Tag: research

The Functional Art: learning with a smile on your face

This weekend finally my copy of The Functional Art arrived, Alberto Cairo’s long-awaited introduction to infographics and visualizations. Jubilant reviews can be found around the web, so I will focus on just one chapter, not very surprisingly number 9: The Rise of Interactive Infographics.

What’s the purpose of interactive features?

My research is about the effectiveness of interactives. One thing I’m interested in is the influence of the type and number of interactive features on the ability of an infographic to transfer information. But before you can study this influence, […]

Best Interactive Infographics on the Web (according to Dutch Designers)

What are the most inspiring interactive infographics on the web? It was just one of the questions I asked Dutch infographic designers in a survey I conducted earlier this year. A total of 39 respondents together submitted 90 best practices, […]

Interactivity, a model

Coincidentally, I had to explain the theoretical background of my thesis on several occasions during the last couple of weeks. Each time I found myself drawing the same sketch of the model I use to define some of the key […]

Let’s go inside infographics

How do you get the user inside your infographic? That is the main topic of the 4th edition of the Dutch Infographic Conference held on March 4th in Zeist, The Netherlands. Keynote speaker will be Gert Nielsen, founder of visualjournalism.com. […]