Recently, I have been hearing more and more about infographics. Being in the packaging industry, I have not had a chance to work much with it so this was something that I wanted to take a closer look at.
An infographic (information graphic) is a representation of information in a graphic format designed to make the data easily understandable at a glance. People use infographics to quickly communicate a message, to simplify the presentation of large amounts of data, to see data patterns and relationships, and to monitor changes in variables over time.
Infographics have been around for many years and recently the increase of a number of easy-to-use, free tools have made the creation of infographics available to a large segment of the population. Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have also allowed for individual infographics to be spread among many people around the world. Infographics is widely used in this age.
Here are some great examples of modern infographics design. I have seen it being used in business, maps and even resumes.
For more, please take a look at my “Infographics” board on Pinterest.