I have been sitting in on the conference committee this year, which has been great fun. We did a huge brain dump of all of our session and keynote presenter ideas, and one of the committee members turned me on to Kevin Quealy
, a Minnesota native who does infographics for the NY Times. I'm obsessed with his work.
His animations and static graphics bring information to life. This graphic
on Olympic long jumpers uses everyday comparisons that most of us can relate to, such as the length of the free-throw line on a basketball court.At a glance
, we can see how people spend their time--and click on 18 different variations of the data.
And this is cool: Who goes to State Dinners
, from what industries, and how many times?
One thing you don't see here? Lengthy copy
with various font sizes
, masquerading as "infographic." (Google "view our infographic" for more like these.)
How do you share information without text?