There are tons of ways to plan, log, and assess your extreme athletic training, but leave it to Fathom to design one of the cleanest, clearest ones we've ever seen. The all-star data-visualization firm, headed by Ben Fry, teamed up with GE to create triTRACK in advance of London's Dextro Energy Triathlon. Think of it like an interactive Feltron annual report, but way more masochistic.
We love awards – as much for whom they recognize as overlook. Some of us, for instance, are still smarting over The King’s Speech absconding with every prize under the sun, but that’s neither here nor there. The real -- and much more relevant -- news is that the Cooper-Hewitt has announced the winners (and finalists) of its National Design Awards, covering the supposed leaders in everything from product and interior design to landscape architecture and fashion.
I'm not going to lie: health care stats are skull#@*%ingly boring. It's the kind of thing you really want to care about, but just...can't. Which makes it a perfect test case for Fathom, the information design/visualization firm co-founded by dataviz demigod Ben Fry: If these all-stars can't present this stuff in an engaging way, no one can. Luckily, Fathom's first iPad app, "Stats of the Union," pulls it off and then some.
The Gates Foundation has produced an online tool that every parent should see: The Education Nation Scorecard for Schools, which shows the performance of each and every school in the United States, and allows you to compare them across districts and states.
The charts were created by Fathom (the firm led by data-viz genius Ben Fry). They're draw from data filed each year by the various states's departments of education.