Infographics: Designing & Visualizing DataIn a world shaped by waves of information, it is of vital importance to develop effective strategic methods of making key data stand out to its target audience. Infographics, which are now used regularly by organizations worldwide, have become a key method for achieving this aim. This book is a comprehensive reference guide for this vital technique.
Infographics for Dummies by Justin BeegalCreate stunning infographics with this hands-on guide Infographics For Dummies is a comprehensive guide tocreating data visualization with viral appeal. Written by thefounder of Infographic World, a New York City based infographicagency, and his top designers, the book focuses on the how-to ofdata, design, and distribution to create stunning, shareableinfographics. Step-by-step instruction allows you to handle datalike a pro, while creating eye-catching graphics with programs likeAdobe Illustrator and Photoshop. The book walks you through thedifferent types of infographics, explaining why they're soeffective, and when they're appropriate. Ninety percent of the information transmitted to your brain isvisual, so it's important to tickle the optic nerves to get peopleexcited about your data. Infographics do just that. Much moreexciting than a spreadsheet, infographics can add humor, interest,and flash while imparting real information. Putting your datain graphic form makes it more likely to be shared via Twitter,Facebook, Pinterest, and other social media sites, and the visualinterest makes it less likely to be ignored. InfographicsFor Dummies provides a tried-and-true method for creatinginfographics that tell a story and get people excited. Topicsinclude: Talking to clients about the data Discovering trends, outliers, and patterns Designing with mood boards and wireframes Launching and promoting your infographic The book, written by Justin Beegel, MBA, founder of InfographicWorld, Inc., describes the elements of a successful infographic,and stresses the must-have ingredients that get your data noticed.Humans are visual creatures, telling stories in a visual way. Intoday's world filled with data and messaging, an infographic is oneof the best ways to get your point across.
The Best American Infographics 2014Year two of this fresh, timely, beautiful addition to the Best American series, introduced by Nate Silver The rise of infographics across virtually all print and electronic media reveals patterns in our lives and worlds in fresh and surprising ways. As we find ourselves in the era of big data, where information moves faster than ever, infographics provide us with quick, often influential bursts of art and knowledge -- to digest, tweet, share, go viral.Best American Infographics 2014 captures the finest examples, from the past year, of this mesmerizing new way of seeing and understanding our world. Guest introducer Nate Silver brings his unparalleled expertise and lively analysis to this visually compelling new volume.
Call Number: P93.5 B477 2014
Infographics: The Power of Visual Storytelling by Jason Lankow, Josh Ritchie, Ross CrooksTransform your marketing efforts through the power of visual content In today's fast-paced environment, you must communicate your message in a concise and engaging way that sets it apart from the noise. Visual content--such as infographics and data visualization--can accomplish this. With DIY functionality, Infographics: The Power of Visual Storytelling will teach you how to find stories in your data, and how to visually communicate and share them with your audience for maximum impact. Infographics will show you the vast potential to using the communication medium as a marketing tool by creating informative and shareable infographic content. Learn how to explain an object, idea, or process using strong illustration that captures interest and provides instant clarity Discover how to unlock interesting stories (in previously buried or boring data) and turn them into visual communications that will help build brands and increase sales Use the power of visual content to communicate with and engage your audience, capture attention, and expand your market.
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Examples of Infographics
W. E. B. du Bois's Data Portraits by Britt Rusert (Editor); Whitney Battle-Baptiste (Editor)The colorful charts, graphs, and maps presented at the 1900 Paris Exposition by famed sociologist and black rights activist W. E. B. Du Bois offered a view into the lives of black Americans, conveying a literal and figurative representation of "the color line." From advances in education to the lingering effects of slavery, these prophetic infographics --beautiful in design and powerful in content--make visible a wide spectrum of black experience.
Call Number: E185.86 D846 2018 & e-book
Publication Date: 2018-11-06
Beyoncégraphica: A Graphic Biography of Beyoncé by Chris RobertsBEYONCÉ needs only a one-word introduction. Universally recognised and with a platform the world over, she is a singer, an artist, an activist and an icon. In this innovative graphic biography, Beyoncé's genius is explored and celebrated like never before, with fun infographics looking at the highlights and successes of her career - from costume changes to record sales, her impressive vocal range to her work off-stage. Beyoncé's astonishing accomplishments are showcased against fellow legends of the industry in addition to celebrating her achievements in her own right. Drawing on her 26-year career, Chris Roberts tells the story of how a young singer from Texas transformed herself into a globally revered performer who came to dominate the charts, our screens and even wardrobes. Who has come to represent so much more than the pop industry, through philanthropy, politics and campaigning, Beyoncé has broken the mould of what it means to be a superstar and that star continues to rise.
Whenever you are working with statistics, be mindful of the underlying data:
Who gathered the data? Why are they gathering it?
How did they collect the data? Was the data self-reported?
What questions were asked? Did they including leading questions?
What is the sample size? Is it large enough to be significant?
Who is reporting the data? Why?
Learn more about thinking critically about statistics:
Mona Chalabi: 3 Ways to Spot a Bad Statistic: TED talk
No BS (Bad Stats) by Ivory A. ToldsonWhat if everything you thought you knew about Black people generally, and educating Black children specifically, was based on BS (bad stats)? Ivory A. Toldson uses data analysis, anecdotes, and powerful commentary to dispel common myths and challenge conventional beliefs about educating Black children. With provocative, engaging, and at times humorous prose, Toldson teaches educators, parents, advocates, and students how to avoid BS, raise expectations, and create an educational agenda for Black children that is based on good data, thoughtful analysis, and compassion. No BS helps people understand why Black people need people who believe in Black people enough not to believe every bad thing they hear about Black people.