Monday, 8 February 2010

Data Visualisation



Data Visualisation and Quantitative Easing explained by Ciaran Hughes in the Daily Telegraph

The idea, initiated by a infographic which appeared in the Guardian last year

The tried and tested theory of using 'shapes' to 'show' data volume, this example had as many critics in the newsroom as admirers

Maybe the graphic was a little 'modernistic' to explain the story on the front page of the Telegraph's Business section

I disagree

On the left we can see the 'running total' of the value of assets purchased, against the 'monthly total' on the right hand side, keyed at the top of the graphic

I think the reader is able to understand the depth of the financial stimulus package, and when

I love it

Simple, different and colourful

Infographic Caviar!

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