, (PressExposure) July 23, 2008 -- XPLANE, a global consulting and information design firm that clarifies the complex through visual communication, has developed an infographic detailing how Barack Obama is the first major candidate to decline participation in the public funding system because of the support he has garnered through online social networks. The work, which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License, can be downloaded from the XPLANE web site at [http://www.xplane.com/obama/]
Recognized for its visual communication pieces, XPLANE won a bronze medal in 2008 at the 16th Malofiej International Infographics Awards, which is known as the most important and respected infographic contest in the world. This marked XPLANEâs first time entering an infographic into the competition.
With an innovative, multidisciplinary methodology, XPLANE is unique because it focuses on visual thinking and information-driven communication to develop clarity, convey key messages to its clientsâ target audiences, and generate the desired results faster and more efficiently. Companies have hired XPLANE to motivate employees, drive sales, convince decision makers and integrate with partners and vendors.
This piece represents just the latest in XPLANEâs work to promote conversation around important world issues. In 2007, the company produced the âDid You Know? 2.0? presentation with educator Karl Fisch to advance discussion on how to better educate todayâs youth for a continually shifting world. Also, designed by XPLANE, the United Nations Childrenâs Fund (UNICEF), published âA World Fit For Usâ, an illustrated report for young people that details the state of, and progress around, some of the worldâs most pressing issues through the personal stories of 19 youth. The report is UNICEFâs promised follow up to the more than 400 children from over 150 countries who participated in the United Nations Special Session on Children held in New York in May 2002 and expressed their visions for the future. The report is hoped to be an educational and empowerment tool for years to come.
âImages are a powerful tool for communication and learning,â said Wood. âXPLANE is committed to applying that tool in all areas needed â from driving business results for our clients to discussing world issues we believe need to be shared.â
ABOUT XPLANE Founded in 1993, XPLANE is a global consulting and information design firm that drives results for many of the worldâs leading corporations including Intel, Microsoft, U.S. Marine Corps, Department of National Intelligence, Autodesk and BP by using a visual-thinking methodology to achieve business alignment. Ranked by Inc. magazine as one of the countryâs fastest growing privately held companies, XPLANE offers clients unique and personalized service through its employeesâ diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise, including journalism, consulting, technology, marketing, training, illustration, interaction, process improvement, information design and architecture. XPLANE is based in Portland, OR. with additional offices in St. Louis, MO. and Madrid, Spain. For more information about XPLANE, visit http://www.xplane.com or call (866) 750-6467. Press Release Distribution By PressReleasePoint