Infographics is a new word that you will find being used a lot on the web at the moment. So what are they?
Well, information graphics or infographics are visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphics are used where complex or large amounts of information needs to be explained quickly and clearly. It is like an online version of the poster you might find at school. For a more detailed explanation, take a look at the definition as defined by Wikipedia.
Infographics can help you create dynamic assignments by adding pictorial representations of complex information. For spatial (or visual) learners this is a great way to represent and learn information. Watch this Vimeo presentation to learn more.
Visual.ly is a new online application which allows you to create detailed data visualizations and infographics. You can browse the Showcase of over 3,500 of the best infographics on the Web.
A tool for creating infographics form scratch or by using some great templates.
10 Awesome Free Tools to Make Infographics
This website is worth a look. It has an extensive list of online resources to help you create your own infographics.
20+ Tools to Create your Own Infographics
Here is an extensive list of Infographics
Kathy Shrock's Infographic Topics
An extensive list of examples to get you started.
Gives great advice on the technical aspects like colour selection, layout etc.
Infographic Designs: Overview, examples and best practices
This is an excellent introduction to Infographics. Answers the What ? Why? and How?
10 Great Infographics
Here are some excellent examples of data being presented as an information graphic.