With the election looming and complicated stats becoming an even more integral part of the news media it seems a good time to see what everyone actually makes of infographics.
Personally, I am a big fan of infographics as they make potentially dry figures often seem really interesting, especially when presenting. Anyone who’s sat through a 100 slide presso of the same “3-d” ppt graph can surely empathise here. Equally as someone who hates excel (this is not looking good for Microsoft) i am intrigued by how they are acrually constructed.
Despite being a slightly wanky buzz-ter at the moment I think they just show a really nice way of looking at stats and any change from the dull powerpoint slides. The guys at http://www.informationisbeautiful.net/ certainly have the right idea!
Hell, they can also be fun!
“An “Infographic” Infrographic by Phil Gyford via notes.husk.org”