Regular readers will note that lately I’ve become interested in information visualization and infographics. I have no more than a layman’s knowledge, but I’m a huge fan of how a great infographic (whether interactive or not) can succinctly illustrate a whole bushel (that’s right, I said ‘bushel’) of information.
The latest example is this amazing World Cup schedule. It gracefully enables you to explore a complex schedule–32 teams, 30 days, 10 venues, 64 games–along a number of axes.
If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I’m pretty psyched for the forthcoming tournament. More so, even, than our recent Winter Olympics. Given that neither Canada (no surprise there) and Ireland (Jesus, Mary, Joseph and all the saints) made the finals, I’m supporting Cote D’Ivoire this year. They’re in the Group of Death, but I’m hoping that playing on their home continent for the first time will enable them to get out of the group.
Are you going to watch the World Cup? What team are you supporting?