UseableArt : Information + Design

Boeing 747-400 Cutaway [3D information graphic]

Though more technical than the Airbus cutaway previously posted, this Boeing 747-400 cutaway (below) is nonetheless incredibly rich in detail and, though highly complex and a more difficult read, provides significantly greater level of detail and understanding with regard to the aircraft’s layout and design.

Boeing 747-400 Schematic

From the avionics package in the nose, through engine functionality, all the way down to cargo, elevators, and ailerons, the only thing lacking here is the clear labeling that, in this case, is obviously necessary to fully understand the minute detail depicted herein. Interactive graphics could handle this problem with simple rollover functionality while the print designer would have to treat it more conventionally, but you get the point. An otherwise a brilliant illustration.

This entry was published on December 12, 2011 at 6:35 pm. It’s filed under 3D, aircraft, infographics, information design, usability and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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