Monday, September 28, 2015

For Better Nutrition

From Visual News, a revamped design of a boring nutrition label. Using bar charts and a pie chart, nutritional data is presented in a better and visually more informative way. Also shown at Visual News are redesigns for the myriad of parking signs and also a wine menu. These are from the folks at Column Five Media who produce lots of infographics.

Monday, September 21, 2015

YADDA New York's Penn Station

Yet Another Door Distribution Again. Doorway to a train track at New York's Penn Station showing the two halves of nearly circular bell-shaped curves of wear. But from what? Most likely the edge of Amtrak luggage carts pushing the door open. The carts seem to push equally on each door, with perhaps a slight bias for the left side. Compare this to the bookstore doors or the Dulles airport doors from earlier posts.

Monday, September 14, 2015

Fall Foliage Map

Here is an interactive 2015 USA Fall Foliage Map from website
Here it is set for the coming week of September 19. Perfect for planning any Fall leaf peeping trips. the site also explains why and how the leaves change color. Enjoy.

Monday, September 7, 2015


From Oliver Roeder at the blog FiveThirtyEight this is a 'scatter plot' of the size of all 2,229 paintings in the Museum of Modern Art. The size of each painting is plotted with Width on the x-axis and Height on the y-axis. This data point serves as the top right corner of the painting's rectangle. There is so much variability among so many smaller paintings that they get over plotted on the graph, so much that only a purple blob is produced.

They go on to consider only the smaller paintings with only the top right corner's data point. This resolves the purple blog into data points for each painting, but some detail is still lost in the over-plotting of these points.
More at FiveThirtyEight.