Infographic Design is an art, not a science:
- Information graphics or infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphicspresent complex information quickly and clearly, such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing, and education.
- Today information graphics surround us in the media, in published works both pedestrian and scientific, in road signs and manuals. They illustrate information that would be unwieldy in text form, and act as a visual shorthand for everyday concepts such as stop and go.
- In newspapers, infographics are commonly used to show the weather, as well as maps and site plans for newsworthy events, and graphs for statistical data.
- Technical manuals make extensive use of diagrams and also common icons to highlight warnings, dangers, and standards certifications.
- Modern maps, especially route maps for transit systems, use infographic techniques to integrate a variety of information, such as the conceptual layout of the transit network, transfer points, and local landmarks.