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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Postby Witness » Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:01 am

Median age by continent:

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Lots of implications…

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Postby Grammatron » Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:11 am

I'n not sure I would break it down quite like that.
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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Postby Witness » Sun Jul 16, 2017 12:46 am

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Postby sparks » Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:20 pm

Witness wrote:Median age by continent:

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Lots of implications…


And what would those be? Outside the fact that we're looking at wealth/access to reasonable health care.

Grams: You said you wouldn't break it down like that. Just how would you redraw the obvious?

Yes, I'm blotto introspective right now.


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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Postby Abdul Alhazred » Sun Jul 16, 2017 9:32 pm

Dunno about Grammy, but I wouldn't lump China, India, and all of Russia.

Yeah it's "Asia" but you're hiding important details.
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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Postby Grammatron » Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:54 pm

sparks wrote:And what would those be? Outside the fact that we're looking at wealth/access to reasonable health care.

Grams: You said you wouldn't break it down like that. Just how would you redraw the obvious?

Yes, I'm blotto introspective right now.


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I would separate out Central America, Caribbean, Arabia, Central Asia, Russia, India, China, South-East Asia. And probably partition Africa somewhat. The continent's scale is obscured by the deficiencies of a flat map.
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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Postby Rob Lister » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:01 pm

What about 'Merica, you fucker. Separate out 'Merica!

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Postby Grammatron » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:03 pm

Rob Lister wrote:What about 'Merica, you fucker. Separate out 'Merica!


I doubt Canada and USA are that much different.
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seriously thinking might be funny....but it's not joke

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Postby Rob Lister » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:04 pm

Grammatron wrote:
Rob Lister wrote:What about 'Merica, you fucker. Separate out 'Merica!


I doubt Canada and USA are that much different.


:lol: :x :x :x

You forgot The Mexico.

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Postby Grammatron » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:05 pm

Rob Lister wrote:
Grammatron wrote:
Rob Lister wrote:What about 'Merica, you fucker. Separate out 'Merica!


I doubt Canada and USA are that much different.


:lol: :x :x :x

You forgot The Mexico.


I put them in the Central.
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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Postby Rob Lister » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:06 pm

Grammatron wrote:
Rob Lister wrote:
Grammatron wrote:
Rob Lister wrote:What about 'Merica, you fucker. Separate out 'Merica!


I doubt Canada and USA are that much different.


:lol: :x :x :x

You forgot The Mexico.


I put them in the Central.


:x

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Postby Grammatron » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:06 pm

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Postby Mentat » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:07 pm

Rob Lister wrote:
Grammatron wrote:
Rob Lister wrote:
Grammatron wrote:
Rob Lister wrote:What about 'Merica, you fucker. Separate out 'Merica!


I doubt Canada and USA are that much different.


:lol: :x :x :x

You forgot The Mexico.


I put them in the Central.


:x


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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Postby Rob Lister » Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:07 pm

Grammatron wrote:I can't hear you over the wall


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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Postby Witness » Tue Jul 18, 2017 1:43 am

One has to do everything here! :x

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Postby Grammatron » Tue Jul 18, 2017 6:25 pm

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Postby Pyrrho » Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:32 am

I hate this kind of graphic.

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Postby xouper » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:05 pm

Pyrrho wrote:I hate this kind of graphic.


I'm not knowledgeable enough to know why I shouldn't like it, so it would be helpful if you would explain more about that. Seriously, I don't know what criteria are relevant in judging these things. You might even say in this case that I don't know what I don't know (unknown unknowns as opposed to known unknowns, if you know what I mean).

My first impression is that the individual images seem arbitrary and not illustrative of the point being made. Perhaps the word I am looking for is that the images are gratuitous?

My second impression is the graph doesn't compare and contrast how visual thinkers differ from non-visual thinkers. It reminds me of an astrology chart that could fit almost anyone because it's too generic and doesn't do enough differentiation. I do a lot of the kinds of thinking in that graph, but I also do a lot of the opposite, depending on the circumstance or context.

Example, sometimes my intuition leads the way and sometimes the analytical leads the way. I do both and can switch back and forth. Don't most people do that?

Example, some words I tie to mental images of physical objects, and some I don't. I don't have a visual image of a physical thing for the word "logic", for example.

Example, I go both ways generalizations to specifics and vice versa, depending on circumstance. Don't most people do that?

So, those observations might give you a clue that I don't really know what to look for in evaluating such a graph. I'm just flying by the seat-of-my-pants here.

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Re: Thought Provoking Graphs

Postby Pyrrho » Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:17 pm

That's as good an analysis as any I could come up with. The "infographic" is gratuitous and wastes not only space but the viewer's time. The same content could have been expressed in a single sentence. If graphic decoration was demanded, a single icon--maybe the silhouette of the head with the gears, or the classic Homer Simpson's brain image.

Another annoyance is that it was "created" on a web service. You plug in the words and the service shows you the basic layouts and icons you can use. It is done by rote.

Granted, graphic design is not some mysterious trade that only highly-talented, artistic geniuses can do. Anybody can do it. Whether or not they can do it well is another issue, but the basic rules are fairly simple. It's where folks wander off into trite crap that we end up with garbage like that one.

Ah well...it's also quite clear to me that the damned thing was not done by a "visual person."

...and I hate the term "visual person" as well.
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