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SylvieBarak
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Glad you guys liked it :)
SylvieBarak   7/8/2013 10:35:02 AM
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Wondering what I should tackle for my next infographic.... any thoughts or suggestions welcome!

Also, if anyone wants a poster version of the infographic, please contact max with your shipping details and we'll get one to you :)

Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   7/6/2013 12:30:48 PM
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@Rich: I have a book on GUI design in my office that covers both web-based and industrial-controller interfaces -- I can;t remember the name off-hand, but I'd say it's a "must read" for anyone who is creating user interfaces. If you remind me on Monday I'll root around and find the title.

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Max The Magnificent   7/6/2013 12:28:48 PM
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@Rich: thanks for these links -- these are the books I was thinking of -- I just added them to my Amazon Wish List

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Re: Infographics R Us
rich.pell   7/6/2013 8:00:53 AM
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This concept (information design) applies to much more than just charts and graphs, and extends to the creation of any human interface.  Unfortunately it seems that few interface designers understand or appreciate it, as evidenced by examples like this cringe-worthy headphone amp front panel, or my cable provider's inconsistent on-screen "Delete" function, which, after I press it, sometimes defaults to "Yes" and sometimes "No", depending on what it is I'm trying to delete (WTH??). I can also think of many websites that would have benefited from some understanding of this concept.  ;)



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DrFPGA   7/6/2013 12:56:29 AM
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Yep- that's the book. The map is on the cover of the version I have. If you need to spice up a PPT or multimedia presentation you will get several great ideas from this book...

rich.pell
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rich.pell   7/5/2013 10:33:33 PM
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Quite possibly it was one of Edward Tufte's books on information design:

The Visual Display of Quantitative Information

Envisioning Information

Highly recommended.  



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Max The Magnificent   7/5/2013 6:30:45 PM
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@DrFPGA: Consider the classic graphic, by Charles Joseph Minard, showing Napoleon's army in the Russian campaign of 1812.

VERY interesting -- I'd not seen this one before. I remember hearing about some guy writing a book about innovative ways to present information using graphics --- I'd really like to see that book, but I can't remember anything else about it...

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DrFPGA   7/4/2013 2:27:10 PM
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Max-

Graphics that show a complex concept in a simple way are works of art. Consider the classic graphic, by Charles Joseph Minard, showing Napoleon's army in the Russian campaign of 1812. It shows the location of the army (2 dimensions in space), the date (time), the temperature, and the size of the army all in a simple graphic. Wow!

http://www.edwardtufte.com/tufte/posters 

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Infographics R Us
Max The Magnificent   7/4/2013 11:40:42 AM
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I have to say that I'm really getting into this "Infographic" concept -- I love the way you can compress so much information into such a small space. Also, it's visually appealing (at least to me) -- I like scanning around the graphic and saying to myself "Oooh, that's interesting," or "Well, I never knew that before!"



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