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Pictorial illustration of data
Picture image illustrating a statistic (that one in five people eat five or more portions of fruit and vegetables a day).
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Source:
Kirklees Sustainable Community Strategy: Supplementary volume (A picture of Kirklees) page 10 (Sustainable Community Strategy)
http://www.kirkleespartnership.org/laa/pdf/10PictureofKirklees.pdf
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Benefits & pitfalls to avoid
  • Using pictures to show data values can be misleading, where different images have different areas or volumes. Wider images can lead users to think that the data values are larger, even where height is the only dimension used to represent data values.
Create your own
  • Pictorial versions of standard charts can be created in a range of standard data applications such as Excel For example in Excel, setup the chart and 'Format data series -> Fill' with Pattern or texture fill, and select a file image to use as a pictorial (you'll need to have setup the image first).