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40 Infographics & Data Visualization Projects for Your Inspiration

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Have you ever wondered how often people use apps like Instagram? And of those people, how many actually share their photos on this app? Or have you asked yourself what are the most and least explored places in the world and what’s different and surprising about these places? Infographics present this information and more in a clear, fun, and animated way, and anybody can create them, whether you have a background in design or you’re a beginner. By using a variety of fonts, typography, charts, and graphics, you can create a one-of-a-kind infographic on a topic that interests you and share it with everyone else. It’s a fun and relatively simple project that you can work on in your free time, to practice some basic elements of design or share something of interest with your coworkers, friends, or a greater audience.

An infographic is practically a collage of information related to a specific topic that shows concrete evidence of what you’re trying to explain. As opposed to a basic bar or pie chart, infographics use a unique combination of elements, like different font types and images, (and sometimes including, but not being limited to, bar or pie charts) to explain different topics of interest in greater depth for others to gain a deeper understanding on the topic and to better remember the details later on.

Nowadays, it’s critical that you learn how to turn data into visual experiences in order to create a story that focuses on the facts and eliminates the clutter of confusing and often redundant information. Whether you’re in marketing or PR, content development and interpreting and presenting data takes up a big part of your content, and infographics are the way to go. They are visually pleasing and designed in a way that makes complex topics easy to understand whether you’re a bigger or an expert on the topic, especially topics that are inherently visual.

So here you have them, 40 data visualization projects for your inspiration. This article includes both excellent examples of infographics as well as vector elements that will help you better design an infographic. Additionally, there’s a fantastic example of how you can use infographics for more than just presenting external information; you can actually use it to describe yourself, and the things you do best. We’ve shared with you an absolutely wonderful example of a CV + mini portfolio infographic that presents a selection of graphic design, illustration, and drawing work, which was created using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop. Take a glance and be inspired, and let us know which one of these infographics stood out the most to you!

Infographic: The Explosive Growth of Instagram!

Infographic-The-Explosive-Growth-of-Instagram!

UW Design Show 2011 | Kelsey Cole

 UW-Design-Show-2011-Kelsey-Cole

Infographic Vector Elements

Infographic-Vector-Elements

Best infographics data vizualisation

Best-infographics-data-vizualisation

The largest bankruptcies in history

The-largest-bankruptcies-in-history

The Science of Social Timing Part 2

The-Science-of-Social-Timing-Part-2

Southern Africa travel infographics

Southern-Africa-travel-infographics

#RedsInfographics series

#RedsInfographics-series

Duke

Duke

Infographic Agro Chart Illustration (data visualization)

Infographic-Agro-Chart-Illustration-(data-visualization)

Digital Nostalgia

Digital-Nostalgia

Upstream infographics

Upstream-infographics

Bloodlife // Interactive Infographic System

Bloodlife-Interactive-Infographic-System

2012 Cannes Lions Daily Infographic Project

2012-Cannes-Lions-Daily-Infographic-Project

YouTube: The Secret Ingredient for Job Recruitment [INFOGRAPHIC]

YouTube-The-Secret-Ingredient-for-Job-Recruitment-[INFOGRAPHIC]

NSRL Performance Profile

NSRL-Performance-Profile

We love spending

We-love-spending

Information Design – PalauGea

Information-Design-–-PalauGea

What-Do-You-Buy-Online-vs-in-Stores

The Three-Trillion-Dollar War: Its Cost In Ten Steps

The-Three-Trillion-Dollar-War-Its-Cost-In-Ten-Steps

Statistiques sur l’industrie du cinéma

Statistiques-sur-l’industrie-du-cinéma

INFOGRAPHIC: WHY THE MOVIE INDUSTRY IS SO WRONG ABOUT SOPA

INFOGRAPHIC-WHY-THE-MOVIE-INDUSTRY-IS-SO-WRONG-ABOUT-SOPA

[Infographic] How to Get More Clicks on Twitter

[Infographic]-How-to-Get-More-Clicks-on-Twitter

Happy birthday, baby!

 happy-birthday,-baby

Graph

Graph

Infographic CV + Mini Portfolio

Infographic-CV-+-Mini-Portfolio

INFOGRAPHICS

INFOGRAPHICS

(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction

(I-Can't-Get-No)-Satisfaction

The Royal Weddings Social Impact – INFOGRAPHIC

The-Royal-Weddings-Social-Impact---INFOGRAPHIC

Weyland Industries

Weyland-Industries

Global emissions

Global-emissions

Caffeine vs. calories in popular beverages

Caffeine-vs-calories-in-popular-beverages

No More Fish In The Sea

No-More-Fish-In-The-Sea

SEO Infographic

SEO-Infographic

Free Charts and Diagrams Kit

Free-Charts-and-Diagrams-Kit

Dashboard – Concept

Dashboard---Concept

Ruberr / UI Website & Data Visualization

Ruberr-UI-Website-&-Data-Visualization

The Growth of Mobile Is Driving Cloud Computing [Infographic]

The-Growth-of-Mobile-Is-Driving-Cloud-Computing-[Infographic]

Types of information visualizations

types-of-information-visualizations

The World of Red Bull

The-World-of-Red-Bull

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Written by Iggy

Iggy is a designer who loves experimenting with new web design techniques collating creative website designs. You can follow Iggy on Twitter.

2 Comments

  1. Awesome collection, each infographics has unique feature, I loved all of them. In online people wants read the information in a minimal time regarding this infographics are very helpful to convey the information to the users. The different type business need different type of graphics, the above post gives clear idea to develop infographics for various businesses.
    Thank you sharing

  2. Just wrote an article regarding infographics and their worth in regards to web design. This collection is great, will bookmark some of these.

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