Francesco Franchi, art director of IL (Intelligence in Lifestyle) and “master of information design” describes how “‘infographic thinking’ goes beyond pretty pictures and creates an entirely different sort of reading experience that encourages critical thought.”
Read more on Co.Design.
FJP: While we’re in the screenshot above we’d like to note that we’re not one of Tumblr’s hires. Nor do we imagine any of the others pictured here are.
Via the New York Times:
Chris Mohney, a senior vice president for content at BlackBook Media, will be the site’s editor in chief. Jessica Bennett, a senior writer and editor at Newsweek and The Daily Beast, will be the executive editor and, she said, a kind of Tumblr correspondent.
“Basically, if Tumblr were a city of 42 million,” Ms. Bennett said, referring to the number of Tumblr blogs that exist, “I’m trying to figure out how we cover the ideas, themes and people who live in it.”
Their work — both documenting the Tumblr service and marketing it to users — will appear on the Web site’s staff blog and on a separate part of tumblr.com that has not been set up yet, a Tumblr spokeswoman said Wednesday.
Visualizing Amazon Product Searches
Amazon throws off a lot of data. Andrei Kashcha has taken some of it to create a product visualization service called Yasiv.
Enter a search term and customer preferences are shown for other products that they purchased. Select any and new screens appear giving you information about the products.
Spicy red hummus, with side salad. A Mediterranean lunch at the Nomad HQ from Nanoosh.
A former mosque and church, now a museum, in Istanbul. Real Eats contributor Matthew Zuras traveled to Turkey and visited this site, along with the city’s restaurants, galleries, and cultural institutions. Read “Turkey 101,” for details about his trip — plus, several recipes!
Istanbul’s Lush Life | Hagia Sophia
“You’re flicking through tweets, reading email, Googling recipes, or watching dogs sticking their heads out of car windows in slow motion when a headline catches your eye. Before you know it, you’re reading the news, even though you didn’t mean to. Maybe you didn’t even want to.
A lot of readers get their news just like this — incidentally — according to a growing body of research. That is, they don’t turn to the web seeking news. The news finds them. And that has implications for how that news gets produced and distributed.”
Read the full article: Surprise! The news shows up in the least expected places » Nieman Journalism Lab