Since I’ve been spending so much time with my nose in library books, “Very Good” quality used Amazon.com books, and academic journals, this infographic hit me at the perfect time!
Have you learned anything new and interesting from an infographic this week?
Would you add anything else to this comprehensive guide to branding by Placester?
One of my favorite visualizations is a cookbook from Ikea which beautifully displays recipe ingredients. The Cost of Owning A Pet is an infographic in the vein of that cookbook with its use of real images combined with text to display information. Check out the data display below:
Do you like infographics using actual images, or do you prefer icons?
I love this Slideshare presentation from Will Evans, Director of Design and Research at TLC Labs, called “Good Design Is Honest: The Cognitive Science Of User Experience Design.” Check it out below:
What great Slideshare presentations have you seen lately?
If you’re interested in typography, specifically type for the web, check out Samantha Warren’s latest Slideshare presentation below:
What’s your favorite example of great type from Samantha’s deck of slides? I love Slide #33 and #65.
I love so many things about this data visualization! The “Where They Live” and “Centenarians In The U.S.” boxes are, by themselves, great examples of displaying data. My favorite piece is the tiny “Age” graph.
What is your favorite part of this infographic?
According to Kurt Vonnegut, stories do have shapes. As presenters, it’s important to learn the traditional shapes of stories so that we can use those to our advantage when presenting information to others. If you’re interested in learning more about storytelling and how to use story in a presentation, check out Garr Reynolds’ blog, Presentation Zen.
In his lecture on the shapes of stories, Vonnegut displays his signature humor and embodies Reynolds’ “naked presenter” philosophy. Take a look:
The infographic below visualizes Vonnegut’s presentation:
The infographic is beautiful, and I love the designer’s icons, type, and color. If you are interested in owning the data visualization for your home or your office, the artist sells copies on her Etsy page.
What is the most common story shape you hear in presentations? What is the most common story shape you tell when presenting?