The Best American Infographics 2014

The Best American Infographics 2014

Year two of this fresh, timely, beautiful addition to the Best American series, introduced by Nate Silver The rise of infographics across virtually all print and electronic media reveals patterns in our lives and worlds in fresh and surprising ways. As we find ourselves in the era of big data, where information moves faster than ever, infographics provide us with quick, often influential bursts of art and knowledge — to digest, tweet, share, go viral. Best American Infographics 2014 captures the finest examples, from the past year, of this mesmerizing new way of seeing and understanding our world. Guest introducer Nate Silver brings his unparalleled expertise and lively analysis to this visually compelling new volume.
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Kits of the Future [infographic]

Football, sometimes known as soccer, is one of the worlds’ most coveted games. Millions of dollars are invested in the game and people spend tons on tickets and merchandise. With such popularity, the game needs to adapt to changing times, but how can the sport be made to better serve the viewers as well as allow the referees to make better calls? We only need to look to the future!

Live player stats can be monitored throughout the game. Items that will be cataloged is a multitude of information like the amount ran, accuracy, and time on the field. This could easily settle the arguments about which player is the best.

We all know that some players have huge egos that can lead to dishonest behavior such as pretending to be hit hard. Impact visualizers will provide different colors in the event of a strong hit or a soft hit made by player against another. Impact visualizers could potentially put an end to babies rolling around on the field trying to get the opposing player another electronically displayed yellow card on their shoulder.

For even better visuals, jerseys can be illuminated  as well as carry live ads that will grant the spectators to register more precise movements made by players and draw in more money. Just how might these kits (uniforms) be powered, you ask? The kits will be powered by the kinetic energy of a player that will be converted to an electrical current. Yeah, the future.

Soccer (football), just as life, is ever changing. Stay tuned. Keep loving the game and enjoy what the future has to offer! [via]

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Best Practices for Graphic Designers, Grids and Page Layouts: An Essential Guide for Understanding and Applying Page Design Principles

Best Practices for Graphic Designers, Grids and Page Layouts: An Essential Guide for Understanding and Applying Page Design Principles

This unique, go-to guide for designers fully details the essential layout and design skills needed to succeed in this competitive industry. With fun and practical application, it offers valuable insight into strategy and business when working in the real world with real clients, starting with basic information on layout principles before delving more deeply into theory and application on a project-by-project basis. Illustrated with real-world assignments and case studies, this guide offers a behind-the-scenes take on the entire process and steps necessary to go from concept to final outcome, including how to overcome challenges presented along the way.
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Design for Information: An Introduction to the Histories, Theories, and Best Practices Behind Effective Information Visualizations

Design for Information: An Introduction to the Histories, Theories, and Best Practices Behind Effective Information Visualizations

The visualization process doesn’t happen in a vacuum; it is grounded in principles and methodologies of design, cognition, perception, and human-computer-interaction that are combined to one’s personal knowledge and creative experiences. Design for Information critically examines other design solutions —current and historic— helping you gain a larger understanding of how to solve specific problems. This book is designed to help you foster the development of a repertoire of existing methods and concepts to help you overcome design problems. Learn the ins and outs of data visualization with this informative book that provides you with a series of current visualization case studies. The visualizations discussed are analyzed for their design principles and methods, giving you valuable critical and analytical tools to further develop your design process. The case study format of this book is perfect for discussing  the histories, theories and best practices in the field through r
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The Best American Infographics 2013

The Best American Infographics 2013

The rise of infographics across virtually all print and electronic media—from a striking breakdown of classic cocktails to a graphic tracking 200 influential moments that changed the world to visually arresting depictions of Twitter traffic—reveals patterns in our lives and our world in fresh and surprising ways. In the era of big data, where information moves faster than ever, infographics provide us with quick, often influential bursts of art and knowledge—on the environment, politics, social issues, health, sports, arts and culture, and more—to digest, to tweet, to share, to go viral.The Best American Infographics captures the finest examples from the past year, including the ten best interactive infographics, of this mesmerizing new way of seeing and understanding our world.
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Which Major City is Best to Live In? [infographic]

Well, I finally got a big girl job and am making a big move from the Rio Grande Valley (southern Texas), all the way to north Austin. I’ve always loved Austin, but I’m not too familiar with it. So naturally, I’ve been researching EVERYTHING about Austin. Places to eat, fun things to do, different parks, etc. During my search, I came upon this interesting infographic, “Which Major City is Best to Live In?” Luckily, Austin made that cut. According to today’s infographic, Austin is the 12th best place to live, and is considered the city of live music. Other great cities made the cut too, such as: San Diego, Scottsdale, and Raleigh.  Ready for a change and looking to move? Check out today’s infographic to see what these fabulous cities have to offer! [via]


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47th Publication Design Annual: The Best Magazine Design: Photography, Illustration, Infographics & Digital

47th Publication Design Annual: The Best Magazine Design: Photography, Illustration, Infographics & Digital

The Society of Publication Designers' (SPD) annual competition seeks the very best in editorial design work. Judged by a worldwide panel of top designers, the 47th edition of Rockport's best-selling SPD annuals celebrates the journalists, editorial directors, photographers, and other talented individuals who brought events of the year 2011 to our doorsteps and computer screens. Stunning full-page layouts present everything from products to people, and objects to events, in ways that make each palpable and unforgettable. You’ll find featured work published in a wide range of mediums and created by journalistic, design, and publishing talent from around the world.
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