Have you noticed that infographics have become the rage?
According to that trusty source, Wikipedia, information graphics, or infographics, are graphic visual representations of information…that present complex information quickly and clearly.”
A lot of infographics are useful, like this Washington, D.C., subway map that helps you to figure out the correct train to reach your destination.
But I’ve become bleary-eyed trying to figure out most infographics. Arrows and winding paths through mounds of graphic designs leave me dizzy and confused. I get lost in the maze of information most of the time.
Entire websites are devoted to them. I’d love someone to help me figure this one out. It’s only one small piece of a diagram about the use of social media by airline passengers:
Or this one that diagrams money wasters:
What happened to narrative and bullet points? Death by PowerPoint is looking good.
Do you think these infographics clarify or mystify the information presented and do you have a favorite infographic? Thanks for your help