Juan Velasco is an award-winning art director of the National Geographic magazine. He was a graphics reporter for the Spanish newspaper El Mundo in Madrid, and later became the graphics art director for The New York Times from 1998 to 2001.
Velasco owns a business called 5W Infographics, from which he has done graphics redesigns for newspapers such as Le Monde in France and Tribune de Geneve in Switzerland.
The Rise of Interactive Graphics (Chapter 9 of The Functional Art by Alberto Cairo) talks about the discovery of interactive visualizations and how they began in the multimedia world.
I enjoyed reading this chapter because I could feel Professor Cairo’s excitement through his words. For example, when he referred to the feeling he got when he was creating the interactive graphic below, back when working for El Mundo in Spain.
Alberto Cairo’s Chapter 7 of The Functional Art (Images in the Head) taught me how images we have in our heads may often be a burden when reading and analyzing infographics. That’s why an infographic must have the appropriate designs and features and must be well thought out before putting them out in the world for people to analyze and interpret.
In 2018, the Miami Open said farewell to Crandon Park in Key Biscayne, and this year the Hard Rock Stadium welcomed the famous “Glam Slam” with open arms for the first time ever! Experience the Miami Open 2019 with me on 360!
Click and drag the video below to check out every little thing that was going on around me at the same time!
The perk of this video? I went to see Roger Federer win the final game against John Isner and claim his 101st trophy! So if you know tennis, you know he’s light years away from making history… Jimmy Connors holds the record for single trophies won with 109 trophies in his career span. So do the math, Roger, you’ve got 9 more titles to go! We’re rooting for you!
Join Fernando Arias and myself as we discover the Frost Museum in Downtown Miami like you’ve never seen… or heard before. This mobile journalism video is better watched with full audio, and full humor!
Fernando is on video and audio. I’m behind the lens!
In Chapter 5 of Professor Cairo’s The Functional Art (The Eye and the Visual Brain), Prof. Cairo explores the role the eye plays in the way we see and how people understand infographics.
Antonio Damassio said the following: “The human brain is is a natural born cartographer.” Therefore saying, we humans were born with the ability to understand visualizations and different types of graphics.