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Gauge Your Distraction While You Text and Drive in the Distracted Driving Game

From Gabriel Dance, Tom Jackson, and Aaron Pilhofer of the New York Times is this game to gauge your distraction while you're texting on the road. Yes. It's fun AND…

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…

Death and Taxes Poster 2010 – 50% Off for FlowingData Readers

Jess Bachman of WallStats just released his annual Death and Taxes Poster for 2010. For those unfamiliar, the poster is a graphical breakdown of the United States federal budget.…

Comparing the Human and Chimpanzee Genomes

As part of the Explore Evolution exhibit at the University of Nebraska State Museum, Judy Diamond displays a segment of the human genome in line with that of the chimpanzee…

Why Are Cheap Airlines So Cheap?

5W Graphics, whose work you've seen by now, compares lower-cost airlines to "regular" airlines. The infographic is from the Spain group, so the focus is on Eurpoean airlines. Apparently the…

How Does the Average Consumer Spend His Money?

Add another graphic to the list of ways to show consumer spending. Visual Economics displays data from the most recent spending survey (April 2009) from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.…

Explore World Data with Factbook eXplorer from OECD

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) makes a lot of world indicators available (e.g. world population and birth rate). Much of it goes unnoticed, because most people just…

Religious Teachings On Sex

This graphic on religious teachings and sex is making the social media rounds. The source is questionable and the design is a little iffy, but oh what the heck, it's…

Health Care Costs Vary Widely By Region

No, this isn't a bad fungus spreading northwest towards Washington. This map from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (via MSNBC) shows health care costs across the country, and yes, you…

Colored Tree, Cookies, and Stairs in Visualization Ad

These ads for Hospital Alemán from Saatchi & Saatchi color code physical items for what parents say and what children do. It's not quantitative at all, and a lot of…

Is the Economy Getting Ready to Turn Around?

Is the economy going to turn around any time soon? How does this economic swing compare to previous cycles? Amanda Cox et al of the New York Times explores these…

Realtime Information Graphics Show International Data Interchange

Zum Kuckuck, a design group in Germany, visualizes data interchange and network traffic with Processing in this beautifully executed installation.…

X-Men Universe Relationship Map

Contrary to what a lot people might think they know from the movies, the X-Men universe stretches out quite a ways with lots of characters and lots of relationships. This…

Infographic Provides a Twitter History Lesson

Manolith, in collaboration with InfoShots, tells the story of Twitter. The graphic starts at Twitter's humble beginnings and ends at present day where you pretty much can't go a day…

Michael Jackson Billboard Rankings: the Man, the Legend

Say what you want about Michael Jackson, but there's no denying the great effect he had on the music world. In honor of the pop king's passing, practically half of…

Does this Calorie Intake Infographic Work? Not Really

How long does it take to burn off the calories from a Big Mac and medium fries or a chocolate chip cookie? Petra Axlund of 5W Infographics shows with this…

20 Visualizations to Understand Crime

There's a lot of crime data. For almost every reported crime, there's a paper or digital record of it somewhere, which means hundreds of thousands of data points - number…

Business Valuation Calculator Like Trendalyzer With Style

Inc.com just released their annual valuation guide for 2009, which allows business owners to gauge the value of their, uh, business. At the center of this guide is an interactive…

Abortion Rates in the United States, 1970-2005

I've been working on my mapping skills lately in preparation for the first FlowingPrints poster, so when I came across this dataset for abortion rates in America, I had to…

Designing Interfaces for the Star Ship Enterprise

We've all seen the new Star Trek by now. If you haven't, you should. There are amazing visuals throughout, especially on the bridge, where those aboard can just about interact…

World Map of Social Network Dominance

Vincenzo Cosenza maps social network dominance around the world according to traffic data from Alexa and Google Trends. We see Facebook has apparently overtaken MySpace in the US along with…

Javascript InfoVis Toolkit – New Version Released

As we've seen, javascript is growing into a viable solution for visualization on the Web. John Resig ported Processing to javascript about a year ago and we saw some projects…