Bad Chart Thursday: Useful Tips for Making a Bad Infographic
Today, over at Skepchick HQ, we got a special message from reader Ali that is definitely not spam:
We’re trying to get the word out about a new eating disorder that is on the rise called pica. Pica is an addiction to eating things that aren’t food. I wanted to pass along this link to the infographic we just published about it! –http://www.clarityway.com/blog/pica-eating-disorder-infographic/
Pica is one of the fastest growing addictions in the U.S., and like all health problems, the first step toward treatment is understanding it.
I was wondering if you’d be willing to share the infographic with the readers on skepchick? If you do choose to use it, there’s an easy to embed code at the bottom of the post. If you’d like, I’d be happy to write a description or article regarding our research to accompany the infographic.
Either way, thanks for taking the time to read this email and I hope you have a great day!
I don’t usually don’t click on links in suspicious-looking emails, but I hate to pass up a good infographic, so I thought I’d make an exception for this one.
Boy am I glad I took the time to check out Clarity Way’s Pica infographic. It’s just chock full of terrifying information about how to create an infographic, especially when you don’t have a lot of information to back up your claims but want to make it look like you do.
In order to get all the infographic-making lessons out of Clarity Way’s infographic, I created an annotated version. Next time you need to make an infographic to convince the world of something for which you have little evidence, be sure to use these lessons. I present to you now the Official Annotated Clarity Way Pica Infographic:
Note: Regardless of how terrible the information presented in this infographic is, Pica is a real disorder that can be quite dangerous. If you want actual information about Pica, please get it from a legitimate website rather than an infographic.