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"The world is complex, dynamic, multidimensional: the paper is static, flat. How are we to represent the rich visual world of experience and measurement on mere flatland?"
- from Edward R. Tufte, Envisioning Information

As a Hartford grantee, you are undoubtedly an expert at using data points, tables and graphs as evidence to support your research conclusions. But did you know that a graphic display of data can also enhance the way you communicate your message?

Graphs, diagrams, tables, maps, and other visual displays of data points (“information graphics” or “infographics”) are useful in a whole range of communications, from posters to brochures to presentations. Sometimes, one compelling fact or data point on aging may be what your audience remembers long after the presentation is over because it puts your research into context.

Figuring out which types of data points and infographics will best support your message is hard. If you have ever listened to an impossibly long PowerPoint presentation, then you know that figuring out how much data to use is also hard. While the Internet provides unprecedented access to a wide range of information, it is extremely time-consuming to find data points that most powerfully support your communications around geriatrics, aging, and your research. We trust the tools and resources here will help you find the right data points and learn how to use them more effectively.

Find examples of relevant data points on aging and geriatrics in the form of facts, graphs, tables, and data sets.

Learn how to make a stronger visual impact with your data in your talks, posters, brochures, and Web sites. Take advantage of the tools used in the world of information design to make your message more compelling.

Share your data with us for review and feedback.



Set your data free!

Grid boxes and lines can compete with your data and mask the message you are communicating in your information graphic.

Try removing unnecessary grids from your tables and charts or minimizing their visual impact by using lighter lines or shading.


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