Category: People Infographics

History of Japanese Bloodtyping Infographic

History of Japanese Bloodtyping Infographic

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When this was submitted by a reader I wasn’t sure what to think. I had never  heard of bloodtyping. Blood types? Yes.

Leave it to the Japanese to come up with something as weird and commercial as this. If you want to know more about bloodtyping, take a gander over here. The basic idea is that your blood type dictates many things about you: your personality, your likes, your strengths and weaknesses and so on. Whether you believe this is true or not (I, personally do not. It sound like astrology and horoscoping to me which I also believe is a fantasy.) is not the point. How does this serve its audience as an infographic?

The red color was an obvious and good choice, the color of blood, of course. But the designer chose the better path, rather than dominating the image with red and splatters to resemble a horror poster, they have chosen a very clinical approach that works quite well. The non-descript people with their red accessories is well placed in this infographic. The graphics all match in terms of their design and the hint of the japanese culture with the blossoms at the top and throughout the infographic really gives it a nice touch.

The blue color contrasts nicely with the red color and the use of white text really hits home the clinical feel I mentioned earlier. Each section is easily identified, the content is presented cleanly with obvious breaks and the typeface has its own personality yet isn’t distracting for the reader. A good choice of color, design elements and shapes makes this infographic worth the blood, sweat and tears.

Infographics Scorecard

Design: B
Clean, fun graphics with excellent color choices.

Content: B
Fascinating insight and interesting stats about a new fad. The Japanese are always doing something interesting and weird. ;-)

Howard Hughes – Infographic or Timeline?

Howard Hughes – Infographic or Timeline?

More and more it seems the infographic is being watered-down (some would say dumbed-down) until it is little more than a few simple pictures with some insipid facts or boring stats that no one would ever care about unless they had to write a report for their high school class.

Case in point. This infographic would be great as a start for research on the life and times of the eccentric and wealthy Howard Hughes. It IS a timeline of the life of Howard Hughes, but does that make it an infographic? I’m not making a judgment here, just asking the question. What should an infographic provide? Graphics and information, of course, but is their a degree of difficulty involved or some level of graphic prowess that is also needed? Or is it all a matter of relativity. If you think it’s an infographic and a timeline or possibly neither or something else altogether (a cheap marketing ploy), doesn’t that make it your choice and your perspective?

Well, whatever you decide, it is an interesting topic and if you did want to know more about Mr. Howard Hughes, take 60 seconds and skim though this infographic or timeline or whatever you would like to call it. Jane Russell certainly looks nice. ;-)

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by GDS Digital

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Serial Killer Infographic – Prolific Murderers

Serial Killer Infographic – Prolific Murderers

This infographic is mildly disturbing, yet visceral in its presentation. Dark background, vibrant red and stark contrasts all work together to convey a message that is obvious even before reading the content. That is what makes an infographic good – an understanding of the concept just through the visualization of the data.

Sadly, I had never heard of any of these serial killers before seeing this infographics, yet many “well-known murderers” have achieved more notoriety without such prolific killing numbers and statistics. It makes you wonder how these serial killers avoided the spotlight for so long.

Prolific Murderers and Serial Killers Infographic

submitted by @igotdamaged. For some humor check out the Roadkill Carpet

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Santanna’s How to Throw a Changeup – Baseball Infographic

Santanna’s How to Throw a Changeup – Baseball Infographic

Sometimes infographics are used to teach rather than just present information in a format that is easy to “digest.” Of course, teaching you how to throw a changeup and doing it are two different things. But this infographic presents the instructions in a clear manner, with additional information on where it is best to throw the pitch.

Better infographics do more than just entertain and inform on the the focus on the pieces (how to throw a changeup), they also give a second (where best to throw the changeup) and sometimes third layer of information (how to identify the changeup if you are a batter) to engross you all the more. Batter up! This infographic is a homerun!

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Being Present Makes You Happy

Being Present Makes You Happy

Mindfulness (adding meditation elements into your everyday life) has become quite popular recently. Scientific studies have come out advocating that it does improve ones wellbeing. The infographic below showcases some of that research and how being present can make a difference in your life and make you happier.

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The Anatomy of  Serial Killer

The Anatomy of Serial Killer

What makes a serial killer tick? Are there any common characteristics these homicidal criminals share with one another? The life of a serial killer is something that usually intrigues and disturbs people in equal measure. Trying to understand how a person could be compelled to keep on murdering others for the sheer pleasure of it is just one aspect of what a criminal psychologist does for a living. Find out some interesting statistics and chilling facts about the behaviour of serial killers in this eye-opening infographic.

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The World’s Most Valubable Body Parts

The World’s Most Valubable Body Parts

The Special Risks Bureau has compiled a list of the most expensive body parts celebrities have insured, and used them to create the most valuable celebrity couple in the world. Body parts include Gene Simmons’ tongue, Rod Stewart’s voice, Cristiano Ronaldo’s legs, Julia Roberts smile, Jennifer Lopez’s bum, and Mariah Carey’s legs. It is an unholy combination!

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Infographic Review

Infographic Design: B+

Simple design that showcase the many different celebrity body parts that are insured. It is creative to take all of the different parts and put them on one body.

Infographic Information: A

The information is easy to understand and something that most people may not even realize. Who knew you could insure your feet or your legs? I guess it only works if you can prove they are important to your career.

 

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13 Worst States To Be a Burglar

13 Worst States To Be a Burglar

Burglary is never a good thing and no state wants to have a record for burglaries but some states have more than others and it could be due to their laws on burglary. This infographic looks at 13 states that have strict laws on burglars and how they compare to the number of burglaries in that state.

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Infographic Review

Infographic Design: A

I liked the design for this infographic mainly because it used a overall theme that worked with the information. When an infographic uses images and graphs that remind the reader of the overall topic that is a win.

Infographic Information: A

The information does a great job of showing the comparisons of strict laws on burglaries and actual burglaries in each of the states. It also helpfully narrates the information while still leaving it up for the reader to decipher.

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The Career of Luis Nazario De Lima Ronaldo

The Career of Luis Nazario De Lima Ronaldo

This infographic is a interesting timeline of one of Brazil’s greatest footballers. He is retired now but Ronaldo has had a nice career in football that is detailed below. If you are a fan of Ronaldo or of Football in general you will enjoy this infographic.

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Infographic Review

Infographic Design: B

I like the timline design for this infographics because it gives a clear look at Ronaldo’s career through the years. As someone who is not familiar with the Football player I was able to learn about him quickly and easily even though I don’t know the language of the infographic.

Infographic Information: B

The information is organized well and the use of graphics makes the information translatable to all languages.

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