6 Reasons Most Infographics Don't Cut It | visual data | Scoop.it

You can also use infographics to tell a (short) story. That's OK, as long as it's compelling and doesn't work better as a text narrative. The 20 things worth knowing about beer doesn't need numerical data to be interesting. (Note, may be best viewed at home.)

But many other infographics just slop together some random facts and figures without contributing much at all. The whole point of an infographic is that you can convey something visually that's difficult to convey with just text. A few cutesy icons and some stats do not an infographic make. Well, not a good one, anyway...