The 2012 Feltron Annual Report

2012 Feltron Annual Report

Every year, Nicholas Felton documents different data points in his life and makes gorgeous infographics of those points. The 2012 Feltron Annual Report is out and available for purchase here. This is a link I have posted for several years now, and it’s one of the yearly internet things I look forward to most. If any of the report looks familiar, it might be you’ve seen some of Felton’s work before – he helped design Facebook Timeline.

This year, he built the reporting using an app Felton co-developed called Reporter.

In years past, Felton kept detailed iCal notes and ran various experiments, from Internet surveys to a deep analysis of his late father’s past. This year, he partnered up with a friend, Drew Breunig, to code an iPhone app called Reporter that would simplify the life recording process. Every 90 minutes, the app buzzes Felton–automatically snagging his coordinates while asking him the same questions: Where are you? Who are you with? What are you wearing? How productive were you today (on a scale of 1-5)?

The 2012 Feltron Annual Report

2010/2011 Feltron Annual Report

The 2010/2011 Feltron Annual Report is out, and it’s a week earlier than last year (I think?). Gosh if I wasn’t really looking forward to this. If you’ve never seen this before, Nicholas Felton spends the entire year documenting different parts of his life, and then folds it all together in a gorgeous annual report. The Foursquare stats page was inspired by these annual reports, and last year Facebook acquired the company he started. Timeline seems to be, at least partially, a way for everyone to make their own annual report.

This year’s theme?

Philip K. Dick claimed that “a person’s authentic nature is a series of shifting, variegated planes that establish themselves as he relates to different people; it is created by and appears within the framework of his interpersonal relationships.”

The Feltron 2010/2011 Biennial Report explores this notion by overlapping facets of Nicholas’ behavior to visualize how his personality varies based on location and company.

Via Kottke

2010/2011 Feltron Annual Report