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Difference between ​infographics and Data Visualization

Benjamin Wiederkehr of retrieved from

“Information graphics are visual representations of information, data or knowledge often used to support information, strengthen it and present it within a sensitive context….They are specific, context-sensitive and often times hand-crafted. Data visualizations are visual displays of measured quantities by means of the combined use of a coordination system, points, lines, shapes, digits, letters quantified by visual attributes. They are general, context-free and often times created automatically. Both can be static, animated or interactive…So, I think the difference is more about the objective. Information graphics; are used to tell a story or answer a question. Data visualizations are used to let the user find his own story or answer.”

Image retrieved from LinkedIn Slideshare 2018

Infographics vs Data visualization :The critical difference 

Data Visual Storytelling


"Data storytelling is a structured approach for communicating data insights, and it involves combination of three key elements: data, visuals, and narrative.When you combine the right visuals and narrative with the right data, you have a data story that can influence and drive change. " Brent Dykes, Forbes "Data Storytelling: The Essential Data Science Skill Everyone Needs"


Data Visualization Checklist when creating what to think about …

Steps for Creating a Visualization by George Mason University

1.Know your data & purpose                                          See the source image

2.Pick a chart type
3.Choose the software or tool
4.Refine your visualization 
Infographic :

Examples of Data Visualization

Infographic Building Tools

Data Visualization Tools

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Books From the Catalog

Info graphic in Microsoft Excel Tutorial