Who said charts and graphs have to be boring? Sure, old Matt from college didn’t notice half the class asleep by the first 30×20 data matrix of his presentation on the mating behavior of the Micronesian bed bug. He should have checked Colourlovers’ way of getting the point across. Its recent survey, Color of the Year 2010, proves that visualizing data can be quite refreshing.
Information is only useful when it is understood. Infographics are concentrated nutrition for data consumers, like multi-vitamins, fulfilling basic info requirements hassle-free while keeping readers occupied and entertained. If there is room to deliver complex information in a clearer and more interesting way, then Colourlovers’ visualization is definitely a step in the right direction. (sp)
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