Info Quest: A Journey to Find Information

Info Quest: A Journey to Find Information

With the internet being clouded with infographics of all kinds it can be hard to stand out. Well, this infographic certainly standouts out among other boring infographics. This infographic is about information management and follows an employee on a quest to find out critical information about his workplace.

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Infographic Review

Infographic Design: A

Great interactive design that shows something different from the average infographic. The only thing is that it is not easily shared on other sites.

Infographic Information: B

The information is interesting but there is not much takeaway information.

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School Bus Accident Statistics in Virginia

School Bus Accident Statistics in Virginia

In the below infographic, Florida public school bus drivers participated in a survey to determine how many people illegally pass a school bus on a given day.

 

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The personal injury law firm of Allen, Allen, Allen & Allen provided the below statistics about Virginia.

School Bus Accident Statistics in Virginia

When we put our children on the school bus in the mornings, we are entrusting the safety of our children to the bus driver.  School bus drivers have a difficult job and must always be alert.  They have to maneuver a large vehicle, often in heavy traffic and bad weather, while avoiding sudden stops or swerves that might injure their unbelted passengers.  Unfortunately, every year there are accidents involving school buses that result in injuries and deaths to schoolchildren and other motorists on the highway.

According to the Virginia Highway Safety Office, there were a total of 116,386 traffic crashes reported in 2010 throughout the state of Virginia. Of this total, 572 involved school buses that resulted in 248 injuries to occupants of those school buses.  A variety of circumstances caused these school bus accidents: the driver was impaired by alcohol in 2 cases; the driver made an improper turn in 33 cases; the driver failed to yield in 42 cases; the driver was avoiding another vehicle in 5 cases; and the bus driver was following too closely in 21 cases.

Adverse weather conditions also led to a large percentage of these accidents – 55 of school bus wrecks in 2010 occurred in the rain and 20 more in the snow.  Other statistics on Virginia traffic crashes can be found here: http://www.dmv.state.va.us/webdoc/safety/crash_data/crash_facts/index.asp

It is important for other motorists in the road to use extra caution around school buses and to learn and obey school bus laws in Virginia.  School bus drivers use the “flashing signal light system” to alert motorists of their intentions.  Yellow flashing lights indicate that the bus is preparing to stop to load or unload children.  Motorists should heed the warning and slow down and prepare to stop.  The red flashing lights and extended stop arms indicate that children are getting on or off the bus.  The law mandates that motorists must stop their vehicle, wait until the extended stop sign is withdrawn, the red lights stop flashing, and the bus begins moving again before other drivers are allowed to proceed.  It’s best to stop at least 10 feet away from school buses with red lights flashing to give the bus and children plenty of space.

If you have been injured in a school bus accident, you should contact an experienced school bus accident attorney immediately. Cases against a school board or other governmental entity have strict statutory notice requirements and notice deadlines. If you fail to give notice in time in a school bus accident case, you may lose the right to pursue the claim. An experienced bus accident attorney can guide you through the statues and applicable case law.

See Allen & Allen’s webpage about bus accidents for more information.

 

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World Airport Facts & Figures Infographic

World Airport Facts & Figures Infographic

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Most people don’t enjoy flying, not just for the perceived dangers, but also because of the crowds, the long lines, lost luggage and hassle that flying can be. But there are airport facts and figures that you don’t know that might make you appreciate the complex task getting you from point A to point B safely and on time.

Infographic Review

Infographic Design: C

This infographic show airport facts about airports around the world. My first impression of the infographic is that it is boring and full of numbers and text. The text that is hard to read and the colors used are plain. I would have suggested that the top image be something more interesting and visually appealing. The bar graph showing the busiest airports does not keep the attention of the reader. It looks like a graph I would see in a class about airports not a fun informational fact sheet. I will say that the layout was nice because it was divided off and made the information easier to read. The image of the double-decker buses worked well with the statistic about the longest runway in the world. That type of image is what I would have liked to see used more in the infographic. Instead of just showing number there needs to be an image that represents those numbers. I will say that the title image was nice and fit perfectly with the airport theme. The use of the line underneath that followed an airplane is another example of how great this infographic could have been. The little things were nice but the infographic as a whole was just lacking and needed a little more to grab the reader’s attention. Overall the infographic was a little boring and wordy but it was not awful and was able to present the facts clearly and neatly.


Infographic Information: C+

The information on this infographic was more interesting than it looked. I found it interesting to see the busiest airports in the world. I was surprised to see how busy the Atlanta airport really is compared to the rest of the world. The section that focused on airports in the UK was nice and the map helped to show the busiest airports in the UK.  The total number of passengers handled in UK airports in 2009 is very impressive and I am sure has risen since then. One statistic that shocked me was the number of checked bags lost by the airlines in 2010, 29.4 million. That is just crazy to think that much luggage gets misplaced. It makes you wonder what happens to the bags that do not get returned to their owners. I figured that the U.S. had the most airports in the world and the statistic showed that we do with over 15,000 airports. The longest runway in the world is in china and I liked that they compared it to the length of 600 double decker buses. The information was good overall and though it focused on the UK, anyone from around the world would still find the facts interesting.


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Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Facts and Stats

Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Facts and Stats

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A very sobering infographic providing facts and statistics about Driving Under the Influence, better known as DUI. While the infographic correctly points out it is better to not drink and drive, too many people think they know better and get behind the wheel.

Infographic Review

Infographic Design: B

DUI statistics are a serious topic that this infographic is able to capture truthfully. The color scheme is dark and serious which fits the seriousness of the topic. The background looks like a road which goes perfectly with the infographic information.

The 3D map of the Unites States that showed the states with the most DUI related deaths was a great image. The standard drinking chart was informative but a little boring where it could have been put into a more creative chart. The layout of the infographic was well thought out. The borders and arrows helped to guide the reader down the image to the different information. It flowed well and the theme fit with the information but some of the images that were used were boring and easy to ignore. I think it is important to have images that grab the reader’s attention. Some of the images looked like basic clip art and really could have been done better.

I think it would have been good to use colors like yellow, red, black, and orange throughout the whole infographic. These colors make up images of the road and would fit well with the topic. One thing that I thought was interesting was the use of red on the road background at the top. It looks like blood I guess to suggest that there has been a car accident. This is a great way to make sure viewers take this information seriously. Overall this infographic was well designed and, although not the most creative, conveyed the importance of the subject.

Infographic Information: B+

The statistics in this infographic are quite scary and really do make the reader think about the effects of drinking and driving. The top information noted that in some states even if you blow less than .08% BAC, you could still be arrested if the officer thinks you are incapable of driving. I think this fact is important to anyone who may consider drinking and driving after a couple of drinks. Although you may be below the legal limit you can still be arrested and then you will need a traffic lawyer to help you in court. The statistic that every minute one person is injured in an alcohol related crash is eye-opening and shows how serious this information is.

The fact that 1 in 3 people will be involved in an alcohol related crash in their lifetime is amazing and scary. This fact brings the information to a personal level by asking the reader to think about themselves being involved in a crash.  The infographic stated that most drunk drivers who have been arrested have usually done it at least eighty times before. This shows that while you may think you can drink and drive there is still that chance that you will be caught and arrested. It is always best not to take that change and have a designated driver.

It is no surprise that underage drinking is a problem in the U.S. but the statistic that kids who start drinking early are more likely to be in an alcohol-related crash. I think that we all know someone who has been killed in an alcohol related crash which shows how accurate this statistic really is. While the information is sobering and sad it really is a great tool to educate people on drinking and driving.

Infographic about DUI facts provided by auto accident attorney Anna R. Yum.

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The Cost of a Musical on Broadway Infographic

The Cost of a Musical on Broadway Infographic

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Infographic Review

Infographic Design: B

This infographic was able to bring the feel of theater into a single design.The colors used in the Wicked section were a perfect choice that fit well with the subject. The charts that were used to show the costs of the show were ones that have already been done. It would have been nice to see something a little more creative to show these costs especially when discussing such a creative topic. The top image and header was a great way to grab viewers attention and the drawn back curtain down the side was a nice addition. The chart showing the wages of those who work in the musical theater business was great because it showed an image for each of the different jobs represented. .  The stars that were used to show the wages per week on Broadway were nicely done and helped to visually show the difference in wages from a leading role to a featured part. The images of the kitchen appliances helped viewers to visualize running their appliances continuously for thousands of years. Overall a very good infographic that grabs viewer’s attention and keeps them reading.

Infographic Information: A

I am not familiar with the stats for the musical theater industry but they all seem to make sense. It is no secret that is costs millions to put on a musical production. The amount of money that was invested into Wicked and to see how much they have grossed is amazing. It was interesting to see the breakdown of the costs that go along with a musical. I was surprised to see that 17% of the investment goes toward insurance and transportation. I am not surprised to see that marketing is where most of the money goes because that is extremely important to the success of the show. The data on other musicals was helpful when comparing just how well Wicked really did. I found in interesting that Cirque du Soleil has never had a show fail where as many shows on Broadway do not make it. The wages section was informative because it showed how much each different profession in the industry make. The data on the CO2 emissions was interesting to find out.Who knew that the musical theater industry accounted for so much CO2 emissions? It was nice to hear that in 2009 most of all sets were recycled and now many shows have cut back on their CO2 emissions. All the information was interesting and informative.

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Funny Exercise Chart (Infographic)

Funny Exercise Chart (Infographic)

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Infographic Review

Infographic Design: B

I am assuming the infographic design was supposed to mimic a cheesy and out-of-date poster you might find on a junior high gym wall. If so, this infographic does a great job of taking me back to the 80s when this type of poster was prevalent especially as a public service ad or notification. I will point out a few nice details I think were intentional to juice up the comedy in this funny infographic: turkey leg in hand while running to fridge, face on female co-worker as man lunges in her direction, bored expression by dog as it is lifted and the hairy legs under the covers for bedroom gymnastics. Well done, indeed.

Infographic Information: A-

The text in this infographic is supposed to be tongue-in-cheek so we need to rate it based on its comedic value not on how helpful the information they provide on getting the ideal healthy beach body you have always wanted. I did smile at the “ideas” for treating your world as a gym such as “running to the fridge,” with turkey leg in hand and performing office lunges with your crotch directed at your female co-worker. And this gem, “Consideration: There is a distinct possibility that you may look like an idiot,” while performing public transport pull-ups. And I can attest to living room dog lifting. Very humorous and you feel compelled to read to see if the next joke will be better than the last. Writing comedy is hard, harder than drama (especially in an infographic) so give it up to the writer on this, they did a good job. I’ll not touch the bedroom gymnastics visual humor with a ten foot pole.

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Better Fuel Economy Tips Infographic

Better Fuel Economy Tips Infographic

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This infographic provides money saving tips that focus on getting better gas mileage and providing better fuel economy. A good thing in today’s world of high gas prices.

Infographic Review

Infographic Design:B

If you can’t draw or illustrate why not try using actual images of objects? I love this idea and think it work very well. The objects, mostly toys, are used creatively to provide the graphics for this infographic. cars, duckies, balls, and dolls all take the place of clip art or custom artwork. Photography and clever positioning work well to make this infographic fun to look at. The color scheme is a good match using purples and teals. Font choices are also inline with the light-hearted graphics.

Infographic Information: B

While the driving tips aren’t gong to cause any jaw to drops or heads to spin, the advice given is solid and helpful. Advice on breaking, accelerating, obeying the speed limits and other driving tips are peppered with statistics on how these changes in driving behavior helps. Such as, driving at 80mph causes an increase in 25% of fuel consumption. Something to think about as you race down the highway, guzzling gas. Fill up on this infographics, it delivers good advice for better fuel economy.

Infographic provided by Staveley Head

Personalized Search Statistics & Survey – Infographic

Personalized Search Statistics & Survey – Infographic

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Another great infographic effort from our friends at MDG Advertising. This time they tackle the somewhat controversial subject of personalized search. While many people may not know that Google tracks their every click while searching, most understand that their search habits are being scrutinized by the Big G. This social media infographic looks at the pros and cons of personalized search and shows some statistics you my find surprising.

From MDG: Online search has steadily improved to provide Web results that are more relevant, recent, and reliable than ever. Unfortunately, today’s evolution toward a more personalized search experience is being met with major opposition from Web users concerned about their privacy.

The infographic goes on to indicate that more than half of respondents believe that the relevance and quality of search results have gotten better with time. In comparison to 2004, there has been a slight drop in the number of respondents who say that search engines always deliver exactly what they want, while there has been a leap in the percentage of those who are satisfied most of the time.

On the other hand, personalized search does not receive the same warm response, with 65 percent of respondents saying that personalized search problems may include a reduction in the amount and quality of the search results. An even larger problem is that 73 percent of respondents claim it to be an outright invasion of privacy.

For now, it remains to be seen whether personal privacy or search quality will ultimately come out on top

Infographic Review

Infographic Design: A+

I love it when you can tell some thought and attention to detail was involved with an infographic and its design. You can see someone really cared when designing this infographic on personalized search. The color combinations are a good fit, with soft blues and bright orange to highlight information. The graphics looked like they were custom drawn or at least kept within certain graphic style. Using progressively larger arrows to show a increasing graph was a cuter and fun idea. The infographic is broken up in easy to read sections and the font used works as a headline, content and graph text. Even the choices of condensed and regular fonts go smoothly. A excellent design that get a good grade for getting personal.

Infographic Information: A

Personalized search statistics are plentiful in the infographic. How searchers responded to questions such as “are search results fair” and are personalized search results fair” are answered with percentages and multiple choices. More data is supplied on what the world thinks concerning fining better results with personal search results, whether or not users what personal search results and how they feel about privacy issues. The statistics go beyond by showing how in depth personalized search goes by showing age, race and even income stats. Plenty to see here and a little bit to be worried about, unless you are Google.

Provided by MDG Advertising

 

Best Guide to Interval Training Infographic

Best Guide to Interval Training Infographic

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This infographic isn’t kidding, this really is a complete guide to interval training. A colorful example of using graphics to help communicate information.

Infographic Review

Infographic Design: A-

You can always tell when an infographic is planned from the beginning by a designer with a end-result in mind. The colors, graphics and layout all make sense. This is the case for this infographic providing information on exercise via interval training. The illustrations are all custom and support the contextual information nearby the drawings. The colors and textures are slightly overwhelming but the convey a kinetic energy, which I believe was the point of this choice of design. Flash, high contrast colors and lots of visuals both big and small to keep the eye busy and racing around, much like interval training. This infographic is great for a visual workout!

Infographic Information: A

There is so much to take in, it feels like I am reading a very tall comic book rather than an infographic on exercise health. Topics covered include High-Intensity training, types of interval training such as the Tabata Method, the Little Method and the Turbulence Method. Detains of each are provided so  you could theoretically begin training after studying this infographic. High level information is combined nicely with details such as how long to do each method.

Books vs Digital Readers Review Infographic

Books vs Digital Readers Review Infographic

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In today’s modern world it seems the written word within a paper book is doomed especially with the coming of the digital reader (nook, e-reader, kindle) and the convenience of carrying an entire library in your pocket. This infographic weight the cons and merits of the age-old book versus the new digital reader.

Infographic Review

Infographic Design: D

I am very disappointed in this submission. So much could have been done to play off the idea of the written word vs. the digital text. Instead we get a pedestrian color palette with images that don’t really add much other than some size measurements the “designer” needed to include. A condensed font was used make readability a nightmare when there was plenty of room to allow for a wider typeface to be sued. The white space is overwhelming and the graphics seems to be floating in space. without any real connection to the content. This infographic makes me want to choose cave paintings over reading its poorly designed contents.

Infographic Information: C+

The information included on books vs digital readers in this infographic is statistical viable. The sales numbers are interesting, and hopefully accurate. It is bood to se that paper books still hold a sizable lead (at least to me, and I own a kindle too) and look to be a safe bet for years to come. It is nice that the research shows multiple types of info such as size comparisons, sales information and demographics of ownership.

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