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PopChartLab has managed to capture the entire history of sneaker design, in one cool infographic.

It’s interesting to see what has and has not changed over time, or as Mark Wilson put it, “sneakers have run on a sort of quarantined evolutionary track seemingly independent of the whims of popular fashion.” 

Here’s the full infographic. Got a favorite shoe brand?

fastcodesign:

Infographic: An Amazing, Invisible Truth About Wikipedia
Every Wikipedia entry has an optional feature we take for granted—geotagging. An entry on the Lincoln Memorial will be linked to its specific latitude and longitude in Washington D.C. On any individual post, this may or may not be a useful thing. But what about looking at these locations en masse?
That was a question asked by data viz specialist and programmer Olivier Beauchesne. To find out, he downloaded all of Wikipedia (it’s open-source, after all) then used an algorithm that would assemble 300 topical clusters from popular, related keywords. Then he placed the location of each article in these topical clusters on a map. What he found was astounding.
“Eventually, Beauchesne’s maps evolve to something more than the locations of everything in the world. They become the locations of, quite simply, everything we know.”

fastcodesign:

Infographic: An Amazing, Invisible Truth About Wikipedia

Every Wikipedia entry has an optional feature we take for granted—geotagging. An entry on the Lincoln Memorial will be linked to its specific latitude and longitude in Washington D.C. On any individual post, this may or may not be a useful thing. But what about looking at these locations en masse?

That was a question asked by data viz specialist and programmer Olivier Beauchesne. To find out, he downloaded all of Wikipedia (it’s open-source, after all) then used an algorithm that would assemble 300 topical clusters from popular, related keywords. Then he placed the location of each article in these topical clusters on a map. What he found was astounding.

“Eventually, Beauchesne’s maps evolve to something more than the locations of everything in the world. They become the locations of, quite simply, everything we know.”

(Source: fastcodesign)

Like all the infographics and dataviz you’ve been seeing in your feed?
Here are 5 tools for creating infographics and visualizations:
1. piktochart
2. easel.ly
3. info.gram

4. visual.ly
5. Tableau
Here are 2 tools for diagrams and wireframing:
1. OmniGraffle
2. Balsamiq
And here are 3 tools for other types of visual communication:
1. Make a video like the RSA Animated Series.

2. Make a timeline with Timeline JS
3. Or put together a remote presentation with Present.me
Click here for more in-depth descriptions of these programs.

Like all the infographics and dataviz you’ve been seeing in your feed?

Here are 5 tools for creating infographics and visualizations:

1. piktochart

2. easel.ly

3. info.gram

4. visual.ly

5. Tableau

Here are 2 tools for diagrams and wireframing:

1. OmniGraffle

2. Balsamiq

And here are 3 tools for other types of visual communication:

1. Make a video like the RSA Animated Series.

2. Make a timeline with Timeline JS

3. Or put together a remote presentation with Present.me

Click here for more in-depth descriptions of these programs.