Consider the Classic Infographic Form: the Timeline

Cartoon with timelinesHumorists want their audience to “get it” right away. Don’t most of us want this? They become cartoonists. But any of can communicate better using that classic infographic, the timeline (and I’m not talking about the UI of that social site):

  • Timelines can be a great way to sum up a series of events in visual way. People grasp the organizing principle immediately.
  • Two timelines juxtaposed make for a strong visual comparison between two similar-but-different sequences.
  • A timeline can carry details that make a “second glance” more informative. In designing a timeline, you’ll want to think on both the macro and the micro scale of content.

For further entertainment, in the original cartoon, try clicking on the “Emergency Button” (found at the bottom right corner of the image). Weren’t we just speaking of drilling down to more information?

6 Responses to Consider the Classic Infographic Form: the Timeline

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    Barbara, I don't know how I missed your wonderful comment!! I was thinking the other day that this is the first year I have painted so many iris paintings…and still it wasn't enough!! They are finished blooming now and the lillies are starting. The flower season is upon us and I just say WOW! Can't wait to see you!

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        nous dit le As Salam 3aleykoum Wa Rahmatou li Allah Wa Barakatuhuvoici l’article 18 de la déclaration universelle des droits de l’Homme :« Toute personne a droit à la liberté de pensée, de conscience et de religion ; ce droit implique la liberté de changer de religion ou de conviction ainsi que la liberté de manifester sa religion ou sa conviction seule ou en commun, tant en public qu’en privé, par l’enseignement, les pratiques, le culte et l’accomplissement des rites »Il ya donc transgression a cet article élaboré par les occidentaux :)Wa salam 3aleykoum

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