JESS3 Top 10 Online Tools to Create Infographics Infographics have become extremely popular online tools to create a compelling visualization. Imagine the difference in conveying the beauty of Irises by telling someone about them vs showing them the Iris painting by Van Gogh. There is a world of difference in an image and how much information it can pass through to the viewer. Infographics convey a message much more effectively than a stand alone written article or photo. Infographics are often very colorful and appealing to the eye, but don’t worry if you are not artistic. Vizualize.me Vizualize.me is a site that allows you to redo your resume to get rid of all the lengthy, boring text. Visual.ly Visual.ly allows you to create and customize all kinds of infographics. Piktochart Piktochart is a site that allows you to create different types of visualizations that can be added to websites, presentations, etc. Hohli Charts Hohli is a site that allows you to build charts and graphs to allow better visualization of your data. Vizify Many Eyes
Infographic of the Day: Inception Contest Winner! We searched high and low, across millions of miles of virtual space; we worried that we'd never succeed. But we found him: The architect of the best infographic explanation of Inception, the summer's most complicated film. A refresher, for those who are still new: A scant two weeks ago, we began a contest asking readers to create an infographic explaining Inception. The movie needed it, given how complex it was. Briefly, Inception is about a group of industrial spies (led by Leonardo DiCaprio's character Cobb), tasked with convincing the scion of a business empire that he should break up his father's company. But for the idea to take hold and consume the target--and not to be dismissed as nonsense from a sleeping brain--they have to plant it deep into his mind, via a series of intense, sub-conscious narratives. We received lots of great entries. [Click for full-size] Rick's entry shows each character as a colored line; the layers of dreams are depicted as concentric circles.
Collective[i] - Decision Support for Marketers 9 Powerful Free Infographic Tools To Create Your Own Infographics - DATA VISUALIZATIONInfographics Archive Powerful Free Infographic Tools To Create Your Own Infographics A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Infographics Infographics are everywhere, and we can’t get enough of them! By presenting information in a compact and creative format, infographics are able to quickly convey knowledge and engage its viewers. Important to marketers, submitting unique infographics to the web that have to do with your niche, is one of the best things you can do for online marketing! Below you will find a set of tools you can use to create your own infographics. Free tutorials on how to create awesome infographics (Vectortuts+) After making your first infographic please consider to submit it to The Infographics Archive, the digital library offering links to the worlds best Infographics on the web.
Column Five: Infographics, Data Visualization and Motion Graphics 10 sites pour créer une infographie Les infographies permettent de visualiser plus facilement un ensemble de données parfois complexe. Une image est parfois plus parlante qu’un long discours ! Elles permettent de comprendre en un coup d’œil les principaux enseignements d’une étude quantitative par exemple. Réaliser une infographie en ligne Infogr.am Une référence, puisque l’outil a déjà permis de créer plus de 340 000 infographies ! Piktochart Ici aussi, il s’agit d’une référence : plus de 100 000 comptes ont été créés sur le site, vous pouvez donc utiliser le service les yeux fermés ! Easel.ly Il s’agit d’un outil très facile à prendre en main, qui permet de réaliser une infographie facilement. Une infographie représentant l’activité sur les réseaux sociaux What About Me Le service What About Me (par Intel) permet de visualiser son activité sur Facebook à travers une infographie sympathique et originale. Visual.ly Vizify Get About Me Un CV original en infographie CV Gram Créer un CV original, ce n’est pas toujours évident. Kinzaa
Best Practices: Maximum Elements For Different Visualization Types Visualizations are great for getting a grasp of data sets, but sometimes the data is too big for a certain visualization technique. Every type of visualization has limits for how much it can display while still being useful. These limits are not due to the visualization alone, they also come from the capabilities of our brains to perceive and interpret what our eyes see. Different visualization types rely on different capabilities of our visual system, so they each have different limits. Let’s look at a few examples. Pie Charts Pie charts are among the most popular visualizations for percentage data, but they aren’t appropriate for more than seven categories. If you have a pie chart with more than seven categories, consider turning it into a bar chart. The data for the pie chart below was taken from a pie chart in an infographic recently submitted to Visual.ly. Colors You’ll notice in the charts above, that the colors repeat. Bar and Column Charts Line Charts Scatterplots