From: Karen Bonanno
Stating statistics can really get people to take some notice. Having the statistics presented in a graphic format seems to grab attention and send a very clear message.
Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphics present complex information quickly and clearly. Most of the information graphics that can be found are under a Creative Commons license so check these out and maybe you can display them in your classroom, school library or office.
The graphic on the left comes from My 10 Favorite Education Infographics
You will be able to see a variety of ways that data and statistics can be captured to display in quick information grabs.
Daily Infographic produces a new graphic every day. If you are a big Harry Potter fan then check out the Harry Potter Films by the Numbers
Here is how one library has used infographics — “Here’s an infographic I created about the library, which you get to when you walk in through the ‘door’ of the library map. The idea is to get across the scale of the library operation in one screen, without having to bore them with lots of stats throughout the presentation”. Check out the wikiman blog post
If you are wanting to find some free infographic design tools, then check out 9 Powerful Free Infographic Tools.
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