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Gallery: Intermediate + Pictorial

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Benefits & pitfalls

Benefits & pitfalls: pictorial

  • 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.

How to create your own

Create your own: pictorial

  • 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).

3D graphic

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An example of a 3D visualisation, used in this case to represent an object.
Average rating: 2.2 (11 votes)

Biopsy map

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'Biopsy' map of Brentford, constructed through interviews, data, conversations and emotions from 200 local people. It is intended to reflect the range of opinions and viewpoints across these people.
Average rating: 4.4 (5 votes)
Visual types:

map, qualitative, pictorial

Emotion map

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Emotion map of Stockport, generated from drawings by local people (placed in correct geographical location) and route traces of 'emotion mapping' exercises.
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Housing Infographic

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This infographic looks at changes in home ownership and renting over the century, in England and Wales. It also looks at important policies and economic events which impacted on ownership and renting over the period. There is a focus on changes in ownership and renting over the decade to 2011, where home ownership fell for the first time since 1918.
Average rating: 9 (1 votes)

Labour Market Infographic

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An infographic overview of the UK labour market including showing how both unemployment and employment can increase.
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Visual types:

line chart, pictorial