Graphics Examples

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Motion Graphic from WSJ

An academic paper I found made a couple similar points about motion graphics. “The communication of an idea is maybe the most important component which motion graphics must fulfill” (Babic, Pibernik & Mrvac, 2008, p. 499). Also, a video or movie “is not motion graphics [sic] unless it is integrated with elements of design like … Continue reading

Motion graphics

To me, motion graphics are more likely to be under the category of video. As we can see from the examples, those graphics are used to tell stores with the help graphics. Those motion graphics provide a fantastic way to show information that we can hardly show in reality. In the traditional way, we need … Continue reading

Inspiring graphics

We should have more fun with information graphics if the ideas are not constrained to bar charts and pie charts. From esthetic perspective, I think some art works that contains information graphic elements are inspiring. As for graphics with more design factors could be more attractive to readers. What I find especially interesting is some … Continue reading

Learn about the government spending

You can learn a lot about how the federal stimulus money has been spent at Recovery.gov. The Recipient Projects database and interactive map lets you see where money was spent, the companies that received it, the types of projects they applied it to, and more. Along with an interactive map, the data is illustrated with … Continue reading

[Interactive Graphic] Simple and Easy Information Selection

I have seen a lot of interactive graphics online, and I am really impressed by some of the interactive maps with tremendous information and data behind it. But sometimes, it’s easy to get lost when you can just hover over each county, or each small region and get some information for each one of them. … Continue reading

Keeping it simple and accurate: Good vs. Bad Infographics

Infographics are a fun and increasingly trendy way to tell the story of data visually. However, it’s easy to create a confusing infographic with mislabeling, missing labels, misuse of colors, too many categories, too busy, etc. Pretty much anyone can create an infographic, but not everyone can create a good one. So here is an … 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

(Mis)Representation of Information

This week’s prompt for blogging inspired some macro-level pondering about exactly what it is we are tasked to do through the creation of information graphics. I came to a simple answer… “provide visual information where text or photographs do not suffice.” However, through our readings and exploration of various static and interactive graphics, I have … Continue reading

Do we see what they see?

“How Animals See the World” (left) is super-excellent-tastic (sp?). It shows how human and animal eyes see the world differently. For instance, a person sees enough White Castles for a whole family, but a dog sees two big mouthfuls to gulp down when no one’s looking. “How Animals” (as I call it) uses a variety of … Continue reading

Has the Graphic Effectively Presented Information?

It’s hard to compare two different graphics, especially when they are not the same type and contain different amount of information. But when it comes to effective or ineffective information presenting, I think the standards for judgment can be the same. So I will talk about two graphics, one good and one not so good, … Continue reading