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Topic of the Week, Week 11

Infographics are images that contain and portray information.  They can be any form of graph or chart.

Infographics can be useful because they catch people’s attention, and can explain concepts in ways that might otherwise be impossible with words alone.  Not to mention the fact that some people learn differently than others, and visual materials can be far superior to various types of learners.

Large numbers in data and statistics are nearly universally easier to comprehend when visualized in the form of a graph, pie chart, or other medium, and people almost expect them when speaking about data or change.  If they are clever in design, they can also be hooks to catch casual readers.  Creating one would generally require some kind of data to work with.  Growths and decreases, sets of numbers like users or visitors, etc.

Infographics are not a suggestion in my opinion, they are a necessity when one needs to portray data.

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  1. April 7, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    I completely agree with the whole different people learn differenlty and in different ways. That is so true. What might be easy for someone to learn by just hearing, another person might have to visually see it in order to understand. Infographics are a great way to accomplish this. They are definitely a way to grab someone’s attention.

  1. April 7, 2010 at 1:50 pm
  2. April 19, 2010 at 2:13 pm

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