Thursday, April 12, 2018

Neurath's pictorial statistics

Otto Neurath came up with the idea of “representing social facts pictorially.” The idea was to bring “dead statistics” to life by making them visually attractive and memorable.

Neurath was right. Today in some circles, these might be referred to as “data visualizations” or “infographics”, previously referred to as “statistical graphics”, “picture statistics”, “pictorial statistics”, “information design” and or “information visualizations.”

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