Infographic: The Evolution Of The Bicycle, From 1780 To 2000 – Co.Design

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Infographic: The Evolution Of The Bicycle, From 1780 To 2000 Co.Design But despite this fragmentation, Prince says The Evolution Of Bicycles chronicles one of the most visually subtle product evolutions the Pop Chart team has seen (and this is…

Tom Uytterhoeven’s insight:

What is so remarkable about this chart is that the authors have looked at function first to map out all connections between different bike designs. Functionality apparantly defined form. That suggests a real parallel with biological evolution – often ‘evolution’ is used as a synonym door ‘change’ in charts like these – and makes one wonder what the history of this daily used piece of human technology reveals about its users. I’ll think about that the next time I pedal to work… 

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