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  • Manila Workshop Infographics

    1. 1. 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
    2. 2. Boring ???
    3. 3. Interesting!!!
    4. 4. 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
    5. 5. 1644 - Michael van Langren Most likely the first visual representation of statistical data. 12 determinations of the longitude from Toledo to Rome. Slide 5
    6. 6. 1765 - Joseph Priestley  The first timeline Slide 6
    7. 7. 1800’s - William Playfair  The ”father” of business graphics Slide 7
    8. 8. 1958 – Florence Nightingale Polar area diagram Slide 8
    9. 9. 1858 – Charles Joseph Minard Combination of maps and piecharts
    10. 10. 1869 – Charles Joseph Minard Presentation of multiple variables on a 2D chart.
    11. 11. 1967 – Jacques Bertin ”Semiology of Graphics” – theoretical foundation of data visualization Slide 11
    12. 12. How to use Infographics? To advocate an issue To show the status of an indicator To illustrate trends To compare indicators To demonstrate correlations
    13. 13. To advocate an issue
    14. 14. To show the status of an indicator
    15. 15. To compare indicators
    16. 16. To demonstrate correlations
    17. 17. http://www.cacoo.com
    18. 18. http://visual.ly/
    19. 19. http://charts.hohli.com
    20. 20. http://www-958.ibm.com/software/data/cognos/manyeyes/
    21. 21. http://www.statsilk.com/
    22. 22. More Tools http://stephenslighthouse.com/2012/03/23/over-100-in http://www.webadvantage.net/webadblog/30-really-use

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