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An infographic explores the state of infographics

An infographic explores the state of infographics | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

It turns out 2012 was a huge year for the infographic—internet culture likes its data presented with charming representative imagery. 

 

Business, technology, and social media comprised the most popular topics for this exploding medium, according to data, Singapore searched the term “infographic” more than any other global city. 
The year’s most popular infographic was “What Are the Odds,” which explores how improbable it is that you (or this infographic, for that matter) came into existence in the first place...


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Is the younger generation becoming more visual and less dependent on words? Or is "a picture worth a thousand words" just a faster way to communicate?

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The 22 Best Infographics We Found In 2011

The 22 Best Infographics We Found In 2011 | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

2011 was a huge year for infographic design. Large companies embraced data renderings as a business strategy like never before, whether it was to promote their brand (GE) or bolster their bottom line (the New York Times). Nowhere was that more evident than at Facebook. Timeline, the site’s most ambitious redesign to date, brought the central tenet of data viz--organizing unwieldy bits and bobs into a compelling, visual narrative--to millions of people around the world...


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The 22 Best Infographics We Found In 2011

The 22 Best Infographics We Found In 2011 | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

2011 was a huge year for infographic design. Large companies embraced data renderings as a business strategy like never before, whether it was to promote their brand (GE) or bolster their bottom line (the New York Times). Nowhere was that more evident than at Facebook. Timeline, the site’s most ambitious redesign to date, brought the central tenet of data viz--organizing unwieldy bits and bobs into a compelling, visual narrative--to millions of people around the world...


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Data Visualization - The New Art Of Understanding

Data Visualization - The New Art Of Understanding | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

As people begin to experiment with the creation and interpretation of visualizations and including them in presentations, a not-so-apparent shift will take place in the background where the traditional ‘analyst’ role slowly morphs to give way to a new breed — the storytellers — who will be more strategic and consultative in nature and not data-waiters, statisticians or always comfortable with extreme analytics.

Visualization, as we know it, is starting to spread through individual contributors and niche companies forging the path. A lot of these individuals are learning as they go and using available tools and technologies, but invariably data access and computing capabilities to specific information are limitations that still require heavy investments.

As people begin to experiment with the creation and interpretation of visualizations and including them in presentations, a not-so-apparent shift will take place in the background where the traditional ‘analyst‘ role slowly morphs to give way to a new breed — the storytellers — who will be more strategic and consultative in nature and not data-waiters, statisticians or always comfortable with extreme analytics, but can create, interact, discover and explain relationships in the information and become the go-to people leadership looks for to understand and make quick decisions for their business through data...


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Top Tech Trends of 2011 | The Big Picture

Top Tech Trends of 2011 | The Big Picture | omnia mea mecum fero | Scoop.it

Via Socialrati, we get this graphic of the tech trends of the past year...


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