On poorly designed infographics

This:

made me chuckle.

There is indeed a plethora of badly designed infographics out there (often these bad specimens are images 300 px wide and 3000 px high). Honestly, I have my doubts about this format anyway: e.g. I think infographics often don’t give enough context to the statistics they depict to do a topic justice. Rather they go for spectacular numbers. When these come along in a too isolated manner, they may still manage to impress, but they lose their informative value. To make things worse, infographics are sometimes created as link bait in an SEO strategy.

I wonder: Is there or will there ever be an infographic about the rise and demise of infographics on the web? – Infographics in an eternal loop.

Brain. Hurts. Must. Stop. Now.

(via Yes Machine)

Advertisements

3 thoughts on “On poorly designed infographics

  1. Pingback: Viking Landing Infographic | The Infographics Showcase

  2. Pingback: The Rise of the Infographic. | make a powerful point

  3. Pingback: 25+ Useful Infographics for Web Designers « itechtunes

Leave a reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s