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A Word, or Two, About Infographics (Data Visualizations Too)

By Mary Ludloff

Okay, I love infographics, otherwise known as information graphics and its close cousin, data visualizations. An infographic is a graphic visual representation of data or information. A data visualization is a visual representation of data (not necessarily graphical). When done well, either can crystallize a thought or idea that might take a number of textual paragraphs to explain. In other words, a picture (graphical or otherwise) is sometimes worth a thousand words.

But be careful that the “picture” does not misrepresent the words behind it. For example, an infographic on censorship seems to indicate that the U.S. and Canada has more censorship than Russia and Australia. Of course, that all depends on your definition of censorship.



March 18, 2011 at 2:10 pm Leave a comment

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