Visual Representationssuch as signs, charts,maps, or diagrams that aidcomprehension of a giventext-based content.
TED TalkDavid McCandless The Beauty of Data Visualization
“Visualizing information, so that we can see thepatterns and connections that matter and then designing that information so it makes more sense, or it tells a story, or allows us to focus only on the information that’s important.”David McCandless in the opening to his TED talk, The Beauty of Data Visualization
• Eye Catching• Tell a Story• Identify relationships among data• Build/Assess Knowledge• Require Critical Thinking• Keystone Connection• Engaging!
• Confusing formats – Multiple layers of data• Information can be misinterpreted• Data can be manipulated – Beware of Author’s Bias
Evernote Binder: Look at the examples and identify a few infographics you like and don’t like. Use the following questions to guide your discussion:• What is the purpose of the infographic?• What story is being told?• How are colors used differently in each one?• How could colors, sizes, and kinds of object be used to mislead people away from the data?• How do the words support or distract from the message?
• How is it organized? What is the purpose?• What is the story being told? Summarize information• Make inferences? (Hidden purpose/Missing P-O-V)• What doe you still wonder?
• The Do’s and Don’ts of Infographic Design• Coolinfographics.com• Dailyinfographic.com• Info Graphic World• Kathy Schrocks Infographics as Creative Assessment• David McCandless
Tools to Create Infographics• easel.ly• piktochart• infogram• Many Eyes• Visual.ly• GoodLabs