Infographics make complex data easier to understand using visuals
What I want you to see is that the picture I have up here is an infographic. That's a graphical way to represent data, usually statistics, used by magazines and other who want to convey complex data in a way that people can readily understand it.
So here you can see visually how much bigger MegaShark is than a great white or even a meglodon. The infographic shows you how fast MegaShark would have to be going, reminds you that a shark travelling that quickly would damage other nearby boats, and so on.
Note: This is part of my presentation on Visual Security Policy for the Web.
The excellent Megashark infographic is by Stephen Taubman and can be found in all its glory at staubman.com/blog/?p=67