A number of cool diagram designs from this UK designer. File them in your inspiration rolodex under “properly balanced color combinations”. Thanks to Lisa Lisa for sending in the link!
There are a number of interesting and well designed charts in the 2011 Global Wealth Report from Credit Suisse. The private sector actually does a lot of good analysis and visualization work that just doesn’t get publicized much.
This one took me a minute to figure out – it’s showing distribution of wealth by decile:
There are a series of charts on wealth and age:
Thanks to Sean R for sending in the link!
I’ve loved these types of charts since I first saw them used for insight into the Arab Spring discontent. What’s great about the version linked below is the country coverage that Worldlifeexpectancy.com has managed to pull together – it’s very impressive. If you wander the site, there are a lot of additional maps and charts on global causes of death, life expectancy, and other fun demographic topics. (via)
On a design note: Wow. I haven’t seen someone attempt a black background and glowing neon fonts in such a manner since the earliest days of the internet. I don’t know whether to applaud the boldness and bust out some glowsticks, or put on sunglasses to prevent a seizure. I suppose since it’s all about death, the black kinda works.
Enter your household income and see where you rank in 344 areas around the country:
There’s some interesting behind the scenes information on the news paper version here:
I love music, but the only album on here that I think I’ve heard is the (incredibly overplayed) one by Adele.
An analysis of people arrested in Southwestern Ontario in 2011 by astrological sign. Anyone have a larger dataset?
I like it when someone take a silly anecdotal observation and then does the research to see if it’s actually true. In this case, Ruth Suehle was wondering whether Legos really used to be cheaper when we were kids. The statistical methodology choices and related discussions over at GeekMom are interesting (though wonderfully pointless).
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