Tags: numbers

Better business by design

Some good-lookin’ stats from a responsive redesign:

Total page views, a metric we were prepared to see go down with the redesign, are up by 27%. Unique visitors per week are up 14% on average and visits per week are up on average 23%.

BBC Dimensions: How Many Really?

A nice project from BERG that aligns numbers from your own world (like the number of people you follow on Twitter) to numbers in the larger world.

Typotheque: Gore’s choice

Changing a numeral in a typeface ...at Al Gore's request.

Erik Spiekermann | design mind

Erik Spiekermann expounding on the beauty – and the difficulty – of designing numbers.

Fun (and Fraud Detection) with Benford’s Law | Data and the Web

Benford's law blows my mind. Be sure to watch the video. This is all related to network theory and power law distributions ...I'm just not sure how.

'Cool Cash' card confusion - News - Manchester Evening News

A seasonal twist on the lottery card is withdrawn because people don't understand how negative numbers work. "I phoned Camelot and they fobbed me off with some story that -6 is higher – not lower – than -8 but I'm not having it."

YouTube - 100 Movies, 100 Quotes, 100 Numbers

Here's an antidote to all those "100 best movie" countdowns that infest Saturday night television. Here's 100 movies with 100 numbers.

BBC - Radio 4 - 5 Numbers

Simon Singh talks about zero, pi, the golden ratio, the square root of minus one, and infinity.

Spell with flickr

Spell with flick grabs images from flickr (the One letter and One Number groups) and uses them to spell what you've typed in.