Tag: Information Design
Meet C140, Our Next Trend Map
It’s one year since our last Web Trend Map. A lot has happened, but there are not enough changes in the landscape of domains in the last 12 months to create another domain-based Web Trend Map. The big changes happened one level higher, on the social layer, that is: On Twitter and Facebook.
Web Trend Map Video Interview
I sat down with the video team of GaijinPot for a short interview about the Web Trend Map.
Tell me again: Who Relaunched Krone.at?
I got an email the other day from a young entrepreneur that asked whether we send out press releases. The answer is twisted: So far I have refrained from sending out press releases. But that might change…
Web Trend Map 4: Coolest Gift For Geeks
It hangs in the headquarters of Google, Microsoft, Facebook, WordPress, and Yahoo! Japan. Even the CERN in Geneva has its own copy. The WTM4 poster has caused quite a stir.
Web Trend Map 4: Preview
While the first map was hacked together in an afternoon, the second took a week, and the third devoured a month of concentrated work, the fourth Web Trend Map (due in February) has already taken more time in preparation than all previous versions combined.
Web Trend Map 3
We are happy to announce that the coolest gift for geeks, the A0 poster of the 2008 Web Trend Map, as featured by The Guardian, WIRED, Le Monde, Corriere, kottke, Boingboing, Techcrunch, Mashable, Valleywag and literally thousands of blogs.
Web Trend Map 2008 Beta
We present you with the 2008 Web Trend Map, in all its beautiful beta glory. This time we’ve taken almost 300 of the most influential and successful websites and pinned them down to the greater Tokyo-area train map.
Web Trend Map 2008: New Layers
Those familiar with the new Swiss train station maps may recognize one source of inspiration. We’ve adopted some concepts from our good friend Adrian Schaffner’s work on mapping Swiss train stations.
Trend Map 2008: What’s New?
We’ve redesigned the Web Trend Map from scratch. It’s now presented as an isometric landscape.
Web Trend Map 2007 Version 2.0
We have done it before, and now we’ve done it again—the poster of most successful websites, mapped to the Tokyo Subway, is back!
Newspaper Wiki: Schematics
The last couple of days we have received some excellent feedback on our article “Washington Post Redesign as a Wiki”. First of all, thank you to everyone who took the time to study our problem and form an opinion. To be able to receive input from the best people in the field is rare and rewarding. We got lots of applause, together with some questions and reservations.
Washington Post Redesign as a Wiki
After our last post on “The Future of News” we have been asked again and again to illustrate what a newspaper as a wiki would look like. We’re happy to oblige…
The Future of News: How to Survive the New Media Shift
News organizations cannot continue to ignore the global shift from institutionally-controlled media to user-controlled media. They have to redefine their processes and face the obvious question: Do we still need old media for news?
USA Today: Mission Accomplished
When I read this morning that USA Today "refashions itself as a social network", I got a little shock as I was worried that they are going to eat our client's lunch. Fear nothing, client. Among information designers the USA Today redesign is a laughing stock.
Web Trend Map: Reactions
What started as a fun new years card made quite a few waves. The Web Trend Map’s reception so far…
Web Trend Map 2007
As a Christmas and New Year’s present to our clients and readers we have created three fun Internet overviews.
Usability and Branding
Your website is more important for your company and its brand portfolio than your business card, your brochures, the products you sell, your packaging, the address and the building your company resides in.
Usable Interface Design
As an information designer the interfaces we currently work on—no matter whether Apple or Windows—bother me. Yes, OS X looks a lot better than its predecessors, and Windows’ upcoming rip off of OS X looks better than the previous rip off.