Infographics Guided Notes & Infographic Analysis

What are infographics?

Infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge intended to present information quickly and clearly.

What components make up an infographic?

  • Title
  • Data
  • Graphics, Icons, and/or Images that illustrate the data and make it visually appealing
  • Use of color to enhance/isolate the data
  • Sources at the bottom

What are common types of infographics?

Mixed Charts

This type of infographic incorporates different chart and graph formats.

Informational/List

This type of infographic is composed mostly of text and color, and doesn’t rely too much on graphs, charts or other visual elements.

Timeline

Whenever you want to show how something has evolved over time or want to tell a story in chronological order, this type of infographic is the most useful in getting your point across.

How-to

These types of infographics show the steps involved in creating something.

Process

Similar to a timeline infographic, but it breaks down a task into a series of steps.

Comparison

Another common use for infographics is making comparisons between two products, people, ideas, things, events or places.

Location

One of the easiest ways to visually communicate trends across a region–local, national or global–is to use a location infographic.

Photo-graphic

A photographic infographic or “photo-graphic” is what results from the combination of images and graphic elements such as simple line charts, icons or text, as seen above.

Hierarchical

This type of chart organizes information according to levels–whether it be level of importance, level of difficulty, income level, etc.

Single-chart

Single-chart infographics simply use one chart type as the focal point of the data visualization.

What makes infographics an effective form of communication?

Infographics are also more engaging.

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