Questions tagged [information-graphics]

Questions about infographics; graphic visual representations of information and data, used to convey information quickly and clearly. Often created using a combination of text with simple illustrations, graphs, charts, maps or other visualisations.

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What software should I use to design infographics? [duplicate]

I am designing an infographic for a charity but I'm unsure whether InDesign would be better than Photoshop even though I have little experience in it. I would be happy to learn though. What would you ...
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How to make a good scatter plot (bubble chart)?

A nytimes.com graphic that I recently visited shows a nice way to draw scatter plots. I wanted to know more about how to make such plots. I would also like to have recommendations on open source or ...
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How do I use designs in a stacked bar chart with precise statistics?

You'll have to bear with me, I'm going to struggle describing what I mean. I'm creating a chart that looks something like this: Except that my numbers aren't integers. So, in that first line for ...
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Is there any quick way to write the text headings at specified rotations in a pie chart?

Please see the reference image. I know how to make pie chart in Illustrator, but not sure how can I write the rotated text (you can see around 50 text headings for 50 cells. The question is not about ...
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How do I distribute large amounts of objects within a rectangle?

I want to make a video infographic for a few different video orientations (square, 16:9) and I want to highlight visually the very large amount of icons (thousands in once case which would obviously ...
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How can I develop a system to translate ideas into Ideograms?

I am in the process of creating some infographics for some design thinking methods. I need to translate sometimes complex (but with common themes) ideas into visuals. To put it a different way, why ...
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Storyboard for a product pitch

I've never done a storyboard/visual user story for a new app/software program before, so how would I do that? Or what are the key elements? Basically, I need to create a storyboard of how it would ...
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Best way to design map markers based on their 'heat' parameter

I'm creating a google map, with some custom markers on it. Each marker has a "heat" parameter, and I would like to design those markers depending on this parameter. But I can't figure the best way to ...
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Animated SVG Javascript Infographic for timeline

I am considering to make an animated infographic based on SVG, Javascript and CSS technologies of a timeline. I have lots of experience in programming but not so much in using these technologies to ...
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Photoshop: How would you illustrate a video signal?

I'm working on an infographic that depicts a satellite "beaming" down a video signal to a receiver on planet Earth. How exactly would one design this video signal? I don't want the viewer to think ...
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Texture as an alternative to a cyclic colormap?

In the visual presentation of scientific and mathematical data, it's common to want to use hue and value to represent a direction and an intensity. People seem to refer to this as a cyclic colormap. ...
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How to display data labels in Illustrator graph function (pie graph)?

I am trying to make a pie graph that has both the data labels (e.g. 33%) and the series name (e.g. "apples"). Here is an example below. It seems this can only be accomplished through manually ...
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What is this style of jumbled, mixed words called?

I encountered this image that is very impressive and interesting to me. In particular, I love the mixture way texts are presented. I just wondered if there is a name for this style so I can Google ...
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How to bind the endpoint of a line to a rectangle/circle in Illustrator?

I am a beginner user of Illustrator and I like it a lot. I also like to make concept maps like this one: I was wondering if there is a possibility to easily create and modify concept maps ? The ...
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Critique: How can I improve this instructional illustration of a roll down process?

I need to illustrate a pack that rolls down 3 time at the top and can only use black and white and no words. I'm using Adobe Illustrator because it has to be vector art. End result will be screen ...
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Inkscape: How to create this 3D/fold effect?

is there a built-in filter or extension in Inkscape to create a similar fold/3D effect? I mean the appearance simulating a foldout leaflet/brochure. Thanks for any hints!
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Presenting a large number of items in one slide – too crowded or not?

I am creating a presentation and I have to list the following items (personal information you should take care of): Full name Address Social Security number Date of birth Mother’s maiden name PIN ...
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What is this “justified” text technique called?

You usually see this technique on infographics and brochures, and sometimes magazines:
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How can i write company name characters with wave form like shown below [closed]

I want to write my company name in different syyle. Is it possible that i can write company name "Amoeba" with these type of waveforms. or at least i can design letter "A" only using these wave ...
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How to bend multiple lines of a graph in AI CS5?

I have created a radar chart with three axes, and I would like to make all the lines in the graph curved instead of straight. I havent found a satisfying way to bend all the paths (i.e. the edges of ...
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Critique: iPhone Repair Poster

I would love feedback on a poster I am making for "Techbox" local tech repair business. There are 3 poster boxes on the outside walls of the business with heavy foot traffic so I'm periodically making ...
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Apply different designs to Illustrator graph columns

I have a column chart that I've created with the Illustrator graph tool. I've applied a sliding design to all the columns. I'd like to apply this design to a specific column type e.g., People that eat ...
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How to diagrammatically represent High Value Added

High Value Added Manufacturing is a manufacturing model whereby the sale price of the end product is considerably higher than the production cost. And I have no idea where to begin representing this ...
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How to use percents in Illustrator Graph Tool?

I am currently making a bar graph with various percentages. Illustrator graph tool seems to be limited in formatting the style of numbers compared to one would in Excel. How do I set graph tool, to ...
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What are these line and dot graphs called?

I am looking for some kind of minimalistic network graphs but I can't find the right words to describe them. A while ago, I discovered a webpage that has these kind of graphs but I no longer find it. ...
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What is good graphic visualization of a climate diagram

Does anybody know about a nice climate diagram visualization, incorporating more information than the example on Wikipedia: For example also data like, snowfall, humidity, hail, fog, thunder and so ...
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How improve my table-cell highlighting scheme?

In my daunting table of market numbers, seconds-by-seconds price changes in the Bid, Ask, and Last columns are highlighted for the user. Highlighting happens when the page is refreshed: click the ...
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How can I present this information with less required user interaction?

Here's a typical graphic from my web app: It shows the performance of grades 1-12 on each of four tasks (Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide). But this is only for whole numbers. Behind each of the other ...
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Best plotting symbols for scientific plots with multiple datasets

At this moment I have found only one enlightening discussion on the best practices of choosing of plotting symbols for scientific plots. It is in the book Cleveland W.S. The Elements of Graphing ...
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Best sources to learn Infographics designing

What is the best online sources to learn infographic designing from begining to master level?
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How to create beautiful (block) diagrams [duplicate]

I would like to include a similar picture in my bachelor's thesis. I am looking for tips on how to make this (or in general) diagram(s) more beautiful. Can you recommend programs for creating such ...
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Mirror HUD GUI design resources

I am developing software, in which the user will be reading information from a heads up display style mirror and interacting with the HUD GUI via voice commands. I am not a graphic designer, however ...
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Infographic for job titles [closed]

Anyone able to share any ideas/inspiration for creating an infographic with job titles? Something to be used on a website which is 1200px wide and 680px high. The purpose of the infographic is to ...
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Best way to display large amounts of hierarchical information in a web application [closed]

I have a web application that shows a lot of information that is rather mundane. The information is related to data types that are hierarchical in nature, so there is some design around that in terms ...
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How to use EPS to build graphs in Illustrator?

I have never made graphs before in Illustrator, but I have an incoming project where I will have to make a variety of different graphs based on large quantities of numerical data that I will be given. ...
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Alternatives to present multiple location information on a map

I have a client who thinks that there really needs to be a comma between the name of the school, and the public school zone number (CSD#). I would love a second opinion from a design perspective. ...
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How to conceptualise and generate visualisations with many points interconnected via Bézier curves?

Can someone uncover the design process behind social network visualisations such as http://inmaps.linkedinlabs.com – and how those interconnecting Béziers are generated?
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How to mention the author of an artistic infographic?

I realized an "artistic page" for a social campaign which has been published on the webpage of an association. The project was realized through Photoshop and Illustrator and what I gave to the ...
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Make Illustrator Infographics Fully editable in PowerPoint

I create complex infographics in Illustrator that include both shape and text elements. From time to time my clients need a fully editable version that they can manipulate using only Microsoft office ...
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Popular block diagram software

What are convenient software tools for drawing block diagrams? like this: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f5/Windows_2000_architecture.png or like this: This question has been asked ...
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How to make to tables in InDesign to flow horizontally (in other words be side-by-side and not one after the other like normally happens)?

How to make to tables in InDesign to flow horizontally (in other words be side-by-side and not one after the other like normally happens)? I would need to put 2 tables like this: |----| |----| | ...
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What is a good size for category box on web site?

I'm designing a web site which has a large number of categories. On one particular page each category will be displayed with a photo, light description and a a list of subcategories or products. Here'...
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Most effortless way to design a spreadsheet?

I am often given either spreadsheets or word documents with lists of things that I then have to style in a graphics program of my liking. I need to create a sort of infographic like informative ...
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Drawing a circle made of lines and splitting into sections

I am looking to draw a circle like below on Illustrator for a graph. I get as far as doing the circular lines, but I just haven't been able to effectively split the circles in to equally sized ...
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How to draw a wing cascade with boundary layers?

After receiving some great advice here, I set out to create my first diagrams! I am trying to recreate this type of image in Inkscape: Inkscape was suggested as a good starting point and it's free, ...
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How do I find examples of single 2-D non-animated info-graphics with 4 or 5 dimensions within a single graph?

Really not sure how to explain what I'm looking for, just know it exist. For example, dimensions might include time, volatility, space, distance, density, etc. -- basically any measurement that's ...
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Properly display multi-line chart when series overlap

I am working on a report that requires a multi-line chart (representing how a given value varies over time among different groups) They are displayed in a single chart sharing both axis. My problem is ...
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How to demonstrate the efficiency of a dynamic factor in comparison with some constant coefficient with a chart?

I proposed a measure which estimates the coefficient of each sample dynamically, So the coefficient of two sample s1 and s2 can be different. To show the effectiveness of this measure, I want to ...
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Gnuplot: wrong numbers on scaled color bar

I used gnuplot to create a 3D surface from a data file "3D.txt" written in three columns x y z. I saw that the numbers on the color bar are ~40000 although the peak of my graph (z_max) is around 14 [...
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Conveying Tags / Categories in Print Design

I am soon to be working on a brochure design that kind of acts as a local business directory. The directory is split into different categories of businesses, however many of the businesses belong to ...