The distance of a second

One of my side hobbies is to browse the web for nice designs and interesting ways to represent information. I really like 2 blogs in particular: Information is Beautiful and the second is Grain Edit (check out their respective web stores for neat stuff).

In addition to liking design, I also truly like techy stuff and in particular programming languages or declarative languages (by that I mean Java in the former instance and XML in the latter). SVG is a great standard to draw vectorial images using XML.

I had therefore had my first attempt at representing information in a neat way: the distance of a second (the distance an animal / human / vehicle achieves in a fixed amount of time i.e. 1/60th of a minute). And the result is below…

Distance of a second
Distance of a second

I used Inkscape to design the file. I used icons from the amazing Noun Project.