Information graphics is a visual way to represent information, data or knowledge. Also, information graphics is conceived not just for professional, but for anyone who is interested in communication visually (2012).
Nowadays, our everyday life is filled with a massive flow of information. The words and sentences cannot draw our attention if it is tedious or bored. However, if information can be gathered and represent a visual picture, people can easily and willingly to receive information.
The first visual information graphic comes up with my mind is PassportStamp, which is a webpage to create your own map of visited places and share your travel experiences with friends. Almost my friends have ever tried this page to create a picture to show their travelling experiences.
(From Website, http://www.passportstamp.com/)
Another example of information graphics, which could represent the information clearly without any literal expression is used to contrast two objects. ”How does 200 calories look like?” is a collection of photographs what types of food items that contain exactly 200 calories, sorted from low to high calorie density . The picture clearly shows, a plate of broccolis contains the same number of calorie with a few chips. Therefore, when people see the picture could have a clear acknowledge of these two items. Especially, for the on diet people, this type of pictures could give them a suggestion.
The graphics represent information visually and understandingly, which is widely surrounding used in media systems. For media thinking, information graphics are almost same as media archives. The single picture could represent a massive flow of information but simplicity.
Rendgen, S. (2012), Seeing is Understanding-how complicated ideas can be communicated via graphics.
Infosthetics, ‘How does 200 calories look like’,