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Understanding the Concept Behind Infographics

Understanding the Concept Behind Infographics | visual data | Scoop.it
Content has its own importance on a website however; mostly people judge an entire website over images and graphics used. So, the images used on a website should convey your basic message and purpose of the website.

If there is a complex piece of information which should be delivered to a viewer in a simpler manner, Infographics are a way to do so. Used by technical writers, statisticians and many others to simplify the process of conveying a complex message. At times, presenting too much of information in written form can confuse the viewer and also it gets time taking. So, in such cases Infographics assist in understanding...

A few elements are required for Infographics. First of all you should have a clear knowledge about the message you want to deliver. Once you are sure of that, you would require color coding, graphics, reference icons, time frames, statistics and off course references...

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Definition, Usage and Popularity of Infographics

Definition, Usage and Popularity of Infographics | visual data | Scoop.it
A very basic definition of the infographic is just two words: visual communication. If part of an article or blog post contains numbers, dates, locations, measurements or comparisons, it probably could be taken out of the written word and reformatted into an infographic.
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Dillon Thomas's curator insight, February 1, 2014 5:37 PM

INFOGRAPHICS   WHY ?  AND WHATS NEXT?  

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5 misconceptions about visualization

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Last month, I had the pleasure of spending a week at the Census Bureau as a "visiting scholar." They're looking to boost their visualization efforts across all departments, and I put in my two cents on how to go about doing it. For being a place where there is so much data, the visual side of things is still in the early stages, generally speaking.
During all the meetings, there were recurring themes about what visualization is and what it is used for. Some people really got it, but others were new to the subject, and we ran into a few misconceptions that I think are worth repeating.

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What is Data Visualization? | Visual.ly

What is Data Visualization? | Visual.ly | visual data | Scoop.it
visual.ly - Create, Share, Explore Great Visualizations. (What is Data Visualization?
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Natalie Hodgkiss's curator insight, May 14, 2014 2:36 PM

This data vis successfully incorporates a lot of great colors and has clean lines, but there is only one shape to it with very small text.