Knowledge map of online communities

Randall Munroe, the young and famous  author of the xkcd webcomic, has just released a beautiful knowledge visualization. It’s the update of its online communities map. “Size on map represents volume of daily social activity”. The map is very well done showing both how the map is embedded into a bigger context (spoken language, email,Continue reading “Knowledge map of online communities”

PowerPoint and the military

PowerPoint is under military investigation. The New York times reports: “We Have Met the Enemy and He Is PowerPoint” with an eloquent and provocative title, inspired by the so called spaghetti slide (see figure below). The leader of American and NATO forces in Afghanistan comment on the regards of this slide: “When we understand thatContinue reading “PowerPoint and the military”

Gartner Hype Cycle

Gartner has always made use of diagrams and visual representations to support managers in taking better decisions about technology investments.If you’d like to know more, have a look at our case study on Gartner (published at ecch) They keep updating and improving their products, such as the Magic quadrant and the Hype Cycle, to includeContinue reading “Gartner Hype Cycle”

The Web is dead. Is it?

In September (2010) WIRED has published a controversial cover with the headline “The Web is dead“, referring to statistics provided by Cisco on the share of Internet traffic by the Web and other applications. The article, several pages long, claims that “Two decades after its inception, the World Wide Web has been eclipsed by skype,Continue reading “The Web is dead. Is it?”

Swiss trains going visual

Swiss people are always efficient. Not to talk about Swiss trains, with their notorious punctuality and cleanness. Now they are going one step further, employing useful visual representations  to decorate the train! Indeed they printed the map of the train  route on the tables, so passengers can entertain themselves looking at the map, learn aboutContinue reading “Swiss trains going visual”