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The Evolution of a Scientific American Information Graphic: Where the Wild Bees Are


Have you ever wondered how–and why–infographers push beyond familiar forms such as bar charts and network diagrams when translating information from a spreadsheet into an illustration? Data visualizer Moritz Stefaner explains the process behind his Graphic Science assignment for Scientific American in a post on his blog. Check out the final graphic in the December issue of the magazine or the Web version here.

data visualization preliminary sketchesPreliminary sketch details (Credit: Moritz Stefaner)

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.

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