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The Infographic Guide to Series
If a picture is worth a thousand words, then an infographic is surely worth 10,000. Where words would surely fail, the infographic takes a complicated bounty of data and, in the best cases, succinctly and aesthetically transforms it into an appealing...
DESIGN
Infographic Designers' Sketchbooks
Designing compelling and informative ways to communicate raw data has never been more pertinent. In light of the ceaseless thirst for information brought on by the digital age (along with the multitude of access points for such information) the wealth...
TECH
Ralph Lauren's Polo Tech Shirt
The wearable tech field just got a little bit more elegant, thanks to Ralph Lauren. The American luxury giant debuts the Polo Tech shirt at the 2014 US Open, where several ball boys will wear the shirt on-court. Partnering with Montreal-based wellness...
DESIGN
The Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards 2014
After sharing the stunning works of last year's winners, we're pleased to announce this year's call for entries at the third annual Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards. Co-founder David McCandless (himself a data visualizer) recognized the importance...
DESIGN
Manuel Lima: The Book of Trees
Data is a powerful tool. Whether it's used for education, research, policies or everyday decision-making, numbers hold power—and often a simple value doesn't best convey their meaning. Portuguese-born and NYC-based designer, researcher and author...
TECH
Jawbone UP 24 Data Visualization
As noted before, not only is information useful, it's also beautiful. Recognizing this, the recently appointed VP of Data at sleep and health data tracking device Jawbone, Monica Rogati, has partnered with artist Shantell Martin to utilize all the...
TECH
Nike FuelBand SE
Following up last year's launch of the industry-changing Nike FuelBand, the global athletics and lifestyle force recently released their follow-up, the FuelBand SE, to a very eager market. After its high profile launch last month, CH had the chance...
DESIGN
Information is Beautiful Awards 2013
We've been slammed with facts, statistics and reports for as long as we've known how to ingest and interpret them. There's a reason why infographics have surged in popularity and been mobilized by the news media; no trick can plant a fact more firmly...
CULTURE
Global Rich List Redesign
Reading accounts of the world's wealthiest, it's easy to feel poor. But few think about how their own income stacks up globally, something that Global Rich List (GRL) has been educating people on for a decade through their online income calculator...
TECH
Nike FuelBand
Data analysis is no longer just a practice for economists or statistics-hungry infographic designers. Thanks to technology at large, anyone can easily track every aspect of their existence to create a personalized numerical evaluation—a quantified...
TECH
Small Demons
Taking an ambitious approach to filtering information online, Small Demons is a new site dedicated to opening up the worlds inside of books. Not just another search engine for what's inside your favorite novel, Small Demons collects and catalogs...
DESIGN
OpenBuildings
The just-launched OpenBuildings online database organizes architecture's finest examples from around the globe in an effort to share info and highlight stunning developments. Multiple methods of navigating the buildings—as a grid, list, slideshow...
TECH
Funny USB Memory Stick #6
Designer Mac Funamizu's clever prototype, the Funny USB Memory Stick #6, allows users to physically see the digital contents contained on a mini flash drive. The clear glass device uses lights to indicate the amount and type of data stored. A fully...
STYLE
This Is Plot Jewelery
Brainchild of a strategist and an art director, This Is Plot's necklaces illustrate the subtle beauty of economics, turning one of the most classic data visualizations into a physical object. The London-based duo (both of ad agency Wieden+Kennedy...
TECH
Wolfram Alpha Computational Knowledge Engine
Touted as a threat to Google's search-engine dominance, Wolfram Alpha doesn't warrant the comparison. The site is a different beast altogether, considered a "computational knowledge engine" by British founder Stephen Wolfram. It...
TECH
Backblaze Online Backup: Mac Beta Access
Perhaps the most intuitive backup solution on the market, Backblaze launched last September as an online data storage center emphasizing simplicity at a reasonable—if perpetual—price. While initially drawing ease-of-use comparisons to...
TECH
Tâke Personal Pocket Safe
One problem that comes with the internet's high level of data fluidity is how to keep your most private information private. Black Box Innovations attempts to ameliorate the issue with the Tâke Personal Pocket Safe. What appears to be an...
TECH
Moody for iTunes
One-upping most other iTunes enhancers, Moody does a better job of creating playlists by basing them on mood. A Crayon Room creation, it's a more accurate way to predict what you want to hear across all types of music and creates a streamlined...
TECH
The Whale Hunt
Jonathan Harris continues to explore the art of storytelling in his inimitable way with his latest project, The Whale Hunt. A photo-documentary work, Harris joined a family of Inupiat Eskimos in Barrow, Alaska (the northernmost settlement in the...
CULTURE
Montage-a-Google
The fact that Google has made APIs available for all sorts of integration projects is among the many things that makes the search engine leader wonderful. I've seen several great projects built on top of Google, beginning with Marumushi's...
CULTURE
Personal Data Forest
This image is a representation of all the data right here on Cool Hunting, created using Texone's Tree Applet. You point the applet to a web address and it translates the syntactic structure of the site to a tree visualization. It also creates...
DESIGN
Name Voyager
The Name Voyager, from Baby Name Wizard, is a fascinating visualization of the US Social Security Administration's historical database of names. Enter part or all of any name and this little Java application will dynamically plot how many babies...
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