Data Visualization: Degrees of Interactivity in Infographics | mojo 3 | Scoop.it

With the ever-evolving technological capacities of the Internet we have seen a trend towards interactivity and rich media on the web. Data visualization design is following suit with highly interactive infographics.

 

Data visualization has always been an effective method of representing information. We can date the earliest versions of graphs and information mapping back to the early 1600’s, when Christoph Scheiner and his peers began using diagrams to represent his astronomical research of the sun’s rotation. Technology has given us the ability to visually represent data much more easily with programs like Microsoft Excel, Tulip, Tableau, OmniGraffle and Adobe Illustrator. Software of this nature enables the creation of really stunning and artistic infographics.

 

Additionally, with the ever-evolving technological capacities of the Internet, we have seen a trend towards interactivity and rich media on the web. Dynamic content with high engagement is the most impactful with web viewers, positively affecting user retention and click-through rates. Interactive infographics are essentially a new branch of user experience design using our familiar friends: CSS, HTML, and JavaScript. There are different degrees of interactivity in dynamic infographics: passive viewer, interactive, and highly interactive.

 

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Via Lauren Moss