Thursday, May 22, 2008

Friday Fun: The Budget, the CPI, and the movies.

First, fun with the budget:

Budget Hero, created by the team at American Public Media, is a life-like test of skill, for a Treasurer. Such as you Wayne. Turn on the sound.

Now, graphing the CPI.

All of Inflation’s Little Parts is an intuitive, almost organic graphical representation of what makes the Consumer Price Index (in the US):

Play with it. Roam around and zoom. It tells you a lot.

Finally, the movies.

The Ebb and Flow of Movies: Box Office Receipts 1986 — 2008 is at the cutting edge of graphic design: ultra intuitive, ultra-organic, packed full of information, and a thing of beauty. I am in love with it.

Play, and learn, and then read the story of how it was created.

Hat tips: Shane Wright, Zubin Jelveh.