Category Archives: Infographics

Infographic: Paleolithic Diet – Paleo Diet Plan For Beginners

Paleolithic Diet Plan or Paleo Diet Plan

The paleolithic diet is also known as the caveman diet. It is an evolutionary diet that focuses on the food which humans had thousands of years ago.

What is paleo diet plan?

It is designed so as to emulate the diet of hominid species during palealithic era. In paleo diet plan one has to avoid the products unavailable in paleolithic era such as : dairy products, grains, legumes, processed oils, and refined sugar.

What are the benefits of paleo diet plan?

As paleo-style diet encourages us to take more fruits and vegetables, it indirectly helps to lower your sugar and sodium intakes. This is very helpful to build a lean, muscular physique.

Read More about benefits of paleo diet : http://eatdrinkpaleo.com.au/paleo-benefits/

What are the cons of paleo diet plan?

This diet is not sustainable without a solid meal plan. You should have a strong paleo meal diet plan before starting the diet. To ease your work, here is a  healthy meal planner. We are including a a paleolithic diet infographic which is will be the perfect meal plan for your everyday routine.

Source: Health, Body and Beauty Tips

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Infographic: Old World Language Families

The Old World Language Families infographic from Stand Still Stay Silent Comic shows the “roots” of our modern languages. Follow each language’s path from bush to roots and discover how closely languages are related to each other.

Language trees for the language lovers! I’ve gathered pretty much all the data for this from ethnologue.com, which is an awesome well of information about language families. And if anyone finds some important language missing let me know! (Naturally most tiny languages didn’t make it on the graph, aww. There’s literally hundreds of them in the Indo-European family alone and I could only fit so many on this page, so most sub-1 mil. speaker languages that don’t have official status somewhere got the cut.)

Fantastic illustration that visualizes the evolution of all the modern languages! It’s a complex design that is intended for readers to dive deep and explore.

Knowing that the image itself will be shared as a stand-alone content piece, the image should include credits and links to the original site.

Source: http://mentalfloss.com

Old World Family Languages Infographic

 

Information Is Beautiful Awards 2014 Announced

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Last Wednesday, November 12th, 2014, the third annual Information is Beautiful Awards celebrated data visualization at its best. Hundreds of entries were trimmed to an elite set of outstandingly illuminating infographics, over which the judges deliberated long and hard. Now, with thanks to their generous sponsors Kantar, here are the winners.

Data Visualization

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Gold - Rappers, Sorted by Size of Vocabulary by Matthew Daniels

Silver - Weather Radials Poster by Timm Kekeritz

Bronze - The Depth of the Problem by The Washington Post

Special mention - The Analytical Tourism Map of Piedmont by Marco Bernardi, Federica Fragapane and Francesco Majno

 

Infographic

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Gold - Creative Routines by RJ Andrews

Silver - Game of Thrones Decoded by Heather Jones

Bronze - The Graphic Continuum by Jonathan Schwabish and Severino Ribecca

 

Interactive

The Refugee Project by Hyperakt and Ekene Ijeoma

Gold - The Refugee Project by Hyperakt and Ekene Ijeoma

Silver - How Americans Die by Bloomberg Visual Data

Joint Bronze - Commonwealth War Dead: First World War Visualised by James Offer

Joint Bronze - World Food Clock by Luke Twyman

 

Motion infographic

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Gold - NYC Taxis: A Day in the Life by Chris Whong

Silver - Beyond Bytes by Maral Pourkazemi

Bronze - Everything You Need to Know about Planet Earth by Kurzgesagt

Special mention - Energy by Adam Nieman

 

Website

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Gold - Selfiecity by Moritz Stefaner

Silver - OECD Regional Well-Being by Moritz Stefaner

Bronze - After Babylon by Sofia Girelli, Eleonora Grotto, Pietro Lodi, Daniele Lupatini and Emilio Patuzzo

 

Tool

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Gold - RAW by Density Design Research Lab

Silver - Kennedy by Brendan Dawes

Bronze - Figure it Out by Friedrich Riha

 

Student

Sam Slover, Wrap Genius

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Individual

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Studio

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FFunctionWomen in Science and HP What Matters

 

Corporate

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Community

The Rite of Spring by Stephen Malinowski and Jay Bacal

The Rite of Spring by Stephen Malinowski and Jay Bacal

 

Most Beautiful

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RAW by Density Design Research Lab

 

Infographic: NFL East Stadiums Lead in Energy Efficiency

Readers:

Hannah Cooley, from Lamps.com, sent me this infographic.

Hannah noted,

October. Leaves changing color, pumpkin spiced everything, and National

Energy Awareness Month! Lamps.com is celebrating this important month by highlighting another October staple – Football! Many NFL teams have taken great strides to “go green” and make their stadiums as energy-efficient as possible. From solar panels to car charging stations, check out which teams are dominating the game!

October is not only a time when the NFL football season swings into full gear, but also National Energy Awareness Month. There are actually significant parallels between the two, as more and more NFL teams have taken important strides in energy conservation within their stadiums. In honor of this important month, Lamps.com decided to combine these passions - Energy Conservation and the National Football League – into a helpful infographic. As you will see, the Philadelphia Eagles (ironically Lamps.com’s hometown team) seem to have the most green stadium and appear to be the most energy-conscious NFL franchise.

With the long-time rivalry of the Philadelphia Eagles and the New York Giants scheduled in the month of energy awareness, they decided it would be fun to point out how these two match up in energy efficiency and highlight other NFL teams who lead in energy-saving initiatives. Needless to say, the whole NFC East comes out on top, but really it’s the Eagles who shine green!

*  Let the wind blow!  Lincoln Financial Field is the only NFL stadium to invest in wind turbines turning the Linc into an energy producer.

*  On the ground level, the battle of waste recycled has Philadelphia coming in with 99% versus the New York Giants at 33%.

*  Most of the NFL stadiums are investing big bucks in solar power in recent years, but let’s point out that the Giants have 1,350 and Philadelphia has 11,108… almost 10x the amount… Score!

*  San Francisco and New York have both spent billions on new stadium construction with only a portion on energy-efficient features.  Philadelphia’s overall costs have been significantly lower despite $30M in energy-saving upgrades.

*  Looking to charge your electric car?  You might need to drive a little west… although Philadelphia has yet to implement this function, they still led the league in almost ALL energy-efficient initiatives.  Go Eagles!

Best Regards,

Michael

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Infographic: Gaming Family Tree

Readers:

Chris Lee from Plusnet sent me today’s blog entry.  Chris recently put together a series of graphics called “Gaming Family Trees” – the idea is to visually show the progression of 5 popular series of games (Mario, Zelda, Pokémon, Mario Sports, Sonic).

Thanks Chris for sending me your visualizations!

If you have an interesting data visualization or infographic you would like to share, please send them to me at michael@dataarchaeology.net.

Best Regards,

Michael

Gaming Family Tree

The 5 gaming family tree graphics use a combination of genealogy and creative license to visually represent the evolution of some of the most popular series’ of games.

It’s worth noting here that all cover images are used under a fair use license to illustrate the history of the games. All graphics except for Mario Sports work on a top-down level; the oldest titles in each linked sub-series are at the top, moving downward toward the newest. To keep them visually appealing (by removing large gaps), titles on the same horizontal level weren’t necessarily released in the same year – see below for an example:

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The links between titles are intended to explain how they fit together, and clarification has been provided in some cases. Some titles aren’t linked to anything – this means they’re part of the overarching series, but not part of a sub-series (i.e. no direct sequels, not a remake). In the example below, Sonic Battle is the only fighting game in the Sonic world, but features all the characters from the series:

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The borders of each title show which console it was released on. Some titles, such as Sonic Heroes (below) has various colours on the border – this means it was released on several consoles:

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Not all titles from each series were included either for various reasons. Some titles drift from canon and are the subject of controversy among fans. Some were licensed spin-offs that didn’t fit the vibe of the graphic too well. Others were just too obscure.

As a tribute to the titles that didn’t make it, below we’ve picked out one title from each series that didn’t make the final graphics:

  • Pokémon: Pokémon Snap, the game that sees you carted through various landscapes taking pictures of the Pokémon who live there.
  • Legend of Zelda: Hyrule Warriors, a hack ‘n’ slash game set in the Zelda universe.
  • Mario: Mario Paint, a ‘game’ that allows users to draw and create custom animations.
  • Mario Sports: the endless and varied selection of Mario board games!
  • Sonic the Hedgehog: Waku Waku Sonic Patrol Car, where Sonic plays the role of a police officer keeping the city safe from criminal mastermind Eggman.

This time Mario, Zelda, Pokémon and Sonic made the cut, but there are hundreds of other candidates – Yu-Gi Oh? Digimon? Grand Theft Auto? Maybe even the whole FPS genre? It really depends how geeky you want to go.

You can see the family trees as we post them below:

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Infographic: The Great Houdini

Readers:

As I have mentioned previously in my blog, one of my childhood heroes was Harry Houdini. Halloween holds a sad, special place in my heart in that it is the day Houdini died. Houdini died of peritonitis, secondary to a ruptured appendix at 1:26 p.m. on October 31, 1926 in Room 401 at Detroit’s Grace Hospital, aged 52. In his final days, he optimistically held to a strong belief that he would recover, but his last words before dying were reportedly, “I’m tired of fighting.” Eyewitnesses to an incident at Houdini’s dressing room in the Princess Theatre in Montreal gave rise to speculation that Houdini’s death was caused by a McGill University student, J. Gordon Whitehead, who delivered a surprise attack of multiple blows to Houdini’s abdomen.

The eyewitnesses, students named Jacques Price and Sam Smilovitz (sometimes called Jack Price and Sam Smiley), proffered accounts of the incident that generally corroborated one another. Price describes Whitehead asking Houdini “whether it was true that punches in the stomach did not hurt him”, and after securing Houdini’s permission to strike him, delivering “some very hammer-like blows below the belt”. Houdini was reclining on a couch at the time, having broken his ankle while performing several days earlier. Price states that Houdini winced at each blow and stopped Whitehead suddenly in the midst of a punch, gesturing that he had enough, and adding that he had no opportunity to prepare himself against the blows, as he did not expect Whitehead to strike him so suddenly and forcefully. Had his ankle not been broken, he would have risen from the couch into a better position to brace himself.

Throughout the evening, Houdini performed in great pain. He was unable to sleep and remained in constant pain for the next two days, but did not seek medical help. When he finally saw a doctor, he was found to have a fever of 102 °F (39 °C) and acute appendicitis, and advised to have immediate surgery. He ignored the advice and decided to go on with the show. When Houdini arrived at the Garrick Theater in Detroit, Michigan, on October 24, 1926, for what would be his last performance, he had a fever of 104 °F (40 °C). Despite the diagnosis, Houdini took the stage. He was reported to have passed out during the show, but was revived and continued. Afterwards, he was hospitalized at Detroit’s Grace Hospital.

It is not entirely clear what relationship the encounter in the dressing room had on Houdini’s eventual death. As Snopes points out, the relationship between blunt trauma and appendicitis is not clear. One theory suggests that Houdini was unaware that he was suffering from appendicitis. If he had not realized that his stomach pains were symptomatic of appendicitis, he would not have appreciated the potentially critical effect of the blows to his abdomen.

After taking statements from Price and Smilovitz, Houdini’s insurance company concluded that the death was due to the dressing-room incident and paid double indemnity.

Houdini Infographic

Mark D.This Houdini Infographic was created by Mark D., an experienced Mac technical Expert & Designer located in Ballston Spa, NY. Mark has over 15 years experience troubleshooting and maintaining Apple-based equipment including desktop and portable computers, iPads and iPhones, Mac networking and the Macintosh OS as well. He is also a graphic designer who can design your next logo, sales literature and even icons for your projects.

Best Regards and Happy Halloween,

Michael

Source: Wikipedia.com

Houdini Infographic

Infographic: 2014 Halloween Statistics

Readers:

Every year, halloweencostumes.com brings us “Creepy Calculations,” a visual compilation of some of some of Halloween’s freakiest facts. This year is no exception! What are some of the 2014′s most popular costumes? How much money will Americans spend decorating their homes and filling our bellies with sweet candy treats? Who do people trust more to give them costume advice: friends, family, or Facebook??

Happy Halloween!

Michael

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DataViz: Monumental Budget Busters (Podio.com)

Readers: 

As a followup to the visualization I shared on mankind’s greatest architectural achievements, Britt from Podio.com shared a chart her team has created. It depicts the world’s most over-budget projects, which shockingly consist of some of the world’s most monumental buildings, such as the Montreal Olympic Stadium and the Empire State Building.

To give you more of an overview, it charts large-scale projects in history known for cost overruns. Project timeframes, budgets and costs were taken from reliable news media and academic literature to create a comparison chart that allows you to contrast each project’s percentage over budget, years over deadline and total amount over budget.

Simply click on any of the images to see the more detailed information.

You are allowed the option to view it via the grid or the graph view. I highly recommend checking out the graph view as it will give you a better picture of how the costs to build each building compares to one another.

Thanks to Britt and her team for sharing this with me. 

Here is where you can view the entire interactive visualization: https://podio.com/site/budget-busters

Best regards, Michael

Monumental Budget Busters

When I clicked on the Scottish Parliament Building, the following information displayed.

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Infographic: Happy Diwali!

Readers:

INDIAN GIRL LIGHTS A DEEPAWALI LAMP IN AHMEDABADWhile called the “Festival of Lights,” Diwali is most importantly a day to become aware of one’s “inner light.” In Hindu philosophy there is an idea of “Atman,” something beyond the body and mind which is pure, infinite and eternal. Today is a celebration of “good” versus “evil”; A day when the light of higher knowledge dispels ignorance. With this awakening comes compassion and joy.

The background story and practices vary region to region. Many people celebrate by lighting fireworks and sharing sweets and candies. Diwali is a holiday celebrated across a vast array of countries and religions. It is celebrated in India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Mauritius, Guyana, Trinidad & Tobago, Suriname, Malaysia, Singapore and Fiji, by Hindus, Jains, Sikhs and Buddhists.

This informative infographic is from 2012, but I like the information about Diwali it provides and thought of sharing.

Namaste!

Michael

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Source: Metal Gaia, Happy Diwali!, November 13, 2012, http://metal-gaia.com/2012/11/13/happy-diwali/.

Infographic: The Best Music Festivals in the U.S.

Ticketcity has created an infographic comparing the attendance, ticket prices, number of artists present, and locations for Coachella, Austin City Limits, Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, and South By Southwest – which one are you attending?

Source: Laura Baker-Finch, [INFOGRAPHIC] The Big 5 US Festivals, Cultvora.com, March 29, 2013, http://cultivora.com/coverage/view/infographic-the-big-5-us-festivals-coachella-bonnaroo-austin-city-limits-acl-lollapalooza-sxsw.

Best of the Music Festivals

 

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