Monthly Archives: January 2011

In praise of the wordle!

Infographics are not new. Think back to your school days and you will remember being taught how to make pie charts or bar graphs to represent data more visually. This was always the case for numerical data – maths offers … Continue reading

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New infographics book to be launched this week

The Visual Miscellaneum, a new book on infographics by data journalist David McCandless is due to be launched in the UK on 4th February 2011. The Visual Miscellaneum is a hardback picture book, showcasing both the usefulness and the beauty … Continue reading

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Super-Sized Starbucks

Caution: you may wish to pop to the toilet after viewing this. It’s quite possible that the Dummies are jumping on this bandwagon a few weeks too late with the inclusion of the now-infamous infographic published by the Canadian National … Continue reading

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When infographics go wrong…

Thanks to Understanding Uncertainty for pointing out this howler (reproduced below, the original link is here). Taken from the January 4 edition of The Times newspaper, this infographic seeks to explain the history of VAT (Value Added Tax) rates in … Continue reading

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Dutch Infographic Conference confirm key speakers

How to grab a user’s attention and place them within an infographic will be the main point of discussion at this year’s Dutch Infographics Conference IC11. The fourth edition of the conference, due to take place in Zeist, Netherlands on … Continue reading

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Tucson Shootings

While clicking my way through the internet, I stumbled upon the awe-inspiring ELearning site, which is home to a host of interesting, educational infographics collected from varying publications. Of particular interest was the section dedicated to infographics which cover the horrific … Continue reading

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Come join us

The above infographic perfectly demonstrates the power of the infographic: a complicated and detailed idea or large set of data, broken down into easily digestible visual representations. This blog will take you on a journey through the potentially confusing topic … Continue reading

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