Each date’s size represents how often it is referred to by name in English-language books since 2000.
The Age of User Experience Design. The growth of the User Experience Design field is breathtaking, but well deserved. Thanks to UX Designers all over the world, the quality of products has increased dramatically. Design really does matter now. It’s a user centric world in which there’s not only Apple on the scene anymore.
This infographic provides 8 common mistakes designers/developers make when designing a site and how to fix them.
Louise Ma diagrams the many facets of love and relationships in her ongoing project What Love Looks Like.
How A Redesigned Electricity Bill Could Make You Smarter And Save Cash
This summer, Chicago startup Power2Switch will roll out a redesigned electricity bill, something that hasn’t been done in more than twenty years, to help consumers make smarter choices about their power usage.
The food nutrition label is on almost every food item, but it can be confusing in the sense that it doesn’t tell you much about whether something is good or bad for you. The UC Berkeley School of Journalism hosted a challenge for designers and food experts to rethink the label:
We are confused about what and how to eat and so we’re eating too much of the wrong things. In fact, we’re eating too much of everything. Two-thirds of American adults are overweight or obese. The obesity rate among preschoolers has doubled since 1970. Type 2 diabetes has become an epidemic. We want to make it easier to choose healthy food.
Visual designer Renee Walker won with her rework shown above. The rectangles on top of each label represent main ingredients, and bars on the bottom provide a quick thumbs or thumbs down for a breakdown of fat content, carbohydrates, etc. Icons of spoons and scoops are used to supplement serving size since no one knows what 182 grams looks or feels like.
Nathan Yau of Flowing Data remixes this New York Times interactive graphic about how americans spend their day. His version breaks up the activity categories so they can be compared side-by-side. The original survey data can be found here.
The Price of Weed across the country (via Flowing Data).
(via Longshot Magazine)
Over 20 years before sparklines came on the scene, Edward Tufte developed a different type of data visualization called “slopegraphs” that didn’t fare nearly as well.