more awesome infographics

Does this negate the need for the 5 second rule?

From Flowing Data.

Also in the awesome category, Nelson Felton has documented every social interaction of 2009 in his personal annual report. He’s been doing this for years, and takes personal documentation to a new level. He claims the info was messy, but I can’t believe anything he ever did was messy. It’s organized, and beautiful, and just more than a little awe-inspiring.

From his website (

“Each day in 2009, I asked every person with whom I had a meaningful encounter to submit a record of this meeting through an online survey. These reports form the heart of the 2009 Annual Report. From parents to old friends, to people I met for the first time, to my dentist… any time I felt that someone had discerned enough of my personality and activities, they were given a card with a URL and unique number to record their experience.

I kept track only of who I gave survey invitations to, the number of the card and where it was given. The surveys answers were submitted via text forms, allowing the respondee to write whatever they desired, and leaving the task of making comparisons between the data up to me. I have used only this information to create the report, however accurate it may be. I have strived to sort and collate the data in a clinical and repeatable manner that could be reproduced by someone looking for the same stories I have selected.”

Now that is fun and cool and committed to using design to see things in a new way, wouldn’t you say?

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