Visualizing Complex Relationships

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The graphic above has been called the best statistical graphic ever drawn. It is Charles Minard’s infographic of Napoleon’s failed invasion of Russia in 1812-1813. It is ultimately a map overlaid with key facts about the campaign. Amazingly, it was published in 1869 – well before the term ‘infographic’ was created. The beige line is […]

Another Tool in Your Infographic Toolbox

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Create Infographics in 3 Easy Steps A while back, I provided a roadmap for creating infographics and promoted one of the new online tools for creating these visuals.  I have since been introduced to a similar resource called Venngage.  Venngage is extremely cost effective at less than $20 a month (they have a sale right now […]

With Your Head in the Clouds, You Can See the Forest For the Trees

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The ideal solution to analyzing a few hundred verbatim responses to a survey has yet to be found. Most text analytic programs aren’t much help here – once trained, they shine at processing tens of thousands of verbatims, but they are not much help with 200 verbatims. Yet 200 verbatims is enough to require hours […]