The term infographics comes from Information Graphics. Infographics are referred to graphic visual representation of data, information and knowledge.
These graphical representations allow us to obtain the data or knowledge in a very effective way. The idea of such infographics is not very rare in our daily life; rather before it hit the virtual zone of web designing it can be seen in our real life. For example, we can name maps, various types of signs, train routs where we can find the use of such technique to show and explain the information in a very clear manner.
Via Lauren Moss