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learning, conceptualizing + communicating data with infographics, visualizations, etc...
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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 visualisation: in defense of bad graphics

Data visualisation: in defense of bad graphics | visual data | Scoop.it
Well, not really - but there is a backlash gathering steam against web data visualisations. Is it deserved?

 

Are most online data visualisations, well, just not very good?

It's an issue we grapple with a lot - and some of you may have noticed a recent backlash against many of the most common data visualisations online...

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Infographics: The Good, the Bad, and the Fluffy – Part 2

Infographics: The Good, the Bad, and the Fluffy – Part 2 | visual data | Scoop.it

In my earlier write-up on “Infographics: The Good, the Bad & the Fluffy,” I went over 5 things that weed out a good infographic from the bad & the fluffy for a content audit.

They include:

-Compelling data that tell a story.
-An infographic that’s relevant to the brand.
-Simple, clean design.
-Rich graphics.
-Succinct and engaging copy.
After developing this list, I was naturally interested in finding out what the folks I rub elbows with on a daily basis think about these visual displays of information. Following is a roundup of infographics chosen and critiqued by a few of my SF colleagues along with my comments based on the criteria above.

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The Potential Of Big Data

The Potential Of Big Data | visual data | Scoop.it

The amount of digital data in our world has been exponentially groaning in just a few short years. This infographic done in collaboration with Get Satisfaction, looks at how big data has the potential to become the next frontier for innovation, competition and profit.

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