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The Coolness of InfoGraphics

On this Smashing Magazine post, Tiffany Farrant-Gonzalez explains that in the effort to visualize hard data, web designers have created Info-graphics.  Such Info-graphics can be used to give data the ‘coolness’ factor.  But, she argues that the graphics themselves can be deceiving and sometimes incomprehensible.

Here is the blog post.

I remember visiting the Gettysburg National Battlefield Park museum and there was an excellent wall graphic that depicted the number of casualties on both sides during three days of fighting.  The answer is between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers.  The graph was depicted as a group of icons, each one shaped like a silhouette of a marching soldier.  Each icon represented a company of about 50 men.  The total number of soldier icons on the graph gave a realism to the number that the number alone could not convey.

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