10 Types of Infographics

Infographics are visual information media composed of text elements combined with images, illustrations, typography, and other elements. Infographics can be very useful visual tools. Like changing flat and boring information to be more interesting. This media is very useful for a marketer who wants to make his content more interesting or a businessman who wants to communicate more effectively with consumers. Here are 10 types of infographics:

1. Statistical infographics

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Statistical infographics is an infographic that displays statistical data on the growth, development and improvement of an object. Statistical infographics focus on data and are suitable for visualizing survey results, presenting data from multiple sources or making arguments with relevant data. Generally, statistical infographics use the form of design elements such as icons, charts, shapes, characters, letters, numbers, percentages, and elements that represent the data to be displayed.

2. Information Infographics

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Information infographics are infographics that display explanatory information with a descriptive title accompanied by a total number of explanations. Information infographics are suitable for communicating new and specific concepts and provide a clear overview of a topic. Information infographics are divided into several sections such as explanations made sequentially by point accompanied by numbers, icons, and explanations in different but aligned colours.

3. Timeline Infographic

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A timeline infographic is an infographic that displays visual data sequentially according to the date, year or time benchmark that is the point of discussion. Timeline infographics are perfect for visualizing the history and providing an overview of an event. Some of the elements used in the infographic timeline are lines, icons, photos, illustration designs, and labels.

4. Geographic Infographics

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Geographic infographics are infographics that display information data based on location, demographic, province, country and other data displayed in the form of a map. The characteristics of geographic infographics are the use of heat maps and data visualization that shows the magnitude of a phenomenon based on two-dimensional colours such as hue or intensity.

5. Comparison Infographic

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A comparison infographic is an infographic that displays comparison data of two or more objects to see the similarities and differences in each object. Comparison infographics are great for comparing options in an unconventional way or to make an option looks better. The characteristic of comparison infographics is a table chart that contains comparative information in the form of explanatory points between the left and right or horizontally.

6. Hierarchical Infographics

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Hierarchical infographics are infographics that display information from the highest level to the lowest level in the form of a pyramid or hierarchy. The main function of hierarchical infographics are for comparing things according to their level.

7. Process Infographics

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Process infographics are infographics that display detailed and gradual information with numerical points according to the topic of discussion. Process infographics are great for simplifying and clarifying each step. The main feature of process infographics is that each step has a sequential number with a flow from top to bottom in the form of an explanation table, S flow, and others.

8. List infographic

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A list infographic is an infographic that displays a list of information with various discussions such as tips, tricks and other discussions. The characteristics of list infographics are having consecutive numbers, non-consecutive numbers, lists with icons, lists with different colours and lists with different discussion images.

9. Resume Infographic

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A resume infographic is an infographic that displays the profile information of someone who is looking for job vacancies in an attractive resume form. The characteristics of a resume infographic are a structured resume form with additional colours, icons, timeline, left and right area division, important points, bold affirmations, photos, and others.

10. Chart Infographics

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Chart Infographics is an infographic that displays information using various types of charts or graphs that are tailored to the main points of information. Chart infographics have many chart options that can be used such as the ICCOR (Inform, Compare, Change, Organize, Reveal Relationships) method.

Those are 10 types of infographics. So, don’t be confused about what infographics are and when to use them. I hope this helps.


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