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Infographics Are Broken... We Can Do Better.

Infographics Are Broken... We Can Do Better. | visual data | Scoop.it

Infographics on the web are so bad and so broken. They are everywhere, yet few actually do a decent job of conveying information- some even argue that they are ruining the Internet. They tend to be formulaic and overreaching, often cobbling together too much information instead of focusing on the one or two nuggets that are truly useful. (How much better would most infographics be if they pulled out the most salient chart or set of stats and discarded the rest?)

What publishers need is a better way to create and present visual data. We need a tool to produce well-designed infographics on our own—quickly, efficiently, and cheaply. And not just one-size-fits-all infographics—all kinds of data visualizations, from simple bar charts to interactive maps and timelines...

 

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Killer Infographics by Submit Infographics | Share Your Infographics and Rate Others | Infographic Gallery

Killer Infographics by Submit Infographics | Share Your Infographics and Rate Others | Infographic Gallery | visual data | Scoop.it
Share Your Infographics With Easy Infographic Submission and Rate Others at Killer Infographics, The Best Infographic Gallery Online (#In Visual Data - What would an #infographic representing your company or organization look like?
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MetaLayer launches community to make better infographics

MetaLayer launches community to make better infographics | visual data | Scoop.it

MetaLayer, a startup that helps you make visualizations from complex sets of data, has launched a new data community for people to share visualizations they’ve made with its service.

“We want to do to data analysis what Apple has done to computers: Make data so intuitive that anyone can gather insights from tons of data,” said Metalayer Chief executive Chris Burrage in an interview with VentureBeat.

MetaLayer helps you gather insights and make visualizations, also known as infographics, from massive amounts of data on the web. The company has poised itself as the “Photoshop of data,” mainly because you can drag and drop sets of data onto one another to help make sense of datasets with graphs and diagrams, much like adding layers to a Photoshop image. You can import pictures, statistical figures, Twitter feeds, documents, and news feeds into MetaLayer’s dashboard and then analyze them for trends or other insights. Metalayer aims its service at data analysts, non-profits, and journalists who may not have the immense knowledge needed to analyze huge amounts of data, nor the money to pay for a robust system to do it for them...

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