Infographics of the Week #8

Categories Articles, Infographics

As you may know by now, Inspired Magazine is a sucker for data visualization. That’s why we invited Tony Shin – a social media ninja and creative design samurai – to curate the weekly dose of infographics. If you like them as much as we do check out some of the older editions and follow Tony on Twitter and Facebook as well!

1. How We Talk to Computers

I found this infographic off of Mashable that describes the advancements in speech recognition. The Medical Transcription team designed this beautiful looking infographic that illustrates just how far this technology has advanced and where we just might be heading. I really loved the little cute faces and emoticons, I think it really helped understand the data. Though it is geared toward the focus of medicine, I can’t help but wonder just what we’ll be able to do when something like this is full developed. Perhaps use voice control to cook my breakfast?

2. The Ultimate Dorm Room Guide

As school starts back up again (for those in the US), I thought this graphic by EBay Collectors fit perfectly. A great dorm room is always key. Buying low cost supplies and furniture, how to efficiently place things to get the most space in those small, compartment-like rooms. The infographic illustrations the vision of your dorm room, where things should go and really, a guide to a great dorm room.

3. The Hidden Rewards of a High School Diploma

On the same topic, Alleyoop created this infographic that highlights the perks of a high school diploma. They seem to have nailed it on the dot with those hidden ‘rewards’ like, health and employment, with a very diploma-like aesthetic to the graphic. Makes me feel kind of good that I have one. Though, #2, which talks about happiness and true love, hasn’t happened to me just yet. Forever alone.

4. From C’s to A’s

Diplomas & degrees are the end goal in schooling. The question is, how hard is it to get there? Well, Masters Degree lays out this infographic about how students are finding the road a bit easier to get those diplomas and degrees. Professors feel the pressures of scoring high on a performance evaluation. So how do they make it easier on themselves? Bump the student’s grade up a bit. However, there’s more to it. Take a look!


5. Job Searching in Social Media

When all these students get out of college and go look for a job, where do they look? Media Bistro designed this infographic that highlights what companies are now doing to find those students and recruit them. Interestingly enough, 45% of companies use Twitter to look for recruits. The world of Twitter is much bigger than I had imagined. I can’t comprehend how something of that nature could be used to recruit. Though I do see the networking and connections that could be used to find talent, but it’s hard to swallow. Could social networking giants like Facebook and Twitter wipe out sites like Monster and Career Builder? That’s scary to think about. So what’s the take away? Students, get a Twitter account. Now!

A double major in Economics and Management from the University of Washington, this Seattle native regularly contributes his work to several other publications. He has moved into social media and creative design in hopes to help lead and innovate the future of information with others. Follow him on twitter: @ohtinytony