Infographic Yourself

Update:  Please try the link on a computer and not an Apple iDevice.  It uses Flash to generate the infographic.  Thanks @buttercuphll for pointing out the frustration.

On Fridays, I like to focus on one of a couple of things.  Either it’s about Ontario Educators or something graphical.  This week, it’s graphical but I would encourage Ontario Educators (and anyone else who is reading this) to check this out.  It’s an online application that will create an infographic all about you!  …. according to their questions.

The application is located here.  Unless you’re multi-lingual, you’ll probably want to click on the little British flag in the top right corner of the screen.  Doing so will change the language of interaction to English although doing the survey in Portuguese can be a bit fun too.

The questions are pretty graphical no matter what language you choose.  Just answer the questions … gender … pet … travel, etc. and then sit back to have the program collect the data to form your infographic.  Your content will be merged with everyone else who has used the application.  So, drum roll, here I am…

So, how did you stack up?  I know that from curiosity, you’ve created your own!  Make sure that you customize it and save a copy for yourself.

I like the customization and the colours.  It shows just how quickly and easily data can be turned into information and there are some deep reflections that can be made when you look at the data.  This would be an interesting activity to do with students or anywhere that you need to start a discussion about the results.  How do you stack up against the over 100,000 others that have contributed to the collection of data?

Like many infographics, when you peel back all of the design, this is really an exercise in data and histograms.  It’s just a fun little activity.  If you try it and are transparent enough to share your results, please let us know where we can find it.

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