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Infographic Of The Day: The Biggest Cliches Of Web Infographics

At Co.Design, we pride ourselves on uncovering the best infographics–meaning the ones that they convey complex information with easy-to-understand visuals. There’s usually no shortage of choices–there’s a data boom, after all, and lots of folks trying to make sense of it–but few actually hold up to close scrutiny, yielding more head-scratching than useful information.

Infographic Of The Day: The Biggest Cliches Of Web Infographics

At Co.Design, we pride ourselves on uncovering the best infographics–meaning the ones that they convey complex information with easy-to-understand visuals. There’s usually no shortage of choices–there’s a data boom, after all, and lots of folks trying to make sense of it–but few actually hold up to close scrutiny, yielding more head-scratching than useful information. Which is why Alberto Antoniazzi’s meta-infographic, which perfectly encapsulates the sorts of a failed attempts we regularly come across, made us smile with recognition.

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Even if you don’t make a point of sifting through infographics on a daily basis, you’ll recognize a few of these templates. (Tube map? Check. Periodic table? Check. Word cloud? Check. Sprawling vertical infographic? Check.)And like most good examples, this infographic doesn’t need a lengthy explanation.

For a more serious take on the trends that will define the future of infographics, read Ross Crooks’s post here.

[Via We Love Data Vis]

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A former editor at such publications as WIRED, Bloomberg Businessweek, and Fast Company, Belinda Lanks has also written for The New York Times Magazine, The New York Observer, Interior Design, and ARTnews.

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