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Randy Krum infographic designerRandy Krum

President of InfoNewt.
Data Visualization, Infographic Design, Visual Thinking, Product Development and Marketing professional fascinated by good infographics.  Always looking for better ways to get the point across.

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Friday
Oct292010

Top Jobs for Critical Thinking

While I was on the ThinkWatson.com site last week, I also found the Top Jobs for Critical Thinking.  I like how the design of this one turned out.  Using readily available salary data, they made the data relevant to their site in a very appealing infographic way.

Thursday
Sep232010

Client Infographic: The Good News for Online Degrees

 

Good News for Online Degrees is a recent project InfoNewt (my company) designed for elearners.com to visualize the results of a survey of Human Resources professionals worldwide.

The results are good, as online degrees continue to gain credibility and popularity.  Designed as a companion infographic to the article “How Employers View Online Degrees” on the elearners.com website, the visual not only supports the article, but also stands on its own for posting on blogs.

I used a blend of pie charts, bar charts, circles and images to tell a story as you move down the visual.  The different visuals help separate the different questions that were asked in the survey, but always include the actual numbers as well.  For survey results, you want to be as transparent as possible by citing the source material, repeating the questions that were asked and using specific numbers to validate your visuals.

Personally, the most interesting results are in the stacked bar chart in the middle.  Online degrees have dramatically different levels of acceptance based on what level of role the applicant is applying for.

Available as a high-resolution GIF and PDF from the elearners.com site.

Cheers to Helen and everyone at elearners.com!

Tuesday
Sep072010

Labor Day by the Numbers

Appropriate for this week in the U.S., Labor Day by the Numbers takes an infographic look at labor statistics, top jobs in the U.S. and facts about the Labor Day holiday.  From fixr.com.

Thanks to Andreas and Thussa for the link!

Thursday
Aug262010

Client Infographic: Beware Work-At-Home Scams!

Beware Work-At-Home Scams is a recent project InfoNewt (my company) designed for elearners.com to visualize how prolific work-at-home scams are, which jobs to avoid and how individuals can protect themselves.

The data is actually fairly difficult to find and very dry.  I had to read through a number of reports from the FTC, the SBA, the IC3 (I had never heard of the Internet Crime Complaint Center!) and other news reports.  Even after reading through those reports, there was very little hard data.  To create the infographic, I needed to use the figure of Orange Man as a character figure to help visualize the information.

 

 

Done in OmniGraffle, I think the topic was a perfect example of when an infographic is really useful.  Information that is incredibly difficult for consumers to find (let alone understand), so it wouldn’t normally reach the general public.

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Wednesday
Jul212010

GE open position: Leader, Data Visualization

GE is looking to hire a Leader of Data Visualization located in Fairfield, CT.  It’s very interesting to watch the data visualization field become an official function within mainstream companies.

Although, I think the the job description should be an infographic instead of text for this one…

 

Job Number: 1182874  
Date Posted: 08 July 2010  
Function: Marketing - Advertising and Brand Marketing  
Business: GE Corporate - Corporate Commercial and Communications  
Career Level: Experienced  
Location: Fairfield, Connecticut, United States


Role Summary/Purpose

Over the past year, GE has worked to build the brand and competitive advantage by using design to simplify complex data, i.e. data visualization. Examples of GE’s data visualization work to-date can be found on the healthymagination web site: http://www.healthymagination.com/stories/decoding-data/

Essential Responsibilities

GE’s data visualization strategy consists of four separate work streams: 

  • Developing proprietary data visualization applications to tell the GE story, focused on the pillars of the brand and advertising strategy: ecomagination, healthymagination, and innovation.
  • Supporting communications and PR about flagship business initiatives with data visualization.
  • Incorporating world-class data visualization into product design and user experience.

Developing an open source visualization site.

The Leader, Data Visualization will be part of GE’s Corporate Commercial and Communications team and will be responsible for execution of the corporate data visualization strategy, including the development of interactive data visualization applications and information graphics for brand building, customer-focused data visualization applications and ongoing support of the new data visualization web site. 

GE businesses may also be managing Data Visualization projects independently. The Leader, Data Visualization will be responsible for providing consultative support to businesses working on their own data visualization projects.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Interpreting data to develop a storyline and creative brief consistent with GE’s overall brand strategy and priorities.
  • Identifying and obtaining GE’s proprietary data and relevant third-party data. 
  • Managing several creative agencies simultaneously, to ensure projects are aligned to the goals of the brand, on budget and on time.
  • Presenting GE’s data visualization strategy to marketing, communications and design teams throughout GE.
  • Coordinating timely launch of data visualizations across functions, including legal, IT, public relations.
  • Monitoring discussion of data visualization in traditional media and blogsphere to identify emerging trends and new design partners.
  • Managing awards submissions to ensure GE is recognized for leadership in visualization.

 

 

Qualifications/Requirements

 

  • Bachelors degree, undergraduate experience in design, advertising or communications.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret large data sets.
  • Strong design sense, ability to lead creative teams.
  • Ability to work in a matrixed environment.
  • Creative thinker who thrives in a collaborative setting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong project management skills with an ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and work under pressure.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
  •  Must be a team player with an ability to work independently.

 

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