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Information graphics (or infographics ) are graphical depictions of data and information. By presenting information in a compact and creative approach, infographics are able to quickly convey knowledge and engage its viewers.
Maira Kalman is an illustrator, author and designer whose last online column in the Opinion section, “The Principles of Uncertainty,” ran from May of 2006 to April of 2007 and has been published as a book . She has written and illustrated 12 children's books , and her artwork is featured in a recent edition of Strunk and White's “ Elements of Style .” She recently created a panel story for The Rosenbach Museum and Library's 21st-Century Abe Web project.
Infographics or Information graphics is mode of visual communication of information using graphics. Like maps, technical writing, flowcharts, scientific visualization , process visualization etc.
Data presentation can be beautiful, elegant and descriptive. There is a variety of conventional ways to visualize data – tables, histograms, pie charts and bar graphs are being used every day, in every project and on every possible occasion. However, to convey a message to your readers effectively, sometimes you need more than just a simple pie chart of your results.