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Infographic Defined

1.  in·fo·graph·ic

infōˈgrafik/  noun

plural: infographics

....a visual image such as a chart or diagram used to represent information or data.

Citation:  "info-, comb. form". OED Online. September 2013. Oxford University Press.  http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/242309?redirectedFrom=infographic (accessed October 01, 2013).

 "a good infographic is worth a thousand words"

Origin of Infographic

1960s: blend of information and graphic.

           Use over time for: infographic

                       

Formats

Some common infographic formats include:

  • Timelines;
  • Flow charts;
  • Maps;
  • Graphs;
  • Venn diagrams;
  • Wordles

 

Example: Google Search Timeline

Google Search Timeline, in celebration of Google's 15th birthday.

Examples

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