Infographics

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

Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphics present complex information quickly and clearly, such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing, and education. With an information graphic, computer scientists, mathematicians, and statisticians develop and communicate concepts using a single symbol to process information.

infographics

Infographics

Today information graphics surround us in the media, in published works both pedestrian and scientific, in road signs and manuals. They illustrate information that would be unwieldy in text form, and act as a visual shorthand for everyday concepts such as stop and go.

In newspapers, infographics are commonly used to show the weather, as well as maps and site plans for newsworthy events, and graphs for statistical data. Some books are almost entirely made up of information graphics, such as David Macaulay’s The Way Things Work. Although they are used heavily in children’s books.

Wiki Says

“Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphics present complex information quickly and clearly, such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing, and education. With an information graphic, computer scientists, mathematicians, and statisticians develop and communicate concepts using a single symbol to process information.”

Today information graphics surround us in the media, in published works both pedestrian and scientific, in road signs and manuals. They illustrate information that would be unwieldy in text form, and act as a visual shorthand for everyday concepts such as stop and go.

In newspapers, infographics are commonly used to show the weather, as well as maps and site plans for newsworthy events, and graphs for statistical data. Some books are almost entirely made up of information graphics, such as David Macaulay’s The Way Things Work. Although they are used heavily in children’s books, they are also common in scientific literature, where they illustrate physical systems, especially ones that cannot be photographed (such as cutaway diagrams, astronomical diagrams, and images of microscopic or sub-microscopic systems).

Modern maps, especially route maps for transit systems, use infographic techniques to integrate a variety of information, such as the conceptual layout of the transit network, transfer points, and local landmarks.

infographics

Infographics

Traffic signs and other public signs rely heavily on information graphics, such as stylized human figures (the ubiquitous stick figure), icons and emblems to represent concepts such as yield, caution, and the direction of traffic. Public places such as transit terminals usually have some sort of integrated “signage system” with standardized icons and stylized maps.

Technical manuals make extensive use of diagrams and also common icons to highlight warnings, dangers, and standards certifications.

Few Samples collected from various Blogs

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The field of journalism has incorporated and applied information graphics to the news through a system called the maestro concept. Across many newsrooms, this teamwork-integrated system called the maestro concept is applied to improve the time management of the newsroom. This maestro system is a method to improve the presentation of stories to busy readers in today’s media. Teamwork and collaboration on a story bring that story to life by integrating photographs, design and information graphics along with the reporting. The photographer, reporter and graphic designer work together from the beginning to build and picture the story on the page so it most fully engages and informs readers.
Types of Infographics
An infographic (information graphic) has been a very effective way to bait for links and social media votes for ages. Like anything else, it can be done right or wrong (I am sure you have seen dozens of poorly implemented infographics by now and maybe a few really good ones). How to create a good one?

The secret is in days (maybe months) of brainstorming. A cool concept doesn’t even have to be too very well-designed. All you need is a great idea and some time of putting it together.

This post lists 5 unbeatable (when done right) types of infographics to help you put your ideas to life – enjoy!!!

1. PERIODIC TABLE

As the periodic table hangs in thousands of classrooms all over the world, it has become a visual metaphor and serves now as a template for knowledge presentation in various niches and verticals.

 2.World Map for Data Visualiasation

A world map is another familiar visual image everyone knows from school – therefore using it to visualize some data related to our business is such a great way to effectively deliver your message and create well-recognizable associations.

3.Venn Diagram

A venn diagram is a diagr
am representing sets by intersecting circles and visualizing the relationships between the sets (overlapping circles show those features either unique or common to two or more concepts.). This visualization method requires almost no design skills – all you need is a hot clever concept that can be explained that way.

4. Flow Charts


Flow charts are arguably the most engaging type of viral information graphic: when done right, they will prompt your visitors to stay for a few minutes to travel the flowchart trying different routes. These are the most complex in terms of designing (of all types reviewed here).

5.Typography Infographics

Typography infographic encompasses beautiful works of art, all designed and molded entirely from type – thus typography-based infographics can be used to feature play on words, typography illusions and other powerful and intriguing ways to deliver your message.

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