By Juan-Carlos Duran January 26, 2014
Our ability to collect data continues to improve with each step technology takes. Infographics are making it easier for us to interpret and present complex data in visual form. But it’s important to remember how our fickle minds work. In a nutshell, we’re highly visual and easily distracted. Sometimes the purpose of an infographic is missed when large quantities of scientific data are summarized without fine tuning the editing process. It’s important to realize that in an infographic visual communication is key. Although the information in each infographic below is important, take a look at how each was designed. Which one communicates its message succinctly? The first infographic has fantastic information but may be doing itself a disservice by packing in so much of it. The second infographic takes important data reduces it to manageable information and creates emotion with the illustration.
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