You can find visual communication inspiration everywhere you look, from twitter analytics to urban planning. TED’s new show, Small Things Big Ideas, explores the incredible impact of the design of everyday objects. The first video, posted last week, is about the ingenious design of the London Underground map. As designer Michael Bierut explains, the map is so powerful because rather than focusing on the conventions of map design, it focuses on the user needs. It breaks the rules of geographical accuracy to provide users with diagrammatic clarity. And it’s brilliant.
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Striking communication happens in millions of ways each day. Here are a few examples of visual communication inspiration that caught our the attention of our staff recently…
The Light Alas of Amsterdam
“The Light Atlas of Amsterdam” is hand-drawn by Jan Rothuizen. His drawings are beautiful and clear, and he has a personal story to tell about certain popular locations, or even unexpected locations, in Amsterdam. –Monica Alisse
Greenhouse Gas Interventions Infographic
Bullet Journal Mood Tracker
I love the Bullet Journal concept for tracking your tasks via a yearly view, a monthly view, and a daily view. -Lynnette Kelley
Visualizing a strategy: what works and what doesn’t.