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9 Powerful Infographics That Will Change The Way You See the World

9 Powerful Infographics That Will Change The Way You See the World | visual data | Scoop.it

A picture speaks louder than words, but only if it’s the right picture. 

Here we share 9 examples of infographics that powerfully communicate insightful new understandings about our world.

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What the Internet Thinks About—in an Interactive Infographic

What the Internet Thinks About—in an Interactive Infographic | visual data | Scoop.it
What does the Internet care about? What articles do we share the most? Using the data from the Ahrefs Content Explorer, the people at Funders and Founders 
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Emilio Ruano's curator insight, May 4, 2015 1:17 PM

At least, the concern about equality, energy and social welfare is there. I like the last one about engineers tho. Hahaha.

jose antonio gabelas's curator insight, May 15, 2015 3:33 AM

añada su visión ...

Mackenzie Hamilton's curator insight, October 13, 2015 8:36 AM

I think this article is awesome because they use data visualization to show what people share the most, visit the most, and search the most. Data is everywhere and people are using it everyday and sometimes don't even think about it.

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Real Life Infographics That Brilliantly Visualize Data Using Physical Objects

Real Life Infographics That Brilliantly Visualize Data Using Physical Objects | visual data | Scoop.it

A look at infographics that brilliantly display data using physical objects, a technique that can simplify information. 
Visit the original list by Freeyork for more, including a pie chart made from actual thanksgiving pies, information about water usage and fast food visualized with handmade paper objects and stacks of sugar cubes depicting the amount of sugar in food and drinks, among others.

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Marco Favero's curator insight, April 5, 2015 5:45 PM

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Flight Videos Deconstructed: The Patterns Wings Trace in Flight

Flight Videos Deconstructed: The Patterns Wings Trace in Flight | visual data | Scoop.it

Although many animals take flight, they don’t do it in exactly the same way. That’s what Eleanor Lutz’ exceptional animated infographic shows us. She’s taken the flight patterns of 5 different species – egyptian fruit bat, dragonfly, Canada goose, hawk moth and hummingbird – and used Youtube videos to give us a look at how their wings move.


“I found slow-motion videos of five flying species, and mapped out specific points on the wings during one wingbeat. I ended up with 15 frames per wingbeat, and I connected every frame using imaginary curves that went through all of the 15 mapped points.”


Lutz is the first to point out that this isn’t a scientific exercise that draws firm conclusions – it’s more a beautifully artistic pursuit. You’ll definitely want to take a closer look on her blog, and at the other fascinating scientific animations.

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Mark E. Deschaine, PhD's curator insight, October 1, 2014 10:16 PM

This is just plain cool!!!!

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Why Our Brains Love Visual Content [infographic]

Why Our Brains Love Visual Content [infographic] | visual data | Scoop.it

'Why is visual communication so powerful? It isn’t just because of the pretty pictures; it’s straight-up science. The brain absorbs and synthesizes visual information faster than any other stimuli, making visual content an incredibly effective medium. Check out this infographic, and download A Business Guide to Visual Communication to learn more about creating effective visual communication.'

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Mark Treadwell's curator insight, May 22, 2014 3:31 PM

great graphic about graphics - well done

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Infographic: Shutterstock's Global Design Trends 2014

Infographic: Shutterstock's Global Design Trends 2014 | visual data | Scoop.it

'One of our favorite annual traditions at Shutterstock is sharing our hard-earned design-trend data with the world. For this, our third annual infographic, we used data from our 350 million all-time downloads to explore recent and emerging trends from around the globe.

Check out the infographic at the link, and scroll on to view a lightbox featuring images showcased in the design.

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Why Big Data Is Everywhere [INFOGRAPHIC]

Why Big Data Is Everywhere [INFOGRAPHIC] | visual data | Scoop.it

According to research from IBM, 90% of the world's data was created in just the past few years. Where does this data come from? Well, every minute 208,300 photos are uploaded to Facebook, 350,000 tweets are sent, millions of dollars are carried out in Amazon transactions and more.

Big data analytics is thus derived from the way this tremendous amount of data is handled in order to make strategic, profit-driven decisions, making our enormous stores of data useful.

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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, January 7, 2014 11:06 PM

Good infographic giving you the state-of-the-art and trends regarding Big Data.

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A Visual History of Computing [Infographic]

A Visual History of Computing [Infographic] | visual data | Scoop.it

Exactly 70 years ago this month the world’s first electronic programmable digital computer was created. It was called Colossus and was engineered in the UK by code breakers working during the Second World War

Computers and their uses have changed significantly over the past 70 years – primarily government machines quickly proved their worth in the business landscape, and more recently they have become commonplace in homes too.

Akita, a London IT support company has produced a large interactive page and infographic to showcase the developments in technology. It can be viewed in full here: http://www.akita.co.uk/computing-history/ or as a static image at the link.

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A Smart Animation Explores the Magnitude of our Solar System [Infographic]

A Smart Animation Explores the Magnitude of our Solar System [Infographic] | visual data | Scoop.it

This video from German design trio Kurzgesagt considers the scale of the universe, using facts illustrated in flat infographic form.

Kurzgesagt began as a project aimed at creating quick science lessons, and was inspired by other educators putting content on Youtube. “We just want to make beautiful content that makes science more popular,” Philipp Dettmer tells Co.Design. Previous animations have included shorts on climate change, how evolution works and a video on fracking that has garnered over a million views...

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Transmedia Storytelling in Five Steps

Transmedia Storytelling in Five Steps | visual data | Scoop.it
Getty is promoting their media with this infographic of how to create transmedia in five steps.


The five step approach, as they summarize in their interactive site, consists of:

  1. Audience first
  2. Deliver experience
  3. Deliver engagement
  4. Think screen [multiple screens]
  5. Pull media together

Getty then offers the elements of images, sound, video and editorial (for those interested in creating stories that intersect or are built from real life) at the bottom of the landing page.

Take a look at their infographic and see if it inspires you to think like a transmedia storyteller.

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Tony Naar's curator insight, November 7, 2013 9:14 PM

What a great way to look at how we can tell the story of the Paralympic movement in Australia in a way that engages with audiences and ensures that we are relevant and current. Very inspiring!

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A Perspective on Time | Visual.ly

A Perspective on Time | Visual.ly | visual data | Scoop.it

'Humans are good at a lot of things, but putting time in perspective is not one of them. It's not our fault - the span of time in human history, and even more so in natural history, are so vast compared to the span of our life and recent history that it's almost impossible to get a handle on it.'

View the information sources and data here.

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An Infographic Guide To Color Psychology

An Infographic Guide To Color Psychology | visual data | Scoop.it

Have you ever had difficulty choosing colours for a new scheme or wondered why we associate some colours with good luck and others with danger? Welcome to The Complete Infographic Guide to Colour Psychology.

Discover all you ever needed to know about the psychology behind colours and why their meaning differs depending on which country you’re from…

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Authentis Formations's curator insight, August 27, 2013 9:52 AM

Influence des couleurs sur la psyché....

taniaATenthuse.me's comment, August 29, 2013 11:34 AM
Great infographic, thank you for sharing Lauren. It reminds us of the significant influence that society and cultural values have on so many different aspects of our lives.
taniaATenthuse.me's curator insight, August 29, 2013 11:59 AM

This Colour Psychology infographic reminds us of the significant influence that societal and cultural values have on so many different aspects of our lives. The implications are so many. This guide can be really useful for entrepreneurs and freelancers when they decide on logo and branding. 

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Infographic: The World’s Largest Languages

Infographic: The World’s Largest Languages | visual data | Scoop.it

Graphics director Alberto Lucas Lopéz has created the following infographic for South China Morning Post, depicting languages as populations. 

Based on data from language research project Ethnologue, the infographic shows 23 out of more than 7,000 languages in the world as there are at least 50 million individuals who use these 23 languages as their first language.

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Infographic: 14 Principles Of Using Text In Design

Infographic: 14 Principles Of Using Text In Design | visual data | Scoop.it

Logo design company Designmantic has put together 14 principles of using text in design. 
Titled ‘Touchstones To Get The Text Right’, the guidelines include paying attention to font size and creating an ideal line length...

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Marco Favero's curator insight, April 16, 2015 4:04 PM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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The Best Infographics of the Year: Nate Silver on the 3 Keys to Great Information Design

The Best Infographics of the Year: Nate Silver on the 3 Keys to Great Information Design | visual data | Scoop.it

The second installment of The Best American Infographics 2014 (public library) has an introduction by master-statistician Nate Silver and fifty-eight examples of stellar information design shedding light on such diverse topics as the history of space exploration, the sleep habits of famous writers, the geography of where gay people stay in the closet, the comparative shapes and sizes of major baseball parks, and the social network of jazz musicians in the 1920s. 

Silver, the author of The Signal and the Noise, considers the two factors that make an infographic compelling — providing a window into its creator’s mind and telling a story that “couldn’t be told in any other way.

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Marco Favero's curator insight, October 21, 2014 6:14 PM

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Schematic of Structures: Charting History's Most Significant Works of Architecture

Schematic of Structures: Charting History's Most Significant Works of Architecture | visual data | Scoop.it

Yet another creation has rolled off the powerhouse infographics assembly line over at Pop Chart Lab, and this time, the indefatigable taxonomizers of alcohols and famous quotes have turned their attention to works of architecture.

The Schematic of Structures organizes what the designers describe as "90 eminent edifices erected and perfected throughout history." Arranged by height, the infographic lines up some of the greatest works envisioned and built by man since prehistory, from the Neolithic Cairn of Barnenez and the Parthenon to more modern creations like London's Gherkin and the Burj Khalifa.

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Infographic: The Sound of Color

Infographic: The Sound of Color | visual data | Scoop.it

Creating a color palette with your favorite music.


Color and music are both about evoking emotions; why not combine them? This infographic shows beautiful abstract visualizations, based on color palettes inspired by each album.

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Youcef Kébaïli's curator insight, April 24, 2014 5:40 AM

Couleurs et  Musiques évoquent des Émotions, cette infographie fait le lien entre les trois !

A.K.Andrew's curator insight, April 26, 2014 12:01 PM

This is amazing the correlation between sound and color translated into actual songs

Franco Llamas III's curator insight, May 31, 2014 9:09 PM

Data Visualization Infograph

 

Strength: Easy to follow and to understand, catches eye

Weakness: Not that much data on it, usually can only comfortably fit one or two pieces of data

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21 Examples of 'Real Life' Physical Infographics

21 Examples of 'Real Life' Physical Infographics | visual data | Scoop.it

Real life data visualization is to be an upcoming trend, called physical infographics or real world visualization. They visualize data with real objects, often combined with typography.

Real Life Infographics are different than other inforgraphics in that they rely much more on photographs instead of a purely digital medium. Moving away from the Everthing-Is-Possible-Unicorn-Utopia of Illustrator is an interesting limitation, as well as a simplifying one. As designers we like to come up with creative ways to display information that will still blow your mind, despite any technical limitations. The real world isn't perfect, and therefore it may not be as accurate as abstract shapes like graph bars. Even though these visualizations still strive for accuracy, you will notice that the context of these graphics will become much more important than precision.

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Vivalist's curator insight, January 31, 2014 4:39 AM

I have a thing for "real life" data viz.

nydia teter's curator insight, February 8, 2014 7:47 PM

Brilliant use of data and materials to create a 3D story. Wow.

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Timeline of the far future

Timeline of the far future | visual data | Scoop.it

From BBC Future:

What do we expect will happen in one thousand years time? Or one million years? Or even one billion? As our amazing timeline shows, there may be trouble ahead.

First, we brought you a prediction of the forthcoming year. Then we brought you a timeline of the near future, revealing what could happen up to around 100 years time. But here’s our most ambitious set of predictions yet – from what could happen in one thousand years time to one hundred quintillion years (that’s 100,000,000,000,000,000,000 years)...

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Explore the Big Data Universe

Explore the Big Data Universe | visual data | Scoop.it

What is Big Data? Why is Big Data so important? Who are your Big Data key players? How do you lead with Big Data? Which Big Data solutions do you need? When do you start with Big Data?


Explore the Universe of Big Data.


Via Luca Naso
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Mark P's curator insight, January 3, 2014 3:02 PM

Foundational overview of Big Data universe 

Ignasi Alcalde's curator insight, January 3, 2014 4:58 PM

Big Data basics. 

Fahad Monib Siddiqui's curator insight, February 10, 2014 8:45 AM

Very useful.. Complete.. 

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It's a Matter of Darkness: Digging Into the Large Hadron Collider Project [Infographic]

It's a Matter of Darkness: Digging Into the Large Hadron Collider Project [Infographic] | visual data | Scoop.it

You’ve heard about it before: the Large Hadron Collider, often referred to as “one of the great engineering milestones of mankind,” it is also one of the largest, encompassing a 17 mile circumference tube buried 330 feet under the border of France and Switzerland. But just what is it intended to discover? The behemoth project is tasked with unlocking the secrets of particle physics, giving us a look into what happened at the dawn of time by recreating the conditions when it all began.


This graphic – a collaboration between Microsoft Project and Column Five – looks at the massive scope of the experiments being undertaken and the equally massive implications to everyday life when we find out what’s really going on.

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Why Infographics Are So Popular? [Infographic]

Why Infographics Are So Popular? [Infographic] | visual data | Scoop.it
Infographics has grown in popularity at an increase of 800% between 2010 and 2012 with no sign of stopping. This following infographic designed by Graphs.net reveals some reasons why infographics have become such a hot topic on the Internet.
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Infographic: The Who, Why And How Of Big Data

Infographic: The Who, Why And How Of Big Data | visual data | Scoop.it

Early adopters of Big Data are outperforming competitors. To catch up, other companies need the right people and tools—but they also need to embed Big Data in their organizations. That means spelling out their ambitions, developing analytics skills and mindsets throughout the company, and creating an organizational home for the new Big Data capability.

Here’s how Big Data is taking shape at major companies today.

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Infographic: What Does Your Handwriting Say About You?

Infographic: What Does Your Handwriting Say About You? | visual data | Scoop.it

Graphology--the study of handwriting--has long been considered a pseudoscience, in the same family as phrenology and astrology. But a new study claims that the way you write can indicate more than 5,000 personality traits.


This handwriting analysis adds research to what typeface and graphic designers know intuitively--how the aesthetics of letterforms express information. For example, letters with no slant indicate "logic and practicality," as seen in the straight-up-and-down logos of no-nonsense firms like Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. The way graffiti writers play with lettering also reflects the study’s results--rounded letters indicate creativity and artistic talent, and spray-painted tags are rarely angular.

Find more information at the article link.

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Christina Guenther's curator insight, September 3, 2013 7:28 PM

I'd say this is pretty spot on!

Rakotovao's comment, September 4, 2013 7:03 AM
les anglo-saxons qui redécouvrent... :p
Dr Pam Hill's curator insight, September 4, 2013 9:13 AM

Wow!  I wish I had known this when branding my penmanship and teaching handwriting.  If students have this information, it is more likely that they will be intentional about the work they turn in for grading:)