Infographics vs. Explanation Graphics; No Contest

TweetThis week’s Idea Email at Hammock.com looks at the disconnect between the role infographics played during the late 1970s and 1980s and the role played today by what are called infographics. The idea places special emphasis on the use by infographics pioneer Nigel Holmes of the term “explanation graphics.” Quote: “In the past, the term infographics referred to […]

This Interactive Chart is Great, Except for How it’s Not

TweetI really want to love this epic interactive chart on NYTimes.com as much as I’ve loved previous ones. It certainly succeeds in what it set out to do: present data in a visual form that comes as close as possible to demonstrating the unequal distribution of economic impact during the period in time popularly called, […]