Showing posts with label GOOD. Show all posts
Showing posts with label GOOD. Show all posts

Monday, August 29, 2011

Outbreak - Deadliest Pandemics Infographic

I have started to get a little leery of infographics lately in part because some of them don't seem to be much more than SEO efforts by various companies and in part because some of them aren't accurate as they could be. (For more on the problems with some infographics, read Pretty Graphic, Bad Data). Last week, I found one from GOOD that seems to break that pattern.

Outbreak: Deadliest Pandemics in History is a nice infographic depicting the approximate death tolls related to various diseases throughout history. The infographic also includes approximate dates for the outbreak of each disease to the eventual eradication of each disease. You can view the infographic here or in the image below.

Applications for Education
One thing that would make this infographic better would be hyperlinks to more information about each pandemic. Researching the causes and eventual end to each pandemic could be a good assignment for a health education class or a history class.

H/T to Cool Infographics.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Excellent Infographics About the Earthquake in Haiti

GOOD recently announced the winner of their Haiti Earthquake Infographic Contest. The winning infographic was Aftermath of the Haiti Earthquake. Aftermath of the Haiti Earthquake, created by Emily Schwartzman, clearly depicts the impact of the earthquake in terms of impact on the population and the areas of Haiti that were hit the hardest. After looking at all of the entries, I don't know how GOOD's editors were able to pick just one winner. All of the entries did a great job of illustrating the impact of the earthquake, the recovery needs, and the recovery efforts made. I particularly liked Claire Kohler's Earthquakes: Depth and Destruction which made an illustrated comparison of the size and impact of various earthquakes around the world in the last eleven years.

Applications for Education
The Haiti Earthquake Infographics submitted for the GOOD contest provide an easy way for students to see the impact of the earthquake on Haiti. The posters also enable students to compare the charitable giving of organizations and countries.

The GOOD contest posters also provide a model for students to create their own infographics about Haiti and or other significant world events.