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Christopher Donohue: Information in a multi dimensional and empowered way. By Christopher DonohueIt is such an exhilarating time in which a significant number of the global collective now have access to an abundance of information via the web and social platforms.

Christopher Donohue: Information in a multi dimensional and empowered way

However, some suffer from information overload. Many also think that information can only reside in books, online text or in documents (Word, Excel, presentations, and databases). But imagine information graphically represented, to help you break through the information flood and enable you and your team to focus on what information and tools are truly needed. Using the web and social media as an example and with this abundance of codified information and knowledge there has become a need to filter the noise. One newer application to help with noise reduction is Bottlenose. Bottlenose assists with information overload with flexible, deep dive feed customisation options and via the sonar visualisation of topics. Written content © 2012 Christopher Donohue, FourBuckets.

Why “Infographic Thinking” Is The Future, Not A Fad. We get a lot of infographic pitches.

Why “Infographic Thinking” Is The Future, Not A Fad

Almost all of them suck. Why? Because while they may well be "information plus graphics," they often lack what designer Francesco Franchi calls "infographic thinking. " This isn’t just "how to make some numbers and vector graphics look clever together. " It’s a narrative language--it’s "representation plus interpretation to develop an idea," to quote Franchi. Franchi issues a lot of wisdom we’ve heard before--"If we don’t have content, we can’t have design," "You have to be informative but also entertain the reader," etc. "Infographic thinking" doesn’t let designers to interpret a narrative visually; it lets them invite the viewer [to] join in the process of interpretation, too.

[via Stellar Interesting; Image: Jakub Krechowicz/Shutterstock] Infographics & Data Visualizations. Visualising Data » Resources. Motion Graphics Work That Informs: BBC Knowledge 60. Technology Forecast: Transforming collaboration with social tools. CrowdHired - The Social Hiring Platform. Christopher Donohue.