It is well known that infographics can be informational, communicative, and even beautiful, but one designer aims to add another adjective to this list – nutritious. When Ryan MacEachern began a new low carbohydrate diet, he decided to also begin a new infographic project, Design x Food.
“I have always been fairly conscious of calorie intake,” MacEachern said, “but had never kept a diary of what I had eaten. The project really helped me to get a perspective on nutrition in food and portion size.”
Design x Food explores the nutritional content of typical foods against a carefully measured weeklong ledger of MacEachern’s bland new diet. Instead of using computer-generated visualizations to show the data, MacEachern let the food do the talking by turning them into the project’s graphs and charts. And instead of using the food he ate during his diet (a typical day might consist of... keep reading