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Data made beautiful
More and more news and information sources are turning to infographics to display complex data in a simple, visual way. Infographics have become one of the most ‘dugg’ types of content on Digg.com, meaning people don’t just want to get information this way, they want to share it. This infographic from engadget.com displays a recap of the days stories by time and level of interest based on comments.
Why it matters
Audiences have access to more information than ever, but they need tools to help them sort through it. How can brands display information in a beautifully simple way, that readers will understand and be inspired to share?
It may have started in the late 90’s, with the Japanese Video game Blazing Star. Famous for its broken English, the Game Over screen read “You Fail It”. Then we began seeing phrases like “massive fail” and “epic fail”. Now “fail” alone has come to be popular label to mock a miscue or brand a foul-up. Twitter named their well-know symbol for technical difficulties the “Fail Whale” and hashtags like #CNNfail and #Gmailfail are well-known labels for gaffes & service interruptions. A new book, FAIL Nation, has just arrived on shelves. It’s a compilation of the user-submitted “FAIL” examples from www.failblog.org
H.E.R.O.I.N. is the first multimedia album produced by Motel Connection: music to be listened to, but also lived, read and “felt”, all contained in an interactive disc that offers 12 tracks for 12 different multi-sensorial experiences. Included are videogames and comics in which Motel Connection characters are featured.