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Friday Fun with Infographics: Whedonverse Edition

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Now, I’ve seen some pretty intense Whedonverse infographics in my time… there’s a lot of crossover in Joss’ work, and you can make a whole bunch of connections on different levels if you’re so inclined. Seriously, people study his work at university because it’s so impressively involved and intertwined.

Anywho, I quite fancy this basic infographic which shows how Whedon likes to reuse actors across different shows and films.

There’s a couple of really greatΒ instructional design techniques that I think are worth pointing out:

  • MIND MAP LAYOUT: the mind map style of this infographic makes it really engaging to look at, but it also makes the information contained in it look really accessible to the reader. Thumbs up.
  • USE OF KEY: I’m always appreciative of a good map key. This one is super straight forward, and therefore effective. Each film/show is represented by a colour, and the colour used to outline the character picture corresponds. Really straightforward, gets the point across, and doesn’t really ‘interfere’ with the information. It’s just sitting there in a really convenient way.

I’m not so sure about the illustration of Joss used as the central image… it’s a great illustration, but I find it weird having the ‘master’ of the work portrayed in character, while all the other images used are photos. Maybe they could have just used a photo of Joss for design consistency?

Click on the image to see the infographic in full. Have a great weekend, y’all!

Infographic Source: DigitalSpy.co.nz

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Another Friday Infographic: Superhero Life Expectancies

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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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Today’s Find: Minimal Posters

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Minimal Posters – Five Great Mathematicians and Their Contributions

I stumbled upon this beautiful collection of posters by Hydrogene earlier today, they’re simply stunning.

I’m really quite useless with numbers and confused by math, but I recognised all the names on the posters, and the images too – but I wouldn’t have put the names and images together independently. I suspect a lot of other people are the same.

This is a great example minimalist design – it contains only essential information, and the idea is simple but striking in it’s simplicity. And I LEARNED something from it, or rather it compounded a learning from my school days. This is a beautiful all-rounder!

I recommend taking a peek at their whole portfolio, there’s some amazing work in there.

Image Credit: Hydrogene

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X-Factor Stats = Infographic Win

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I don’t know about you, but I became completely and totally obsessed with X Factor NZ. Well done Jackie, love you Benny, onya Whenua.

An excellent X Factor infographic came across my Twitter feed this past week, via the always entertaining Cate Owen. HURRAH to the people at Mediaworks Interactive for this, because it a) helped plug my need for X Factor related content in a post-ekfac world, and b) they’ve crammed a tonne of information into this infographic, but it doesn’t seem like it AT ALL.

See? Even dry content (as rad as X-Factor was, stats are stats) can be fun and engaging AND sell your product/message to your audience.

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