'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.
“ INFOGRAPHIE. L'heure du travail flexible ? 91% des directeurs de ressources humaines britanniques interrogés estiment que les employés de demain seront recrutés avant tout sur leur capacité à s’adapter au changement.”
Statisticians look for clarity in numbers. Artists understand how color and shape appeal to, and influence, people. Marketing professionals can combine the clarity of numbers with the appeal of graphics, using data visualization (DV) tools.
Visual thinking is the future of business problem solving. Using our innate ability to see – both with our eyes and our mind’s eye – gives us entirely new ways to discover hidden ideas, develop those ideas intuitively, and then share those ideas with other people in a way they are simply going to “get”.
"Strategic, financial, operational, conceptual, personal, and emotional: it doesn't matter the nature of the problem we face – if we can imagine it, we can draw it. By drawing it we will see otherwise invisible aspects and potential solutions emerge."
This statement, which sounds quite fair is to be compare with the "EA mantra list".
Every speech should be distilled to the simplest points so your audience will be able to retain the information. "When you see someone with 100 different bullet points on the slide," that's boring, says Holman. "Follow the rule of threes ... a simple grouping of things is much more powerful."
As data visualization expands its reach – through the rise of Massive Online Courses, the countless events and, most significantly, the interconnection between different disciplines and knowledge fields that produce inspiring works and innovative projects -, it’s only natural that the number of folks writing about it keeps rising.
There are literally hundreds of interesting blogs out there, covering all the aspects surrounding the production of quality, effective data visualizations.
Visit the link to find a collection of resources and interesting projects that give a pretty good idea of how vast and rich the data visualization community is...
Bristol-based creative agency Fiasco Design has put together aninteractive map of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics. Users can click to drag the map and mouse over the various venues to uncover fascinating facts about the sporting event. For example, Russian President Vladimir Putin has a palace named after him located on the Black Sea coast north of Sochi, and the Bolshoy Ice Dome is modeled after a frozen droplet.
Whether you're the household tech support or just an avid researcher who is always trying to teach friends what you learn, explaining complicated topics is tough. Here's how to do it so people can actually understand you.
Very good post to help you "not to look as the crazy one"... Since I started my professional career, I quite often ask to people who come to me: "Please, tell me what you want to tell me as if I was your grand-father."
I must say It doesn't work all the time, but at least it breaks the ice ;)
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.