Thing 20: It is more than just words

Wordle is a very popular form of presentation of quantity. It is a very creative idea in my opinion because it combines for example in a bar graph, both a label on the graph and the bar. Reference managers are also incorporating it into their user platform. In Readcube, the different keywords or tags that you use for labelling your papers are presented in a Wordle. However, I have always been more impressed with infographs which are visual representations with words, pictures, graphs or cartoons. They impress me more because they summarize a complex issue into the most important points that are visually captivating. The latest enhancement (at least since I last remembered reading an infograph) is that the data presented are real-time.


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