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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.
Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information , data or knowledge intended to present complex information quickly and clearly. [ 1 ] [ 2 ] They can improve cognition by utilizing graphics to enhance the human visual system’s ability to see patterns and trends. [ 3 ] [ 4 ] The process of creating infographics can be referred to as data visualization , information design , or information architecture . [ 2 ] [ edit ] Overview Infographics have been around for many years and recently the proliferation of a number of easy-to-use, free tools have made the creation of infographics available to a large segment of the population. Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter have also allowed for individual infographics to be spread among many people around the world.