In a web environment that is becoming very challenging to pull data (that is usually in a text format) into a graphic, online researchers may benefit for infographics. For those who are not familiar with the term, Wikipedia defines infographics as “graphic visual representations of information, data or knowledge. These graphics present complex information quickly and clearly, such as in signs, maps, journalism, technical writing, and education”.
Figure 1 is an infographic of the use of infographics
The great thing about about this medium is that they can capture information that would be take minutes to gather, organize, presents and publish.
Here are a few sources to consult the next time that you are in need of a current infographic for an analysis report or a presentation.
1. Daily Infographic
The Daily Infographic is a curator of infographics that are available on the web on a daily basis. Each infographic is presented in a daily post blog format however; users can search the site or browse the directory for images. Figure 2 is a screenshot of the Daily Infographic’s categories.
Daily Infographic is available at www.dailyinfographic.com
2. The Infographics Showcase
The Infographics Showcase is a space for creators of infographics to submit their work. Amongst other subjects, the site has an extensive selection of business-related infographics.
The Infographics Showcase is available at www.infographicsshowcase.com
3. Fast Company
For competitive intelligence researchers, Fast Company offers access to their collection of quality infographics. Each image is accompanied with insights from contributors to the publication in the form of a blog. When searching the site, be sure to include the keyword, “infographic” in the query box to have relevant results with data visualization images as seen in Figure 3 for “social media”.
Fast Company’s collection of infographics is available at www.fastcompany.com/tag/infographic
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