Category: Political Infographics

History of Presidential Inaugurations

History of Presidential Inaugurations

On January 20th, 2013, President Obama will be sworn in for his second term as President of the United States of America. In honor of this historic event, WyzAnt.com, a national tutoring service, has created a visual overview of presidential inaugurations over the last 80 years including a summary of the state of the nation at the was sworn into office.Inauguration_infographic

Infographic Review

Infographic Design: A

I like the design with the American colors and a great pictures and charts to summarize the information.

Infographic Information: A

I think this is a good historical reference that many people will find interesting especially with the relevance to the latest presidential inaguration.

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2012 Presidential Online Advertising Campaign

2012 Presidential Online Advertising Campaign

This infographic looks at the use of paid search ads during the 2012 presidential campaign. How much did the internet search play in the election? Did Americans search for the candidates? Which candidate spent their advertising money wisely? The infographic may answer some of these questions.

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Infographic Review

Infographic Design: A

I think the design of this infographic has an antique look to it that makes this whole election seem like it happened 50 years ago. I like the black and white pictures of both Obama and Romney head to head. I think the use of their faces incorporated into the images give the infographic some humor. I appreciate the use of the red and blue colors to distinguish the different candidates. I believe a lot of work was put into the design of this infographic.

Infographic Information: A

The information is interesting just to see how much the candidates paid search actually paid off in the end. I thought it was surprising that Romney seemed to have spent some money so that his named showed up under paid search results when someone googled Obama. This shows that he was trying to steal people away from Obama. This is just one example of some of the interesting information this infographic offers.

Infographic provided by Rosetta

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Payday Loans Infographic

Payday Loans Infographic

This payday loans infographic breaks down these loans how people perceive them. Some people use these payday loan resources as a way to make ends meet until they get paid. Others see it as a vicious cycle that traps people in debt. This infographic looks at who hates payday loans the most and why.

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Infographic Review

Infographic Design: C

The first thing I notice about the design is that there are very few images and lot of numbers. When I see something that has a lot of numbers I am already not willing to read it. It is important to create an infographic that will attract people to read it. Unfortunately this infographic does not do that. There are just too many numbers and statistics that overpower the infographic.

Infographic Information: B

The information is interesting because it shares some thoughts on payday loans and why people either love them or hate them. It was interesting to see the difference of opinions between borrowers and non-borrowers. I like how they do show the demographic information about payday loans because it shows the people who are using it really do appreciate and need it. The main people who “hate” against payday loans are the ones who do not use them. The main point I think the infographic shares is that if you are going to use a payday loan you need to be educated about them.

Infographic provided by 100dayloans.co.uk

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The Cost of Traffic Congestion

The Cost of Traffic Congestion

This road congestion infographic breaks down the cost of traffic jams and how much they are really costing us.

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Infographic Review

Infographic Design: B

I think the design for this infographic is organized very well with different sections clearly labeled. I think the information is broken down so that readers are able to follow it better. I like the creative use of charts and graphs to display the information. The colors go well together with the simple background and blue and orange text colors. I appreciate the title being so large and then having a subtitle to sum up what the whole thing is about.

Infographic Information: B+

The information was interesting and thought-provoking for anyone who drives or operates a car. We may not think how much time we are wasting sitting in traffic. I also like that the information gave reasons for traffic so that readers can hopefully keep them in mind to avoid. The facts on the cost of congestion were amazing and frankly shocking to think about. I really found this information to be a great read.

Infographic provided by Nationwide Insurance

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Medicare Infographic

Medicare Infographic

Many people in this country have a medicare plan that helps them afford health benefits. Our country has a lot of opinions on healthcare and who should get it and who should pay for it. This infographic looks at the Medicare Annual Enrollment and breaks down just how many people are benefiting from Medicare.

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Infographic Review

Infographic Design: C

The design for this infographic is a little on the cluttered side. I have a hard time following the information because I feel like there is no real order. The title is small and long which does not make it standout to the readers. The images scattered throughout the infographic do not really go with the information. I do like that all of the numbers in the statistics are in a large font for emphasis. The bright neon green does attract attention and bring the readers eye to the bottom.

Infographic Information: C

The information is a little boring with lots of numbers and very few graphs. I always think it is a smart idea to use graphs to display numerical information because readers like that better. I do believe that the infographic has good statistics for anyone who is interested in Medicare.

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Australian Bank Notes Infographic

Australian Bank Notes Infographic

The Australian bank notes are a little different that most currencies around the world. They made some big changes to their currency that you can see in this infographic.

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Infographic Review

Infographic Design:  C

The design of this infographic is alright. The background color and font color are a little dull. The information is shown in graph form which is good because it is easier for readers to follow. The different sections help to break up the information and give clear titles to help the reader follow the information.

Infographic Information: B

The information does give a good understand of Australian bank notes and the differences from other currencies. It is interesting to see just how different the Australians make and destroy their currency. The facts at the bottom truly are interesting and I would say are the most interesting part of the infographic

Infographic provided by BankWest.com

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Help Our Kids Compete Globally

Help Our Kids Compete Globally

The United States won more medals than any other country in the 2012 Olympics. But where do we stand in the competition that really matters –the competition to prepare the next generation to succeed? The U.S. is slipping compared to other countries. In fact, by 2030, China will have 200 million college graduates—more than the entire U.S. workforce—and by 2020 India will be graduating four times as many college graduates as the United States.

This infographic illustrates the findings of a joint report by the Center for the Next Generation and the Center for American Progress, The Competition that Really Matters: Comparing U.S., Chinese, and Indian Investments in the Next Generation Workforce. Results from the Center for the Next Generation’s accompanying public opinion survey are also featured.

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Infographic Review

Infographic Design:  B

I like the design for this infographic because it has a fun young look to the design. It looks like it is written on a notebook and it almost looks like someone doodle the images. I think that is a great way to take some pretty important information and make it appeal to the younger generation who this material is for.

Infographic Information: B+

The information is great because it has clear statistics which are always fun to read. The information is listed and bulleted which makes it easier for readers to follow. I really like the information in this infogrpahic because it really makes me think about how the U.S.A could be a leader in global education if we work together as a country to fix the education system. I like the last bit of information because it is a check list of what we can do moving forward to help with the problem.

Infographic provided by the Center for the Next Generation

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Oil Investments Infographic

Oil Investments Infographic

Direct Oil Investments can be an excellent alternative to the more traditional investments such as stock and bonds. This infographic will explain how these programs are structured, the unique tax benefits associated with oil investments as well as how the revenue is ultimately paid back to investors.

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Infographic Design:  B+

The design of this infographic is creative and uses images of pipes to help capture the feel of the information. The titles are clear and easy to distinguish from the other text. All of the images that were used were appropriate and acceptable.

Infographic Information: B

The information on this infographic is for anyone who is interested in investing in oil. There are so many types of programs and this infographic helps to break them down for readers to understand. I think the infographic does a good job of taking a very confusing subject and making it clear.

Infographic provided by US Oil Properties

 

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The Case For a Coming Mania In Gold

The Case For a Coming Mania In Gold

Gold has always been associated with wealth and money but now that most countries are using paper currency gold is not heard much about. This infographic suggests that demand for gold is rising.

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Infographic Review

Infographic Design:  C

The Infographic looks very clean and well organized which is helpful for the reader to follow. The reasons that demand for gold is rising are numbered and bolded which will stand out to readers. The background color is a little dull and the color makes the infographic look very dated. The title is small and long which does not grab the attention of the readers.  All of the graphs look the same and are hard to read. I appreciate that the infographic was well organized but the colors and theme are just too dull to overlook.

 

Infographic Information: B

I think the information did show reasons why gold is in demand again and the reasons that listed made sense. I believe that the graphs were meant to add to the infographic but instead I feel they make the infographic look like a lot of formal information that may turn readers off. It is always nice to make a point with a graph but if you over use them it can hurt you. I will say that the information does make sense with the title and it does give the reader a better understanding of why gold is in such demand.

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Combating Mass Incarceration Infographic

Combating Mass Incarceration Infographic

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This infographic starts off with a shocking fact – that the U.S. has 25% of the world’s prison population, but only 5% of the world population.  That’s sort of mind-boggling, when you stop to think about it.  We recently posted an infographic on innocent people who were imprisoned, and then released because DNA evidence proved their innocence.  How many of that 25% of the world’s prison population is potentially innocent?  What are the costs associated with keeping so many people in prison?  That question and more are addressed in this infogrpahic, described by the creator as such:

“The war on drugs has helped make the U.S. the world’s largest incarcerator, but our addiction to incarceration is unfair, costs too much and doesn’t make us safer.”  This leads one to believe that the creator of the infographic does not believe that drug offenders should be imprisoned, which is definitely debatable, as some consequence needs to occur to help keep drugs off the street.  What are the right answers?  What’s a country to do?  But I digress…

Violent or Nonviolent?

One fourth of the infographic is taken up by a picture of a prison with blue and red bars.  The blue bars indicate the nonviolent offenders, the red ones indicate the violent offenders.  Visually, this image is not very effective, and the information that half of the inhabitants of state prisons are “locked up” for nonviolent offenses is presented in such a way that the reader sees the creator’s bias – obviously the person who compiled and presented this data feels that nonviolent offenses are, by and large, nothing people should be “locked up” for.  Rather than persuading the audience, as more data might do, one is left with a feeling that all the data to come will be biased and therefore, not completely reliable.

The Cost

The next section talks about spending – that by 2007, “states spent more than $44 billion on incarceration and related expenses, a 127% jump from 1987” and then states the spend on higher education has rose only by 21%.  These statistics are taken from a report by The PEW Charitable trusts, which is supposed to be a non-partisan, objective, and non-ideological organization, so it is safe to assume the numbers are right, however even the source information uses the term “behind bars” as a way to emphasize the severity of the situation.  This makes even the source information seem biased, and at a glance it looks like the source document talks about the cost of prisons in the United States.  While this is an important topic, one cannot help but think about all the information that is left out of the infographic.  The numbers are there, but is the reader supposed to be shocked and dismayed by the number of people in prison and the cost to keep them there in that they want less incarceration?  If so, what solutions does this infographic offer in regards to reducing crime and what does it do to offer an alternate solution to incarceration?

Some Statistics

A ball and chain graphic shows the data that while the United States saw a 44% increase in population overall from 1970 to 2008, that the prison population growth rate is 700% during that same time period.  We’re told that this “outpaces” crime rates, but I find this confusing.  If the crime rates are not as high as the prison population growth, is the implied message that innocent people are being incarcerated?  With some blocks of stick figures, we’re given some demographic information, that 1 in 106 white males 18 or older is in prison, 1 in 36 Hispanic males 18 or older is in prison, and that 1 in 15 black males 18 or older is imprisoned.  At a glance, this looks terrible – that so many more black men and Hispanic men are imprisoned than white men, but the supporting data that would show the cause for incarceration is missing.  Though the creator of the infographic went to the trouble of drawing a line between violent and nonviolent offenders, the demographic information does not draw in that data regarding the percentages of each demographic incarcerated for violent vs. nonviolent crimes, and though the description provided says something about the war on drugs, drugs are not explicitly mentioned anywhere in the infographic.

Design:  B

The graphics and typefaces are fine.  Perhaps the prison graphic takes up too much space, but the colors used are appropriate and the images tell a story.  The supporting data does not.

Information:  D

This infographic gives facts without context, which shows bias.  Bias shows a certain vulnerability regarding factual accuracy, and the point of this infographic is lost.  The way the information is presented, and how one piece of information is disconnected from the other does a great disservice to the message this piece was supposed to send.

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