Rules We Live By

In a recent post, our friends at FastCo Design spotlighted Alison Haigh’s beautiful reinterpretation of the periodic table — we, too, are big fans of this incredible design.

In Alison’s version of the periodic table, gone are the letter combinations standing in place of such obscure elements as flerovium and hassium. Instead, Alison’s minimalist yet elegant design shows the gradual increase in electrons among the elements, not only providing a new twist on a familiar subject but opening up the table to new and useful insights.

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Digital Life Fragmentation

When most people consider “fragmenting” they think of scattered files that slow down their computer. With everything becoming digital, this problem has become a part of life in respect to all personal files. Music, movies, documents, and even friends have become scattered into different media platforms. Humor blog, Doghouse Diaries has made a hobby out of breaking it down for us with comedic visualizations. Still, it’s exhausting to really wrap your mind around when there are so many different locations in which media could be stored, and the chart we feature today only covers some of the locations.

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Mapping a Cross-Country Charging Network

A map released today by Tesla Motors is interesting both for its content as well as for its functionality. Tesla, which makes high-end electric cars, announced the planned locations for its Supercharging stations around the United States and Canada. Continue reading Mapping a Cross-Country Charging Network

Infographics on the Move

Maps were originally static, made to show something as it appeared. The height of a mountain or the coastline of an island wouldn’t change fast enough to warrant a dynamic map, and early mapping technology wouldn’t allow for it.

Tools to make and view moving maps are now available, however, and the subject matter covered in maps and infographics is well tailored to a fluid and changing form.

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