InfoTimes has launched its new card game, VizCards, to help new data journalists and information designers learn about different data visualization types and their right usage.
[epq-quote align=”align-left”]We used VizCards in a number of our recent training, like data visualization workshop in Beirut, Visualize 2030. Amr Eleraqi, co-founder and executive director of InfoTimes said.[/epq-quote]
The card game consists of 60 cards, divided into six categories of data visualization charts. Each card represents one type of charts, illustrating its figure along with a description for it that explains why to use it and with what kind of data.
The game is played in a group of six. Each player holds ten cards that must contain at least one card from every category. Players should keep exchanging cards for collecting a complete category of cards, with every two players explaining the two exchanged charts in each step. The winner is the one who collects a complete category of cards first.
“We got the feedback from the trainees that VizCards was fun and helped them learn a lot about dozens of data visualization charting types in a very short time and comprehensive way.”