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    • Infographics and Statistics“A picture is worth a thousand words”Mr. Zoltan Nagy – Statistics Division, Department of Economic and Social affairs, United NationsUnited Nations Regional Workshop on Data Dissemination and CommunicationRio de Janeiro, Brazil, 5 - 7 June 2013
    • Boring ???
    • Interesting!!!
    • Why Infographics?Short attention spanInformation overloadEasy to understandVisual retention is better thereading retentionImages are more appealingPeople love to share “nice” finds onthe Internet
    • Slide 51644 - Michael van LangrenMost likely the first visual representation ofstatistical data.12 determinations of the longitude fromToledo to Rome.
    • Slide 61765 - Joseph PriestleyThe first timeline
    • Slide 71800’s - William Playfair The ”father” of business graphics
    • 1958 – Florence NightingaleSlide 8Polar area diagram
    • 1858 – Charles Joseph Minard Combination of maps and piecharts
    • 1869 – Charles Joseph Minard Presentation of multiple variables on a 2Dchart.
    • Slide 111967 – Jacques Bertin ”Semiology of Graphics” – theoreticalfoundation of data visualization
    • 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-incredible-infographic-tools-and-resources-categorized/http://www.webadvantage.net/webadblog/30-really-useful-infographic-tools-resources-4453