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An infographic explores the state of infographics

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It turns out 2012 was a huge year for the infographic—internet culture likes its data presented with charming representative imagery. 

 

Business, technology, and social media comprised the most popular topics for this exploding medium, according to data, Singapore searched the term “infographic” more than any other global city. 
The year’s most popular infographic was “What Are the Odds,” which explores how improbable it is that you (or this infographic, for that matter) came into existence in the first place...


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Kristin Newton's curator insight, February 12, 2013 2:58 AM

Is the younger generation becoming more visual and less dependent on words? Or is "a picture worth a thousand words" just a faster way to communicate?

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Types of Graphs [infographic]

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Graphs are a visual treat, as they can present complex information in a quick and easy manner. Mostly graphs are used to reveal a trend, compare statistics or they can be even used to establish relationship between two different variables.

There are several types of graphs and each graph has different display properties to represent the data. Based on the information, choose a graph that depicts data in an effective way.
This infographic shares some interesting information about different graph types.
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Lauren Moss's curator insight, December 16, 2012 4:27 PM

A clear and straightforward infographic on the different types of visual representations of data related to charts and graphs, as well as typical applications and best practices...

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Beautiful, Nonsensical Infographics by Chad Hagen

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As any graphic designer surely knows, the Internet is home to at least as many bad (or non-) infographics as it is a source for clearly-articulated, visually-compelling ones. This twofold criteria is the subject of Chad Hagen's "Nonsensical Infographics": they're certainly a treat for the eye... but the mind, not so much. Rather, as the title of the series suggests, the vibrant geometries are intended to be metacommentary on the opacity of these purportedly digestible graphics.

 

From the artist:

The science of infographics is an interesting beast. Infographics' level of success is always based on how much and how well they communicate their data—the classic form follows function. In this series, I reversed these roles—form is king and dictates what the infographic communicates. Welcome to the world of fictional visual information.


Visit the complete article for more beautiful + nonsensical infographics, as well as links for further research and more images...


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Infographics: More Than Meets Eye...

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The human brain processes visual information much faster and digests this type of content concurrently, whereas it takes more time to break text down. So, for many, it makes more than just sense to have your complex information delivered to your target audience in the most legible format...


Infographics make good use of brain’s ability to assimilate knowledge and information through the visual medium, making tough-to-crack-data appealing. Simply put, an infographic is a carefully composed collage of images, content, charts, stats, diagrams, animations & video to graphically represent information.

Infographics are used by various quarters such as educational institutions, acadamecians, businesses, newspapers, and just anybody who are serious about putting across their point in the most simplest manner. Infographics take different forms- venn diagrams, charts, timelines, maps and more. They are not merely a design or an image or random data; their purpose should be seen from every angle.

 

Visit the link to learn more about the process of creating infographics, how to implement online tools and resources, and best practices...


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Top 10 Video Infographics of 2012

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In the great tradition of end of year blog posts, here's a feature on the top 10 video infographics of 2012.


Over the year, I’ve curated 222 videos on this site [videoinfographics.net], and reviewed hundreds more. As part of my process of watching and curating so many infographic videos, I started to keep my own 3-star ranking system of these videos in a spreadsheet to help me keep track of those that I think are the most outstanding. The result was about 60 3-star videos in 2012. That’s too many to feature in a top X list so I turned to the Likes and Comments of my top ranked videos (and in doing so eliminated videos only featured on YouTube since YouTube comments are pretty much trash). This resulted in a list of 10 videos that had triple digit Likes on their Vimeo pages.

Voila! A top 10 list. So, in a ascending order, here are the top 10 most liked animated video infographics featured here in 2012, including number of Likes and Comments for each (as of December 30, 2012).


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20 Great Infographics of 2012

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Though it's coming to a close, 2012 has certainly been an eventful year, with everything from elections and the Olympics, to scientific breakthroughs and major weather events making headlines.

To review some of these events and happenings in a visual format, here are twenty of the best static infographics from the past year...


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An Infographic about Infographics

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The last in a series of infographics about visual data design, we have covered why it's useful to create them, created an embed code generator for you and written an article on promoting infographics. We felt a fitting end to the series would be - you guessed it - an infographic.

 

This infographic (about infographics of course) goes through 4 stages of creating an infographic: research, design, publishing and promotion offering tips at each stage. If you are thinking about making your own infographics this not only provides some great tips but acts as a good example of an infographic itself...


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Portfolio Infographic Design Kit

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A free resource from Tripwire Magazine: a useful portfolio infographics design kit you can use for your personal or business portfolio or CV.

 

For those looking for a simple and easy to tweak portfolio, take a look at this Infographics design kit- a tool for anyone updating a portfolio or CV to make it stand out. The elements come in PDS and Ai files...


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