On week-5, LJ and Rob have taught us the methods of using Excel and Infogram (infogr.am) to analyse data. This article will mainly focus on how to use infogram to create infographic after finishing the data calculation in Excel.
The data below is one of the practices we have done. It shows a record of the total amount of money that politicians have got during the 2005 election(6-month before/ 6-month after).
Six-month to the run-up:
(Apparently before the election a lot politicians were making great effort to get donations.)
Infogram is an easy-used website, make sure getting an account first.
Just click ‘Create’ and choose ‘Charts’.
Select ‘Add Chart’ and ‘Double-click to edit'(see below).
Now all we need to do is choose a square(avoid the first column and row), then copy 5AB-16AB(Excel Sheet8) or 5AB-8AB(Excel Sheet7) to the blank square chosen area. The reason for avoiding first column and row is because they are the space for titles.
Tada! Here we are! The final infographics!
One of advantages of Infogram is that it makes all the data clear, also data are distinguished by their colours.
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