What is anInfographic? Infographics are visual representations of information, data or knowledge that present complex information quickly and clearly. They’re also called “Data Visualizations.”
How did Infographicscome about? Originally, from cave paintings. But more recently, USA Today made the infographic popular by giving readers a new way to view information. And even more recently, people have realized that no one reads anything any more. We’re visual, and we want our information spoon-fed to us.
Early Infographic by Florence Nightingaleabout the causes of mortality during theCrimean War.
How might an infographic bepreferable to verbiage? Consider the following that describes the different kinds of coffee…
The Different Kinds of CoffeeCoffee is prepared and served in manyways. All coffee starts as espresso,which is a very strong blend of thecoffee bean and a small bit of water. Toget an Espresso Macchiato, you mixsteamed milk with the espresso. AnEspresso con Panna mixes theespresso with whipped cream, while aCaffe Latte mixes espresso withsteamed milk and a little bit of milkfoam…. OR…