If the font size isn’t 56 or greater, I’m just not paying attention. Also, where is the pie?
So true. Especially with higher resolution monitors, it’s important to go as big as possible.
Pie charts, I want piiiie chaaarts! So true
lol – I like it.
Magenta thing is *way* cooler than cyan thing.
[my witty response here]
I don’t know…I think horizontal scrolling is in order for this one.
Made my morning.
Isn’t this a little self deprecating?
@Robert – i never said big graphics are a bad thing… just a big thing :).
Anyone who prioritizes design over data deserves the jab
i wouldn’t say that. i mean, there are designers who dabble in data and data people who dabble in design. each one is going to play to his or her strength, obviously. in the case of graphics on the Web, it just seems to be more of the former group.
this looks like almost every graphic from the magazine wired
Wow a guest post from David McCandless!
It seems fitting that a meta-jab at “Digg” infographics (my assumption) that was still destined itself to be popular on Digg was also given the same treatment that so much original content gets on the social web – uploaded to imgur and made popular on Digg (http://digg.com/odd_stuff/Infographics_Infographic) and Reddit (http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/b2bzn/data_underload/) depriving yet another original content creator (you) of links and traffic. Alas, one good thing came of it, someone on Digg finished your infographic for you http://imgur.com/BoMrX.png
I think it is just a good reminder to put your (or your client’s) logo/homepage URL on anything you create and to make friendly with people on those sites if you care about having the traffic and links pointing to you as the original source of popular content.
@Jason – more of a light poke than a jab. i’ve made plenty of my own giganto graphs and i’m not above making fun of myself :). thanks for the URL tip. i’ll need to keep that in mind.
Is the complaint that infographics have become unoriginal? I agree many of them don’t do a perfect, proportional job of conveying the data they supposedly represent, but I’m okay with a few misses in the broader push to get people (esp. Americans) to look at numbers when weighing issues.
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Can’t help being reminded of the new Windows Phone UI which likes to use half the screen to tell me that I have 3 new mails, 0 missed calls and 0 new short messages.
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Um, I don’t normally point things like this out — especially to people who are actively engaged in making fun of other people — but why is there no consistent navigation on this website?
I haven’t been able to read these ‘data underload’ posts in order — even though they’re numbered in order — because the nav links under the posts are so extremely unhelpful. I really don’t actually know how to get to #8 from this page at all.
I mean, I know that navigation doesn’t have anything to do with charts and graphs, but if you’re going to complain about how lousy other people’s charts are, then I feel like I should be able to point out that your website navigation sucks.
Data Underload is a weekly comic I do for fun and not the focus of this blog. The point isn’t to make fun of people either. Anyways, if you like, you can catch all the Underloads here:
Thanks for the link, Nathan! :-)
I’ll readily admit it’s entirely possible that I misunderstood the point of Data Underload. I thought you were pointing out that these graphics aren’t really the right way to do things, and (in a somewhat more subtle way) ridiculing the original creators of this style of ‘infographics’ … but like I said … it’s entirely possible that I misunderstood.
Either way, I’m sure it’s all in good fun.
nah, that’s not my style. if you take a look through the archives, you’ll see i’ve actually posted quite a few of these big graphics and make my own too.
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Acht.paarLinks – Openmedi
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omg exactly what I was looking for. And dudes: Awesome Site
Design Tweets of the Week Ending 21/02/2010 | nadaia
WTF is the deal with infographics? | Cementum
You know I actually think I get this….
Big Graphic Blueprint « muhk.net
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FlowingData explores how designers, statisticians, and computer scientists are using data to understand ourselves better — mainly through data visualization.
As for me, I'm Nathan Yau, and I have a PhD in statistics, with a background in eating.