[From Gregg Morris: I've linked to the book and a few writeups on it. This may be the best one yet.]
From the Article: Designers and journalists are coming up with some striking ways to tell stories and convey data visually. But a new book suggests there is something missing from the field that researchers could provide.
This article comes from fellow curator Gregg Morris and I really like that he's added it to his collection.
I've seen this book, Visual Storytelling, promoted around the web in the last few months but have hesitated to dig into it. I've explored it a bit and from what I've seen and read about it, it looked like all fluff and no substance.
So when I read this article, I thought it was a much more balanced review of the book, and expressed some of the same concerns I had.
I hope you like the review. Infographics and visual storytelling his hot now. But it will simply be a flash in the pan unless we leverage this tool wisely and intelligently to create meaningful pieces that help us manage the world around us -- not just make us feel good.
Via Gregg Morris