In his talk, Baur notes that he got these numbers from talks given by Times graphic editors Gregor Aisch and Archie Tse (you can find Aisch's talk here and Tse's talk here). Baur lead with these numbers not to depress people about the value of data visualization, but rather to bring up the question of how interactive designers can more effectively bring people to their work. Worry less about novelty in designing for interaction, and more about using it as a tool to offer readers an individualized experience. In other words, interactive graphics are most useful when they let people click around and adjust the visualization to address their specific needs and questions. Baur puts it this way: "If you think about visualizations as a mass medium, something made for huge audiences, interaction turns them into very personal tools."
We have recently been exploring how cognitive science and learning theory underpins effective digital learning tools such as video-based learning. Today I wanted to explore infographics, why they work, and how best to construct them so that they are not only sexy communication devices, but actually achieve what you need them to. Infographics are a bit of a craze at the moment (to be precise they've been trending since 2009), and many great online resources have emerged to help teachers construct infographics with the view to condensing a lot of information into an easy to use, and visually interesting one-pager. Some of the best resources online to use when creating your infographic include: Venngage, Canva, Infogr.am, I won't extrapolate on what each system offers as they all pretty much offer the same thing: infographic and chart templates, alongside a range of off-the-shelf icons, images and fonts.
Infographics For Dummies is a comprehensive guide to creating data visualization with viral appeal. Written by the founder of Infographic World, a New York City based infographic agency, and his top designers, the book focuses on the how-to of data, design, and distribution to create stunning, shareable infographics. Step-by-step instruction allows you to handle data like a pro, while creating eye-catching graphics with programs like Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. The book walks you through the different types of infographics, explaining why they're so effective, and when they're appropriate. Ninety percent of the information transmitted to your brain is visual, so it's important to tickle the optic nerves to get people excited about your data.
A place for visual representations of data: Graphs, charts, maps, etc. DataIsBeautiful is for visualizations that effectively convey information. Aesthetics are an important part of information visualization, but pretty pictures are not the aim of this subreddit. Check the best user-made visualizations of 2013 and 2014 (Jan-July Aug-Dec). Directly link to the original source article of the visualization (not an image file) or tag the post as [OC] if you made the visualization. Only [OC] posts may link to image files.