Yearly, hundreds of thousands come to Google to seek for information and knowledge that helps illuminate the world round them. Whereas folks typically seek for breaking information, the most recent sports activities scores, or what’s enjoying at a neighborhood movie show, in addition they typically search for solutions on easy methods to repair the extra mundane gadgets round them.

Not too long ago, we observed that “easy methods to…” searches have elevated by greater than 140% since 2004, and far of that search curiosity is directed in the direction of easy methods to “repair” issues—whether or not it’s a lightbulb, window, washer, and even the bathroom. Actually, “Learn how to repair…” is persistently close to the highest of the checklist of commonest queries, 12 months after 12 months, around the globe. That’s why the Google Tendencies group teamed up with award-winning designer Xaquín González Veira —previously of “The Guardian”, “Nationwide Geographic” and “the New York Occasions”—to create our newest visible: Learn how to repair a rest room…and different stuff you couldn’t do with out Search.

The primary knowledge visualization exhibits home items folks ask Google easy methods to repair, and the way these searches differ by nation. As an example, in the USA, the highest “easy methods to repair” gadgets are doorways, adopted by home windows, bogs, washing machines and fridges. Whereas in Japan, the order is:  home windows, doorways, washing machines, and bogs.

Try the map of the world under, to see the way it shifts:


Xaquin observed some neat (and bizarre) patterns within the knowledge. Searches for “easy methods to repair a rest room” and “easy methods to use chopsticks” observe a really related sample. Marvel why that’s? Simply take a look at the location. You’ll be stunned what tops the checklist in every nation and which locations want to repair the identical issues (washing machines in Russia and Columbia and home windows in Brazil and Eritrea).

The visible additionally showcases knowledge for the highest searched “easy methods to’s” around the globe. The highest ten are:

  1. easy methods to tie a tie
  2. easy methods to kiss
  3. easy methods to get pregnant
  4. easy methods to shed weight
  5. how to attract
  6. easy methods to earn cash
  7. easy methods to make pancakes
  8. easy methods to write a canopy letter
  9. easy methods to make french toast
  10. easy methods to lose stomach fats

Try the interactive information right here, to discover extra of this fascinating knowledge.


This knowledge visualization is the most recent within the Google Information Lab’s sequence of collaborations with designers, working alongside the College of Miami’s Alberto Cairo to re-examine how information designers can inform tales utilizing new kinds of knowledge (together with new sources of Google knowledge)  and by experimenting with new varieties of knowledge visualizations. You may see some extra of the initiatives we’ve launched to this point right here.

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