information design

Infographic: The Literal Meaning Of Every State Name In The U.S.

Check out this awesome map of North America and the meanings behind our various geographical landmarks. >> Infographic: The Literal Meaning Of Every State Name In The U.S. | Co.Design

US debt problem visualized: Debt stacked in 100 dollar bills

This is a brilliant information design project, and an astounding reminder of the scale of money we talk about in public finance. >> Link:US debt problem visualized: Debt stacked in 100 dollar bills.

Visual Budget – an Interactive Guide to the Federal Budget

From Information Aesthetics: Visual Budget is a cutting-edge data-visualization web site. It explains all the complicated ins and outs of the US Federal Budget using interactive charts and motion graphics. It is a tool that lets citizens like you and me understand this important issue, armed with the latest most comprehensive facts and figures. It …

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What’s that you see from your airplane window?

Super cool technology that lets you know what you’re looking at from 30,000 feet: The idea is that, if you’re online and in the air (and the Mondo Window guys have been blowing my mind with the technical, infrastructural and business models that allow this to happen), you can access the various APIs that track …

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Visual Aid: Synonyms, homonyms, heretonyms, and more

Thanks, Wikipedia! This is really useful:

10 Sages Read the Future of Print

What becomes of the printed word? What’s the fate of companies that produce periodicals and books? Here’s what 10 media and tech luminaries think: Link:10 Sages read the future of print [Fortune]

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