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Infographics Part II

Read infographics part 1 here.

Today, let us talk about the different types of infographics that exist. Infographics can be classified based on the nature of their usage or the type of content (information) they present.

Based on the nature of usage, one can classify infographics as

  • Static
  • Dynamic
  • Interactive
  • Animated or motion

Static infographic:

  • Relatively easy to design
  • Relatively cheaper
  • Can be printed
  • Easily shared (since it is just a picture) – In other words, anyone can access it without having to go to another link whereas interactive infographics may need the user to come to the place where it is hosted (not always)

Example:

Dynamic infographic:

  • Almost like a static infographic but has elements that move (GIF images)
  • Great to watch on the web but cannot be printed
  • Costs higher than a static and lower than an interactive/animated infographic

Example:

Interactive infographic:  

  • Interactivity makes it really interesting and informative
  • The user will see what data he wants
  • Usually coded in html/css/js or Flash
  • Tougher to make
  • Expensive and cannot be printed
  • May have browser and/or device compatibility issues
  • But totally worth it!

Example:  

By Movoto

Animated/Motion infographic:

  • Videos are always great to watch
  • Buffering problems in slow internet connections
  • Tough to make
  • Expensive
  • Of course, cannot be printed

Example:

Based on the type of content, one may classify infographics as

  • infographics that deal with data (numbers, statistics, charts and the like) – Lets call them data graphics
  • infographics that deal with general information – Lets call them creative infographics
  • combination of the above

Data graphics:

  • Deals primarily with numbers
  • Contains different types of charts and graphs to depict the numbers in the data

Example:

How big is BIG?

 

Creative infographics:

  • Presents information in a creative way that doesn’t really deal with numbers
  • Creates an interesting story using graphics

Example: 

Dismal state of Engineering in India

Combo:

Infographics can be a combination of the above two types.

Example:

How To Lose Your Hearing

 

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