HomeNewsGetting it right: why infographics are not the same as data visualizations

Getting it right: why infographics are not the same as data visualizations



Published on | Prototyping: From UX to Front End — Medium Valinda Chan A rundown on the key differences and ideas for when to use each Both infographics and data visualizations are tools used to visually represent data. Oftentimes, I’ve heard people (understandably) mix the two terms up. Some people talk about making graphs and charts visually appealing and call it an “infographic.” Others will put together a subjective visual with only key information and call it a “data visualization.” So here’s the difference. Infographics tell a premeditated story to guide

Getting it right: why infographics are not the same as data visualizations



Published on | Prototyping: From UX to Front End — Medium Valinda Chan A rundown on the key differences and ideas for when to use each Both infographics and data visualizations are tools used to visually represent data. Oftentimes, I’ve heard people (understandably) mix the two terms up. Some people talk about making graphs and charts visually appealing and call it an “infographic.” Others will put together a subjective visual with only key information and call it a “data visualization.” So here’s the difference. Infographics tell a premeditated story to guide