30/09/2020 | Hannah Cutts
We love an infographic and we were interested to see how much
power each electrical device in the home uses... hence the POWER
HUNGRY infographic powered by RADIAN ENERGY.
Canstar Blue is a consumer review and comparison site that we
used to start collating the facts and figures for a number of devices.
We looked at how much they would cost to run (based on a set kW/
hr and average energy rating just to make the comparisons even)
for a day, a week and a year.
Once we had all the figures we had to work out how to display the
comparisons... circles worked for us but it meant we had to find
the square root of each and every figure to create a square in which
to place a circle. Nerdy! Luckily there is a site for everything and
square root calculating has one.
Here is an A4 pdf for you to print and stick on the fridge.
Here’s a little bit more info on infographics and some more links...
A good infographic presents data in an easily digestible visual format.
It uses charts, colour, imagery and minimal text to layout the
basics of the topic it is trying to explain.
Cave paintings are a great example of the first infographics known
to man. The Serra da Capivara in Brazil is one of the oldest at
25,000 years old. The Dunhuang Star Atlas dates back to around
649AD and it is an infographic that charts more than 1300 starts
. We have even found you an infographic that showcases the history
of the infographic.