Many infographics are sourced with data sets, databases or long lists of URLs. These kinds of sources are invaluable when they exist and contain relevant and accurate data, but there is an underused network of information that’s a little harder to Google: real-life conversations with people.
It can be all too easy to never pick up the phone when doing research, but when data is unclear or Google isn’t doing the trick…
…nothing is more concrete than wise words from experts.
A couple of weeks ago, I researched a timeline of HTML5 and its corporate adoption. I checked Wikipedia, used Google and did searches of news clips. But although I found some factoids, I knew little about their relative importance. This is where talking to people came in – I quickly found programmers, business owners, tech journalists and a representative from Opera Software, a company which helped... keep reading