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The Past & Future of Infographics

The Past & Future of Infographics | visual data | Scoop.it

It could be argued that early caveman actually invented infographics.


It wasn’t until 1626, however, that infographics were published in the book Rosa Ursina Sive Sol by Christoph Scheiner. His illustrations clearly and concisely demonstrated the rotation patterns of the Sun. After that, infographics appeared regularly in a variety of other publications.


In the 1970’s, The Sunday Times, an award-winning British newspaper, began using infographics to make the news more interesting. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, other newspapers began following suit.


By the turn of the 21st century, new technologies emerged that enabled a host of companies to create infographics quickly and easily. Infographics slowly began making their way onto websites, in magazines, products and games...

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Visualization deconstructed: Why animated geospatial data works

Visualization deconstructed: Why animated geospatial data works | visual data | Scoop.it
When you plot geographic data onto the scenery of a map and then create a shifting window into that scene through the sequence of time, you create a deep, data-driven story.

One of the most powerful examples of interactive visualization is the animation of geospatial data. In its simplest state, this is geographical data with a timestamp, but when you plot this data onto the scenery of a map and then create a shifting window and a data-driven story.

So what are the design elements and characteristics that make these visualizations so powerful?

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Three Types of Infographics that Attract Traffic & Links

Three Types of Infographics that Attract Traffic & Links | visual data | Scoop.it
It’s true that infographics have become somewhat more difficult to attract attention with, but a clever concept and solid execution around promotion can still help generate a lot of authority and a high volume of quality links for a domain...
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5 Infographic Design Tips

5 Infographic Design Tips | visual data | Scoop.it
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...
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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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