The Boston Globe has published a great info graphic on a topic many people working in offices are at least dreaming about most of the afternoons – why, when and how to best take a nap.
And contrary to common opinion taking a short nap during early afternoon hours is not a sign of laziness, weakness or senility, it will bring back the energy, sharpens your mind and gets you back into the mood to survive long working hours.
This has been known by many for quite some time and practiced particularly when you go higher up the organizational ladder (did you believe that the inconspicuously looking chaiselongue in the corner office is for any other purpose???)
Scientist like last week in Baltimore during the annual Sleep meeting are trying to get this topic out of the taboo corner and start a more open discussion about it. And various recently published studies confirm again that its good for you to take some time out (up to 45min) during the afternoon and once you’ve gone 5-7 hours into your day (depending on your inner biological clock).
- Data visualization: Social networks around the world
- Data Visualization: Impact of the Subprime Crisis
- Data-Visualization: Pi played on the piano
- Data Visualization: 3-D Map of Air Pollution in London
With new data on Facebook making the headlines yesterday telling us that their user numbers are leveling out in the US and the UK, we remembered that we recently have seen a great info-graphic showing the use of social networks with the most popular providers per country around the world in the French Newspaper “Le Monde”
The data used in the graphic is from August 2007 but it’s interesting to see the popularity of providers in different countries. There are a few white spots on the map, some…
We always love the data visualizations from the New York Times. Their designers are really doing an outstanding job.
Yesterday they have published another great one on a topic that is very hard to visualize – a graphic showing how regions throughout the United States are hit differently by the Subprime Mortgage crisis and the level of foreclosures resulting from that.
More information and the full size graphics at the “New York Times”.
As it will be Pi-Day (14-March) this week we would like to remind you to “Felix Jung’s” great visualization and sonification of the number pi…
If you live in London air pollution is your daily companion. While it is believed that new measures like the Congestion charge have brought improvements to air quality in central London pollution remains a hot topic in the UK’s capital.
The 3D pollution maps were created by overlaying 3D models for London with pollution data and predictions. Data from the London’s air pollution sensors network together with pollution predictions from