Infographics creators and fans have experienced a bevy of new options in the last few years, as the field has expanded immensely. This is fitting, since we are also living in a time of an avalanche of data. Making sense of raw information graphically can help people grasp complex concepts more easily and tame the flood of facts that is modern life. But how do you tell the wheat from the chaff? David McCandless, of Information is Beautiful the book and blog, has a collection of entries for Kantar Information Is Beautiful 2013 Awards, a collection of the best infographics for the year. The entries are broken up by categories into Data Visualization, Infographic, Interactive, Motion Infographic, and Tool. If you know of a great example of an infographic that is not listed here (perhaps you made it?), go ahead and submit it to them for a chance to win best of the year!
To explore further:
Information is beautiful / David McCandless. – P93.5 .M33 2009
Data flow : visualising information in graphic design / edited by Robert Klanten – NC998.4 .D38 2008
The Functional art : an introduction to information graphics and visualization / Alberto Cairo. – T385 .C357 2013
Information graphics / Sandra Rendgen, ed. Julius Wiedemann. – P93.5 .R46 2012 – OVERSIZE
The Wall Street journal guide to information graphics : the dos and don’ts of presenting data, facts, and figures / Dona M. Wong – HF5718.22 .W65 2010
The information design handbook / Jenn + Ken Visocky O’Grady – NK1510 .V57 2008