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Infographics and Statistics “A picture is worth a thousand words” Mr. Zoltan Nagy – Statistics Division, Department of Economic and Social affairs, United.

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1 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

2 Boring ???

3 Interesting!!!

4 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

5 Slide Michael van Langren Most likely the first visual representation of statistical data. 12 determinations of the longitude from Toledo to Rome.

6 Slide Joseph Priestley The first timeline

7 Slide ’s - William Playfair The ”father” of business graphics

8 1958 – Florence Nightingale Slide 8 Polar area diagram

9 1858 – Charles Joseph Minard Combination of maps and piecharts

10 1869 – Charles Joseph Minard Presentation of multiple variables on a 2D chart.

11 Slide – Jacques Bertin ”Semiology of Graphics” – theoretical foundation of data visualization

12 How to use Infographics? To advocate an issue To show the status of an indicator To illustrate trends To compare indicators To demonstrate correlations

13 To advocate an issue

14 To show the status of an indicator

15 To compare indicators

16 To demonstrate correlations

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23 More Tools 100-incredible-infographic-tools-and-resources- categorized/ 100-incredible-infographic-tools-and-resources- categorized/ really-useful-infographic-tools-resources really-useful-infographic-tools-resources-4453


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