As you know, I’m a huge fan of newsmaps — efforts to convey news information using more visual approaches — and here’s another excellent idea, from a guy called Jeroen Wijering, who, according to Cool Hunting
is a recent graduate of the Design Academy in Eindhoven, the Netherlands. One of his most recent projects is a Flash-based news map called What’s Up?. New stories are highlighted on the map, and a balloon appears with a headline; clicking on the balloon sends you to the source of the story.
What Iove about it is the feel that something is happening somewhere in the world every minute. The map is peppered with green and blue dots, the green dots forming a map of the world. Dots continually blink to yellow, orange or red, indicating a breaking story: