Samsung, the world's largest electronics company, made a big entrance into South by Southwest Interactive (SXSWi) this year. The company tapped data visualization leader JESS3, to create a cutting-edge, real-time social media aggregation wall displaying the hottest panels, trending topics and locations, as well as photos and tweets.
JESS3's own Director of Information Design, Robin Richards, shares his unique background and perspectives with industry pub Communication Arts. A must read for any aspiring infographic / data visualization designers.
Samsung and the Dan Marino Foundation launched a fundraising campaign based on social actions on foursquare, Facebook and Twitter, earning $5 each. JESS3 stepped in to design both an infographic and a web site to educate people on both Autism and its impact on thousands of people but how the fundraising mechanism itself worked.
JESS3 CEO and Founder Jesse Thomas along with President, COO and Co-founder Leslie Bradshaw are included in Inc.'s list for America's 30 Coolest Entrepreneurs Under 30 (2012). Along with being included in the list, Inc's J.J. McCorvey covers JESS3's rise to its present day status, "JESS3 is now packing up and moving to Los Angeles, and has developed a specialty in data visualization -- the company employs tactics like stop-motion animation, infographics, and puppetry (yes, puppetry) to present large sets of information for clients like Google, Nike, and ESPN."
Called “The Essential Guide to Facebook Emoticons,” The Next Web premiered JESS3’s graphic outlining how to create emoticons in Facebook messages, comments and chats. Displaying everything from Chris Putnam to a penguin, the emoticons and their keyboard shortcuts give users a wide breadth of fun options. As noted by The Next Web, JESS3’s graphic reveals the tricks of the keyboard shortcut trade to solve an “age-old problem” — expressing one’s excitement, or penguin obsession, through Facebook of course.
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Looking to raise awareness about its efforts to empower women abroad, Estée Lauder approached JESS3 to help tell its story visually. Our team took on the challenge of producing two videos to raise awareness about Estée Lauder’s recent partnership with CARE International, an organization that helps women across the globe succeed economically.
After being on the ground for the initial primaries, our JESS3 team ran the Google Politics and Elections War Room for South Carolina from Google’s DC office. We've been helping visualize Google search data for the 2012 Elections, and the data for this primary shows a new story: Newtmentum.