The Visualization of a Skype Friendship
Ever wonder how much time you spend on Skype? The minutes or hours one spends instant messaging with friends, calling home via voice or video call, screen sharing with co-workers and more can really add up! That’s why we love the story of two friends, Julia Laub and Cedric Kiefer who have spent a large amount of their time keeping in touch via Skype.
Formerly design classmates in Berlin, Germany, Julia and Cedric regularly held calls or exchanged instant messages as they worked together. After years of working together, the two decided to start a design studio, onformative. When their design studio celebrated its one year anniversary, Julia and Cedric used their creativity and designed a poster representing their Skype correspondence over the years. Showcasing the years of collaborating virtually together, Julia and Cedric commented, “We love Skype and we love data graphics. What, then, makes more sense than designing a data graphic of our Skype communication?” All in all, they had 62,676 messages exchanged via Skype over the past three years!
Is there someone you speak to frequently via Skype? Leave a comment and share your Skype story with us.