Maybe Money Does Buy Happiness After All, by David Leonhardt
Having worked on a dashboard project last year for one of the big US car manufacturers, something like the above makes me look. It is the dashboard of the Lamborghini Reventón, the 20 owners of this car can also switch the dashboard screen to a more classic layout.
I think I am going to start a collection of ‘our design approach visualizations’. Here’s another beautiful one from ‘the ingredient‘. Not sure if it is necessarily very clear, but it sure looks impressive.
Still, my alltime favorite approach graphic, is this one. Makes me chuckle every time I come back to it.
New York Talk Exchange illustrates the global exchange of information in real time by visualizing volumes of long distance telephone and IP (Internet Protocol) data flowing between New York and cities around the world.
In an information age, telecommunications such as the Internet and the telephone bind people across space by eviscerating the constraints of distance. To reveal the relationships that New Yorkers have with the rest of the world, New York Talk Exchange asks: How does the city of New York connect to other cities? With which cities does New York have the strongest ties and how do these relationships shift with time? How does the rest of the world reach into the neighborhoods of New York?
(thank you matthew)
Information Architechts Japan present the 2008 Web Trend Map, in all its beautiful beta glory. This time they’ve taken almost 300 of the most influential and successful websites and pinned them down to the greater Tokyo-area train map. By popular demand, they enlarged the poster size from A3 to A0. They guarantee it will make a great addition to your home or office. I am *thrilled* to find swissmiss on the map. Hooray!
Or view the clickable online version.
Follow the red line: Virtual Cable has designed a dashboard display that virtually ‘paints’ a line on the road ahead, showing directions instead of speaking them. WOW!
Can’t wait to see the new Web Trend Map v.3 that Oliver and his team are working on. They’ll present it today at the Tokyo 2.0 event. Those familiar with the new Swiss train station maps may recognize one source of inspiration. After meeting with their friend Adrian Schaffner from evoq, they studied his work with mapping the Swiss train stations and adopted a few of the concepts themselves. Instead of cluttering the main stations with additional information, we elaborated on their trends by adding two new layers: brand quality and interface quality.