Visualizations & InfoGraphics
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Creating infographics is a skill much needed in the 21st century classroom. They can serve a wide variety of learning objectives and they are not really hard to make. They are very useful in the sense that they can be used for illustrative purposes. For instance, teachers can use graphs, diagrams , and colorful templates to present information in such a way that catches students attention.
<a href="http://www.creditloan.com/blog/2010/06/16/how-the-world-spends-its-time-online/"><img src="http://www.creditloan.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2010/06/timespentonline.gif" alt="timespentonline"/></a> How the World Spends Its Time Online Nielsen periodically releases data from its studies of consumer behavior online.
What if Twitter only had 100 users? How many would be chatty, how many lazy? Based on the data from previous surveys - InsideTwitter and the PearAnalytics study - the InformationIsBeautiful blog has constructed these gorgeous graphics showing the Twitter community represented as 100 people. While beautiful, the data is being painted with broad strokes: those with 100 followers should overlap with the "loud mouths", while having more than 100 followers in a population of 100 is technically not possible: it is, of course, a compromise to make the data more accessible via visualization. The original data is also the subject of some debate .
The computer age triggered a seemingly endless stream of scientific data, but such incoming mountains of information come at a cost. The more data you amass, the tougher it is to comprehend what you're dealing with. In a push for better perspective, a group of information scientists in 2005 created a decade-long competitive art exhibit called Places & Spaces: Mapping Science .
All too often, the beauty of scientific knowledge gets trapped in monochrome graphs and jarring acronyms.
The art of data visualization