This was the question my dissertation ended up answering. It wasn’t necessarily the question I started with, but hey, that’s science. Or something like it. The answer is (depending on the type of infographic): A man of above average numeracy with a doctoral-level degree between 45 and 54 years old. Apart from this singularly unhelpful caricature, this is what else I found. […]Read more "Who has the best chance of understanding infographics?"
Here are two infographics I did for a report into ‘Why getting transport right matters to young people’ by the Campaign for Better Transport. The first highlights the discrepencies in the number of local authorities offering cheaper bus fares to disadvantaged groups: people who are young and unemployed, compared with people who are disabled and older people. The […]Read more "Getting transport right for young people"
I was commissioned (see what I did there?!) to do two infographics for the launch of the ‘new’ NHS, one on NHS Commissioning and one on how the NHS is monitored or safeguarded. While I’m not sure whether they were used, and regardless of my political feelings on the matter, understanding the changes is going to […]Read more "NHS England"
Ever wondered why in newspaper articles about science breakthroughs, and particularly in medical stories, scientists seem to be so… well.… cagey about their results? All those ‘may’s and ‘if’s! Can’t they even tell us what’s true and what’s not? We’re used to the idea that most of the time, truth is black and white. But when […]Read more "Tell me the (relative) truth"
One of my university projects this year was a ‘personal’ project. I wanted to work on my infographics experience, and put a call out on Twitter for charities that might be willing to have me do dubious things to their data. The lovely Unicef responded, and while this isn’t strictly official so I can’t use their logos, these were […]Read more "Infographic: how poverty affects child mortality"
You know how you can sometimes get lost in Wikipedia? Well, all I really wanted to do was satisfy my curiosity about who on earth the Whigs were, and it really just snowballed from there. I present for your delectation the no doubt Slightly Inaccurate and Inclined Toward Hyperbole history of the British Government. Witness the interchangeability of […]Read more "Infographic: the history of the British government"
The charity Cerebra asked for a way of explaining what you might get by claiming Disability Living Allowance (DLA) for parents and carers of children (under 16) with disabilities. This is what I produced for them:Read more "A guide to Disability Living Allowance (DLA)"
In what is becoming something of a trend, my entry for this month’s Information is Beautiful Awards did not make the shortlist (Matthew Lucas’ design is absolutely stunning). I will have to re-evaluate my non-use of Myriad Pro condensed. One day I might make it! But as the Oscars are swiftly approaching and this visualisation is all about the […]Read more "Oscars special: top films visualised"