There’s something so much more stimulating and impactful about delivering data through visuals and imagery. Whether numbers and math nauseate you (as they do me,) or whether you just have ADD, and like most people, won’t take the time to read text heavy content–info graphics are pretty much guaranteed to grab your attention, peak your curiosity, and subsequently draw you in to absorb more.
Visual interpretations make it easier for our brains to process and register information, probably because 65% of the population are “visual” learners. Studies have shown that the brain processes visual information 60,000 faster than text, and that 90% of information that comes to the brain is visual.
Visual.ly is an open sourced site dedicated solely to the exploration and sharing of info graphic design. The graphics featured below are a few of my favorites, borrowed directly from Visual.ly and its contributing user-base.
Info graphics give dry stats and data some much-needed personality, transforming the user experience into a fun, creative, and relevant one… just think about sites like Mint.com that have become hugely popular, almost solely for their ability to present boring user data in a pleasant, engaging, & non-intimidating way. If only my taxes could be so dynamic.
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