Nicholas Felton made his first annual report in 2005.
All of you must have heart of annual report of a company where lots of data, balance sheet, profit-loss, graphs, charts and pie but ever heard of annual report of human being.
All of you must have heard of an annual report of a company where lots of data, balance sheet, profit-loss, graphs, charts and pie but ever heard of annual report of a human being.
Yes it is a truth and now it is known as Felton Phenomena in online world. Nicholas Felton started this creative way of drawing the life of himself using infographic and in year 2005 published his annual report on his website www.feltron.com.
In his first annual report he covered following activities.
- Work versus play
- Travelling dissected in State travelled/Abroad/Flight Taken/ Air miles travelled
- Music most played music/ top new artist/iTunes music played
- Dissection of photographs taken
- Dissection of books read
- Restaurant visited
- Information related to web
Nicholas Felton he dissected all the above topics in numbers, charts and pie in his first annual report. In 2006 Nicholas Felton covered many other part of his life and printed his annual report 2006.
Designing is a very important character of Felton annual report. The designing part is minimalistic and focuses in nature which allow anyone to grab data easily.
So what is so special about a Nicholas Felton printing his annual report? It is not special when one human being is printing his annual report but when number grows it matters.
Consider a system has been developed where annual report of every human being is developed at the end of the year. Then it will matter when there is an annual report of one billion people is available online. It is a goldmine of data for everyone from companies to countries.
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Let us take a fictional case.
There is a country by name A and population of the country is 100. A system has been developed which interact with all of these 100 people and have data of what they did majorly in their daily activity for a year. Now the probability of data being not hundred percent right is there but still the government of A has data of the people about what they are doing. Within a few years the collections of all of these annual reports will be in-itself a very useful data.
Felton is working with Facebook in their product design team and by now we hope you can guess what is Timeline Profile in Facebook.