margaretnym has written 9 posts for MU Information Graphics Fall 2012

Motion graphics offer more

First of all, we need to know the difference between interactive infogaphics and motion graphics. Here is a website define what is interactive infographics and motion graphics 3 Trends That Will Define The Future Of Infographics by Ross Crooks http://www.fastcodesign.com/1665029/3-trends-that-will-define-the-future-of-infographics Interactive Infographics Interactive infographics, typically Flash-based, are also becoming more common for use in editorial … Continue reading

Handcrafted infographics

I love handcrafted graphics. I am always amused by the raw texture and extra details handcrafted graphics could offer. They are truly art works, with extra text and statistics inside to tell a story. The Malofiej 20 awards, known as the Pulitzers of the infographics world, recognize the finest infographics published across the globe. The current … Continue reading

Impressed by The Scale of the Universe

The Scale of the Universe is an interactive infographic that allows you to scroll through data from smallest quantum foam, all the way to the estimated size of the entire universe as a whole.   from this website: http://scaleofuniverse.com     This interactive graphic is so amazing and I spent a good hour just scrolling through, … Continue reading

People are tired of bad infographics, so make good ones

Here is a bad graphic from the Boston Metro on Oct 10th, 2012. The graphic was named as “Conflicting poll” which was trying to show that difference of Pew’s poll results from Gallop’s. http://ilovecharts.tumblr.com/post/33308788744/from-the-boston-metro-oct-10th-hannabeth-well This graphic has many mistakes. First, neither individual poll sums to 100%. They added up not even 200%. This is wired. Second, … Continue reading

Infographic for Eric

Exceptional public transit maps

I love public transit maps. They not just help us to figure out the correct train to reach destinations, but I think that they are the fingerprint of the city. I really love Neil Freeman’s work “Subway systems at the same scale” in 2004. http://fakeisthenewreal.org/subway/ These graphics have no key and annotation. They are simply made … Continue reading

Gangnam Style

Ok. So when i am enjoying the the awesome music video called Gangnam Style by PSY, i am still thinking about if there is any way to make an infographic for it. And Wow.. there is really an infographic which celebrates the insane glory that is “Gangnam Style” http://neomam.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/gangnamstyle-infographic.jpg Ha. That’s really funny. 🙂 -margaret

Infographic Can Do A Great Misrepresenting Job

Infographics are a quick and easy way of conveying information. Sadly, however, they’re equally useful in simplifying data to the point of misrepresentation. From the text WSJ Guide this week, we know that choosing a y-axis scale that yield a flat line would misrepresent the trend, truncation/a bar chart does not begin at a zero … Continue reading

I love Infographics – Margaret

Hi folks, So, the first two lectures covered the history of infographic. It’s interesting to think that cave paintings and Egyptian heiroglyphics were in a way an early form of infographics! I found a timeline showing the evolution of infographic.   Guardian has more examples for old-day infographics. Check it out and see how cool they are! … Continue reading