1. UX Oxford: Robin Richards on "Telling stories with Infographics"

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    UX Oxford - Monthly speaker series on user experience. Inspiring talk + free drinks + meet friendly peers. www.uxoxford.co.uk Sponsored by: • Bunnyfoot (bunnyfoot.co.uk) • Oxford Computer Consultants (oxfordcc.co.uk) • White October (whiteoctober.co.uk) • Torchbox (torchbox.com) Filmed by: Third Lens Films (thirdlensfilms.com/) Over the last few years infographics has rocketed into the public consciousness as a visual storytelling method. As with an creative outlet there are the good and bad examples, within this talk we're explore what makes a good infographic, what to consider before you start sketching and work through some methods for creating an infographic. Talking about breaking down the data set to find the best story, constructing the correct story flow, understanding how to construct the clear story and what it is important. Could be useful to anyone who would like to create infographics, improve any skills if they are just starting out, understand how to use infographics as part of their storytelling. About Robin: Robin runs Bristol based ripetungi, designing User experiences for web and mobile, while telling stories with data visualisation and infographics. He has worked with clients like NIke, Samsung, GE and raises awareness for issues using visual storytelling. http://ripetungi.com/

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    • Page Facts ___ Teaser ver.01

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      • Wonderful Weeds

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        Wonderful Weeds is a prototype foraging iPhone app designed by Felicity Meade. Massey University Visual Communication Design honours project. Please credit appropriately before using. The Project: Wonderful Weeds was a Visual Communication Design Honours major project which initially underwent extensive topical research and the analysis of precedent examples on edible weeds. The research found weeds to be a nutritious, free, sustainable food source, and appeared to be part of an existing foraging trend. Yet while there was plenty of information available on this topic, the precedents lacked portability, easy navigation of information, and/or essential credible plant identification. The project endeavoured to optimize the positive aspects of these precedents and solve their underlying issues. This research and analysis lead to the following central proposition: Design can effectively be used to inform and educate New Zealanders on the environmentally and financially sustainable practice of finding, identifying and using edible weeds. Response: An iPhone app was the perfect solution for carrying information around easily while foraging. It also allowed for the chunking of information using icons and drop down information. This system ensured all necessary information was included and easy to navigate. To solve the issue of helping users confidently identify each weed, botanical illustration techniques were adopted to accompany written descriptions. This was an ideal form of illustration for the app, involving detailed, literal, to-scale depictions, and several developmental stages, including budding, flowering and seed dispersal. The app’s botanical illustrations were developed using drypoint printmaking and watercolour. This technique required high levels of time and craft, and the use of brown ink created an old timely quality like that found in early botanical illustrations and books. To develop this style further, large capital letters were intertwined within each weed illustration, providing a modern approach on the initials found in early books. Such an aesthetic is appreciated, sought after and admired in today’s fast paced, mass produced society. It also gives the app a point of difference, and juxtaposes nicely with the digital interface. The app’s recipes section needed to not only provide users with easy recipes but to also encourage creative recipe generation and sharing. This would help users to feel more involved and like they were contributing to the Wonderful Weeds community. An ‘add a recipe’ section was developed, where users could add everything from the recipe name to photographs of their creations. This crowd-sourced material could be rated by a starring system, so that other users could gauge the recipe quality. The food map also gathered crowd-sourced content by allowing users to add locations that could then be rated by others. This starring system was important, as a location with a consistent one or two star rating could then be removed from the map altogether, maintaining its trustworthy nature. Facebook and Twitter pages were created to accompany the app. Here users could ask questions, get support, and post information such as foraging/cooking groups and events. These pages would help to encourage a community spirit and provide any additional support. Result: The project is presented in the form an interactive PDF, using buttons and text anchors in Adobe InDesign. It successfully mimics how the app would look and function if it were to be developed. The resulting prototype provides all the information an individual needs to find, identify and use edible weeds. User testing on friends and flatmates has proved that the app is simple to navigate and understand. It is perfect to carry around while foraging, trustworthy, and any further user support is provided through social media pages.

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        • AuroraBorealis

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          Aurora Borealis - The Northern Lights Information Design Project at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences. My topic was about the Northern Light and to visualize important information about the light itself, the zone it appears and some basic facts. This Animation is the addition of my poster series. It showcase the beauty of northern lights in an abstract way and should symbolize different forms and appearances of the light. Project by Christian Stengel Class of Information Design by Prof. Michael Pichler Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences Winter Semester 2014/15

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          • Native American Population

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            A visual exploration of the decline and rise of the Native American population. I researched, illustrated, animated, and narrated the video.

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            • Made in America

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              Some American tech companies produce their own microchips in-house instead of producing them in traditional production facilities in China or Taiwan. This is a video about this trend. Schoolproject for Information Design, at ArtEZ Interaction Design Made by: Arthur Duindam

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              • Erklärvideo Fundinfo

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                Erklärvideo für die Firma fundinfo AG. Direction and Animation: Hitch Design Voice-Over: Dan Hurst

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                • Juan Velasco On Infographics: Research Is Key

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                  Founder and Creative Director of 5W Infographics Juan Velasco is one of the biggest names in information design today. He was the Art Director of National Geographic Magazine from 2008 to 2014. Previous to this, he worked as a graphics artist for the second largest daily newspaper in Spain, El Mundo, and as the Graphics Art Director for The New York Times. While in Berlin last fall to lead a two-day Gestalten workshop, the data visualization expert sat down with Gestalten.tv to share his views on the difference between visual journalism and text-based reporting. He also explains the process behind his own rich yet clear narratives and points out some areas for improvement within this popular and ever-evolving field. Juan Velasco’s extensive profile can be found in Gestalten’s book A Life in Illustration: http://shop.gestalten.com/life-in-illustration.html More inspirational videos by Gestalten.tv: https://vimeo.com/gestalten/videos

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                  • How to create infographics within a couple of minutes with infographicreator.com

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                    Overview of infographiCreator.com - easy tool for data visualization and creating interactive infographics online.

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                    • Aspie Box

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                      This is a mini exhibit I made and designed on Asperger's Syndrome with the hopes of giving the viewer a more rounded, positive, and accurate perception on AS. I showed this at a Research and Creative Works Conference.

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