But first, to get you into the mood for a nostalgic trip down Star Trek's memory lane, here's a picture of a clever shirt, making reference to one of those Star Trek-isms. (Thanks for the picture, David!)
I want to start by saying that I am not the original designer of this infographic. All the data collection, design, layout, etc was done by sophie-the-vampire-slayer on tumblr. Here's her note describing her infographic: "A Star Trek Infographic AKA The Numbers of How This Show Ruined My Life. An infographic I did for a uni assignment, researched by sitting down in front of the box set and keeping tally marks." I was so impressed by her work, that I had to try to imitate it with our SAS software!
Here's a snapshot of my SAS version -- I encourage you to click it, to see the full-size interactive version, so you can see all the details. It also has HTML mouseover-text, and when you click items in the infographic, it will drill-down to various web pages about that topic (some are direct links to specific pages, and others launch Google searches - note that the Google searches could potentially return images/etc that are not safe for work, so you might want to explore the drill-downs from your home compuer). Other than the pie chart, everything else was done using annotate on a blank GSlide. Here's a link to the code, if you're curious about that.
If you compare my version to the original, you'll notice that I hardly made any changes to Sophie's original design/layout (this speaks very highly of Sophie's work!) Below are a list of the few minor changes I made in my version:
- I used a checkmark instead of an 'x' for the items in Kirk's Love Story.
- In Kirk's Love Story, I left-justified the text, so it's closer to the checkbox.
- I used the same font for all the numbers, so they would be consistent.
- I leave off the leading zero in the Deaths by Shirt Color summary (the leading '0' could be mistaken for an '8').
- I used a cleaner/simpler graphic for the dna and ripped shirt.
I hope you enjoyed this infographic - feel free to leave a comment, if it has sparked a memory of a favorite Star Trek episode!
This content was reposted from the SAS Learning Post. Go there to view the original.