Infographics (aka data visualisation)

What is an infographic?

Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphics present complex information quickly and clearly” Wikipedia

“The influx of information presented to us daily needs to be consumed and processed, requiring new methods of communication. Infographics, in many different forms, are at the forefront of this new way of thinking. The visualization of information is enabling us to gain insight and understanding quickly and efficiently, utilizing the incredible power of the human visual system.”—Jason Lankow, Josh Ritchie and Ross Crooks, Founders of Column Five.

Some examples

What makes a good infographic?

Books on infographics

  • McCandless, D. (2010) “Information is beautiful” Collins On Amazon
  • Lankow, J., Richie, J., Crooks, R. (2012) “Infographics: the power of visual storytelling” Wiley Book site
  • Rendgen, S. (2012) “Information Graphics” Taschen On Amazon

Make your infographics online

Some sources of statistics for infographics