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Fascinating Old Chart Maps World's Tallest Mountains, Forgets Mt. Everest

Fascinating Old Chart Maps World's Tallest Mountains, Forgets Mt. Everest | visual data | Scoop.it

This chart from the 1800s puts the world's biggest mountains and rivers in order. 

This beautifully illustrated chart: the Comparative Heights of the Principal Mountains And Lengths of The Principal Rivers in The World organizes the inherently unorganized, First published in 1823 by William Darton, this chart by W.R. Gardner rips the mountains from the skin of the Earth and re-arranges them in ascending height, while simultaneously doing the same for the globe's biggest rivers, ironing their kinks and curls in order to compare for length. This is Victorian data viz at its finest.

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Imagining The ‘Creative Process’ As Abstract Illustrations

Imagining The ‘Creative Process’ As Abstract Illustrations | visual data | Scoop.it

Toronto-based designer Scott Wise has illustrated the ‘creative process’—imagining it as abstract illustrations. 

In the series, the elements commonly-known to those in the creative industry—‘core idea’, ‘brainstorm’, ‘ideation’, ‘iteration’, ‘refinement’, and ‘feedback loop’—are visually summarized.

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Lola Ripollés's curator insight, August 18, 2013 5:20 AM

Siempre hablamos de los mind maps. Si le añadimos creatividad además al hecho de describir la creatividad en sí, el resultado es asombroso.

Lua Valentine's curator insight, September 17, 2013 4:56 PM

Interesting. As thoughts actually appear. Randomly and like a mess. 

Mrkjcbs Inh's curator insight, October 5, 2013 9:21 AM

A creative process can sometimes be quite difficult to describe. This actuallly makes it look easy. 

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Infographic: A Graphic Tribute To The Designer’s Life

Infographic: A Graphic Tribute To The Designer’s Life | visual data | Scoop.it
Creative workplaces are a unique breed, and more (and more and more) attention is being paid to the logistics of their layouts and design, ensuring that they are engineered to accommodate room for both productivity and play.

But what of those intangible qualities inherent to the non-traditional office experience? Of pressure, heart, pitching, and sacrifice? Grid London’s Ashwin Patel explores these kinds of component parts in his new print, A Studio Life...

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55 Striking Data Visualization & Infographic Poster Designs

55 Striking Data Visualization & Infographic Poster Designs | visual data | Scoop.it

Data visualizations (or infographics) provide a great way to visualize a topic that would be hard to understand when reading in another format.

 

Infographics are present in media sources such as magazines, television, books, posters, signs, and anything with complex information. For some, it’s much easier to visualize information, data, or knowledge with graphically- and with creativity, designers can come up with different ways to illustrate a subject...

 

The power of a good infographic should not be underestimated- the following collection was based on the interest level and quality. We have included some of the most interesting infographics around for your viewing pleasure...

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Designing Fictional Planets: Photography + Stereographic Projection Dan Peterson

Designing Fictional Planets: Photography + Stereographic Projection Dan Peterson | visual data | Scoop.it

Dan Peterson is a designer and illustrator, originally from Portland, OR. His experience in print and interactive design led to his latest project ‘Tiny Planets’ - an impressive group of images using both real photographs and remixed, edited photographs meshed together.


'Some are actual 360 panoramic photos turned into tiny planets, and others are heavily edited and remixed panoramic photos that make up abstract patterns.' -Dan Peterson.

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Rim Riahi's curator insight, October 9, 2013 11:51 PM

Some are actual 360 panoramic photos turned into tiny planets, and others are heavily edited and remixed panoramic photos that make up abstract patterns.' -Dan Peterson.

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An Infographic About Infographics

An Infographic About Infographics | visual data | Scoop.it

A picture is worth a thousand words, and Californian digital marketing agency, Bixa Media, have illustrated (pun intended) by creating an infographic about the importance of… well, infographics.


Based on the company’s research and insights, they found that visual data is absorbed 60,000x faster than text and people will only read about 20% of the text on a page.

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An Illustrated Visualization of What Can Happen in a Single Second

An Illustrated Visualization of What Can Happen in a Single Second | visual data | Scoop.it

We’ve previously explored time and the scale of the universe, but what about the scale of time? Do we fully understand the 2.5 billion seconds most of us will experience in an average lifetime?

That’s precisely what prolific science author and illustrator Steve Jenkins playfully probes in Just a Second, a lovely and refreshing book for kids, doubling as a curious and enjoyable trivia compendium for grown-ups, and a fine addition to the year’s best children’s books. From the 5,085-foot water journey of a whale’s song to the 50 beats of a hummingbird’s wings to the 300-foot plunge of a peregrine falcon, the charmingly illustrated pages weave a kind of alternative metric system for telling time through the surprising things that happen in a single second — a measure that, as Jenkins points out, is a human invention...

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Infographic Of The Day: The Magic And Madness Of The Creative Process

Infographic Of The Day: The Magic And Madness Of The Creative Process | visual data | Scoop.it

Visual.ly has tipped us off to a fun little infographic by Virus Comix that uses the metaphor of a street map to show the many routes, stops, loops, and warning signs we encounter on the bumpy road to creative brilliance...

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