New York City’s 311 calls

11 Nov 2010 | Categories: Infographics,Technology | 0 comments »

An interesting article by Wired about the topics and numbers of complaints made to NYC’s 311 line.

“Launched in March 2003, 311 now fields on average more than 50,000 calls a day, offering information about more than 3,600 topics: school closings, recycling rules, homeless shelters, park events, pothole repairs.”

Wired points out that a 2008 customer satisfaction survey conducted by a third-party firm, showed that NYC’s 311 line finished 1st in satisfaction compared to various public and private call centers. Apparently, at the very bottom of the list, are cable companies.

<random rant>By the way, I despise cable companies. I once called Time Warner Cable about 20 times because of something they screwed up on my bill and refused to fix — when some manager finally fixed the issue for me, I nearly cried.</random rant>

PS: Thanks Sunjoo for the article!

Star Trek Infographic

16 May 2010 | Categories: Artists,Infographics | 0 comments »

This infographic is titled “15 Things You Didn’t Know About Star Trek” and sadly, I  thought I’d be familiar with more than just 4 of the factoids.

I Googled the artist who created the graphic, Ricky Linn, and I like his portfolio.

Taylor Swift infographic

23 Feb 2010 | Categories: Funny,Infographics,Reviews | 1 comment »

The complete works of Taylor Swift: a symbolic analysis with icons representing the number of songs employing its motif. Infographic is from the article Why Taylor Swift Offends Little Monsters, Feminists, and Weirdos.

One of my designer friends at work sent this to me because I was humming a Taylor Swift song at my desk. I don’t even know how it got in my head when all I did was listen to the news this morning. Today’s incident in addition to the time I became happy when I heard a Lady Gaga song on the radio for the first time in weeks (“happy” in quotations, under the same category as satisfying an addition) makes me very afraid.

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NYC subway ridership

14 Sep 2009 | Categories: Artists,Infographics | 0 comments »

A cool visualization of how NYC subway ridership has evolved over the last century.

More at the artist’s website and Visual Complexity.

Harry Beck London underground map

Harry Beck, infographic artist from the 30′s

13 Apr 2009 | Categories: Artists,Infographics | 0 comments »

“The two maps on the top are only a few months apart; however, they are separated by a drastic shift in mindset. The one on the left is the foldout map from 1932, still trying to conform to the geographical accuracy of its many stations. The one on the right, from 1933, was the brainchild of engineering draftsman Harry Beck, who decided to disregard geography for sake of legibility and understanding, leading to an irreversible path to abstraction.”


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Mary: Time Spent Daily

31 Mar 2009 | Categories: Doodles,Infographics | 1 comment »

I was pondering about where my time is spent on an average daily basis so I drew a chart to visualize it. While a fair estimation of how my time is spent, my productivity level needs its own chart.

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Story of “Little Red Riding Hood” in infographics

27 Mar 2009 | Categories: Artists,Infographics,Reviews | 0 comments »

A designer named Tomas Nilsson interprets the fairytale of “Little Red Riding Hood” using informational graphics and animations. My favorite visualization is right around 1:25.

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Periodic Table of Typefaces

13 Mar 2009 | Categories: Infographics,Reviews | 0 comments »

“As with traditional periodic tables, this table presents the subject matter grouped categorically. The Table of Typefaces groups by families and classes of typefaces: sans-serif, serif, script, blackletter, glyphic, display, grotesque, realist, didone, garalde, geometric, humanist, slab-serif and mixed.”

Periodic Table of Typefaces from Behance Network


NYC subway hieroglyphs

24 Feb 2009 | Categories: Artists,Infographics,Reviews | 0 comments »

Often dismissed as cryptic by the common New Yorker, these NYC subway hieroglyphs actually provide some interesting information about our beloved subway cars to the MTA maintenance people. I think the decals are visually interesting, too.

More here: Time Out New York – Subway Hieroglyphs Decoded