Today’s MOTD is a mind-map, created by Erie Lestrade, of metal music origins starting in the 1970’s and tracking to the year 2000.
He uses a very comprehensive list of bands from around the world to prove his paths are correct. My only wish was that the graphic was cleaner and that some lines were not going through text.
Today’s MOTD is in honor of the king of pop. It was created by Ethan Hein and was uploaded to some major social news sites.
It shows the relationship between Michael’s songs and the influences they have had on other artists.
Today’s MOTD comes to us from a great design resource, Dan Meth. It is a venn diagram showing topic trends in early Beach Boys songs. The major topics are Cars, Girls and Surf and it is fun to see the similar yet different song titles that emerge.
Today’s MOTD is a mind map about the different sounds inside the music genre ‘Electronic Dance’. The black background (down with the whiteboard!) and cool feeling colors show the relationships of the music very clearly.
Similar to a mindmapping exercise, the author of MOTD #58, Duff McDonald and Vanity Fair, examined central themes, words and messaging gleaned from Bob Dylan’s XM radio show to represent a snapshot into the mind of the legendary American folk artist.
An interesting categorization model that focused more on Dylan’s own lyrical stylings was used to present the findings; a method that draws emotive and familiar connections with anyone familiar with the musicians catalogue.
This methodology translates well into Information Mapping in general, in that, anytime a user can locate themselves within the artifact or material, even if that connection if merely a recollection of past affection for a particular element, the engagement has been magnified immeasurably within the user’s own experience.
Well worth a look through!