posts tagged ‘visual fluency

Find our roundups collected in magazine form on Flipboard, the iOS and Android app; download the app to view this week’s edition here: http://flip.it/GJ1IO. Due to Independence Day office closures, this roundup covers the past two weeks. -Writing in Harvard Business Review, Jeffrey F. Rayport argues that with traditional marketing methods increasingly ineffective, human experience is […]

-Intelligent Life, an Economist offshoot, takes an extensive look at “Digital Africa” as more of the continent gets online. And The Economist itself reports that “the next big business opportunity” in Africa is in providing content for mobile devices. -The U.S. State Department’s 2010 Human Rights Report outlines three trends affecting rights around the world. […]

Bloomberg’s Insight Visualization campaign from JWT combines news, data and analytics into 30-second animated videos, an effort reflective of one of our 2010 trends, “Visual Fluency.” The visualization here touches on the growth of wealth in Brazil last year, when the country saw a 19 percent increase in millionaires. It points to the 41 percent […]

Visual Fluency got a bounce recently when the Obama administration named Edward Tufte—nicknamed “the Da Vinci of Data”—to the independent panel that advises the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board in its mission to track and explain the $787 billion in stimulus money. Tufte already consulted with the board on Recovery.gov, the exemplary graphics-driven database that […]

A special report on managing information from The Economist, exploring today’s “superabundance” of data, includes an article on the rise of Visual Fluency, a trend we recently spotlighted. “Today’s infographics experts are pioneering a new medium that presents meaty information in a compelling narrative,” notes the magazine, which describes the emerging field of data display as combining […]

One of our 10 Trends for 2010 is Visual Fluency, the ongoing shift from words to images to explain complex topics. A novel example comes from Stockholm, where artists are aiming to create global dialogue around provocative news stories via T-post, which the creators call the first “T-shirt magazine.” Each story is distilled to a […]

In keeping with one of our trends for 2010—Visual Fluency, referring to the growing preference (and need) for a graphic synthesis of information vs. an avalanche of reading material—we’ve created an animation that encapsulates our 32-page report in less than two minutes. Check it out below. Special thanks goes to The Nursery at JWT, which […]


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