Cosmic 140 — Web Trend Map


I hope all of you US readers out there had a great Memorial Day weekend. I had a great time, and was badly burned by the sun.

To kick off the week, we have this mind-boggling web trend map by Information Architects. The map shows the 140 most influential people on Twitter, sorted by #name #handle #category #influence #activity — plus when each of them first joined Twitter, along with their first tweet. You can download a full size PDF to see all of the details.

The poster is sized at A0 (841mm × 1189mm) and will be printed on high quality paper, with parts of it in PP-Varnish. Only 1,000 copies will be printed but you can pre-order one now.        

AisleOne has been Twitterfied


So I’ve finally jumped on the bandwagon and created an AisleOne Twitter page. Think of it as an extension of AisleOne. The main focus will still be design but it will extend to other areas, for instance fashion, industrial design, painting, anything that really doesn’t fit what I have going here. The AisleOne Twitter will also include some random posts on life and things of that nature. So far it’s pretty addictive. Check it out and follow me on Twitter!        

A Portfolio That Aggregates And Consumes

Aggregate And Consume

This site mainly focuses on the design aspects of a portfolio but here’s one where the technology behind it is unique (the design work is good too). Andrew Sliwinski, a graphic and user experience designer living near Detroit, has developed a framework using Yahoo! Pipes that aggregates and consumes data from a network of nodes (Flickr, Blogspot, Twitter, and displays it on his site. So when the network is updated, the content or data gets added to the portfolio. Andrew is basically using these sites as a back-end CMS tool to edit and manage his portfolio. Brilliant.

You can read a detailed explanation of the technology here.