Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Infographics In Science

Science classes rely on graphics all the time to organize details. They understand that the organization matters, because it reveals the underlying significance – which is why one of these tables is canonical and the other has yet to catch on:
Source: Wikimedia Commons
Author: Richard Powell
Biology diagrams use graphics to analyze structure and function. The natural design is displayed through the design of the image.
Complete neuron cell
These are all infographics, at once remarkable and unremarkable in their familiarity. Other modern examples tap into the same sense of natural order and communicate ideas through science-seeming images. In this case, global aid dollars from country to country are displayed as their own neural network:
Author: Gregor Aisch

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