Let’s face it – I am a numbers guy. In grade school and beyond my favorite subject was math, I learned Pi to the 30th digit for fun, I am competitive as can be and whether or not you are, I am keepingÂ score. As a Genzyme Running Team member I have thought for a while about how we can use numbers to get the message out about Rare Diseases, to show both the importance of the cause and to show how each person’s contributions can add up to big results (and numbers)! It is in that frame of mind that I came up with the idea for an infographic for the team.
Infographics are fairly new and can be found everywhere; I imagine they are taught in first year marketing classes. The idea is to convey information easily and sliced into nice small bites for quickÂ digestion. Once the idea was spawned the whole team came together to support. My numbers-in-crime partner Jack Prior (actually he is more like Major Numbers) did a lot of the dirty work gathering the data, Amy Atwood provided a great editor’s eye to the whole thing, and the biggest credit of all goes to Fred McCullough for donating his time and considerable skills toward designing the infographic and really making it shine. Nice work Fred!
Without further ado, see below for the finished product. Please leave comments, we would love to hear what people think.