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Infographics

and Data Visualization

for beginners

Wednesday 10th November, 2021

 Laura Navarro & Storydata

Infographics and Data Visualization

Structure

Theory

Practice

  • First concepts
  • Main pillars
  • Tools (free and paid)

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  • Data and some analysis
  • Datawrapper exercise

1h

Infographics and Data Visualization

Structure

Theory

Practice

  • First concepts
  • Main pillars
  • Tools (free and paid)

SESSION 1

 

1h

  • Data and some analysis
  • Datawrapper exercise

1h

Infographics and Data Visualization

"Translation of raw data to a visual context"

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What is

data visualization?

323%

People following directions with text and illustrations do 323 percent better than those following directions without illustrations.

flecha_izq

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Brief History

Charles Minard, 1869

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Present

"Vanishing tropical rainforests", Reuters

"Sexual violence in Singapore", Kontinentalist

"Access to assisted reproduction", Civio

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Infographics

=!

Data Visualizations

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Data Visualizations

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Infographics

Adolfo Arranz

Germanwings flight-Inconsolata

And write down every step

Data cleaning is the

heaviest part

20%

80%

Visualize

Data cleaning

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Analyze

Types

34, 45, 8795, 65.9, 3.555550

Good

Very bad

Excellent

Apple, banana, peach, orange

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2020, 13-02-2020, Monday

Data Process

Quantitative 

Qualitative

Nominal

Discrete

Continuous

Ordinal

Dates

2, 4, 10, 100

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Data Visualization principles

What do I want to say?

· Focus on the key concepts
 

· One graph, one idea

 

· Interview your data

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1. The art of highlighting

Flowing Data

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La codificació visual és la forma en què les dades es mapegen en estructures visuals, sobre les quals construïm les imatges en una pantalla.

Position

Size

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2. Visual encoding

Shape

Orientation

Color Value

 

Color Hue

 

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2. Visual encoding

Olympic medals

The New York Times

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Olympic medals

The New York Times

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VISUAL ENCODING: COLOR, POSITION AND SIZE

· No more than seven colors in a chart

· Grey, your best friend
· Use intuitive colors (but avoid estereotypes men - women)
· Use color palettes, they work

 

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3. Use the colors

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3. Use the colors

2 4 3 5 6 4 3 7 6 5 3

4 3 4 5 4 1 3 2 8 9 7

5 4 6 7 2 1 5 0 6 5 4

2 6 7 8 9  3 1 2 4 0 1

5 3 4 0 9 2 5 4 7 7 2

5 4 1 1 2 0 9 0 9 5 6

2 4 3 5 6 4 3 7 6 5 3

4 3 4 5 4 1 3 2 8 9 7

5 4 6 7 2 1 5 0 6 5 4

2 6 7 8 9  3 1 2 4 0 1

5 3 4 0 9 2 5 4 7 7 2

5 4 1 1 2 0 9 0 9 5 6

2 4 3 5 6 4 3 7 6 5 3

4 3 4 5 4 1 3 2 8 9 7

5 4 6 7 2 1 5 0 6 5 4

2 6 7 8 9  3 1 2 4 0 1

5 3 4 0 9 2 5 4 7 7 2

5 4 1 1 2 0 9 0 9 5 6

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4. Respect typography

Awesome title

Subtitle that contextualizes

Axis text

Axis text

Axis text

Axis text

Axis text

Axis text

Axis text

Caption with the source and who created the chart. Notes if necessary

Legend text

Legend text

Legend title

Axis y title

Axis x title

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5. Parts of the graph

"Think about subway maps, which are abstracted from the complex shape of the city and are focused on the rider’s goal: to get from one place to the next"

Visualizing Data by Ben Fry

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6. Keep it simple

Medium Infogram

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6. Keep it simple

Medium Infogram

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7. Start axis at 0

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8. Order

2020

50,8%

2013

16,2%

Mobile phone web traffic:

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9. Mobile first

Online tools 

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NO CODING & FREE & EASY

NO CODING & FREE &
NOT THAT EASY

CODING & FREE & DIFFICULT

Data Sources

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· Statistics Division of the UN:
http://data.un.org/

· Google Dataset Search:
https://datasetsearch.research.google.com/

· WHO Database:
https://www.who.int/data

· National Stastistics Institute:
https://www.ine.es/

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· Highlight what is important

· Use the colors to empower

· Respect the typography

· Don’t forget any part

· Keep it simple, ordered and with axis at 0

· Mobile responsive

Key concepts

The main principles of a great graph are:

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Your turn

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navarrosolerlaura@gmail.com

Thank you!

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