Infographics: Kids Will Soon Turn Assignments In This Way
One of the new Huffington Post hires first came to widespread attention a couple of months ago when he was just a wee journalism student and turned his resume into an infographic (a graphic timeline, the oldsters might call it):
I predict that students will soon apply to colleges using these -- or substituting them for your olde timey book report / diorama assignments -- and that the results won't be nearly as elegant or useful as this example. It gets worse. Pretty soon PowerPoint will have an infographics option, along with the Facebook version, and there will be an Infographics app for your smartphone offering to turn any report, website, or dataset into an easy to read visual representation for just 99 cents.