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Information Design

This blog is focused on information design, the creation of infographics for visual understanding of complex processes, data and ideas.

Audiographic – The Song of the Dow

Came across this interesting audible interpretation of data from CNNMoney.com featured on Fast Company’s 23 Best Infographics of 2011 feature. You can hear how the stock market sounded in 2010.

Dow Jones Piano Audiographic

Why not use all the senses to understand data? It would be interesting to layer in a comparison set of data and hear how they interact.

What we’d like to see next: odor graphics. A market graph that stinks when it sinks.

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One Response to “Audiographic – The Song of the Dow”

  1. December 30th, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Erik Jacobsen says:

    Another example of data audio from the 2010 Winter Olympics: http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2010/02/26/sports/olympics/20100226-olysymphony.html

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