When I first saw this Trend Forecast map mimicking a weather forecast, it provided a good demonstration of how images can be more informative than words.
I have no idea where the data was taken from, or whether it was just intended as a cartoon, but either way, it made me wonder what a world map would look like if Trend Hunter made the same type of map. I suppose you could base it off of web traffic data or submission locations and have those count as degrees of trendiness.
Stats for Trend Forecast Maps
Trending: Older & Warm
Research: 6,438 clicks in 320 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Trend Forecast Maps
Related: 42 examples / 32 photos
Segment: Females, 18-35
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