Infographics have become more and more popular in the past decade and it is something both designers and companies have started to challenge to try and come up with the most interesting and eye catching design.
But infographics are not just about nice illustrations or imagery. They are about data. What we struggle most with, as designers, is to try and get relevant numbers from our clients. Most time we are just provided with lines of text that tells a story. This is fine if you want to illustrate a journey but the main focus of an infographic must be the numbers.
Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present information quickly and clearly. They can improve cognition by utilising graphics to enhance the human visual system’s ability to see patterns and trends. Similar pursuits are information visualisation, data visualisation, statistical graphics, information design, or information architecture. Infographics have evolved in recent years to be for mass communication, and thus are designed with fewer assumptions about the readers’ knowledge base than other types of visualisations. Isotypes are an early example of infographics conveying information quickly and easily to the masses. [Wikipedia]
You can also check out this book for a nice collection and some great inspiration:
Visual Miscellaneum by David McCandless
A well balanced blog
Infographic Agro Chart – by
The poison, the remedy – An abstract from Visual Miscellaneum by David McCandless
The energy mix of 2050 – Technical University of Crete
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