Map O’ The Day #48 – Life: Start Here…


Today’s MOTD comes from a superstar in the infographic world, Megan Jaegerman. Recognized for her work in the news industry by Edward Tufte here, Jaegerman, “produced some of the best news graphics ever while working at The New York Times from 1990 to 1998. Her work has been described as smart, finely detailed, elegant, witty, inventive, informative.”

This specific graphic revolves around an average lifecycle for a woman, and is laid out in a game board format. Notice how the use of varied element styles, from dolls and figurines to silhouettes and cartoon illustration gives significant vibrancy to a normally ominous message, specifically, health risks associated with aging.

Be sure to read through this one…there are some quite comical messages.