Archive for October, 2011

October 31st, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities, STEM

Why Census matters to you

  This infographic is helpful in a number of ways. It can be helpful in math and social studies. In social studies it can be used in World Civilizations and Civics. It is an infographic on the importance of the census. But it was created by the Australian government and is based on their census[...]

October 28th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Health

A Sip of Soda

Nearly everyone drinks soda on a daily basis. One of the most common things to give up for Lent is soda. One of the most difficult things to give up is soda. It was some of the most addicting, legal chemicals including caffeine and sugar. Even when someone decides to switch to caffeine and sugar [&h[...]

October 27th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, STEM

Evolution of the Web

  Just like every other technology, from the pencil to the car, the internet has gone through many changes and developments. In this infographic, created by Google with Hyperakt and Vizzuality, the display methods of the internet are shown, namely the development and redevelopment of various br[...]

October 26th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, Humanities

Press Widely Criticized, but Trusted More than Other Information Sources

  Unfortunately, it is widely known that things that should be unbiased are being paid to be biased. In this infographic, those who are paid to report the news to everyone are widely thought to be biased. One station reports the news in favor of the conservative side, while another reports the [...]

October 26th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Humanities, Miscellaneous

Top 10 Mark Twain #Quotes *INFOGRAPHIC*

Introducing a classic book can be tough. They are considered out of date, not relevant to todays world. They are boring and hard to understand. They are written in the language of the time, rather than today’s language, and so may as well have been written in Greek. But once a student realizes[...]

October 24th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, Humanities, STEM

Nobel laureates by country and prize

  Winning the Nobel Prize in your subject of life long study is the epitome of success. It means that a group of specialists in this field feel as though you have done the most important work in that year. The prize is open to anyone in the entire world, and to know that out […][...]

October 21st, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, Health, Humanities

A global mood ring called Twitter

  Many things can be discovered about people by listening to them. One can gauge another’s points of view, ideas on various political issues, value system, and as shown in this infographic, their mood. By doing the modern day equivalent of listening to other peoples inner thoughts (readin[...]

October 20th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, Humanities

Classroom seating habits

  Where you sit in the classroom can make or break you in school. When I was beginning college, a professor gave me some advice that may have been a reason I was able to make it through some courses. I was told to sit in the middle three seats of the first two rows. […][...]

October 19th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, featured, Humanities

Visualization Explores the Rent vs. Buy Debate

  The rent v. buy debate is one that has become increasingly thought provoking as more and more families are renting. Several decades ago, when one graduated from college, they got a job and usually didn’t leave the job. This meant they could buy a house for their family and feel secure t[...]

October 18th, 2011 - 1:01 am § in Data Sources, Data Visualizations, featured, STEM

Urban Density & Transport Related Energy Consumption…

Alex Steffen used this chart in his TED talk, The Shareable Future of Cities, where he makes the point that the more densely we live (urban), the less energy we require. Steffen uses a line graph to show the relationship between city density and transportation energy consumption. He also colors the [...]