I’m a massive fan of the visualisation of trends & data as something more familiar… I think it helps the person at the other end take the first few steps to understanding more readily.
So I love this, from iA inc, which is a depiction of web trends as the Tokyo Underground:
Click on the picture for the big version in Flickr. And you’ll need to look at the big version; in order to see it all, like the small picture above, you have to step back to such a distance that you can’t see all the detail involved.
Which I guess makes it very like the internet itself…]]>