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How to design infographics. How to design and create infographics (Data Visualization) I recently read The Visual Miscellaneum by David McCandless.

How to design and create infographics (Data Visualization)

It’s a book with few words, rather, it is filled with colorful pictures, charts, diagrams and graphics that communicate and compile social data. There is a flood gate of data being released on the daily basis, we hear 10 billion there, 800 billion there, 30 million there, after a while, these numbers start to lose meaning because they lack comparison and relativism. Data visualization or infographics is a rising tool that fix this. Below are some info graphic examples and how to create them. Original post is from Lastly, I highly recommend reading David’s book (though the data is about 4 year old), the notion of design data like that is important to understanding our environment and a cure for numbing numbers. Creating Your Infographic Keep it simple!

Ideas for infographic formats include: Timelines;Flow charts;Annotated maps;Graphs;Venn diagrams;Size comparisons;Showing familiar objects or similar size or value. Making Great Infographics: The Data Vs Design Debate by theMediaFlow. A few months ago I attended a Guardian Master Class on Data Visualisation hosted by Tobias Sturt, Head of creative at Guardian Digital Agency and Adam Frost, Data Visualisation Manager at Guardian Digital Agency.

Making Great Infographics: The Data Vs Design Debate by theMediaFlow

Both were incredibly friendly, down-to-earth and made the class very enjoyable. I highly recommend checking them (and their work) out. Data visualisation mainly revolves around the creation and use of infographics, they began the class by explaining exactly what the purpose of an infographic is, which is simply to tell a story. The key to the story for an infographic is selection and emphasis, and is a similar process to that of a writer. For example, a writer will select the story that piques their interest and then they structure the story in order to emphasise a certain character, scene and theme so that the reader reaches the correct conclusion. Take A Look Inside The Infographic Mega-Tome, "Knowledge Is Beautiful" Click here to view hi-res versions of David McCandless's Knowledge is Beautiful infographics.

Take A Look Inside The Infographic Mega-Tome, "Knowledge Is Beautiful"

We're all drowning in information—a pool of 295 exabytes (billion gigabytes) of data, to be exact. But for journalist David McCandless, this wormhole of numbers is a gold mine. McCandless detangles stories like spaghetti strands from complex data sets, distilling ideas down to their purest forms, and then translating them into simplified and digestible graphics. David McCandless: The beauty of data visualization. Ternary plot. Approximate colours of Ag–Au–Cu alloys in jewellery making Reading values on the ternary plot[edit] The advantage of using a ternary plot for depicting compositions is that three variables can be conveniently plotted in a two-dimensional graph.

Ternary plot

Ternary plots can also be used to create phase diagrams by outlining the composition regions on the plot where different phases exist. Every point on a ternary plot represents a different composition of the three components. There are three common methods used to determine the ratios of the three species in the composition. The Functional Art: An Introduction to Information Graphics and Visualization. PLANISFERIO_2011.jpg (JPEG Image, 4961 × 2748 pixels) - Scaled (20%) Maps on the Web. This map will change how you see the world. Calling all geography nerds: The US Geological Survey has published a global ecosystems map which it says is the most detailed in the world.

This map will change how you see the world

The map is an interactive mosaic of 3.5 billion cells, detailing more than 40,000 unique ecological areas based on four different factors that determine the make-up of an ecosystem – bioclimate, landforms, rock type and land cover. Cartography nuts can use the browser to click on any spot of the map to be given a description of the ecosystem in that exact location as well as scroll through a selection of places the USGS has picked out for special mention (see examples below). The Association of American Geographers, which developed the new map with the USGS, explains it was created to allow scientists, land managers, conservationists, developers, and the public "to improve regional, national, and global resource management, planning, and decision making". And we’re glad they did. More: The stereotype map of Britain according to north Londoners.

See the world differently with these minimalist maps. This is what the world like if national borders were ignored and only one type of topographical feature was mapped.

See the world differently with these minimalist maps

Airports Lakes Rivers Roads Seaports These maps were made for by the extremely talented and generous Arthur Charpentier, a professor and researcher based in Montreal and Rennes. We were inspired by these minimalist maps first spotted on Reddit, the source of which we couldn't track down. Worldmapping beyond mere description. Information aesthetics - Data Visualization & Information Design. We Love Infographics. Rockmap™ by Ernesto Lago Here’s Looking at Euclid by Helen Friel blushingcheekymonkey Colours Mentioned in Books by Jaz Parkinson Wired Lithographic Pictograms by Patryk Hardziej Horses Inside Out Laughing Squid Curated by ernestolago Reblogged from laughingsquid 533 people love this Share on ketnooiShare on tumblrShare on bufferShare on facebookMore Sharing Services0.

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