Tag Archives: information graphics

Submarine cable map 2013

I like that they used a historic approach to map illustration and a modern topic; the 550,000 miles of undersea cable that powers the internet. I also was surprised to learn that it is all these cables, and not satellites (that carrying just 1% of telecommunications as of 2006). Click on the pic for more information and views at Fast Company. Read more

Harvard Business Press book illustrations

Tom Davenport, a visiting professor of business at Harvard contacted us last summer about a new book he's finishing: Keeping Up with the Quants. The book will be an accessible review of when and how to use quantitative analysis to help improve your decision making.  We read the book and made suggestions as to where topics could be better understood through the use of visual communications. Since visualizing data is a key recommendation for improved decision making, we felt it was important to make Read more

Infographics for cloud-based products and services

Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset – their people. Recently we helped Mercer develop a presentation for an integrated, cloud-based service offer to share at a consulting technology seminar. Here is their starting point followed by options sketched and presented to convey the major benefits of integrating services in one easy-to-access portal. And Read more

AutoDesk’s organic animated organization chart

I saw this on Fast Company this morning and thought to post it here. If you’ve ever thought you were in the belly of a beast this might be the visual proof you need.

Changes to the company are mapped over four years with nodes representing the 7,000 employees getting reorganized regularly.

How can levels of service be visually described?

There are times when several choices are available for consideration, and the choices can be made along various criteria. Different options like service level, cost, features can all conspire to make a clear choice difficult. In those instances a visual representation can be very helpful. Here's a great example from Mercer, one of the world’s largest HR consulting firms. We explored several options for the Mercer Workforce Insight Network, or Mercer WIN. This software product is accessible online Read more