Infographics are a visual tool to summarise knowledge, key insights and data on any given topic. It’s a persuasive piece of communication that marries data and design to tell an engaging story.
With popularity comes novelty. The novelty of infographics may be declining but not their value. Jason Lankow from Fast Co Design states ‘…the popularity of infographics does not limit the opportunity to use the medium to create something of quality and utility. The data boom and growing need to display complex concepts simply ensures that these opportunities for graphic visualizations will continue to grow.’
User-Interface Design is a very new evolution of the medium. It’s the cross-over between web development and information design. Incorporating infographics and its principles into user-interface design, allows something as stale as financial information to become dynamic and encourage user interaction.