Converting an infographic to information: Calorie Chart

June 25, 2009
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Inspired by a challenge from Nathan Yau at FlowingData.com, Jon Pelter takes this pretty, but hard-to-read infographic (click to enlarge):

Calories-infographic
And converts it into a useful tool for looking up the amount of exercise required to work off certain foods (click to enlarge):

Better calorie chart

It’s amazing how a simple change in axes can make a chart much easier to interpret. (And as an added bonus, Jon’s chart addresses one of my pet peeves: it’s in PNG format. The JPG format of the original is almost always a poor choice for charts.)

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Inspired by a challenge from Nathan Yau at FlowingData.com, Jon Pelter takes this pretty, but hard-to-read infographic (click to enlarge):

Calories-infographic
And converts it into a useful tool for looking up the amount of exercise required to work off certain foods (click to enlarge):

Better calorie chart

It’s amazing how a simple change in axes can make a chart much easier to interpret. (And as an added bonus, Jon’s chart addresses one of my pet peeves: it’s in PNG format. The JPG format of the original is almost always a poor choice for charts.)

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