Data Visualization


In this abstract map, Wurman shows:

  • the stations (the bold white type inside the circle) on the outer rail lines of the Tokyo transportation system, largely ignoring the actual geography of the system while emphasizing the most important matter to a person riding the subway: viz., what the sequence of stations is
  • a selection of principal buildings or tourist sights (in regular type outside the circle) near each station
  • the stations on the crosstown subway line
  • the junctions between the crosstown subway and the outer rail lines
  • as an aid to orientation, the Imperial Palace Grounds.


Note the elegant incorporation into the whole map of the yin-yang design, important in oriental philosophy.

SIZE  credit


What are the Best Sizes for Infographic Design and Promotion? Infographic Summary:  

  • For a blog or a general website, you should create an infographic that is not more than 600 pixels, and the length should not exceed 1800 pixels.
  • Visually allows you to post infographics of 1240 x 1750 pixels.
  • Pinterest allows you to use a size of 600 x infinite pixels. On Pinterest, you can make it as long as you want to!
  • Facebook allows you to post an infographic with a minimum size of 403 x 403 pixels, and a maximum of up to 2048 pixels by 2048 pixels.
  • Google Plus allows you to offer an infographic at a size of 497 x 373 pixels, up to 2048 x 2048 pixels.
  • In general, you should create infographics that you want to be viewable by tablet owners by 600-640 pixels.

People spend more time on their mobile gadgets these days than their desktop computers and this number is only expected to rise over time.

For the next few years, the growth of mobile phone users over the next few years is expected to greatly increase exponentially. So, your infographics must always be mobile-friendly.

Smartphones, in general, have a 4-inch or larger display area. So you should work to ensure that your infographic does not exceed 288 pixels in width.


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