His And Hers Colors, version 2.0

Stephen Von Worley's 2010 famous visualization enters the 'modern web age'

September 20, 2012  |  CATEGORIES: Featured, Must see, Must see 2, News

Digital artist and scientist Stephen Von Worley just updated one of his most well-known data visualization projects, His And Hers Colors, launched back in september, 2010.  According to Stephen’s blog post , the update happens due to the fact of  “Data Pointed’s user share of the last “non-modern” browsers – those that don’t support some semblance of HTML5, like Internet Explorer 8 – dwindled below the magic 10% threshold.”

His And Hers Colors, Stephen Von Worley's interactive infographic

(image: Stephen Von Worley | His And Hers Colors)

His And Hers Colors, Stephen Von Worley's interactive infographic

(image: Stephen Von Worley | His And Hers Colors)

About the visualization:

That’s a dot for each of the 2,000 most commonly-used color names as harvested from the 5,000,000-plus-sample results of XKCD’s color survey, sized by relative usage and positioned side-to-side by average hue and vertically by gender preference. Women tend to use color names nearer the top, men towards the bottom, and the dashed line represents the 50-50 split (equal usage by both sexes). Click through to the interactive version, mouse over a few dots, and it should all become clearer.

His And Hers Colors, Stephen Von Worley's interactive infographic

(image: Stephen Von Worley | His And Hers Colors)

From all the browsers we tried, the best experience was with Google Chrome, which is exactly what Stephen says on his post. Give it a try, play around with the filters, and if this is the first time you visit the site, take your time, it’s really worth it.

 

Links: Data Pointed – His And Hers Redux | Information Aesthetics – His And Hers Colors: Popular Color Names By Gender Preference

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