A Dashboard Spy reader was working on the creation of an infographic and called me for help. He’s not ready to show his work on this blog yet, but I wanted to share some inspiration I shared with him. He was looking to do something cool with a bar chart and I showed him this example. It shows United States immigration statistics in a cool layout. The bar chart is done in the shape of the U.S. flag. It’s a few years old, but definitely worth studying as an example.
Take a look:
You’ll definitely want to see the original here in its full size. Click on this link to view a larger version:
U.S. Immigration Infographic
Interesting copy that sets up the user expectations from the infographic itself:
Who is coming to America? Immigration may have taken a back seat during the financial crisis, but the issue still needs resolving. While illegal immigrants sneaking over the border is still a primary concern, it’s good to know who came to our country legally and from where. This is a look at the 20 countries from which the most people came to America in 2008, how many immigrants already had family here, and how many received asylum when they arrived on shores.
Thanks goes to Dashboard Spy reader Thérèse for alerting me to this interesting infographic on the booming mobile health field. The concept of mobile health revolves around using the now ubiquitous mobile toolset (cell phones, tablets, and other such devices) to transmit health related information such as blood pressure, blood sugar and similar vital signs to health providers for remote monitoring.
Here is the infographic:
Infographic on Mobile Health Trends
Here is the post that Thérèse pointed me to. BTW, Thérèse is a Project Manager in Healthcare IT, and can be found on LinkedIn at http://ca.linkedin.com/in/theresebernier.
Dashboard Spy on Infographic Example: What do teens think of email? Aweber has done an infographic on the future of email use as seen through the teenager viewpoint. Here is the infographic:
Here is the synopsis of the infographic.
Note that the data is based on a survey distributed to the teenagers:
The majority of those who believe email is dying say that email is not fast enough, and isn’t mobile. They don’t realize that phones can handle email alerts along with Facebook updates. This misconception may stem from the fact that the majority of smartphone users are not in high school.
Many of the students (57%) agreed that email is good for business communication. Others pointed out that an email address is required for many sites, and that social media and email pair well together to cover informal and formal communication needs.
Many students only took their current use of email into account when responding, and didn’t discuss the possibility of future use. However, some did mention that email is currently important for business and professional communications.