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A standalone style graphic package combining simple data. While the jet at the bottom wasn't entirely necessary, it did fill the overly large amount of white space left in that area once the charts were created.
Information isn't always numbers but locations. This package combines visual data of each bear's stats and where they could be found. Icons were used over photos to tie the images together.
A look at a the growth of the cell phone/wireless industry as it really began to peak in the late 1990's. When not overused, 3D bar charts can add a little sophistication with the right concept.
Combining data into one single graphic is always a challenge. How to get it all to fit is one thing but how to keep it visually interesting is another challenge. Utilizing the photos of the cent value of a dollar over using a bar chart helped anchor this graphic.
A stacked bar chart would have been fine for this data but its a good treatment of data to show numbers. Here it shows the 21 out of 50 patients that survived a heart attack and the outcomes. The emphasis being more dramatic than had it just been bars.
While it was a bit of a cliche, since this was going to be the main art on the front page of USA TODAY, it needed more of a graphic approach than just featuring three fever lines.
This graphic was more a feature style visualization of data. Being that it was nearly full page graphic, it needed some visual interest. Mixing the historic image of Sandro Botticelli's Venus with surgery instruments helped get the point across of the 'perfect body'.
While I am not a fan of 3D looking charts, this time it worked when the data was incorporated into a graphic element. The globes were used to show the areas across the world that were switching to Linux in government as well as private sector areas.
Graphic showing the trend in 2004 for people choosing to travel by car over taking a flight when the trip was less than 400 miles. Distances to the destinations were shown with a small map while the comparison data was charted.
Data shown here could have been simply a bar chart but by adding icons, it gave the reader an idea of the locations with a simple landscape treatment of icons.
Content Copyright 2013 Robert W. Ahrens
Visual Storytelling | Data Visualization | Graphic Design