Telling literal stories and conveying information through visual representations has been going on for millennia. Cave paintings in places like Spain and France that date back tens of thousands of years were some of the first examples. At that point, using drawings to convey a story was not a luxury, but instead a necessity in societies that had not yet developed written language. To other civilizations like the ancient Egyptians, these visual pictographs became the written language, and coated the walls of their tombs and temples.
As a small business, Maga is always interested in the growth and development of small businesses. GOOD Magazine, working with UPS, has produced an interactive infographic about small businesses in around the U.S., breaking data down by state. Continue reading The State of Small Business Employment Around the US
Today we have an infographic about inforgraphics! This meta-social media illustration demonstrates how important visuals are on the Facebook, Twitter and blogger social media spheres. Continue reading Pictures Speak Louder than Words
If you missed it, today’s Olympics-themed Google doodle features the Track & Field event of hurdles. The twist with today’s doodle: It’s interactive! Continue reading Olympics Google Doodle – Day 11
The era of big data is here, and Tableau has well-positioned itself as the leader in data-visualization efforts. Maga just purchased a copy of Tableau Desktop to learn the functionality of the software and test its implementation across Maga’s internal reporting systems. Here’s what we’ve found. Continue reading New Media Dives into Tableau