The XPLANE-created piece visually depicts 23 fun inauguration factoids.

XPLANE, the global information design consultancy, has created “Did You Know?: The 2009 Inauguration Edition†to visually explore 23 unique facts surrounding the 2009 inauguration of President-Elect Barack Obama, as well as past inaugural events. The one minute 30 second piece moves fast with its catchy music and wealth of interesting information. The piece can be viewed at

This video is part of an ongoing effort by XPLANE to put out timely, relevant XPLANATiONS that distill complex information in order to inform, entertain and provoke new ideas and thoughts. Previous pieces include “Did You Know 2.0†a collaboration between XPLANE, Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod, “Savings & (mis)Trustâ€, “Did You Know: The Holiday Edition†and a print piece on how Barack Obama was able to turn down campaign finance funding.

With an innovative visual, multidisciplinary methodology, XPLANE is unique because it applies both left and right-brained approaches to develop fresh solutions to challenging communication problems. This approach accelerates understanding, which drives actions and results. Companies have hired XPLANE to motivate employees, drive sales, convince decision makers and improve processes. XPLANE won a bronze medal in 2008 at the 16th Malofiej International Infographics Awards, known as the most important and respected infographic contest in the world.


Founded in 1993, XPLANE is an information design consultancy that drives better results for many of the world’s leading corporations including Microsoft, Intel, Nokia, U.S. Department of National Intelligence, U.S. Marine Corp., Nike and BP through visual thinking and design. XPLANE offers clients unique and personalized service through its employees’ diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise, including journalism, consulting, technology, marketing, training, illustration, interaction, process improvement, information design and architecture. Global XPLANE headquarters are in Portland, Ore. USA; European offices are based in Madrid, Spain and a third office is located in St. Louis, Mo. USA. For more information about XPLANE, visit or call (866) 750-6467 (USA) + (34) 915 635835 (Spain).

For more information contact:

  • Parker Lee
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