There is no single way to create an infographic. Styles depend greatly on the content, audience and purpose. Today’s post is the first in a longer series focused on practical data visualization. Each post will cover a different style of visualization that attempts to solve a specific problem. You have many audiences Funders, politicians, researchers, […]
Want to design an infographic but don’t know how to use illustrator (a.k.a. the thing most designers use for infographics)? You have a lot more options these days with template based sites like piktochart, easelly, and infogram. You can also use a photo collage builder like pixlr or fotor to lay it all out. But one […]
One of my favorite things about evaluation is that there is a need to communicate findings and evidence to a wide variety of audiences. It’s not enough to just do the evaluation. You need to make the results digestible for all sorts of people. Then you need to reach those people. This means explaining important academic concepts to […]
I had trouble coming up with the brainpower necessary to write a nice data viz post this morning. So instead, I watched this video from the infographic-friendly Gates foundation and thought I would share. An example of how to approach a taboo subject with an animated web video.
Last week we saw the launch of visual.ly, an online space to explore, share, and (one day) create data visualizations. I’m a big fan of attempts to explain complex concepts through visualization. I’m also very comfortable with complex datasets, of course there are many who are not. Data visualization makes data approachable. Data visualization is […]
Ok, I just created an animation using GoAnimate. The site makes it really easy to create animations. It makes its money in a similar way to popular social web games like farmville. You get a stripped down version for free, then you pay for additional items and features a la carte. Here is the […]