UseableArt : Information + Design

Christmas Facts [information design]

A nifty infographic, courtesy of the History Channel, detailing some fun facts about the silly season.

History Christmas Facts

While much of this graphic relies on a simple “bucket” system into which various pertinent facts have been dropped, it’s effectiveness stems from the aggregation of so many details into a visually pleasing format that makes you want to explore. Many infodesign purists will eschew this approach, favoring visuals that directly support the graphic and avoiding gratuitous graphics that distract, rather than draw attention exclusively to the data at hand, but I’m not so sure they’re right. There is something to be said for adding visual appeal to otherwise dry information. Thanks for the early Christmas present šŸ˜‰

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This entry was published on December 22, 2011 at 8:47 pm and is filed under illustration, infographics, information design. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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