Great post byabout data visualization and what makes good infographics or dashboard design. Lots of helpful tips and links that can help mere mortals and non-designers improve their use of visuals in powerpoint or reports.
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- Blog post is live. Thanks so much http://bit.ly/npinfographics. I'd love your feedback, if you have any.for the inspiration and encouragement. This is the link:Sep 6, 2011
- Great article http://www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it. Both also got posted on Twitter, FB and LinkedIn. Good job you two. Thanks everyone for such a stimulating conversation today!! I just Scooped both your article and the one from on my Scoop.it content:Sep 6, 2011
- As organizations and individuals are faced with needing to make sense of the incredible volume of data that is being generated in almost all aspects of our lives, data visualizations can be extremely helpful to help provide us with a way to quickly process it all. The problem is that we are awash in poorly designed tools for data visualization that don't actually help people tell more effective data stories. My company, http://rhiza.com is trying to help solve this problem.Sep 7, 2011
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- Great information design makes for great infographics...But more colors/charts on a infographic don't necessarily = good info design (that's where the shiny new toy issue comes in, I think). I'm thinking of one of the infographics I saw that looked like a NYC subway map...You could not find anything on it yet people were agog over the prettiness factor (it was very pretty). The visuals should decrease not increase cognitive load.
A pet peeve of mine though is that it's really difficult to track source data on many infographics and there can be a disconnect between designers producing them and people supplying the data. I'd add a number 7 to the list in the article Debra's article...Infographics should come with a link to a source file of citations if there are too many and the refs would interfere with the data visualization. (Ideally, the infographic would be annotated in the source file but that's probably too much to expect....)Sep 7, 2011
- water.org" etc. Please do comment on the original blog post and add your number 7 about links to sources.I have a similar pet peeve about the data sourcing. A lot of them say things like "source:Sep 7, 2011
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