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Infographics, short for 'informational graphics', are used to create informative documents from gathered information and collected data sets.
Historically, pictograms or pictographs are some of the earliest forms of conveying an idea or meaning through the use of pictures and were used by ancient humans on cave walls and rock faces as a form of story telling. More recently, we started to create more visually appealing stories from boring or over-complicated data, and gave it a new name.
Visit the article link for five guidelines for creating effective infographics...
Data is everywhere: from governments publishing billions of bytes of the stuff, to visual artists creating new concepts of the world through to companies building businesses on the back of it.
At the same time, journalism has undergone a transformation; it's not that long ago that the only way to get a story published by a major news organisation involved years of training and interning and generally slaving away until you get noticed and published.
These are the days of open journalism, reporters who can use the power of the web can produce stronger, better stories. Open journalism involves the person reading and commenting on the story as much as the original reporter, and with the power to shape and influence the news they see in front of them.
But how does that connect to data journalism? These are two segments of the same pie chart - and for data journalism to develop beyond just being the latest fad, it has to engage and involve the people reading the news as well as creating it...
Infographics can be great link building tools. Many folks assume that developing great infographics is too hard. In reality, it is pretty straight forward if you keep things simple, sweet, and to the point. You are going to need a good looking visual too. Covering a trending topic helps as well.
For the complete infographic that shows you how to develop quality visuals, make sure to visit the article link...
Designing an infographic can be a difficult and research-intensive task. From all the research that is involved to making sure the design conveys the right message, some say it’s art, others would say it’s a science.
Infographic design falls somewhere between web-design, print design and data visualization and research. Let’s see what makes a great infographic...
The New York Times is often regarded as one of the top developers of infographics.
Over the years, they have been the recipients of tons of prestigious awards. But don’t just take my word for it; at the 2012 Malofiej 20 awards, the New York Times was awarded an impressive eight gold medals and Best of Show. So what’s the secret of the New York Times’ success?
In an effort to answer this question, data visualization designer, Andy Kirk, highlights some of the things that the New York Times is doing right, and the top five most important ones are summarized in this post...
Infographics represent graphically where data and information meets design. These visual representations are able to quickly and effectively share knowledge with your audience.
In this post, learn how to create stunning infographic with these very useful tutorials and articles. They will arm you with all the latest techniques and information to help you achieve your infographic design creation...
You’re a marketer. And half your job is marketing your ideas. Like it or not, you have to be good at proving your point, ‘cause being right isn’t enough. You have to justify the time, dollars and effort required for your internet marketing campaign. In the meeting room struggle for resources, your best weapon is great data presentation.
Events tell a story. and people more easily follow a story told visually than one told verbally.
Want to get better? Avoid these six gigantic visualization mistakes...
Infographics is a way of presenting information using graphics. They tell a deeper and broader story than text alone, and usually take up less space as well.
They can also communicate your information more quickly even If your audience can’t read well or doesn’t know the contained language that well.
You will need at least a basic knowledge of grids, layouts, elements and principles of design, color and typography. Also you will have to follow the same creative process as usually: understand the brief, research, ideate, sketch, refine.
Read the complete article to find out what else can be done to make your infographics more efficient...
Creating a great visualization is not as hard as it seems.
Provided you have some interesting data and an effective tool with which to visualize it, a little bit of thoughtful design will lead to a decent result. That said, there are some mistakes that are very easy to make, but can ruin even a thoughtfully-made piece. Here are four data visualization mistakes you should avoid...