Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Economic Visualization


I personally like flow charts, and this visualization of the cost of student loans was no exception. It relies on text more than color or some type of graphing, but it still manages to stay interesting through the different fonts and styles that are applied to the text, and the visual additives such as the Post-it notes and beer can.

This may not be as easy to glean information from at first glance than other types of visualizations, but when I consider the alternative (a giant paragraph of text), I would much rather look at something like this than a wall of text. Here important numbers and percentages stick out a lot more, and it’s generally easier to read.

Source: Mint.com - Student Loans By The Numbers

1 comment:

  1. Apparently Blogger makes this incredibly ugly, so I suggest viewing the actual visualization on Mint's site.