Infographics have become ubiquitous, and with good reason.
For one, they are very often pretty to look at. I've seen all sorts of designs...flow charts, circles, rainbows, maps. Easy on the eyes. (That's the "graphic" part.)
And the information that's presented is in bite-size portions, easy to scan and digest. Concise. A way to combine and display data to show results and/or tell a story. And, importantly, the information is cited.
Have you thought about how your information center could use infographics to present industry or research information? To market to your clients? To explain a new process or service (either for internal use or for clients/students)?
Here are a few that I found particularly striking and relevant:
+ The metadata universe (zoom to view the detail)
Now, how to create them? Here are a few resource lists to get you started, plus step-by-step guidance:
If you see interesting infographics during your travels (or search for them; Visual.ly is a good creating and finding tool), file/bookmark/save them. Let them serve as inspiration for your own storytelling and information sharing.
Have you used infographics to tout your services or present information? If so, tell us the results and how you did it.