Behind the scenes of GOOD Magazine’s infographics.
We always found that there\’s info lurking behind everything in the world,Ã¢â¬Â says Morgan Clendaniel, deputy editor at GOOD Magazine. Ã¢â¬ÅYou\’ll read an article, but you won\’t see the data behind it Ã¢â¬â nor would you want to. Nobody wants to read an Excel file.Ã¢â¬Â
Clendaniel and I are discussing GOOD\’s Transparency section Ã¢â¬â a regular print and online feature of standalone infographics. The general interest magazine best known for its social consciousness has published infographics on a number of topics, some serious (fuel efficiency between modes of transportation, a map of international legislation on death penalty), others more playful (relative trophy sizes, museum ticket prices).
Ã¢â¬ÅThe goal is to illustrate these issues in a way that is entertaining, accessible, but also informative,Ã¢â¬Â Clendaniel says.