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Friday Infographic Fun: Bey Day

Ahh, I’m going to see BeyoncΓ© at Vector Arena tonight! I’m beyond super excited for it. So to celebrate, here’s a fun BeyoncΓ© infographic put together by The Guardian earlier this year.

Does BeyoncΓ© seem to take herself a little too seriously sometimes? Yeah, but I guess if my name and image was a million dollar industry, I’d probably be a little serious too. I love the Guardian’s approach to this – it’s very tongue in cheek, very British.

Happy Bey Day!

 

Bonus image: a breakdown of the Single Ladies dance. I thought this was really clever, because it’s INSTANTLY recognisable, despite the fact there’s no text on the image at all. The directional lines are awesome, they really do bring movement to the static image. And in fabulous instructional design form, I can tell exactly what movement is required by the diagram. Bravo!

Infographic Source: The Guardian, Comatose Bunny via tumblr

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WTF Visuals

WTFvis

WTF Visualisations is a collection of visualisations that simply make no sense. Like, really no sense at all. In so many different ways. It’s fantastic.

I highly recommend checking it out for yourself and then sending the link to a data-loving friend to mock them for their weirdness.

Image Credit: WTFviz.net, found via neatorama.com

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Friday Infographic: 14 Wild Ways People Soothe Their Sunburn

Infographic List is ‘for those who love infographics’, so it makes sense I follow them, right?

They put this beauty up the other day, and it couldn’t have come at a better time – the weather is getting warmer here, and I’ve been spending more of my weekend hours in the garden. I have the worst possible complexion for someone who lives in NZ, where we have little ozone protection from the sun. Seriously, on a summer day in NZ you get sunburnt in about five minutes. Skin cancers account for 80% of new cancers diagnosed each year, and we have one of the highest rates of melanoma in the world.

So, yeah. I have a pasty complexion with freckles to boot – not ideal for being out in the sun. I’m pretty good with my sun protection, but sometimes I’m not good enough. Would I use these methods to soothe sunburn? Not all of them, some are pretty out-there! But I DO highly recommend having a supply of aloe gel or cubes in the freezer; in my experience it takes the burn right out of the skin – even bad burns.

The idea of putting vinegar on a burn kind of scares me. Take a look at these weird and wacky solutions:

Infographic credit: via Infographic List

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The Emotional Highs and Lows of Email. Yes, Email.

I totally understand where Domics is going with this animation about Email Etiquette! I often find myself scratching my head over the shortest replies, wondering if I’ve appropriately matched the tone, enthusiasm and content required by the receiver.

When I’m creating learning materials for clients, of course it’s important to match tone and language to the resource I’m developing, because it helps the content resonate with the learner. But when it comes to sending emails to colleagues and clients… maybe I should chill out a bit and stop over thinking it?

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Another Friday Infographic: Superhero Life Expectancies

Spidey Years

This Superhero Life Expectancies infographic by Design InfographicsΒ is simple and really easy to follow – it’s also pretty funny. I happen to agree with all their predictions too!

Have a great weekend everyone!

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