Video: Five ways to enhance your product videos.
August 8, 2018

Video: Five ways to enhance your product videos.

I was on Nest’s website recently finishing up an order of one of their now ubiquitous thermostats. I’ve always been impressed with their market approach, so it’s no surprise that I was blown away by one of their product videos. The video shows off the Nest Detect which is part of their Nest Secure alarm … Read More

by hunter
September 14, 2016

DC Metro Closures June 2016 – May 2017 Infographic

DC Metro Safetrack closures and Capital Bikeshare options for June 2016-May 2017 (rev. September 14, 2016) [Updated Sept 14, 2016. Click on the graphic for a full-size render.] Why this graphic? If you live in or near the District of Columbia, you are plagued by the quirky, antiquated subway system that chugs along like the well-meaning and mildly embarrassing relative that … Read More

by carla
June 30, 2016

Brexit Google searches: Too quick to report; too slow to question

When last week’s Brexit-related “What is the EU?” Google story hijacked our collective social feeds with the strident persistence of a carnival barker, it sounded too good to be true, what with the story playing so nicely into the global narrative of xenophobic working class louts rising up, and all. I made a mental note to check the numbers … Read More

by carla
October 8, 2015

Bias and data: Fun with numbers

In case you missed it, last month there was quite a bit of discussion around a Gallup poll finding that only 45 percent of Republican respondents would support a presidential candidate who was Muslim. My characterization, as you might have guessed by now, was intentionally biased to illustrate the practice of twisting headlines and findings to fuel … Read More

by carla
June 5, 2015

Data visualization: Getting it right while getting it done

This morning I read Ben Jones On Visualizing Data Well, a fantastic post on the principles of good data visualization. What I liked about it is that it reminds us, as designers, to get out of our heads, step back, look up, and remember why we’re doing this work. In my last job, I managed editorial … Read More

by carla