Jeff Veen from Small Batch, Inc., presented a short and sweet session over at Web2.0 Expo in San Francisco in information graphics and data visualization. During the talk, he focuses on some of the classic examples of information visualization (John Snow pump, Minard’s map, the tube map, Gapminder’s dynamic data visualizations etc.), the issue of “decorative” data versus accessible and usable data, and the emerging challenge to empower lay people to participate in visualizing and analyzing their own data.
3 Key points stood out for creating a good infographics:
- Find a story in the data
- Assign different visual cues to each dimension of the data
- Remove everything that isn’t telling the story
Found via: information aesthetics