Tagged: infographic

85% of people would rather go without water than their mobile apps, and other stupidity

To quote Charles Barkley:

“People are stupid.”

Apigee has released the results of the 2013 Mobile App Behavior Survey of smartphone owners across France, Germany, Spain, the U.K. and the U.S.

Survey respondents reported some fascinating country by country differences:

  • 18% of the French are unable to order dinner without using an app
  • 32% say they can’t wake up in the morning without an app
  • Some people use more than 50 apps per day
  • Many use apps to impress people
  • Surprisingly high numbers admit to using apps behind the wheel
  • First smartphone? Germans say no age is too young

Mobile Apps Survey

When asked the age at which it’s appropriate for a child to receive their first smartphone, 75% say somewhere between the ages of 12 and 16. However, 2% of Germans say a one-year-old child should have a smartphone, 8% of Americans say the right age is 10, and 6% of people in the U.S. and Spain say parents should wait until kids reach the age of 18 before giving them their first smartphone.

53% of drivers across the world admit to using apps on their smartphone while behind the wheel. Some countries have made more headway than others at curbing this behavior, but the numbers of respondents saying they do this is consistently high: Germany (64%), France (61%), Spain (56%), U.S. (49%) and UK (30%).

Interestingly, “pride” emerged as the top reason that people stay with the mobile platform of their choice. Americans emerged as the most proud of their chosen operating system at a surprising 37%. However, overall iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows users say it’s pride that keeps them from switching.

Spain ranked as the most app-reliant country with 93% saying they can’t go one complete day; while half (50%) of U.S. residents saying they couldn’t last just four hours without apps. And the amount of apps people say they use each day is significant: 72% say they use as many as 10 apps per day, and 2% in the global survey even claim they use more than 50 apps per day.

[zilla_alert style=”yellow”] Note: I received this information via an emailed press-release, and have NOT seen the actual report. But if what you see here is any indication, it’s got to be a great read. [/zilla_alert]

Infographic inspiration

I have no idea why, but I love infographics when they’re done creatively. They’re a great way to display lots of data in a way that’s easily digestible. The toughest part about creating them is figuring out a theme to start with.

The king of all info graphic websites: Visual.ly:


For more inspiration, you can visit any of the infographic showcase sites that I frequent by clicking on their banner below. (more…)

Infographic: Should you work for free?

Should I work for free

Should I work for free

Ever have a difficult time deciding if you should take on that design project for free? This infographic will help you decide.

[ilink url=”http://shouldiworkforfree.com/” style=”download”]You can download the infographic here[/ilink]

The psychology of color

Color Psychology

There's a reason restaurants use red

Ever wonder why so many restaurants use so much red in their color palette? Have you noticed that the corporate colors of so many large companies includes blue? There’s a reason. This excellent infographic after the jump sheds some light on the subject. (more…)

Ever wonder just how big Apple is? You’d be amazed… (infographic)

Apple’s market cap is hovering around $376 Billion dollars, trading the top spot with Exxon Mobile for the last several months. Clearly, that’s a lot of money. But just how big is Apple? It’s a bit easier to show what’s smaller than Apple.

What's smaller than Apple

The entire US pharmaceutical market is jealous of Apple

Visual.ly, my favorite infographic site, posted the great infographic below to show you what’s smaller than Apple. (more…)

Media Consolidation: The Illusion of Choice (infographic)

A very nice infographic that covers a rather important topic for those who read a lot. I’m concerned with the integrity of the news and entertainment my family and I consume every day. Who really produces, owns and airs the shows my kids are glued to every evening and which companies select the stories I read with such loyalty each morning? I’ve always advocated for critical consumption, and what could be more important than an awareness of the sources of our families’ daily info and entertainment diets? And today, most of our media is controlled by one of six companies. Check out Frugaldad’s infographic on the state of media consolidation in the U.S. (more…)

Infographic: History of design tools

History of Design Tools

Do you remember when Illustrator was released? Was it before Photoshop?

I’m a huge fan of infographics, so when I saw The History of Design Tools, I had to share it. It’s a simple chart taking a look back at the major pieces of software used in the design industry since the release of the Mac.

How the world uses the Web

Stats of the web

An interesting infographic that visually shows how the world spends its time online

The average American spends more than 60 hours a month online, the equivalent of 30 straight days a year. I certainly hope at least one of those days per month is here at The Graphic Mac. Regardless, this infographic offers plenty of interesting information about how the world spends its time online. Not only is it great information, but the graphics are quite nice as well.

Infographic design: Netflix vs. Redbox

Infographic design is one of the coolest projects a designer can work on. It allows you a hefty amount of creative freedom, with the advantage of not having to put a lot of emphasis on fitting the design concept into an overall campaign. You can just go to town on the cool factor.

Infographic design

This infographic by Redbox highlights great communication work by the designers for Redbox

There are entire websites dedicated to showing off infographic samples, and one I came across recently highlighted this Netflix vs. Redbox comparison made by the folks at Redbox. The use of color was an obvious choice, but the simplicity and easy readability was definitely something that attracted me to it.

If you’re looking to add a few colorful and creative pieces to your portfolio, an infographic that is well thought out, both in the data on display and the design used to communicate it, can make for a powerful showpiece.