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The Difference Between Infographics And Their Simpler Cousins

The Difference Between Infographics And Their Simpler Cousins | visual data | Scoop.it
At Co.Design, we get tons of pitches for our "Infographic of the Day" feature. A good 90% of them don’t make the cut because they aren’t really infographics.

Sure, debating what is or isn’t a "real" infographic can quickly become as pointless as arguing about how many angels fit on the head of a pin. But drawing meaningful distinctions between clearly different forms of communication allows us to draw out the strengths in those differences. An "infauxgraphic" sounds like an impostor, trying (and failing) to pass itself off as something better. But a "digital poster" is simply itself: a simple, bold collection of graphic statements. Sure, many of them are hideous. But so are many infographics. "The method itself is never right or wrong," Citraro tells Co.Design. "The only thing that warrants a value judgement is the method’s effectiveness for conveying information to an audience."

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The Art & Science of Infographic Design

The Art & Science of Infographic Design | visual data | Scoop.it
Infographics. They suddenly seem to be everywhere but are they actually able to increase outcomes are are they yet another fad?

As a social media management firm, infographics are gaining a lot of attention from business owners seeking for new and exciting ways to reach consumers and clients but from the questions and comments we receive, it is apparent that there is also a great deal of confusion surrounding their proper use.

Today we are going to shed some light on the art and science of infographic design. Are they worth the additional cost? When will they most benefit a company? Do they increase sales and which companies should avoid them at all cost? Keep reading to learn the answer to these and many other fascinating facts about infographics...

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What Is Visualization?

What Is Visualization? | visual data | Scoop.it

This seems like a straightforward question, but it’s proven to be a difficult one to answer. Even visualization researchers don’t have a clear definition.


Is it synonymous with information graphics? Does visualization have to be computer generated? Does data have to be involved, or can it be abstract? The answers vary depending on who you ask.


Visualization is a medium. It’s not just an analysis tool nor just a way to prove a point more clearly through data.


Visualization is like books. There are different writing styles and categories, there are textbooks and there are novels, and they communicate ideas in different ways for varied purposes. And just like authors who use words to communicate, there are rules that you should always follow and others that are guidelines that you can bend and break...

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Patrice Mitrano's curator insight, January 30, 2014 5:16 AM

De très nombreux exemples d'infographies, malheureusement pas toujours aboutis. A croiser avec d'autres infographies ou représentations sur des sujets identiques ou bien à rapprocher des données sources.

Sang Lee's curator insight, June 17, 2014 9:57 PM

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Our Data, Ourselves - GOOD

Our Data, Ourselves - GOOD | visual data | Scoop.it
There's something comforting about cold, hard facts. That which can be counted and measured. Incontrovertible truths.

As our collective obsession with data has intensified, so, too, has our faith in numbers. In the digital era, we’re all data-hoarders, armchair statisticians who believe that the more we have, the more accurate our view of the world will be. We’ve come to rely on the data, convinced that they reveal things about us that mere human observation cannot.

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Tips, tricks and resources to make your own gorgeous infographics

Tips, tricks and resources to make your own gorgeous infographics | visual data | Scoop.it

Infographics (or Information Graphics) are graphic visual representations of data or information, presented in a way to make it easier to consume information. Infographics gained popularity in the mid-2000′s with the advent of sites like Digg and Reddit, and have quickly become one of the most popular methods to display researched data.

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What is Data Visualization?

What is Data Visualization? | visual data | Scoop.it

The goal of data visualization is to present data in a way that is both understandable and interesting, but also has a certain visual aesthetic. It draws in the reader and presents the data in a way that brings a new perspective; it takes the viewer on a journey through the data.

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Infographics: More Than Meets Eye...

Infographics: More Than Meets Eye... | visual data | Scoop.it

The human brain processes visual information much faster and digests this type of content concurrently, whereas it takes more time to break text down. So, for many, it makes more than just sense to have your complex information delivered to your target audience in the most legible format...


Infographics make good use of brain’s ability to assimilate knowledge and information through the visual medium, making tough-to-crack-data appealing. Simply put, an infographic is a carefully composed collage of images, content, charts, stats, diagrams, animations & video to graphically represent information.

Infographics are used by various quarters such as educational institutions, acadamecians, businesses, newspapers, and just anybody who are serious about putting across their point in the most simplest manner. Infographics take different forms- venn diagrams, charts, timelines, maps and more. They are not merely a design or an image or random data; their purpose should be seen from every angle.


Visit the link to learn more about the process of creating infographics, how to implement online tools and resources, and best practices...

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Infographic: What is an Infographic? - Infographics Archive

Infographic: What is an Infographic? - Infographics Archive | visual data | Scoop.it
There are many different styles of infographics and data visualizations, but the ultimate goal for all infographics is to be shared.

Infographics are a fun and quick way to learn about a topic without a ton of heavy reading.bLearn what makes a great infographic, why they are useful for everyone, some tips to create a viral infographic and the numbers to back it all up...

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Data Visualization [Video Infographic]

As everyone is talking about curation, data visualization is nothing else but the visual cousin of the same trend... attempting again to help us make greater sense of the overwhelming amount of data we are swimming in.

Here is a great video infographic reminding us of what data visualization is all about.

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Via Robin Good, janlgordon
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Defining Cities in a Metropolitan World

Defining Cities in a Metropolitan World | visual data | Scoop.it
Eight different ways to measure and think about what makes a city...

Where does a city really begin and end? These days there are as many ways to measure a metro area as there are arguments for and against each one. To help visualize, let’s use Los Angeles as an example.

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Data visualization primer: What they are and why they're important

Data visualization primer: What they are and why they're important | visual data | Scoop.it
Acquiring data is no longer a problem. It's everywhere, and we're already quite adept at hoarding it in databases. The issue now is making sense of all those signals and finding stories in the stream.
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What is an Infographic?

What is an Infographic? | visual data | Scoop.it
Though the popularity of infographics has risen dramatically in the past few years, I still commonly receive questions about the various terms used to desc...
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