InfoGraphic Designs: Overview, Examples and Best Practices Information graphics or infographics are visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphics are used where complex information needs to be explained quickly and clearly, such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing, and education. They are also used extensively as tools by computer scientists, mathematicians, and statisticians to ease the process of developing and communicating conceptual information. They can present a rich amount of information without intimidating you. Or sometimes they intimidate you, but make the digesting of the information much more bearable. Here in this article below, we are going to discuss best practices for designing infographics followed by some examples which might help you learn a thing or two.
Slides, Tools and Other Resources From the School of Data Journalism 2013 The School of Data Journalism, Europe's biggest data journalism event, brings together around 20 panelists and instructors from Reuters, New York Times, Spiegel, Guardian, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, Knight-Mozilla OpenNews and others, in a mix of discussions and hands-on sessions focusing on everything from cross-border data-driven investigative journalism, to emergency reporting and using spreadsheets, social media data, data visualisation and mapping for journalism. In this post we will be listing links shared during this training event. The list will be updated as the sessions progress. If you have links shared during the sessions that we missed, post them in the comments section and we will update the list.
Beyond the Quantified Self: Thematic exploration of a dataistic paradigm Abstract This article investigates the metaphor of the Quantified Self (QS) as it is presented in the magazine Wired (2008–2012). Four interrelated themes—transparency, optimization, feedback loop, and biohacking—are identified as formative in defining a new numerical self and promoting a dataist paradigm. Wired captures certain interests and desires with the QS metaphor, while ignoring and downplaying others, suggesting that the QS positions self-tracking devices and applications as interfaces that energize technological engagements, thereby pushing us to rethink life in a data-driven manner.
Periodismo de datos - Grupo de trabajo What is the work group on data journalism? Schedule Registration for the work group What is the work group on data journalism? The idea of creating a work group on data journalism arose from a desire to promote this discipline in Spain, where it is unusual to find this practice applied to everyday news or research. Infographic Of The Day: The Right Chart Can Make Boring Data Pop Every year the United Nations puts out a development report and…zzzzzzzzzzzz. Oh, where was I? Sorry! Look, you know and I know that no matter how important a data set is, it’s next to useless if you’re not interested in actually delving into it.
Infographic Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly. They can improve cognition by utilizing graphics to enhance the human visual system’s ability to see patterns and trends. The process of creating infographics can be referred to as data visualization, information design, or information architecture. Overview Infographics have been around for many years and recently the proliferation of a number of easy-to-use, free tools have made the creation of infographics available to a large segment of the population.
FAQ: The Geography of Hate Dear Readers, Thanks to everyone (well, almost everyone) for their comments and constructive critiques on our Geography of Hate map. In light of all of the different directions these comments have come from, we wanted to respond to some of the more common questions and misunderstandings all at once. Before commenting or emailing about the map, please keep the following in mind... 1. First, read our original post . Have you seen ASUM-DM? IBM Analytics Services have released a new implementation method for Data Mining/Predictive Analytics projects called Analytics Solutions Unified Method for Data Mining/Predictive Analytics (also known as ASUM-DM) which is a refined and extended CRISP-DM. CRISP-DM which was conceived in 1996 and first published in 1999 was reported as the leading methodology for data mining/predictive analytics projects in polls conducted in 2002, 2004, and 2007. There was a plan between 2006 and 2008 to update CRISP-DM but that update did not take place and today the original CRISP-DM.org website is no longer active. CRISP-DM strong points are on the “Analytical” side of implementing Data Mining/Predictive Analytics projects.
Mind the Map: Toward a Handbook for Journalists “What is it we want our maps to be now, if no longer a single authoritative view or the world?” - Brooke Gladstone, Host of NPR’s On the Media Maps are rhetorical devices. Propositions. Arguments. The Anatomy of an Experience Map Experience maps have become more prominent over the past few years, largely because companies are realizing the interconnectedness of the cross-channel experience. It’s becoming increasingly useful to gain insight in order to orchestrate service touchpoints over time and space. But I still see a dearth of quality references. When someone asks me for examples, the only good one I can reference is nForm’s published nearly two years ago. However, I believe their importance exceeds their prevalence.
Infographics, Explained by LEGOs LEGO bricks illustrate the simple idea behind infographics. Data: sorted, arranged, presented visually. Got it? Is the weather worse under the Coalition government? Visualised Is it possible that David Cameron's Britain is a colder place than Tony Blair's? Or one with less sunshine? Well, maybe. For those who feel that the UK is turning - like Narnia under the White Witch - into a land where it is "always winter and never Christmas" we wondered how the weather has changed under this government - and how it compares to previous parties in power.