Infographics are popular and clever ways to compress a large amount of information into an easy-to-understand format. Infographics are often used to represent data, which might otherwise be hard for readers to grasp or remember.
Here's a tutorial on creating infographics, created by an organization that designed an infographic to describe how a philanthropic organization, the Full Circle Fund, works.
Arguably the "father" of infographics is Professor Edward Tufte of Yale University. His portrayal of Napoleon's March to Moscow as an infographic is a masterpiece of compressed information that uses the graphics to tell the story.
Here are other powerful examples of how to use graphics to convey data and information.
- Nowsourcing: Best Infographics of 2011
- Good infographics
- FastCompany's best infographics of 2011