Over the Past Hundred Years

There have actually been some subtle changes in the Coca-Cola logo but not nearly as dramatic as the Pepsi logos. I personally think the new Pepsi design is atrocious. They…

Three Ingredients to Make the Perfect Business

Thanks to Jessica Hagy and her Indexed project, we've seen lots of graphs and venn diagrams to communicate ideas outside of data. Some are bad and others are good. Here's…

50 Cars to Make One Bus?

Flygbussarna, a Swedish coach bus company, in partnership with the Acne marketing group, assembled 50 cars into one bus to highlight the production of carbon emissions. Assuming slightly more than…

Music That Makes You Dumb

Virgil Griffith, a CalTech graduate student, follows up books that make you dumb with music that makes you dumb. "Dumb" people listen to Lil' Wayne and "smart" ones listen to…

Flowchart Shows You What to Say During Sex

This flowchart shows you what to say during private time with your special friend. Say goodbye to confusion and hello to deep conversations. Start from the middle of the chart…