Infographics have been the rage for awhile now. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, they are everywhere. I’m sure many still are asking “What’s an infographic?”
These things are part eye candy, part data crunch – data visualization.
Many are embedding full infographics on their sites. Personally, I would like to see the data listed below the graphic , or at least a click away. I don’t always have time to sift through the images, though I may go back-and-forth to navigate the mapping of information. Some infographic vendors offer the data if you request by email.
Here’s a good infographic on Twitter usage:
Infographic by: Column Five Media
I’ve started saving infographics in a Delicious folder, and I’m thinking of adding a page or category here for ones I find resonating or relevant.
Alltop has its own Infographic section, a great place to find and follow the latest releases of visual data.
Here are a few tools and resources in making an infographic for your own project or business:
- 10 Awesome Free Tools to Make Infographics (MakeUseOf)
- The 5 Best Free Tools for Making Slick Infographics (FastCompany)
- Tips, Tricks, and Resources to Make Your Own Gorgeous Infographics (The Next Web)
How about you? Are you a fan of infographics? Do you design them? Have you outsourced to get one done?