Why Infographics Suck

I used to love infographics, when I first discovered them. The whole idea of data visualization was intriguing and exciting. My nostalgia didn’t last long though.

The problem is infographics tread the fine line between good design and making information more accessible, keyword more, not less. 

Unfortunately, most infographics nowadays are either visually pleasing, but you have no idea what information they are conveying OR you may as well be reading the information in a report instead of an infuriatingly long image (who made this the standard anyways?!).

So I completely agree with the sentiment over at Honest Ape:

There’s a way to make information visualization valuable and some infographics still do, but most seem to have lost their way.