Pink is a loaded color in design. The association with femaleness is so strong that anything pink — clothing, books, power tools, bar charts — is assumed to be for or about women. For this reason, using pink and blue to represent male and female in graphics is a helpful stereotype for the audience, but… Read more »
Posts Categorized: Delight
Employment is a story that’s easy to tell big (the national figures) and easy to tell small (one person’s experience) but challenging to tell at the medium level that gives us greater insight into what’s actually happening. This new interactive graphic from The Upshot about men who don’t work is a great example, and it’s… Read more »
From a user perspective, I adore this gentle warning on a WNYC project that you’re now entering audio land. There is nothing delightful enough to justify surprise sound on the internet.
The wave of post-election analysis included some excellent graphics, like the beautifully detailed precinct maps from The New York Times. But the one interactive I saw shared online most often by friends and acquaintances who aren’t graphics people was this interactive from The Guardian: Are you reflected in the new Congress?
Newspapers publish lots of things that aren’t really news and don’t really get old. Recipes are a great example of that, which is part of the reason the new Cooking sub-site from The New York Times is brilliant. The other, critical part is that it’s attractive to use: useful filters, consistent instructions, options to save,… Read more »
Every year since 2005, graphic designer Nicholas Felton releases an “Annual Report” about his life. This year’s, just released today, examines his “communication data” with sources that include text messages, Facebook messages, email, traditional post office mail and even conversations.
Here’s a fun one from the New York Times. One thing I love about this is that it uses geographical information, but resists the impulse to put that on a geographical map. I also enjoy the U.S. map as a menu for selecting states even though it’s too small to be functional for New England.
Today’s Google doodle is a darling homage to John Venn, inventor of the Venn Diagram, who was born 180 years ago on Aug. 4, 1834. I’m not sure a zamboni would actually qualify as “transport,” since its sole purpose is to go around in circles without cargo, but it is cute. The team that put… Read more »