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Cool Infographics: Effective Communication with Data Visualization and Design

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Make information memorable with creative visual design techniques

Research shows that visual information is more quickly and easily understood, and much more likely to be remembered. This innovative book presents the design process and the best software tools for creating infographics that communicate. Including a special section on how to construct the increasingly popular
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Published October 18th 2013 by Wiley (first published January 1st 2013)
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Kim Nemeth
Dec 08, 2013 rated it really liked it
I am developing a unit for 6th grade students where one of the options they will have is to create an infographic representation of their research. I purchased this book after seeing it listed in one of the blogs I follow. This book provided to be much more useful than I could have imagined. In addition to the suggestions and guidelines for creating infographics there are numerous examples and annotated listings of tools to use in creating your own infographics. Randy Krum even discusses Copyrig ...more
Nov 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
I was generally happy with this book as it applied to infographics. The image quality is excellent and the example choices are great. The section on available tools is also very helpful. I do feel that most of the book applied to the infographic-specific area with less emphasis on data visualization in other situations, but because they title suggests that may be the case, this is not a big surprise.

The only criticism I have of this book is pertains to the layout. Very frequently the
Jun 22, 2014 rated it liked it
the best book on infographics I read so far, especially section about resume was useful.
Jun 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Lots of great examples. Nice list of suggested books at the end.
Brent M.  Jones
Nov 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Author, Randy Krum, is a designer of data visualization and graphics. His book explains how stories are told using visual representations that people can quickly grasp. The book covers design rules, story structure, design process, using graphic’s for a resume, and how to include SEO value.

Krum says: “the best infographics should tell the story of a piece of data in an entertaining and concise way. A piece of effective data visualization appears simple but should display the right co
Christian West
Apr 04, 2018 rated it liked it
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Interesting book on creating infographics for various purposes. The chapter on infographic resumes was very comprehensive, but I was disappointed in the chapter on internal confidential infographics and the designing infographics. The internal confidential chapter was light-on with infographics because the data in them is confidential. I expected more graphics to be shown with made up data to show the types of one-page infographics that are used in company documents. The chapter on design mentio ...more
Nov 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
I think many of the examples and links need updating.
Biblio Curious
Feb 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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The coolest feature is Infographic Resumes!!! What an age we live in!

Overall, it's a great book for folks who are tech savvy or want to be. It has tonnes of resources for newbies and is accessible for us old pen and paper folks.
Bialecka Bogna
Feb 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Excellent book, describing important aspects of designing infographics. Lots of usefull examples. Strongly reccommend.
Very basic and nothing special.
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Designer of data visualizations and infographics for both internal and external uses by clients. Working with companies to visualize marketing strategies, consumer experiences, qualitative and quantitative research, product differentiation, website statistics, budgets, timelines and internal processes.

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