So let’s not overthink this one. Infographics are the result of asking graphic designers to illustrate data and other information. We can find examples across history of people mixing pictures and text to convey information. There is no singular style and an all encompassing definition is probably not all that useful. For me, infographics are […]
Chart Practice: Why did Salesforce acquire Tableau?
Look, I’m going to tell you a secret. There is really only one true way to become a better data visualization expert… …ready? PRACTICE!!! I get asked a lot for tips on finding interesting things to visualize and the process I use to create my charts and other visualizations. And yes, I am certainly full […]
Infographic Shminfographic, just create a slidedoc.
As someone who has at many different points in his career created infographics, I don’t really like them. And I get why most people who are used to writing reports also dislike them. I mean sure, the medium is printable, downloadable, and tweetable, but so much of the time it’s all sizzle no steak. And […]
Serve up Survey Data with a Menu Infographic
During this week’s Thursday discussions over at diydatadesign we’ll be talking about different strategies for visualizing survey data. Preparing for that call inspired this post. The Problem Surveys are not setup in a narrative format. So after the results roll in and it’s time to sit down in a meeting to go over the results, you could be […]
Why you should create a minimum viable visual
The infographic was not going to be a finalist in any design competition. The font was tiny. The few colors just didn’t seem to gel. It was printed small with strange dimensions. Definitely not going to find this one on any blogger’s top 100 list. But that’s out of context. Listening to the evaluator talk […]
Easy Stackable Infographic
Here is an easy way to create an infographic using power point. This time for web publication. If you publish a set of images stacked on top of one another they appear as a single image. So to create an infographic, just create a series of slides with alternating background colors and export as images. This […]