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Web Trend Map 3 (Information Architects Japan)

Thursday, February 12th, 2009

[Editor's note: View the internet as a large subway map styled after Tokyo, Japan, with nearly 300 of the most successful and influential websites online today located along topical "lines" and hubs. Insets offer a "weather forecast" and "brand experience" rating of the same. Thanks Mike!]

Republished from Information Architects Japan.
First posted there Wednesday, March 5th, 2008.
Preview the 2009 Web Trend Map 4.

It was featured by The Guardian, WIRED, Le Monde, Corriere, kottke, Boingboing, Techcrunch, Mashable, Valleywag and literally thousands of blogs. We are happy to announce that the coolest gift for geeks, the A0 poster of the 2008 Web Trend Map (841mm x 1189mm / 33.25in x 46.75in), is now up for grabs:

Want a Lick of the Ice Cream?

Of course, we’d like you to enjoy our hard work in a format that suits you best, so we offer the map in the following formats for you to download and enjoy for free:

  1. Clickable Startpage with daily updated iA surf tips
  2. Big, A3 PDF (8MB, printable)
  3. 1600 x 1024 Wallpaper
  4. 1440 x 900 Wallpaper
  5. 1024 x 768 Wallpaper

A Closer Look

The map pins down nearly 300 of the most successful and influential websites to the greater Tokyo area train map.

Different train lines correspond to different web trends such as innovation, news, social networks, and so on.

The Forecast

We’ve brought back the weather forecast from version 2 and incorporated it along the main Yamanote train line.

Brand Experience

The bottom layer includes a rating of brand experience analogous to restaurant experience. It illustrates our perception of user experience and brand management of the main stations. We studied the usability, user value, and interface (simplicity, character, and feedback), and rated each site on a scale of eating at various types of Japanese restaurants.

Order the A0 Poster

These large and beautiful posters are US$55 each (shipping included). We ship anywhere in the world. Only 1,000 have been printed but 664 have been pre-ordered, so get yours while supplies last. To claim yours today, order through our PayPal link:

Continue to Information Architects Japan to order . . .