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Infographic: The Sound of Color

Infographic: The Sound of Color | visual data | Scoop.it

Creating a color palette with your favorite music.


Color and music are both about evoking emotions; why not combine them? This infographic shows beautiful abstract visualizations, based on color palettes inspired by each album.

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Youcef Kébaïli's curator insight, April 24, 2014 5:40 AM

Couleurs et  Musiques évoquent des Émotions, cette infographie fait le lien entre les trois !

A.K.Andrew's curator insight, April 26, 2014 12:01 PM

This is amazing the correlation between sound and color translated into actual songs

Franco Llamas III's curator insight, May 31, 2014 9:09 PM

Data Visualization Infograph

 

Strength: Easy to follow and to understand, catches eye

Weakness: Not that much data on it, usually can only comfortably fit one or two pieces of data

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An Infographic Guide To Color Psychology

An Infographic Guide To Color Psychology | visual data | Scoop.it

Have you ever had difficulty choosing colours for a new scheme or wondered why we associate some colours with good luck and others with danger? Welcome to The Complete Infographic Guide to Colour Psychology.

Discover all you ever needed to know about the psychology behind colours and why their meaning differs depending on which country you’re from…

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Authentis Formations's curator insight, August 27, 2013 9:52 AM

Influence des couleurs sur la psyché....

taniaATenthuse.me's comment, August 29, 2013 11:34 AM
Great infographic, thank you for sharing Lauren. It reminds us of the significant influence that society and cultural values have on so many different aspects of our lives.
taniaATenthuse.me's curator insight, August 29, 2013 11:59 AM

This Colour Psychology infographic reminds us of the significant influence that societal and cultural values have on so many different aspects of our lives. The implications are so many. This guide can be really useful for entrepreneurs and freelancers when they decide on logo and branding. 

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Design Resources: Web-Based Color Tools

Design Resources: Web-Based Color Tools | visual data | Scoop.it

One of tne of the most important things designers work with is color. Every element they draw, type, or generate with a computer, gets a color. It is impossible to create anything visual without making color decisions. And to make things harder, estimates of the total number of discernable colors range from one hundred thousand to ten million. Add issues of human perception and color vision deficiency, and you could get a headache doing anything with colors, let alone building a color scale for data.


Luckily, you have some great tools at your disposal to help with color decisions. These tools incorporate different approaches, so each one is good at slightly different things. There are two main classes of tools for dealing with color. The first class is intended to help with design decisions, and the second class covers data driven color scales.

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Ehab Roufail's curator insight, July 31, 2013 10:49 AM

Great online tools for colour selection with a difference.

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How to create a good infographic

How to create a good infographic | visual data | Scoop.it

Infographics have become quite popular nowadays since they help people find the right path in the chaos of the crowded online world.


So, it is understandable why designers appreciate this trend so much. However, it's always useful to learn a few tips and pieces of advice.

In this infographic and related article, you will get more details about design, typography, content, color and more...

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Ignasi Alcalde's curator insight, June 27, 2013 8:11 AM

Crear Infografias Con Adobe pack.

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Visual Design: Understanding Color Theory and the Color Wheel

Visual Design: Understanding Color Theory and the Color Wheel | visual data | Scoop.it

Sometimes the toughest step in building a new website or redesign can be the conceptual ones. Selecting a color palette is one of them that can be tough if you don’t have the right tools. So where do you start?


It all comes down to basic color theory and the color wheel. That same tool that teachers used in school really is the basis for how designers plan and use color in almost every project from the simplest web page to expansive brands with multiple sites and campaigns...

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The World as 100 People / Infographic

The World as 100 People / Infographic | visual data | Scoop.it

A demographic portrait of humanity if the world were 100 people.


From data source, 100people.org:

  • The world population has now reached 7 billion people. This milestone inspired us to conduct research to update our statistics, and the changes over the past 5 years are remarkable. In 2006, only 1 person out of 100 would have had a college education-- today that number has jumped to 7 thanks in part to advances in higher education in Asia. The detailed research and source information can be found here and the statistics provided by Donella Meadows in 1990 that originally inspired our project can be viewed here.
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Aurélia-Claire Jaeger's curator insight, March 29, 2013 6:03 AM

J'aime bien ce coup d'oeil sur notre monde ...

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Infographic: Mining Pinterest To Discover Our Color Preferences, By Room

Infographic: Mining Pinterest To Discover Our Color Preferences, By Room | visual data | Scoop.it

Colour and Space is a project by designers Mie Frey Damgaard and Peter Ørntoft for decorative paint brand Jotun. It digs through Turkish Pinterest boards, analyzing two fairly basic but powerful categories: color and location. The results are placed into simple pie charts, showing preferred colors in places around the home like kids’ rooms (the faintest pink), living rooms (maize), and kitchens (white).


Colour and Space leverages big data to boil all that design into the simplest of actionable metrics--what color should my living room be? Because what you’re responding to in some random interior design photo may be the unique furnishings, but it’s just as often the color--that striking palette that’s all of a trip to Lowe’s away from reality.

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10 Artists, 10 Years: Color Palettes

10 Artists, 10 Years: Color Palettes | visual data | Scoop.it

Ten extraordinary years of art history - the Impressionists, Neo - Impressionists and Post - Impressionists were responsible for a revolution in color. Within this colour trend visualisation, each chart represents an individual painting with the five most prominent colours shown proportionally...

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Infographic: What Colors Should You Use?

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Infographic: What Colors Should You Use?

‘The Psychology of Color’ explores what colors should and should not be used in interiors, and why certain colors are used in advertising.

According to the infographic, offices should be painted blue, as it is the “most productive color”. Living rooms should be painted lavender, to calm the nerves and offer relaxation. Yellow increases metabolism, and gives you energy.

The infographic also states that the color red: “evokes strong emotion, encourages appetite, passion or intensity”.

Black, white, silver and gold colors are often used for luxury items (Chanel, Prada, Michael Kors)—to enhance the feeling of sophistication...

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Crayons under the spectrophotometer

Crayons under the spectrophotometer | visual data | Scoop.it

Starting with a fresh box of twenty-four Crayola crayons I measured each with an i1 pro spectrophotometer to create a set of spectral power distributions (SPD) of the reflected light. You may not know this, but a spectrophotometer is good for much more than creating screen and printer profiles.

This is what a box of crayons looks like broken into it's spectral components.

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Subtleties of Color: Connecting Color to Meaning

Subtleties of Color: Connecting Color to Meaning | visual data | Scoop.it

'About a year ago, we published a blog post framed as a letter to NASA, asking them to stop using rainbow color scales. The post was written out of a general frustration with rainbow color scales, but especially out of seeing field experts and leaders, like NASA, using a perceptually incorrect color scale. We weren’t alone.


Robert Simmon from NASA’s Earth Observatory has been crusading for the same changes. He’s made great progress, and as a continuation of that, he’s responding to our “letter” with a brilliant series of blog posts on proper use of colors and color scales.'

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The Power of Color Combination

The Power of Color Combination | visual data | Scoop.it

In order to create and use only good color combinations it is essential to understand the nature and the features of each color.

The Internet is full of resources to master your skills in any web design field, and certain web applications can make the process of selecting a color combination much easier.

Find these resources and more information on color theory at the link.

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Vnay Thoke's curator insight, August 28, 2013 3:47 AM

Quite an important thing for Graphics Designers like me..

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Here's What Wi-Fi Would Look Like If We Could See It

Here's What Wi-Fi Would Look Like If We Could See It | visual data | Scoop.it

Wi-fi. It's all around us, quietly and invisibly powering our access to the world's information. But few of us have a sense of what wi-fi actually is, let alone what it would look like if we could see it. Artist Nickolay Lamm decided to shed some light on the subject. He created visualizations that imagine the size, shape, and color of wi-fi signals were they visible to the human eye. 

"I feel that by showing what wi-fi would look like if we could see it, we'd appreciate the technology that we use everyday," Lamm told me in an email. "A lot of us use technology without appreciating the complexity behind making it work."  

To estimate what this would look like, Lamm worked with M. Browning Vogel, Ph.D., an astrobiologist and former employee at NASA Ames. Dr. Vogel described the science behind wireless technology, and Lamm used the information to create the visualizations.

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Infographic: Fonts + Colors that Drive the World's Top Brands

Infographic:  Fonts + Colors that Drive the World's Top Brands | visual data | Scoop.it

'We took a look at the world’s top 100 brands to determine which fonts, colors and formats were the most popular choices. Our infographic provides some good food for thought if you’ve hit a road block on your latest logo design.'

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Jon C's curator insight, July 10, 2013 8:26 PM

study of brands and colours

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Infographic: Shutterstock’s Global Design Trends 2013

Infographic: Shutterstock’s Global Design Trends 2013 | visual data | Scoop.it
Explore Shutterstock's annual design trends infographic to find out what the biggest trends of the year will be.

Shutterstock licenses more images than anyone on the web, allowing for some pretty insightful trend forecasting.

After creating the first design-trends infographic last year; this year's incorporates increased data and images, and provides a more in-depth look at what to expect in the year ahead.
Check out the full infographic at the article link, then read on for 10 favorite takeaways...

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Minna Kilpeläinen's curator insight, April 13, 2013 11:46 AM

Nice infographic about design trends in different countries. In some way these trends tend to be somewhat predictable.

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Seeing Color Through Infographics and Data Visualizations

Seeing Color Through Infographics and Data Visualizations | visual data | Scoop.it

Color is a crucial part of our visual experience.

It indicates many things in our lives, from the ripeness of a banana, to how someone is feeling, to which subway line we should be on.


Not everyone sees colors the same way, and colors have drastically different meanings in different cultures, but one thing we all have in common: color is important. These visualizations all show us different things about colors.


Visit the original article for over a dozen infographics and links related to color psychology, trends and various uses and applications.

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Sylvie Mercier's curator insight, March 27, 2013 6:32 AM

Très joli !

Sara McLean, Allied ASID, CMG's curator insight, April 17, 2013 11:49 PM

visualizing color in unique ways is always a treat for the senses

Robin Martin's curator insight, April 28, 2013 8:26 PM

Nice!

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Tree Of Life: The History of the World, Visualized

Tree Of Life: The History of the World, Visualized | visual data | Scoop.it
In this graphic by the Tree of Life web project and designer Leonard Eisenberg, we see all 3.5 billion years of life on earth evolving, not through limbs and timelines, but an elegant rainbow swirl. It’s as if our whole history is a colorful bunch of balloons, all tying back to bacteria.

As you look at the graphic, realize that time radiates outward and each kingdom’s appearance is also in chronological order from left to right. What you’ll discern then is a story of origins and mass extinctions, the way life almost bided its time through the Ice Age then hit the gas through the Cambrian Explosion. It was here when the protostomes (everything from trilobites to squids) simply went nuts, and the separation of plants vs. animals as we know them arose...

 

Visit the article to learn more about the graphic that visualizes the history of the world...

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OpenStreetMap Overlays Turn Digital Maps into Watercolors

OpenStreetMap Overlays Turn Digital Maps into Watercolors | visual data | Scoop.it

No one can really debate the functionality of Google Maps, nor doubt its engine power, but as to the question of its graphic design, that’s another matter entirely. Yet, it’s leagues ahead of OpenStreetMap (OSM) and further still ahead of the other “competition” (Bing Maps)–that is, until now. Stamen Design has developed unique map skins which make OSM the most aesthetically pleasing digital maps available.

With three different styles, including Toner and Watercolor options, Stamen Maps add a sheen to OSM that had not previously existed before, turning a standard (i.e. unpretty) interface into a graphically subtle, yet sumptuous medium of transport. The high-contrast black and white Toner maps of New York, for example, embody the city’s moodier, pulp representation in film noir, comic books, and serials. The watercolor mode renders the rational planning of cities inexact and even “warm”, nullifying the precision of the grid as amorphous city blocks bleed into one another and the edges of bridges and infrastructure are reduced to squiggles. There’s also Terrain, for all those nostalgic for the good old days of MapQuest, which, funnily enough, has embraced open-source mapping with data retrieved from OSM. Best of all, the overlays are all Creative Commons-licensed, meaning that they can be used and integrated on any website.

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Visualizing the Psychology of Color

Visualizing the Psychology of Color | visual data | Scoop.it
Courtesy of Painters of Louisville   At National Geographic, we are dedicated to unique and engaging forms of visual storytelling. Colors, of course, can be a powerful medium to convey meaning and trigger emotions.
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There’s Something About Yellow

There’s Something About Yellow | visual data | Scoop.it
Maroon. Chartreuse. Marigold. Cerulean. There are many colors to choose from when designing infographics and data visualizations.

Is there such a thing as the “right” colors or the “wrong” colors to use? I’m not going to tell you that my favorite color is better than yours, but there is something special about the color yellow...

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