IXD104 Week 7

Visualizing Data

This week we kicked off with the second and final set of content for the module, exploring visualizing data.

We introduced infographics, exploring how – in an attention-deficit culture – we need to condense information down into easy-to-parse visuals. We explored how infographics have evolved, particularly highlighting the fact that – in fact – infographics have been in use.


  1. Data’s All Around Us
  2. Lies, Damned Lies and Statistics
  3. Research Inspiration
  4. Your tasks…


Data Around Us:

“The commonality between science and art is in trying to see profoundly – to develop strategies of seeing and showing.”
—Edward Tufte




Data’s Everywhere

• Bus Timetables
• Company Forecasts, Profit and Loss
• Election Results
• Sales Figures
• Weather Reports

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