Presentation on theme: "Infographics and Statistics “A picture is worth a thousand words” Mr. Zoltan Nagy – Statistics Division, Department of Economic and Social affairs, United."— Presentation transcript:
Infographics and Statistics “A picture is worth a thousand words” Mr. Zoltan Nagy – Statistics Division, Department of Economic and Social affairs, United Nations United Nations Regional Workshop on Data Dissemination and Communication, Manila, Philippines, June 2012
Why Infographics? Short attention span Information overload Easy to understand Visual retention is better the reading retention Images are more appealing People love to share “nice” finds on the Internet
Slide Michael van Langren Most likely the first visual representation of statistical data. 12 determinations of the longitude from Toledo to Rome.
Slide Joseph Priestley The first timeline
Slide ’s - William Playfair The ”father” of business graphics
1958 – Florence Nightingale Slide 8 Polar area diagram
1858 – Charles Joseph Minard Combination of maps and piecharts
1869 – Charles Joseph Minard Presentation of multiple variables on a 2D chart.
Slide – Jacques Bertin ”Semiology of Graphics” – theoretical foundation of data visualization
How to use Infographics? To advocate an issue To show the status of an indicator To illustrate trends To compare indicators To demonstrate correlations
To advocate an issue
To show the status of an indicator
To compare indicators
To demonstrate correlations
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