This is part two of a three-part series on creating viral infographics. Read the first installment, on finding the right story, here.
Infographics, with their constantly shifting definition, are nothing more than a communication tool and can be abused just as easily as the 3D pie chart button in Excel. A strong infographic has a strong data backend, but that data doesn’t have to be numerical.
Data-vis communicates data. Infographics communicate information. Information can be data and data can be information. The bottom line is, your data should be solid, whether it’s represented by numbers, or by facts.
When I first started doing infographics, my sources of inspiration came from data sets that I came across. Federal unemployment data? Make an infographic. Economic trade data? Make an infographic. CIA World Fact Book? Make an infographic.
But then I started to realize that some of the articles... keep reading