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Infographic about coffee breaks

As I have been designing an online info design course these past weeks and working my way through lot of materials, I’ve been inspired by David McCandless’ beautiful visualizations to make this infographic about coffee breaks.

Due to clock change in Europe I was playing around with the concept of time and somehow it evolved to an idea of around-the-clock (coffee) breaks. Because of the thriving coffee culture in Europe coffee breaks have become culturally accepted times to meet up with friends, have meetings with colleagues or just to take a break from work.  In some countries the breaks have names and designated time (3 o’clock fika in Sweden or 5 o’clock tea in UK), with other slots I was bit more creative. I couldn’t actually fill the lunch hours. Maybe even coffee break enthusiasts need a break.

I based this infographic on a beautiful sunburst chart that is great to show hierarchies. I used RawGraphs to visualize the data and once I was more or less happy with the result, tidied the rough visualization up in Illustrator. The original data sheet can be seen here.

Finally, as I am more artist than data scientist I couldn’t resist adding some icons around the edge 🙂


Time for a (coffee) break! - infographic