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  • United Nations Regional Workshop on Data Dissemination and Communication, Manila, Philippines, 20-22 June 2012 Infographics and Statistics “A picture is worth a thousand words”Mr. Zoltan Nagy – Statistics Division, Department of Economic and Social affairs, United Nations
  • Boring ???
  • Interesting!!!
  • Why Infographics? Short attention span Information overload Easy to understand Visual retention is better the reading retention Images are more appealing People love to share “nice” finds on the Internet
  • 1644 - Michael van Langren Most likely the first visual representation of statistical data. 12 determinations of the longitude from Toledo to Rome. Slide 5
  • 1765 - Joseph Priestley  The first timeline Slide 6
  • 1800’s - William Playfair  The ”father” of business graphics Slide 7
  • 1958 – Florence Nightingale Polar area diagram Slide 8
  • 1858 – Charles Joseph Minard Combination of maps and piecharts
  • 1869 – Charles Joseph Minard Presentation of multiple variables on a 2D chart.
  • 1967 – Jacques Bertin ”Semiology of Graphics” – theoretical foundation of data visualization Slide 11
  • How to use Infographics? To advocate an issue To show the status of an indicator To illustrate trends To compare indicators To demonstrate correlations
  • To advocate an issue
  • To show the status of an indicator
  • To compare indicators
  • To demonstrate correlations
  • http://www.cacoo.com
  • http://visual.ly/
  • http://charts.hohli.com
  • http://www-958.ibm.com/software/data/cognos/manyeyes/
  • http://www.statsilk.com/
  • More Tools http://stephenslighthouse.com/2012/03/23/over-100-in http://www.webadvantage.net/webadblog/30-really-use