Saturday, February 11, 2012

Why “Infographic Thinking” Is The Future, Not A Fad | Co.Design: business + innovation + design

Why “Infographic Thinking” Is The Future, Not A Fad | Co.Design: business + innovation + design:

 This isn’t just "how to make some numbers and vector graphics look clever together." It’s a narrative language--it’s "representation plus interpretation to develop an idea," to quote Franchi.

What a great opportunity for math and art teachers to collaborate and provide students with engaging new ways of representing their ideas and analysis of information. I love the idea of this being a "narrative language" it's a wonderful example of "new literacies" and how we communicate visually in a digital world. Why are we still having students create powerpoints that take words or graphs from text or online and regurgitate them in a slide show...when they could be creating visual representations of their interpretation of an idea?

Francesco Franchi: On Visual Storytelling and New Languages in Journalism from Gestalten on Vimeo.

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