Data for thought & fun stuff
What does an information designer with access to Google Trend data do? Make a data viz about data viz. Anna Vital's interactive graphic, called The Visualization Universe, uses 10,000 data points to show how different types of charts have varied in popularity over the past 12 months.
Collective Debate from the MIT Media Lab gauges your moral compass with a survey and then tries to “debate” with you about gender bias using counterpoints from the opposite side of the spectrum. The goal isn’t to be right. Instead, it’s to try to understand the other side.
A series of charts depicts the 'retail apocalypse', a phenomenon that has become so ingrained in the U.S. that it now has the distinction of its own Wikipedia entry.