During the summer of 2016, I considered a site specializing in HTML5 animation that would tell involved stories, like the best comic books. I actually got it up and running. It was noticed by editors from Pearson Education, who also saw my LinkedIn profile, which at the time featured my specialization in infographics. This led to my designing and submitting three illustrations for the revision of their textbook, Technology in Action.
Originally the book was an introduction to computers, back when a lot of terms popular today were still unfamiliar, like exponents of bytes (megabytes, gigabytes, terabytes).
The first image told the story in a more contemporary way, using the capacities of the biggest known storehouses of data for comparison.
The second one was a straightforward area map of popularity of programming languages.
The third discussed cybercrime per industry sector, and compliance with recommended policies.
The fourth posed an interesting problem. Themed to the “Internet of Things,” it was presented to me with clear plans for the first item, but in need of a second half. I proposed that, since the Internet of Things is made possible because of greater availablilty of IP addresses, I researched a ratio of IP addresses per living person from the beginning of the Internet till today. They approved, resulting in this admittedly text-heavy graphic.
I enjoyed the work immensely! I’m looking forward to doing it again soon.
Here is a downloadable PDF of all four, to show you the completed project in greater detail.