Posts Categorized: Infographics

Blogathon 2009: Infographics Part 2: The New York Times gets it right

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While I found the CBC’s efforts lacking, the New York Times uses “interactive features” very effectively. These little boxes? They fly around and convey information effectively. For instance, this infographic from last year uses area and two states to visualize the loss of over $88 billion in value during the collapse of the US banking… Read more »

Blogathon 2009: Infographics, Part 1: Why the CBC sucks

Posted by & filed under Blogathon 2009, Canada, Complaint Department, Infographics, News, Usability, Vancouver.

Okay, this is something that has bugged me for a while. People who say “interactive” when they mean “hard to use” and “Flash scrollbars”. While otherwise a competent, irritatingly underfunded news organization, the CBC sucks at infographics. Most of their “interactive features” are just text that requires a lot of clicking and scrolling to read.… Read more »