This is probably one of the coolest infographic examples I found online. Designer, Charlie Clarke designed a website of gathered colors from popular movies (66 total) and organized them to their corresponding scene. Each movie has strips of colors that are found in the movie. Each strip is interactive as well. You can click on each band and can look at the scene that uses that color (average color that is being used). If you scroll down the page, you can see that each movie has their own color mood. For example, The Matrix is full of greens, Finding Nemo has an array of bright blues and random strip of red-orange, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone portrays muddy browns and dark blues. This necessarily doesn’t show much information except the most colors being used in these films.
Web URL : The Colors of Motion
For my environmental example, I found it in a book called The Best American Infographics of 2015. Designer and coder, Nikhil Sonnad (reporter at Quartz) created this infographic of a map that analyzes popular words (dude, bro, buddy, pal and fella) that’s being used the most in the United States. These key words were placed in a database that collected billions and billions of tweets that used these terms on Twitter. This example focused on picking an appropriate color to showcase this information and how Twitter is becoming the most useful data bases for linguistic research. “Where else, after all, could you find billions of instances of dude and bro?” I think the maps were great at showing the hot spots of these words but I wish they used blue because it relates to Twitter more. Other than that, the information is straight to the point and the topic was interesting enough to grab my attention!
Publication Quartz (December 23, 2014)