Each day, he consumes coffee around am and booze around pm. He spends about 4x as much time with his girlfriend as his mother. And on June 20, he shot a Glock How It Started The report originally started as a one-off side project.
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The Feltron Annual Report for , due out on Aug. Felton, 37, has released the yearly compilation of data about his life. On 16 pages, information graphics, colorful charts and aggregated numbers tell the story of how Mr. Felton, a former Facebook employee, communicated over 12 months, what topics he discussed and with whom.
The report has the visual elegance that helped Fast Company name him one of the 50 most influential designers in America in Credit Nicholas Felton To compile the report, Mr. Felton gathered 94, data points, including content and metadata from 44, text messages, 31, emails and 4, Facebook messages. He also tracked the 1, pieces of physical mail he sent and received, and documented the 12, face-to-face conversations he had. Felton turned these analog events into digital data sets before experimenting with different types of visualizations to form patterns from his behavior.
Felton said his newest annual report, like previous ones , helped him understand rapidly evolving technologies and experiments with working with data. At Facebook, Mr. Felton said he used this kind of experience to help the social network redesign profile pages as timelines.
Photo Among the information that Mr. Felton has compiled are the number of the text messages and the number of people to whom we wrote emails in Credit Nicholas Felton Mr. Felton has also helped develop Reporter and Daytum.
He has also created graphics and data visualizations for The New York Times. After his yearlong analyses, Mr. Felton said he had one important personal takeaway.
2010 Annual Report
Felton and Aaron Swartz , Nicholas Felton is an infographic designer. His purpose is not only analytical but also aesthetic, playing between the realms of self-quantification , design and art. In the same vein he created in Daytum together with Ryan Case, an app destined to track personalized every-day data, which could be shared between friends. Even though it was very popular, it had some issues regarding design, so its reception was not completely positive. That is why their design focused on being flexible enough to allow for a wide variety of content. After the edition, he paused his Annual Reports, stating that: "The world of personal data has changed considerably since the project began in and this edition [ edition] attempts to capture its current state".
Other Works by Nicholas Felton
2012 Annual Report