- Apr 4, 2014
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The second infographic doesn't make sense to me though. Sure, the large truck could carry more data but the car would be faster.
It looks nice, but as far as imparting actual information (factual information) it falls pretty short. Especially the second infographic which seems to omit the relationship between the rice and the actual transfer of data. Looking at both infographics one after the other, I could make the leap logically that carrying a bowl of rice in a car is the same as carrying a bag of rice in a car (since it seems to imply a correlation of size of vehicle to speed of vehicle) which we know of course is not the case.
The first infographic is "okay" (although still very vague and I suspect not really accurate in scale - which means as an accurate visualisation tool it likely falls short), but the second, especially when taken in conjunction with the first, doesn't really work all that well.
I would have maybe have used the concept of "bandwidth" to have been correlated against the rice as scooping rice from one container into another. The bigger the scoop, the more you can "transfer" into the other bag and the faster it can be filled up. If you have lots of small scoops you can scoop just as fast, if not faster than if you had one big scoop, demonstrating parallel workloads, etc. (although the described analogy would likely need some cleanup and revision to actually get working).