What Is an Infographic?

Though the popularity of infographics has risen dramatically in the past few years, I still commonly receive questions about the various terms used to describe this field of design. Data visualization, information design, visual content and infographic are just some of these terms, and the confusion is understandable. Many of these labels are not only overlapping, but also open to individual interpretation. What follows are my personal thoughts on the distinctions between these, and why it is important that when we discuss “infographics,” we are talking about the same thing.

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